Textile designers dive into the ’80s for inspiration for swimwear and coverups. Look for New Wave geometric patterns, Day-Glo colors and conversation prints with stars, graffiti, lips and newsprint.
Teal, that moody shade between blue and green, makes a comeback for swim and coverup textiles as a watery ground shade for florals, mesh, sequined styles and textured knits, as well as an accent color paired with cheery brights or crisp back-and-white patterns.
Flower prints are lush with oversize blooms and warm shades of pink, red and orange.
Textured fabrics with plenty of surface interest go upscale with metallic yarns and shiny coatings.
Who says tan can’t be glam? Look for added texture, a touch of shine and crisp geometric patterns.
Laser-cut designs, appliques and burnout styles add a third dimension and surface interest to textiles.
Wichita, Kan.–based fiber maker Invista, producer of Lycra, purchased the specialty polyester business from its licensee, European polyester fiber producer Advansa.
Montreal-based Gildan Activewear Inc. will be investing at least $200 million in 2014 and 2015 to build two new yarn-spinning facilities in the United States.
Jobs in apparel and textile manufacturing in California and Los Angeles County shrank slightly during the month of August compared with last year, according to state employment figures.
Antex Knitting Mills/div. of Matchmaster Dyeing & Finishing Inc., Britannia Mills Ltd., Buhler Quality Yarns Corp.,
Asher Fabric Concepts, Ciabatti s.r.l., Cinergy Textiles Inc., Colorway by Nasrin, Designer Fabric Warehouse, Home Fashion Fabrics, Nipkow & Kobelt Inc.
Werner Bieri, left, former chief executive officer of Buhler Quality Yarns, was named Supima “Man of the Year” at the organization’s 59th annual meeting in Coalinga, Calif.
Fabrics made from recycled polyester, crushed oyster shell and nano-tech particles were among the offerings in the Fashion Theater at the California Market Center in Los Angeles during a two-day business matchmaking session organized by the Taiwan Textile Federation.
Visitors to the recent Liberty Fairs trade show in Las Vegas had a chance to demo a new system designed to make e-commerce easier.
Vertical textile and apparel maker Grupo Karim’s has tapped NGC Software’s product lifecycle management (PLM) and supply chain management (SCM) solutions to help the company manage its operations in the U.S., Central America, the Caribbean, Mexico and Pakistan.
Cotton Incorporated, The Denim Bank, Grace in LA, Invista, iSKO, Laken Kyra, People vs. West, Shol Textiles, Trim Networks Inc.
To keep up with demand for American-made selvage denim, Cone Denim is increasing capacity of selvage denim by 25 percent by installing several vintage selvage looms at its historic White Oak mill in Greenboro, N.C.
A new program launched by Bayer CropScience—a division of healthcare, agricultural and high-tech materials giant Bayer—lets retailers and consumers track the supply chain right to the farmer who grew the cotton.
The Taiwan Textile Federation is hosting its first-ever business matchmaking session in Los Angeles Aug. 22–23 at the California Market Center.
New York trim supplier Emsig Manufacturing Co. has introduced an unbreakable button the company promises can withstand a compression test of 2,000 pounds per square inch.
Alanon Inc., Asher Fabric Concepts, Buhler Quality Yarns Corp., California Label Products, Cinergy Textiles, Designer Fabric Warehouse, GModa Textiles/Gina Valdez, Geltman Industries, Keylin Inc., King America/Kamtex Textile Group, Philips-Boyne Corp., Progressive Label, etc.