TEXTILE TRENDS

Cinergy Textiles Inc. #SK-16684 Hacci Print

Textile Trends: Geometry

Look for geometric designs from Op Art–inspired graphics on foil to fun chevron patterns in sequins.

Asher Fabric Concepts/Shalom B LLC #CPF754 
Basket Weave French Terry

Textile Trends: Tweedy

Tweed and tweed-like French terrys and sweater knits offer lofty texture and variegated surface design.

G + G Multitex Inc. #5E605/003 “Gabbi”

Textile Trends: Garden Variety

Textile designers find inspiration in the garden, offering a wide variety of floral prints, lush tropical patterns and botanical knits.

G + G Multitex Inc. #CP5022-01K Heavy Piqué

Textile Trends: GetActive

Activewear fabrics—including mesh, waffle knits and athletic jerseys—get a sophisticated update with subtle fabrics, fine details and a luxe hand.

Malhia Kent #T82635 “Kodelia”

Stripe It

From traditional striped jerseys and seersucker to striped variations on global patterns and French terry, textile designers are finding new ways to look at stripes.

G + G Multitex Inc. #PC3138-01K

Striation

From mélange knits to variations on ikat patterns, textile designers are finding inspiration in the fine lines of striated designs.

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Sourcing & Fabric Textile Trends: Bouquet

Sourcing & Fabric Textile Trends: Bouquet

Designers find inspiration in flower prints from ditsey florals to more traditional floral sprays.

Sourcing & Fabric Textile Trends: Glam & Tan

Sourcing & Fabric Textile Trends: Glam & Tan

Who says tan can’t be glam? Look for added texture, a touch of shine and crisp geometric patterns.

Sourcing & Fabric Textile Trends: Hothouse Flowers

Sourcing & Fabric Textile Trends: Hothouse Flowers

Flower prints are lush with oversize blooms and warm shades of pink, red and orange.

Sourcing & Fabric Textile Trends: Textured Metallics

Sourcing & Fabric Textile Trends: Textured Metallics

Textured fabrics with plenty of surface interest go upscale with metallic yarns and shiny coatings.

Waterwear: Textile Trends

Waterwear: Textile Trends

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NY Textile Trends

NY Textile Trends

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Demand-Based Manufacturing Readies for Commercial Roll-Out

A California-based company that is pairing the disruptive technologies of purchase activated and demand manufacturing with a waterless dyeing and printing process expects to soon sign the first contracts for commercialization.

Pacific Coast Knitting: High-End Knitting in LA’s Huntington Park

Pacific Coast Knitting: High-End Knitting in LA’s Huntington Park

Pacific Coast Knitting’s showroom has racks of sweater knits, double-faced fabrics, sheer knits and styles with multi-color slubs, as well as basic fabrics.

Première Vision Preview Summit to Cover Sustainability From Fast-Fashion to Luxe

Model and actress Amber Valetta and representatives of Gucci, Eileen Fisher and the Council of Fashion Designers of America will be on hand to discuss sustainability issues across the supply chain at the upcoming July 22–23 run of Première Vision Preview New York in its new location at Pier 92 in New York.

Invista Launching Bio-Based Lycra

This fall, Invista will begin shipping a new version of Lycra made with a biologically based ingredient that will replace the petroleum-based chemical traditionally used to make Lycra.

Martex Expands Reclaimed Fiber Capacity, Names New Executives

With the addition of a fiber reclamation line at its facility in Spartanburg, S.C., Martex Fiber Southern Corp. will see an increase in its plant capacity for fibers made from cotton and cotton/polyester textile waste.

New Hank Pola Scholarship Presented at FIDM

New Hank Pola Scholarship Presented at FIDM

Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising student Shayna Goldberg received the first Hank Pola Scholarship at an April 17 event at FIDM’s downtown Los Angeles campus.

Introducing Forever Black Denim

Introducing Forever Black Denim

Gardena, Calif.–based denim maker Twin Dragon Marketing is using Lenzing’s Modal to make a black denim that is colorfast and requires less water to produce than a traditional black denim made with sulfur dye.

Los Angeles International Textile Show

Los Angeles International Textile Show

A slow start on opening day of the March 10–12 run of the Los Angeles International Textile Show gave way to a flurry of activity as a mix of established brands and emerging designers turned out to source fabric, trim, trend and technology resources.

Fiber & Fabric: Textile Trends

Fiber & Fabric: Textile Trends

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