TEXTILE TRENDS

A Plus Fabrics Inc. #DJ222 PK Dimple

Round Midnight

Designers head to the dark side to create dramatic laces, denims, fancies and novelty knits in rich shades of black.

D&N Textiles Inc. #6397

Stretch Velvet

Textile designers continue to experiment with stretch velvets, offering novelty patterns and rich colors.

Carmen Molina Silk #172-107D1

Silver & Gray

Cool shades of silver and gray work for detailed laces as well as performance knits.

Tricots Liesse Inc. #917247

Polka Dots

Designers are seeing spots with polka-dot patterns, novelty knits and dobby fabrics.

A Plus Fabrics Inc. #F-257K

Avocado

Quirky shades of avocado color everything from novelty fabrications and detailed laces to luxe knits and abstract prints.

Duniére #Pretty 101 463

On the Grid

Textile mills get on the grid with plaids, mesh and geometric patterns.

NEWS

Ralph Lauren Issues New Sourcing Policy for Wood-based Fabrics

The Ralph Lauren Corp. has a new sustainable sourcing policy for its use of wood-based fabrics such as viscose and rayon.

Waterwear Textile Trends

Textile Trends

PVH and Tommy Hilfiger Join UN’s Global Sustainability Initiative

In December, PVH Corp. and its Tommy Hilfiger brand signed on to the UN Global Compact, a massive initiative aimed at harnessing business’s role in global sustainability.

Forestry and Fashion: Apparel Brands, Retailers and Mills Looking to Combat Deforestation

The impact of deforestation might initially seem like a minor concern to apparel and textile businesses, but a recent report finds a link between revenue and deforestation for nearly 200 companies, including several high-profile companies in apparel, retail and textiles.

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2016's Most Read Stories

2016 In Memoriam

2016 In Memoriam

Evrnu Regenerated Cotton: Sustainable the Second Time Around

Levi’s and Target are among the early adopters of Evrnu regenerated cotton fiber, which uses 95 percent less water than virgin cotton.

Findings & Trimmings

Findings & Trimmings

Findings & Trimmings

Textile Trends

Textile Trends

Textile Trends

Avery Dennison Collaborations Take RFID to the Design Room

Avery Dennison Collaborations Take RFID to the Design Room

Radio frequency identification (RFID) technology has found a home along the apparel-industry supply chain from factory to distribution center to retail sales floor. Some designers are looking to introduce the technology at the very beginning of the chain by incorporating RFID into the design of garments and accessories.

SAS Textiles: Offering Quick-Turn and Quality Knits in Southern California

SAS Textiles: Offering Quick-Turn and Quality Knits in Southern California

For Sean Sassounian, the way to compete with cheap imports is to offer top quality and quick turnarounds.

Cone Denim Parent Company Acquired by Beverly Hills Private-Equity Firm

Platinum Equity acquires International Textile Group, parent of Cone Denim and Burlington Industries.

Brazilian Mill Kalimo Opens in DTLA

Brazilian Mill Kalimo Opens in DTLA

After a successful run at the Los Angeles International Textile Show last March, Brazilian mill Kalimo opened a permanent showroom in downtown Los Angeles.

Fiber & Fabric: Textile Trends

Fiber & Fabric: Textile Trends

Textile Trends

Findings & Trimmings

Findings & Trimmings