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Winged Beauty

Textile designers use a variety of images to show winged nature at its finest.

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Stripes Are the Standard

Textile designers have long used stripes for military uniforms, business attire or just for fun.

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Wild About Nature

Animal prints come in silk, rayon, poly blends and lace, perfect for the “wild side” collection.

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Jammies and More...

Pajama designs and other leisure styles offer textile designers lots of room to create for an array of prints.

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Hues of Blues

Varieties of blue differ in hue. Textile designers use tints and shades of blue—such as indigo, ocean, sky and navy—to make blue a universal favorite.

Sprintex Figuro #18863 100% Polyester

Highland Roots

Worn by the Scottish Highlanders for centuries, plaid has now become an everyday textile for all occasions. Textile designers use wool, polyester, cotton, linen and flannel to express tradition for everyday use.


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Textile Preview: Fiber & Fabric Spotlight

Textile Preview: Fiber & Fabric Spotlight

Fiber & Fabric Spotlight

Invista’s Cordura Introduces Ultra-Strong Nylon-6.6 Staple Fiber

Invista, the Wichita, Kan.–based maker of Lycra and Cordura fibers, has introduced a new high-strength Cordura, made with the company’s T420HT fiber technology.

A&E Launches Reflective Thread

American & Efird, the Mount Holly, N.C.–based industrial sewing thread maker, has introduced Anefil Reflector reflective thread.

Lenzing Launched Tencel Brand Shop at ShopStyle

Lenzing, the Austrian company that makes Tencel fibers, has partnered with fashion search engine ShopStyle to open The Tencel Denim Shop.

C-Print’s FabFad Wants to Bring Tech to Print Buying

The discussion of technology and textiles tends to focus on new fiber developments or automation within a fabric mill. Los Angeles–based printer and full-package production house C-Print has introduced FabFad, a new way to bring tech into the textile-buying process.

Yarns and Viscose Rayon Fibers Get Tangled in EU-U.S. Tariff Fight

A trade war over Europe limiting U.S. beef imports led the Obama administration last year to propose a set of retaliatory tariffs on mostly food-related goods coming from Europe.

Sourcing & Fabric: Textile Trends

Sourcing & Fabric: Textile Trends

Textile Trends

Texollini’s Latest $2 Million Investment Includes New Knitting, Dyeing and Finishing Machines

There are five reasons for a textile mill to invest in new technology, according to Amit Bracha, president and chief operating officer with the Long Beach, Calif.–based vertical textile mill Texollini.

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Hyosung Strikes Deal With Best Pacific Textiles

South Korea–based Hyosung, maker of Creora spandex, has partnered with knit mill Best Pacific Textiles to create a series of smart fabrics.

Unifi Expands Repreve Production to Vietnam, Distribution in Asia

Vietnam is the next stop for Repreve, according to Greensboro, N.C.–based Unifi Inc., which produces the fiber made from recycled materials including plastic bottles.

Lenzing Opens New Tencel Facility in the U.S.

Lenzing is expanding its U.S. operations for production of Tencel fibers in Mobile, Ala. The new facility will have a capacity of 90,000 tons of fiber and represents an investment of nearly $300 million.

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.

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