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.
Laser-cut designs, appliques and burnout styles add a third dimension and surface interest to textiles.
Designers find inspiration in flower prints from ditsey florals to more traditional floral sprays.
Chevron patterns and chevron-inspired patterns add graphic splash to bright prints, lofty knits and metallic designs.
Bright blue adds punch to abstract prints, lush laces and casual crochets.
Spartanburg, S.C.–based Martex Fiber Southern Corp. acquired JBM Fibers, a recycled fiber–manufacturing facility in Brownsville, Texas, with a diverse national customer base for recycled textile products made from post-consumer textile waste.
Color evaluation, control and management are on the agenda at an upcoming two-day workshop hosted by the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists.
X-Rite Inc. and its subsidiary Pantone have a new compact spectrophotometer that can help apparel makers efficiently measure color accuracy across the supply chain.
Social Accountability International (SAI), has named Eileen Fisher executive Amy Hall chair of the New York
Apparel companies are taking a closer look at their offshore manufacturing facilities
Hans (Hank) Pola died on May 27 after a short illness following a stroke. He was 78 years old.
Buhler Quality Yarns Corp., Continental Business Credit, Progressive Label, Designer Fabric Warehouse, S & J USA Inc.
The National Council of Textile Organizations in Washington, D.C., re-elected Bill Jasper to a third term as chairman of the trade group.
Designers and manufacturers looking for in-stock fabrics with no minimum-yardage requirements have a new resource in Vernon, Calif.
The California Market Center is continuing its effort to shift the dates of its Los Angeles International Textile Show, which will host its Fall/Winter 2014/15 edition Sept. 30–Oct.2. ...
A jam-packed calendar pushed the dates of the Los Angeles International Textile Show up a month earlier, putting the show immediately after the Las Vegas trade shows and concurrent with Coterie in New York.
Representatives fromPortland, Ore.–based Crailar were on hand at the recent Los Angeles International Textile Show at the California Market Center to promote the use of its flax fiber as a natural alternative to cotton.
Turkish denim mill Isko recently introduced several new fabric innovations for its Spring/Summer 2014 collection. ...
After 17 years as president and chief executive officer of Buhler Quality Yarns, Werner Bieri is retiring. He will continue to consult for the Jefferson, Ga.–based yarn spinner.
Austrian fiber maker Lenzing introduced a range of its Modal fiber in spun-dye colors, which reduces the environmental impact associated with traditional dyed techniques.