Textile mills get on the grid with plaids, mesh and geometric patterns.
Designers head to the dark side to create dramatic laces, denims, fancies and novelty knits in rich shades of black.
Textile designers are seeing stars offering spangled designs on chambray, novelty knits, lace and foil prints.
Scaled patterns—whether fish or dragon—look best in luxe lace or with foil-printed shine.
Warm shades of coffee, caramel and mocha color florals, plaids, stripes and solids.
When it comes to botanical prints, the optimal word is “lush,” with tropical designs, oversize scale and saturated shades.
Commercial printing solutions provider Kornit Digital North American is preparing to begin shipping its Vulcan system.
Hyosung, maker of Creora spandex, is introducing a new odor-neutralizing spandex fiber called Creora Fresh at the upcoming Interfilière show in France.
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Levi Strauss & Co. has created a jean made from post-consumer recycled cotton.
Spanish laser equipment maker Jeanologia has introduced eMark 3.0, the latest release for its laser-finishing software, created to help production designers maximize speed and creativity.
During the April 13–14 run of the Kingpins denim supply chain show in Amsterdam, organizers launched a new sister trade show focused on the branding side of the supply chain.
Kingpins returned to Amsterdam for its fifth run at the Westergasfabriek, where the trade show bowed alongside a new branding show organized by Kingpins as well as a consumer event called Denim Days, which gives retailers, brands and textile mills a chance to meet with end consumers.
To get the perfect washed jean, denim makers put pants through multiple wash cycles.
Los Angeles textile-industry veteran April Booth died on March 12 of natural causes at her home in Visalia, Calif.
Designers and denim brand owners turned out to celebrate the opening of the Candiani Los Angeles Design Center on March 16 in downtown Los Angeles.
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