TEXTILE TRENDS

Jay Ann Fabrics Inc. #420/8

Key Lime

Bright shades of lime green are key to pair with blue for preppy plaids or orange for ethnic-inspired checked designs. The shade brightens botanical prints, sophisticated lace and subtle stripes.

Philips-Boyne Corp. #Y/D8839LBL

Stripes & Thermals

Designers play with surface texture and depth for striped patterns from rugby to nautical to regatta and textured, thermal, waffle and honeycomb knits.

Denis & Fils #006630SP-100IM22

Silver & Gold

Metallic shades of silver and gold add drama to lace, sophistication to jacquards and tweeds, and an edge to meshes.

Confetti Fabrics #16545M

Orange Crush

Look for saturated shades of orange to accent floral patterns and abstract prints.

Tiss et Teint #61.5687

Full Bloom

Floral prints in full bloom go bright and luxe with sequins, sophisticated and subtle with textured patterns, or classic in black and white.

NEWS

Morrell to Lead Olah’s Textile Sales Division

Olah Inc., the textile and apparel-development firm and organizer of the Kingpins denim trade show, announced a shift in the leadership of its textile sales division.

Texworld Teams With Tradegood

Texworld USA, the biannual fabric show in New York, has struck a partnership with Tradegood, the online B2B sourcing site founded by Intertek.

Unifi Purchases American Drawtech

Greensboro, N.C.–based fiber maker Unifi Inc. purchased the assets of American Drawtech from Dillon Yarn Corp. for an undisclosed amount.

Buhler’s Werner Bieri, 60

Buhler’s Werner Bieri, 60

Textile executive Werner Bieri died on Nov. 2 after a long battle with leukemia. He was 60.

Buhler’s Werner Bieri, 60

Buhler’s Werner Bieri, 60

Textile executive Werner Bieri, former president and founding chief executive officer of Buhler Quality Yarns, died on Nov. 2 after a long battle with leukemia.

California Legalizes Hemp Cultivation, but Is Fashion Ready to Embrace the Fiber?

California Legalizes Hemp Cultivation, but Is Fashion Ready to Embrace the Fiber?

After being celebrated as a wonder plant and reviled as a public danger, hemp could be on the cusp of mainstream acceptance with the passage of a new law in California.

TALA, CFF Children’s Holiday Party to Honor Hal Kaltman

The California Market Center, the Cooper Design Space, the California Fashion Foundation and the Textile Association of Los Angeles will join forces to host a holiday party for children from local organizations and after-school programs

NZ Textiles Come to LA

NZ Textiles Come to LA

New Zealand textile boutique The Fabric Store is set to open its U.S. flagship at 136 S. La Brea Ave.

Fiber & Fabric Resources

Asher Fabric Concepts, Buhler Quality Yarns Corp., Colorway, Inc., DG Expo, JM International

Fiber & Fabric Textile Trends: Trend Scouting

Fiber & Fabric Textile Trends: Trend Scouting

The Los Angeles International Textile Show kicks off its three-day run on Sept. 30 at the California Market Center.

Invista Buys Advansa’s Specialty Poly Business

Wichita, Kan.–based fiber maker Invista, producer of Lycra, purchased the specialty polyester business from its licensee, European polyester fiber producer Advansa.

Gildan Looking to Open Two U.S. Spinning Facilities

Montreal-based Gildan Activewear Inc. will be investing at least $200 million in 2014 and 2015 to build two new yarn-spinning facilities in the United States.

California’s Apparel and Textile Employment Decline

California’s Apparel and Textile Employment Decline

Jobs in apparel and textile manufacturing in California and Los Angeles County shrank slightly during the month of August compared with last year, according to state employment figures.

LA International Textile Show Resource Guide

Antex Knitting Mills/div. of Matchmaster Dyeing & Finishing Inc., Britannia Mills Ltd., Buhler Quality Yarns Corp.,

LA Textile Show Preview Textile Trends

LA Textile Show Preview Textile Trends

Asher Fabric Concepts, Ciabatti s.r.l., Cinergy Textiles Inc., Colorway by Nasrin, Designer Fabric Warehouse, Home Fashion Fabrics, Nipkow & Kobelt Inc.