TEXTILE TRENDS

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Feeling the Blues

Blue, the favorite color of many people, was once the most expensive pigment, made of the semiprecious stone lapis lazuli. Associated with harmony, blue is the color of choice for flags around the world. Whether it’s uniforms, business suits or high fashion, the color is widely used because it is very appealing to the human eye. 

Spirit Lace Enterprises #15003G

Dungaree and Lace

Going back to the 17th century, dungaree fabric was a cheap, coarse and thick cotton worn by common people. Today, fashion designers are pairing it with lace fabrics to provide a contrast in color and texture. Together, dungaree and lace have become one of the hottest fashion trends.

Texollini

Onyx and Slate

An achromatic color, black is literally a shade without hue. With many uses throughout the ages, it has been most associated with mourning. Gray is seen as an intermediate color between black and white. Both black and gray textiles are commonly used in all aspects of fashion.

Texollini

Rusty Gold

Considered a valuable find, rusty gold is more than an object, it’s a popular color. Whether it’s yellow, orange, red, shiny or matte-finish gold, these hues evoke emotional responses. From passion to joy, enthusiasm to compassion, textile designers use these shades for all occasions.

Malhia Kent #T107398

Fashionably Fun

Conversation prints come in a wide variety of motifs, such as holiday prints, animal prints, everyday items, cars and many more. Very popular around the turn of the 20th century, they are widely sought today.

Spirit Lace Enterprises #16147H

Petal Power

Ladies love flowers. Floral fabrics have been used for centuries and are a symbol of femininity while showing the beauty of the natural world. Florals have been very popular in recent seasons.

NEWS

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.

NY Textile Trends

NY Textile Trends

Textile Trends

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.

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 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.