Avid Ink #A181513 “Skin Seeker”

Textile Trends: ’80's Inspiration

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.

MJ Textile Inc. #TH643

Textile Trends: Teal Ideal

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.

L.A. Tex & Garment #BSP-23141 D3206

Textile Trends: Hothouse Flowers

Flower prints are lush with oversize blooms and warm shades of pink, red and orange.

Vema #13336 “Tulle Invisible Champagne”

Textile Trends: Textured Metallics

Textured fabrics with plenty of surface interest go upscale with metallic yarns and shiny coatings.

Lanicifio Corti Mercello “Biblos”

Textile Trends: Glam and Tan

Who says tan can’t be glam? Look for added texture, a touch of shine and crisp geometric patterns.

Lanificio Corti Marcello “Elemento-C”

Textile Trends: Cut it Out

Laser-cut designs, appliques and burnout styles add a third dimension and surface interest to textiles.


New NCTO President Takes Over

The National Council of Textile Organizations, a Washington, D.C., trade group that merged with two other textile organizations in March, has a new president.

Sourcing & Fabric Textile Trends

Sourcing & Fabric Textile Trends

Sourcing & Fabric Textile Trends directory.

Hyosung Expands Creora Spandex Facility in Vietnam

In anticipation of the Trans-Pacific Partnership proposed trade agreement, spandex producer Hyosung will unveil a newly expanding facility in Nhon Trach, Dong Nai, Vietnam, beginning late summer.

NY Textiles July 2013

NY Textiles July 2013

NY Textiles Directory

Buhler Names RadiciSpandex’s Moran CEO

Buhler Names RadiciSpandex’s Moran CEO

Buhler Quality Yarns Corp., the Jefferson, Ga.–based yarn spinner, has named RadiciSpandex Corp. executive Marty Moran as the company’s new chief executive officer, replacing Werner Bieri, who retired earlier this year.

Olah Announces Partnership With Prosperity Textiles

Olah Inc., the New York–based global textile and apparel development firm and producer of the Kingpins trade show, has struck a partnership with Prosperity Textiles, a Chinese denim mill that can produce up to 5 million yards of denim per month.

Clariant Releases Eco-Solutions for Denim

Swiss chemical company Clariant has released several new dye developments for the denim market.

Martex Acquires JBM Recycled Fibers

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.

AATCC to Host Workshop on Color Evaluation, Control and Management

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’s Compact Spectrophotometer Helps Brands Improve Color Accuracy

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.

Eileen Fisher Exec to Chair Social-Accountability International Advisory Board

Social Accountability International (SAI), has named Eileen Fisher executive Amy Hall chair of the New York

Tracing the Supply Chain of Cotton

Tracing the Supply Chain of Cotton

Apparel companies are taking a closer look at their offshore manufacturing facilities

Textile Representative Hank Pola

Textile Representative Hank Pola

Hans (Hank) Pola died on May 27 after a short illness following a stroke. He was 78 years old.

Salute to Services and Suppliers Resources

Buhler Quality Yarns Corp., Continental Business Credit, Progressive Label, Designer Fabric Warehouse, S & J USA Inc.

NCTO Textile Group Swears In Officers

The National Council of Textile Organizations in Washington, D.C., re-elected Bill Jasper to a third term as chairman of the trade group.