Cheerful Mediterranean blue and turquoise add a fresh look to stripes, florals and abstract designs.
From casual stripes and prints to intricate embroideries and sequins, shades of blue from indigo to chambray give textile designs a denim-friendly look.
Global inspiration continues to play out in prints and woven patterns from stark block-printed designs to intricately detailed patterns to textured woven plaids.
Checked patterns from traditional plaid, houndstooth and gingham to abstract variations range from sophisticated suiting and shirting styles to whimsical prints and metallic mesh.
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.
Designers play with surface texture and depth for striped patterns from rugby to nautical to regatta and textured, thermal, waffle and honeycomb knits.
Mel Matsui, denim expert and founder, Simply Blue, Christopher Blue, Indigo Hand and Pulp
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 USA, the biannual fabric show in New York, has struck a partnership with Tradegood, the online B2B sourcing site founded by Intertek.
Greensboro, N.C.–based fiber maker Unifi Inc. purchased the assets of American Drawtech from Dillon Yarn Corp. for an undisclosed amount.
Textile executive Werner Bieri died on Nov. 2 after a long battle with leukemia. He was 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.
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.
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
New Zealand textile boutique The Fabric Store is set to open its U.S. flagship at 136 S. La Brea Ave.
Asher Fabric Concepts, Buhler Quality Yarns Corp., Colorway, Inc., DG Expo, JM International
The Los Angeles International Textile Show kicks off its three-day run on Sept. 30 at the California Market Center.
Wichita, Kan.–based fiber maker Invista, producer of Lycra, purchased the specialty polyester business from its licensee, European polyester fiber producer Advansa.
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.
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.
Antex Knitting Mills/div. of Matchmaster Dyeing & Finishing Inc., Britannia Mills Ltd., Buhler Quality Yarns Corp.,