Textile designers go green, picking up sophisticated shades from sage to olive for stripes, bold prints, athletic fabrics and textured novelties.
Warm shades of pumpkin and rust add interest to plaids and crochet and a pop of color to activewear knits.
From petal to dusty rose and mauve, pink is a perennial favorite for ditsy florals and larger blooms, intricate laces and fancy novelty constructions, but the soft shade works for athletic mesh and flannel plaids as well.
Textile mills add a touch of gold to casual knits, laces, activewear and heavier suiting-weight fabrics.
Sweater knits with plenty of surface interest run the gamut from lofty, heavier styles to paperweight constructions.
Textile designers are seeing spots offering everything from traditional polka-dot styles to novelty prints and jacquards and knit patterns that are spot-on.
An Alaska-based company, Tidal Vision, wants to recycle fishery waste products like fish skin and crab shells into textile products.
Knitting a Supply Chain that Stretches from the U.S. to the Caribbean
New developments in technical textiles and machinery were high- lighted and honored during the recent Techtextil and Texprocess shows in Frankfurt, Germany.
Black & White, Brights
Modern Art, Orange Crush, Check Mate, Full Bloom, Key Lime, Stripes & Thermals, Silver & Gold.
Los Angeles–based knitter Asher Fabric Concepts has hired Jolie Fierro as vice president of sales for its newly launched Asher Active Athletic Concepts division of performance knits for the fitness, yoga and athletic markets.
To address that issue, denim sustainability will be one of the main topics at the next Kingpins Show, the international denim sourcing show whose next edition will be April 16–18 in Amsterdam.
Sourcing and Fabric, February 2015 Textile Trends.
Los Angeles–based apparel software and equipment solutions provider Tukatech has introduced a cloud-based Virtual Sample solution to allow apparel makers to accelerate the approval process when developing product.
Twice a year, textile and apparel executives travel to New York to participate in a slate of trade shows that include textile shows Texworld USA, Kingpins, Première Vision, Indigo and DG Expo; menswear shows MRket, Project New York, Liberty and Capsule; and streetwear show Agenda. And in July the schedule also includes yarn show SpinExpo.
Findings & Trimmings
Founded in 1989, Texollini is a vertical operation producing circular knits for the activewear, contemporary, ready-to-wear, swimwear, intimates and technical markets.
Terrence Chermak has been spending the better part of the last six months knee-deep in wool—specifically, black wool.