TEXTILE TRENDS

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Textile Trends: In the Pink

From dusty rose, blush and mauve to shocking shades of bubblegum, raspberry and wine, pink is turning up on novelty knits, abstract and floral prints as well as sophisticated wallpaper patterns and laces.

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Textile Trends: Ditsy

When it comes to patterns, textile designers are thinking small—the smaller the better—with tiny dots, mini conversationals and classic ditsy florals.

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Textile Trends: Precious Metals

Shades of gold, silver and copper add a luxe look to lace and embroidered textiles.

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Textile Trends: Indigo Blues

Textile mills have the blues—the indigo blues, specifically, offering indigo shades on everything from patterned, printed and solid knits to yarn-dye plaids, conversational prints, activewear fabrics, laces and embroidered designs.

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Textile Trends: Kaleidoscope

Geometric patterns take on a new sophistication with fractal designs and other kaleidoscopic prints.

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Textile Trends: Work It Out

Textile designers offer a stylish take on activewear and athleisure fabrics with knits that blend performance, comfort and fashion.

NEWS

L.A.–Based Britannia Sees Bright Prospects in Black Sheep

L.A.–Based Britannia Sees Bright Prospects in Black Sheep

Terrence Chermak has been spending the better part of the last six months knee-deep in wool—specifically, black wool.

Novelty Textile Wins Major Case Over Fabric Design Copyright

Novelty Textile Wins Major Case Over Fabric Design Copyright

More than one year after filing a copyright-infringement lawsuit over three different fabric designs, Novelty Textile has been awarded $650,000 in a jury verdict.

Turkish Mill Reveals Denim Trends

Turkish Mill Reveals Denim Trends

Isko, the Turkish denim maker, scouts the globe year-round for denim and fabric trends to help it invent and improve on 300 different new fabric offerings per year.

Lingerie Companies Fined for False Claims on Caffeine-Infused Shapewear

The Federal Trade Commission has fined two lingerie makers $1.5 million for their statements that their caffeine-infused shapewear would solve a multitude of weight and fat problems.

California Presence at Massive Intertextile Shanghai

California Presence at Massive Intertextile Shanghai

With 15 halls covering nearly 1.8 millionsquare feet of space and more than 3,800 exhibitors showing textiles and trim from 30 countries and regions, the Oct. 20–23 run of the Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics trade show could be described as massive.

Intertextile Offerings Include Expanded Denim Hall and Sustainability Zone

Intertextile Offerings Include Expanded Denim Hall and Sustainability Zone

When the giant Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics 2014 trade show opens on Oct. 20 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre in Shanghai, visitors will find a newly expanded Beyond Denim hall, featuring exhibitors from six countries and regions.

Designer Evolves Brand from Prints to Printed Fabric to Finished Garments

Designer Evolves Brand from Prints to Printed Fabric to Finished Garments

Josi Severson’s original prints feature mid-century graphics in a sunny palette. The Minneapolis-based designer has designed fabrics for companies such as Crate & Barrel, Thibaut, Joseph Abboud, Richloom Fabrics and Blu Dot.

Relaunched Mill Has American Heritage and Italian Know-How

Relaunched Mill Has American Heritage and Italian Know-How

A 19th-century textile mill in northern Connecticut is currently humming with the activity of 40 looms making woolen and worsted fabrics for the American luxury market.

LA Textile Show Trends

LA Textile Show Trends

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LA Textile Show: Textile Trends

LA Textile Show: Textile Trends

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Findings & Trimmings

Textile Trends: Findings and Trimmings.

Lenzing Begins Tencel Production at New Facility with “Jumbo” Line

Lenzing, the Austrian maker of Tencel fibers, is on track to meet its planned production target of 30,000 tons of Tencel fiber at its new production facility at the Lenzing headquarters in Austria.

McCord Joins Buhler Sales Team

PJ McCord, former global sales manager for Coats PLC, has joined the team at Buhler Quality Yarns in Jefferson, Ga., as sales executive.

Textile Preview: Textile Trends

Textile Preview: Textile Trends

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Along Came a Spider Sweater

Along Came a Spider Sweater

Researchers at Japan's National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences and Shinshu University created silk fibers from silkworms that had been engineered with spider genes.