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Textile Trends

| July 3, 2019

Textile Trends



Cover Me, Please

Swimwear cover-ups today allow you to go from outdoors to in and on the town. Whether it’s a sarong, dress or pants, a cover-up can turn swimwear into a completely different fashion statement. Textile designers use silk, polyester and cotton—often with embellishments—which give you a number of choices.


In the Swim

Over the years, swim textiles have evolved into synthetic beauties. In solids, stripes and prints, synthetic swim textiles withstand often harsh pool-water chemicals, maintaining their color and shape.

Spirit Lace Enterprise

The New Neutrals

Known as the “quiet authority,” nude and beige textiles provide a background for bold print statements. The popular trend is suitable for everyday as well as on the runway.

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Standard Bearers

Striped and plaid fabrics have long been “go-to” textiles for designers. Finding a place in home décor, apparel and quilting, stripes and plaid prints are as popular as ever.

Tiss et Teint

Blues News

Greeks, Romans, Egyptians and early modern Europeans have all used the color blue. Probably the most popular color in history, it maintains its strength in today’s fashion world. Whether it’s denim, silk, cotton or synthetic fabrics, it rules in apparel and home fashions.

Fabric Selection Inc.

Walk on the Wild Side

Long a favorite of designers, novelty prints also are popular with quilters and home sewers. Paired with solid fabrics, they are a staple of fashion design.


Talon Develops New Style of Zippers

The Talon zipper has been around for more than 100 years, used in military uniforms, leather jackets, denim pants, dresses, shirts and skirts.

Swimwear Textiles

Swim Textiles

Orta’s Sustainability Formula Blends Biology, Design and Technology

Istanbul textile manufacturer Orta Anadolu is on a mission toward greater sustainable denim manufacturing, inviting industry leaders to hear about how the company is contributing to a more ecologically sound denim supply chain.

Calik Denim Increases Accessibility Through New Mobile Application

Easing the customer experience through fresh technology, Instanbul’s Calik Denim introduced a new mobile application that allows users to remain current with the latest industry trends and match them with the company’s products.

Hyosung Introduces Creora ActiFit Spandex With a Focus on Fashion and Function

Addressing the demand for textiles that meet the needs of endurance-sports enthusiasts, Seoul, South Korea–headquartered Hyosung recently introduced its latest offering in high-performance fabric.

Trims, Accessories & Branding

Trims, Accessories & Branding

Obituary: John Marshall, Owner of JM International Group

John Marshall, a longtime Los Angeles resident and president and owner of JM International Group, passed away on June 15 from natural causes. He was 52.

Textile Trends

Textile Trends

Trims, Accessories & Branding

Trims, Accessories & Branding

Planet Rehab Shows How Working Together Benefits the Planet

If it takes a village to raise a child, the same could be said about creating a sustainable capsule collection.

Polartec to Increase Recycled and Biodegradable Materials Across Entire Product Line

Polartec to Increase Recycled and Biodegradable Materials Across Entire Product Line

Building upon its Eco-Engineering process, which produces high-performance sustainable fabrics, Polartec has launched a new campaign to utilize recycled and biodegradable materials throughout its entire product line.

New CEO Named for the National Council of Textile Organizations

New CEO Named for the National Council of Textile Organizations

Kimberly Glas, a former deputy assistant secretary for textiles, consumer goods and materials at the U.S. Department of Commerce, was named the new president and chief executive officer of the National Council of Textile Organizations.

Sourcing & Fabric

Sourcing & Fabric

Sourcing & Fabric

Chinese Tariffs on Cotton Have Major Effect on Growers

A tariff war between the United States and China is playing a big part in the health and well-being of the U.S. cotton market.