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Bolt Threads Makes Big Partnership Announcement

By Dorothy Crouch | October 15, 2020

Weeks of teaser posts appeared on the Instagram account for Bolt Threads, the biotechnology materials company founded in 2009, prior to the company’s big announcement on Oct. 2 that it would be joining forces with a few enormous brands to form The Mylo Consortium.

TEXTILE TRENDS

Kalimo / Studio Lab K

Beyond the Tie-Dye Trend

Over the last several seasons, tie-dye pieces have carved out a place as an enduring design rather than a retro trend from the past as fresh approaches rely on bright pastel hues and deep neon with large designs and updated patterns.

Gipitex

Breathtaking Blossoms

Whether classic florals in soft orange, blush and cornflower blue that hearken back to the 19th century or prints that place deep purple and cyan blooms in a fantastic dreamlike setting, flowery materials take textiles to another world in a different era.

Cinergy Textiles, Inc.

Desirable Denim

A blend of the rugged and chic, denim yields an allure rooted in a willingness to rebel while remaining stylish with this season’s traditional jeans in mid-wash or darker, with grays and black in addition to snow white and cream.

Cinergy Textiles, Inc.

’Tis the Season

Staying home has never been reason enough to stop celebrating, and holiday patterns in sparkling zigzags, glistening sequins and glittery pieces set a tone for an uplifting end of the year, while velvets round out the collection for rich warmth.

Kalimo / Studio Lab K

Something to Talk About

Meant to be seen and discussed, new trends in unique patterns include produce-themed designs showing avocados, potted herbs, peppers wearing sunglasses and tomatoes with faces; animals including roosters and dogs; and travel themes with cacti, airplanes, sailboats, palm trees and under-the-sea settings.

K.G.S Lace

Not Just Dainty

Updated approaches to lace see the traditional textile blended with colorful stripes, embroidered details and mod patterns that blend this delicate material with a 1960s-era sensibility.

NEWS

Walking the Line Between Necessity and Creativity

The world we know is undergoing a necessary transformation, speeding up toward more-responsible consumption. Faced with this new economic and ethical crisis, we must think about tomorrow’s fashions, which we are no longer compelled to endlessly reinvent.

New CFMB Criterion From Textile Exchange Outlines Environmental Impact

New CFMB Criterion From Textile Exchange Outlines Environmental Impact

The sustainable-fiber-and-materials-sourcing nonprofit Textile Exchange announced Dec. 2 that it is introducing a new criterion to its Corporate Fibers & Materials Benchmark that will afford greater insight regarding the impact on biodiversity caused by apparel companies.

The Dawn of New Design Trends as Apparel Consumption Is Reassessed

The Dawn of New Design Trends as Apparel Consumption Is Reassessed

The times we’re experiencing—the sign of profound transformation—questions the excess of yesterday and pushes us to take a new look at how we consume. Conscious of society’s upheavals and changes in the environment, we see a return to reassuring, enduring values and a desire for transparency and ethics to help us consume less and better.

Textile Trends

Textile Trends

Textile Trends

Lenzing Announces Tencel Carbon Zero During Climate Week NYC

Lenzing Announces Tencel Carbon Zero During Climate Week NYC

Expanding on its commitment to cultivating a responsible supply chain within the apparel industry, Lenzing announced during Climate Week NYC that in September it launched carbon-zero Tencel fibers.

Lenzing and Hyosung Partner to Unveil Home Everywhere

Lenzing and Hyosung Partner to Unveil Home Everywhere

Prominent fabric companies Lenzing and Hyosung have joined forces to develop the Home Everywhere collection, which will offer more-sustainable product and textile innovations, said Andreas Guertler, Lenzing’s senior manager of global business development active sportswear.

New in Knits: Cozy Layers in Luxurious Fabrications and Ethical Materials

New in Knits: Cozy Layers in Luxurious Fabrications and Ethical Materials

This season, knits are layered and wrap us in minimalist luxury, creating a comforting cocoon adapted to the current context.

Recent Innovations in Fiber Composition and Dyeing Serve Ecological Purposes

Recent Innovations in Fiber Composition and Dyeing Serve Ecological Purposes

Recently, manufacturers of materials made from and processes used to treat fibers that are used in outdoor, active and athleisure apparel have made advancements that allow consumers to feel more confident that their purchasing decisions will look good and also contribute to a healthier earth and potentially reduce threats to the environment.

Fall 2021 Blends Structure and Athleisure in Rich Hues With Pops of Dramatic Color

Fall 2021 Blends Structure and Athleisure in Rich Hues With Pops of Dramatic Color

This season is marked by the liberating and positive force of color, which is something we feel more than we understand.

Rubin Schubert, 74: L.A. Textile King Passes Away Leaving a Legacy of Sustainable Sourcing

Rubin Schubert, 74: L.A. Textile King Passes Away Leaving a Legacy of Sustainable Sourcing

The old saying “legends never die” might be true, but the recent passing of downtown Los Angeles Ragfinders founder Rubin Schubert proves that legendary fashion personalities take a piece of all who know them when they leave.

From Trend-driven to Traditional, Swim Textiles Have It Covered

From Trend-driven to Traditional, Swim Textiles Have It Covered

Straight-forward classics and abstract patterns afford an array of options in swimwear sourcing.

Back to the Beach or Lying Poolside 2021 Makes an Impression

Back to the Beach or Lying Poolside 2021 Makes an Impression

Whether found in acid pop, athletic and sexy, sporty ’80s or craft summer, beachwear in 2021 makes a statement.

Textile Trends

Textile Trends

From glittering golds to sturdy, stylish denim, autumn textiles offer hues, prints and patterns that are bold, luxurious and beautiful.

Thermore Introduces Ecodown Fibers Light and Ecodown Fibers 2.0

Thermore Introduces Ecodown Fibers Light and Ecodown Fibers 2.0

Since it started business in 1972, sustainability has been a focus for Thermore, a Milan-headquartered premium thermal insulation company, which specializes in making padding and insulation for apparel and outerwear.

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