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TECHNOLOGY

ISKO, Soorty Team Up for Unique Collaboration

By Noe Garcia | July 8, 2021

ISKO and Soorty have signed a landmark technology-licensing agreement that partners the two competitors on the production of fabric and garment collections.

TEXTILE TRENDS

Fade to Black

There is always room for the contrast provided by textiles in black and white and those that meet in the middle at a harmonious gray. Shown in florals, geometrics, tie-dyes and humorous prints, this season sees black-and-white fabrics as the stars of the show rather than members of the supporting cast. —Dorothy Crouch

Fine Lines

With a popularity that never fades, textiles that feature striped patterns speak to beloved classic looks. While traditional stripes serve as the foundation for these fabrics, the fabrication yields a relaxed hand for some styles, and unique approaches offer updated looks such as geometric overlays.

Bold Imprints

Featuring bold patterns and prints that evoke childlike awe, trends in textiles are taking a turn toward wonder. Meant to make apparel pop, these textile prints in geometrics, paisleys and familiar shapes blend together many trends from the season to give the industry something to talk about.

Animal Activity

Big-cat patterns, with trends in cheetah and leopard receiving a lot of attention, are presented in an array of colors. Other fabric trends that are ticking can be found in camouflage and a mélange of animals that blend cheetah and leopard with snake and zebra.

Purple Reign

Linked to royalty and magic, purple is a favorite of those who embrace the fantastic. Fabrics that feature hues of violet, amethyst, iris and lavender blend the colors with different patterns, including florals, paisleys and traditional designs such as the checkerboard.

Tropical Paradise

Palm fronds, hibiscus blooms and feathery ferns evoke travel desires to recline on the sand of faraway beaches or explore hidden natural wonders. New tropicals inspired by subdued blacks and whites pop with a splash of cool color, while bright fuchsia complements greens and blues.

NEWS

Textile Trends

Textile Trends

Textile Trends

Hyosung Expands Regen Offerings, Aligning With Trends in Eco-Comfort

Hyosung Expands Regen Offerings, Aligning With Trends in Eco-Comfort

During ISPO Munich Online, which took place Feb. 1–5, the Seoul-headquartered fiber producer Hyosung introduced its expanded line of Regen, the company’s sustainable and multi-function fibers.

USFIA Panel Tackles Eco-comfort in the Outdoor-Performance Category

USFIA Panel Tackles Eco-comfort in the Outdoor-Performance Category

During a Jan. 21 virtual presentation, “A Review of Tree Climate: A Collaborative Collection by Concept III and Tencel,” moderated by the United States Fashion Industry Association’s communications director, Shannon Brady, new fabrications for the sustainable outdoor-apparel market were introduced.

Show-in-a-Box by Preface Provides Tactile Experience for Virtual Textile Event

Show-in-a-Box by Preface Provides Tactile Experience for Virtual Textile Event

After a few years hosting a boutique-style textile show in New York, Preface launched its Los Angeles edition early in 2020 during January L.A. Market Week to a responsive group of attendees who were seeking a more-intimate fabric event. Since then, Betsy Franjola, founder of BFF Studio and Preface, began to cultivate a fresh approach to events during the COVID-19 stay-at-home orders. By thinking outside the trade-show floor, Franjola developed a concept by thinking inside the box.

Pantone’s 2021 Color of the Year Features Two Hues That Speak to Strength and Hope

Pantone’s 2021 Color of the Year Features Two Hues That Speak to Strength and Hope

For its annual announcement, the color-and-trend-forecasting authority Pantone unveiled its 2021 Color of the Year, which is actually two different yet harmonious hues that are meant to complement each other.

Walking the Line Between Necessity and Creativity

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.

CFMB Criterion From Textile Exchange Outlines Environmental Impact

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.

Bolt Threads Makes Big Partnership Announcement

Bolt Threads Makes Big Partnership Announcement

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

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.