| August 1, 2019
Sourcing & Fabric
From denim’s beginnings as a fabric used to simply manufacture utility clothing, it has evolved into making an array of artful fashion statements. Textile designers have created beautifully printed and boldly colored denim, providing options that are as fashionable as they are durable.
An early extant of woven textiles, striped fabrics are more than just the natural consequence of the color variability of wool. Found in cultures around the world since ancient times, striped fabrics can be found in everything from casualwear to fashions on the runway.
Once the product of a craft in most households, knitted fabrics have become a staple in the fashion world. Knitted fabrics provide more elasticity than woven textiles, allowing them to contour to the body’s curves in sportswear, performance wear and high fashion.
A classic fabric with a touch of glamour, lace is one of the most beautiful textiles in the world. Modern technology has enabled designers to create lace for any kind of garment, making it a design staple in the fashion world.
Floral textiles have transcended many thousands of years and cultures, and remain fashionable today. Finding uses in all aspects of fashion—from apparel to footwear—the use of floral textiles appears poised to continually evolve.
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.
Austrian textile firm Lenzing and South Korea’s Hyosung fabrics are partnering on a new collection that brings greater comfort through more options in activewear and intimate apparel manufactured through a process that reduces the impact on the environment.
Adriano Goldschmied—known for his luxury denim at brands such as Diesel, Citizens of Humanity and AG Jeans—has been quietly building a new Los Angeles venture over the last five years.
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To decrease the threat of counterfeit products in different industries, Applied DNA Sciences has introduced a biochemistry-based innovation in apparel authentication.
During the Munich Fabric Start fair, which will be held Sept. 4-6, creora brand manufacturer Hyosung will launch its new line—creora Fit2.
Building sustainability aspects into products and figuring out ways to serve the particular mindset of millennials are among the challenges facing fiber manufacturers.
To meet consumer demand for apparel that fits within a modern lifestyle, Cotton Incorporated recently introduced its patent-pending Purepress resin finish.
Polartec, the textile company known for its synthetic materials, recently introduced its new Polartec Power Fill.
During a recent “Innovation Celebration” event at Artisan Cloth’s downtown Los Angeles showroom, founder Brad Alden Mowry—who co-owns the company with his wife, Danielle—explained that he and his partners were interested not in sales but showcasing their sustainability options
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