TEXTILE TRENDS

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Feeling the Blues

Blue, the favorite color of many people, was once the most expensive pigment, made of the semiprecious stone lapis lazuli. Associated with harmony, blue is the color of choice for flags around the world. Whether it’s uniforms, business suits or high fashion, the color is widely used because it is very appealing to the human eye. 

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Dungaree and Lace

Going back to the 17th century, dungaree fabric was a cheap, coarse and thick cotton worn by common people. Today, fashion designers are pairing it with lace fabrics to provide a contrast in color and texture. Together, dungaree and lace have become one of the hottest fashion trends.

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Onyx and Slate

An achromatic color, black is literally a shade without hue. With many uses throughout the ages, it has been most associated with mourning. Gray is seen as an intermediate color between black and white. Both black and gray textiles are commonly used in all aspects of fashion.

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Rusty Gold

Considered a valuable find, rusty gold is more than an object, it’s a popular color. Whether it’s yellow, orange, red, shiny or matte-finish gold, these hues evoke emotional responses. From passion to joy, enthusiasm to compassion, textile designers use these shades for all occasions.

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Fashionably Fun

Conversation prints come in a wide variety of motifs, such as holiday prints, animal prints, everyday items, cars and many more. Very popular around the turn of the 20th century, they are widely sought today.

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Petal Power

Ladies love flowers. Floral fabrics have been used for centuries and are a symbol of femininity while showing the beauty of the natural world. Florals have been very popular in recent seasons.

NEWS

Artistic Milliners Introduces Sustainable Indigo Dye Process

A dirty secret of the denim business is the amount of water, chemicals and energy it takes to get that classic indigo blue. Pakistan denim mill Artistic Milliners hopes to change that with Crystal Clear, a newly introduced process that the company is calling “the cleanest indigo dyeing process.”

Cone, Lenzing and Unifi Partner for Future Black + Denim With Recycled Materials

Cone, Lenzing and Unifi Partner for Future Black + Denim With Recycled Materials

Fiber makers Lenzing and Unifi have teamed up with fabric mill Cone Denim to introduce Future Black+, a denim made with Unifi’s recycled Repreve fibers andLenzing Modal.

Textile Trends

Textile Trends

Textile Trends

Findings & Trimmings Spotlight

Findings & Trimmings Spotlight

Findings & Trimmings

Denim Production in the United States Hit With Another Blow

One of the last mills in the United States to make denim fabric has decided to shutter its denim production and concentrate on technical fabrics.

Creora and Bossa Team Up for Xplay

Korean fiber and yarn company Hyosung Corp. and Turkish denim mill Bossa are introducing a new collection of bi-stretch denim at the Nov. 14–15 run of Denim Première Vision in Paris.

Artisan Cloth’s New L.A. HQ Showcases International mix of Premium Denim

Artisan Cloth’s New L.A. HQ Showcases International mix of Premium Denim

Brad Alden Mowry and Danielle Lee are putting the finishing touches on the new 2,600-square-foot showroom space in downtown Los Angeles for their denim textile company, Artisan Cloth.

Goldschmied Introduces Denim Capsule Made with Lenzing Refibra

Goldschmied Introduces Denim Capsule Made with Lenzing Refibra

At the Oct. 25–26 run of Kingpins Amsterdam, denim designer Adriano Goldschmied introduced a denim capsule collection made with Refibra, a newly launched fiber developed by Lenzing AG, the makers of Tencel.

Textile Trends

Textile Trends

Designers head to the dark side to create dramatic laces, denims, fancies and novelty knits in rich shades of black.

Eastman’s Newest Cellulosic Blends Sustainability and Comfort in an Easy-Care Fiber

Eastman’s Newest Cellulosic Blends Sustainability and Comfort in an Easy-Care Fiber

Kingsport, Tenn.–based Eastman has been making cellulosic fiber for decades, but its newest product tweaks the formula to offer a sustainable fiber with easy-care attributes.

ITG Closing Cone’s White Oak Denim Mill

ITG Closing Cone’s White Oak Denim Mill

After 112 years in operation, Cone Denim’s White Oak mill in Greensboro, N.C., will close at the end of the year.

Fiber & Fabric Textile Trends

Fiber & Fabric Textile Trends

Textile Trends

Lenzing’s Adds Traceability to its Sustainability Message With EcoVero Viscose

Fiber maker Lenzing has launched a new line of viscose fibers that are both environmentally friendly and traceable.

Archroma Takes Another Stake in M. Dohmen SA

Swiss color and specialty chemical company Archroma has taken an additional stake in M. Dohmen SA, a maker of textile dyes and chemicals for the automotive, carpet and apparel industries.

Fiber & Fabric: Textile Trends

Fiber & Fabric: Textile Trends

Military green and olive shades give florals, laces and abstract patterns—not to mention textured knits and solids—a fresh, sophisticated look.