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Textile Trends

| September 27, 2018

Fall Textile Trends

TEXTILE TRENDS

Philips-Boyne Corporation

Classically Striped

Stripes are one of the most classic textile patterns around. Whether bold, wide or skinny, stripes are available in an extensive variety of fabrics.

GTC—Gyeonggi Textile Center of LA

Animal Style

Sensitivity to the use of real fur has led to the popularity of faux furs and skins in fashion. Textile manufacturers have created natural looks as well as adding bright colors, bringing faux furs to all aspects of fashion. Animal images are popular too.

Robert Kaufman Fabrics

Impressions

Cultures across the world have been printing on textiles for centuries. The development of computerized digital printing has eased the process and allowed for more-personalized products. Fashion designers utilize printed textiles in all aspects of fashion.

Philips-Boyne Corporation

Check It Out

A classic fabric staple, checked textiles are used in everything from uniforms and day-to-day wear to high-fashion designs. With origins in 17th-century Europe, its modern uses are limitless.

Robert Kaufman Fabrics

Ebon Hued

Originally made popular by 14th-century European royalty, clergy and government officials, black fabrics became widely used in 20th-century high fashion. The dramatic use of black, contrasting with white and colors, creates bold statements in modern fashion design.

Fabric Selection Inc.

In the Pink

Once the reserve of femininity and girls, the popularity of pink fabrics these days can be found in every aspect of fashion design, including men’s. The color invokes passion and cheerfulness.

NEWS

Trims, Accessories & Branding

Trims, Accessories & Branding

Findings & Trimmings

U.S. Textile Industry Calls for Tariffs on Imported Textiles and Apparel End Products

The U.S. textile industry has asked the Trump administration to place tariffs on certain textile and apparel products made by China that may infringe on U.S. companies’ intellectual-property rights.

Cotton Prices Are Rising—Whose Fault Is It?

Hovering at approximately 85 cents a pound this week, cotton has been selling at record highs not seen in four years. The causes vary, but there is one issue taking a lot of the blame—the looming trade war between the United States and China.

Unifi Buys National Spinning Co.

Unifi Inc., known for its synthetic and recycled yarns, has agreed to buy the dyed-yarn business and assets of National Spinning Co. Both are located in North Carolina.

GOTS Gets Two New Leaders

After leading the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) nonprofit since it was founded in 2002, Herbert Ladwig has stepped down as managing director, turning leadership over to two people.

New Chairman Elected for the National Council of Textile Organizations

At its annual meeting, the National Council of Textile Organizations elected Marty Moran, chief executive of Buhler Quality Yarns Corp. in Jefferson, Ga., as its chairman. Previously, he had been the vice chairman of NCTO.

Two Important Textile and Fiber Organizations Merge

As of April 1, the National Council of Textile Organizations and the American Fiber Manufacturers Association will be one.

Findings & Trimmings

Findings & Trimmings

Textile Trends

Textile Trends

Supima Cotton’s Origin to be Verified in New Program

In the world of cotton, it is an open secret that some products labeled 100 percent Egyptian or Pima cotton are not what they appear and are really cheaper cotton.

Cooling Fabrics Are Becoming Really Cool

Cooling Fabrics Are Becoming Really Cool

Companies involved in the development of fabrics that achieve a cooling effect are proliferating in the U.S. to meet demands by apparel makers and other manufacturers.

New High-Tech Yarn Is the Ticket to Smart Garments

New High-Tech Yarn Is the Ticket to Smart Garments

A North Carolina yarn manufacturer is hoping to “push the envelope” in the burgeoning smart textiles category.

Textile Trends

Textile Trends

Polartec Introduces Less Bulky, Insulation Fabric

Polartec was introduced on the fabric scene more than 30 years ago as an alternative to wool. It offers wool’s warmth but is not as heavy and is machine washable.

Textile Trends

Textile Trends

Textile Trends