By Dorothy Crouch | March 14, 2019
This season, the LA Textile show blended experiences with business to make the event more than a showcase for materials and manufacturing.
During a trip to the French Riviera, French designer Coco Chanel was inspired by workers’ uniforms. She soon began applying navy-and-white stripes to her fashionable designs. In the 1950s, movie stars began wearing striped shirts. Today, stripes are still popular.
The use of multiple colors adds interest to fashion designs. Whether in random patterns or structured lines, the use of multiple colors has become a hot fashion trend.
Before air travel was ubiquitous, tropical prints were popular as people fantasized about exotic getaways. Commonly referred to as Aloha prints, tropical prints are worn as business attire in tropical settings and are widely worn in casual settings.
Once a dangerous dye to work with because it contained arsenic, green has become the color of prosperity, freshness and nature. It is also the color used by ecologically oriented movements.
From denim to chambray, blue is one of the colors most often used in textiles and fashion. Used in workwear, casualwear and haute couture, blue textiles are perfect for any occasion.
Floral-printed fabrics have been a fashionable item for hundreds of years. Because they show the beauty of the natural world, floral prints are found on every type of textile.
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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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.
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 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.
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.
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.
As of April 1, the National Council of Textile Organizations and the American Fiber Manufacturers Association will be one.
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