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   July 22, 2017  Facebook Twitter
Home Fabrics Trend Report: LA Textile Show Spring-Summer 2018

RMCocoFabricsThe home décor market has always been inspired by the leading trends in the apparel market, and many of this seasons important directions for home fashions come from the fashion industry. Several of these interesting developments were showcased in home décor fabrics at the Spring/Summer 2018 L.A. Textile Show, held from February 27 – March 1, 2017.

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HOME FURNISHING ARTICLES Innovation at ORSMTRENDS Miss ORWM? Or maybe need a second look at the great innovations from the 2017 Outdoor Retailer Winter Market held January 10-12 in Salt Lake City? Review the best. Read More.
Forest of ColorHOME FURNISHINGS A forest in fabric: he Sunbrella Canopy was created using thousands of interlocking embroidery hoops tied together and fitted with the fabric. The exhibit invited visitors to walk through and immerse themselves in a world of color, sounds and senses. Read More.
Future FabricsHOME FURNISHINGS AATCC conference examines new textile developments. It was the largest gathering in ten years with 280 attendees. This year’s conference featured a number of innovations spanning dye chemistry, sustainable dye colors, use of nanotechnology in building advanced products using nanocellulose, and designing fashion and activewear garments. Read More.
This subscription service keeps your old sheets and towels out of landfills Coyuchi, known for its organic cotton linens, just launched a subscription program that provides customers with new sheets, towels, and duvets every 6 to 24 months, while taking the old ones back to be upcycled or processed into new yarn. Read more…

China helping to revive South Carolina's textile industry South Carolina, once a center of the American textile industry, has seen the business rebound through an influx of Chinese companies. Read more…

Fixing The Disconnect In Mobile Marketing Given the ubiquity of smartphones, you’d expect companies to be falling all over themselves to reach their customers on these devices. But they’re not. As a result, many marketers are at risk of missing their mobile moment. Read more…

GOTS Certified Entities Increase By 21 Per Cent Globally, India Tops List There has been a substantial increase in the number of entities certified by the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS). GOTS was developed by leading international standard Organizations in order to define globally recognized requirements that ensure the organic status of textiles. Read more…

Robots to help boost production in athletic apparel The International Robot Federation estimates that over 2.5M industrial robots will be at work in 2019. Read more…

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