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   April 21, 2018  Facebook Twitter
LA Textile Show, 2019: Home Decor Fabric Trends are Center Stage by Kathlyn Swantko

Noveltex FabricsThe Los Angeles International Textile Show for spring/summer 2019, which ran March 5 - 7th, celebrated its 25th Anniversary by showcasing a variety of fabrics, including interesting applications for the home fashions market. The FabricLink Network highlights several of the important home dècor color and fabric trends, and reviews some of the companies exhibiting fabrics for home dècor, upholstery and window applications.

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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.
HOME FURNISHING NEWS & VIEWS
Smart and comfortable new textiles for high-tech clothing Researchers have developed new nonwoven materials that are electrically conductive as well as flexible and breathable. This paves the way for comfortable high-tech clothes which, for example, convert sunlight to warmth, or supply wearable electronic devices with electricity. Read more…

Textiles add mood and character to entertainment spaces Both temporary and permanent-fabric carries a special quality that is hard to duplicate in any other material. Read more…

In 30 Years, This Is How Basketball Sneaker Design Will Literally Change the Game Basketball sneakers have gotten stale, but designer Brett Golliff has a vision for how they can evolve. Here are exclusive sketches of what a basketball sneaker that changes as the game goes on could look like in the year 2048. Read more…

Polar bear hair inspires stealth fabric Researchers have woven a cloak that makes a wearer almost invisible to infrared cameras, thanks to fibers that mimic the structure of polar bear hairs. Read more…

Loepfe introduces new quality control feature Loepfe has developed a new optional feature in the yarn clearer YarnMaster Zenit+. The OffColor detection is able to detect and eliminate very small color and shade variations in the yarn during the winding process. Read more…

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