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   February 20, 2018  Facebook Twitter
Home Fabrics Trends: Techtextil NA 2017: Eco-Friendly Interior Design by Kathlyn Swantko

TeijinfiberSustainability is one of the most important fashion trends present in every aspect of home design today. According to the American Society of Interior Design (ASID), sustainable and eco-friendly interior design continues to rise in popularity, as homeowners display an increasing awareness and concern for the environment. In June, Techtextil North America 2017 in Chicago offered the home fashions market a showcase of sustainable products for interior design applications.

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HOME FURNISHING ARTICLES Innovation at ORSSTRENDS Visiting ORSS? Or maybe need a second look at the great innovations from the 2018 Outdoor Retailer Snow Show January 25-28 in Denver? Checkout the best in Innovation watch. 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.
Digital Marketing Trends That will Dominate in 2018 As the new year sets in, the companies working on making digital marketing more effective than ever have lots of things to do. Read more…

A Lesson in Textile Styling for Your Home If you’ve ever wondered how to incorporate a multitude of vintage and ethnic textiles into your home here is some inspiration. Read more…

Pantone Color of the Year 2018 Inventive and imaginative, Ultra Violet lights the way to what is yet to come. Read more…

Fabric for Fashion: The Complete Guide & The Swatch Book Each of the fiber type sections start with a history of the fiber, how it’s processed, and the general characteristics of that fiber before talking about the specific fabrics made from each fiber. Read more…

10 Trends That Will Define the Fashion Agenda in 2018 After a tough but improving 2017, a continued recovery is on the horizon for 2018. These ten major trends are expected to shape the fashion industry in 2018. Read more…

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