Home Fabrics Trend Report
L.A. Textile Show Spring/Summer 2018
by Kathlyn Swantko
The 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.
Going forward into 2018, these interesting concepts will show up in various ways in home décor fabrics:
Solids and textured–solids in linen & linen blends; cotton & cotton/poly blends; rayon blends; and rayon/poly/linen velvets remain the key base fabrics for upholstery, window, bedding and kitchen. In addition, a variety of novelty print patterns showed up as trims, accent pieces, and novelties for the home. “Matchy-matchy” looks are out, moving toward more contrasts in both color and texture. Jewel tones and natural pastel colors will be important for accents.
FabricLink Network observed “fun” print patterns and embroideries, which are key in accessories and accents. Some of these highlights include:
Exhibitors at the L.A. Textile show outline some of the important fabric trends they see for Spring Summer 2018.
Premier Prints, Inc., based in Sherman, MS, introduced its new Scott Living Fabric Collection at the L.A. Textile Show. The entrepreneurial twin brothers, Drew and Jonathan Scott from the famed “Property Brothers” television show that airs worldwide on HGTV, W Network and Discovery Home & Health, have expanded their popular television success to include an empire that ranges from Scott Living home collections to a New York Times Best Sellers List book. The Scott Living Collection is in addition to Premier Prints’ already thriving printed fabrics line for the home fashions market.
The Premier Prints line offers a large line of affordable, designer cotton fabrics that range from traditional to modern. Its fabrics are used in a variety of applications including furniture, upholstery, drapery, quilting, bedding, baby products, pillows, clothing and handbags. Popular prints for 2018 include: 1) conversational prints; 2) Polka Dot trends in your interior add a playful energy to any space.Â Bold, graphic and eye-catching, this print adds a chic, minimal statement to perk up throw cushions, accent pillows, duvet covers, or table linen accessories; 3) Oriental Toiles; 4) Water Color prints; 5) Buffalo Checks (checks or plaids with large blocks formed by the intersection of two different color yarns); 6) Tribal Prints (also known as safari prints or African prints); 7) Ticking stripes; and 8) a Slub Canvas Collection. Premier Prints offers a generous in-stock cut yardage program that ranges from 1 yard to 20,000 yards of a pattern.
Premier Prints Outdoor is designed for extreme weather conditions, and is great for all indoor/outdoor applications. Made from 100% Spun Polyester and printed with UV pigments, this specialized production process allows for brighter, bolder and better colors. The fabric, treated with DWR (Durable Water Repellent) allows for use in water-exposed environments. While also providing maximum resistance to bleach, dirt, mildew and stains, Premier Prints Outdoor fabrics are fade resistant and UV tested for 1000 hours of direct sunlight. The collection can be utilized in a variety of applications including pillows, cushions, placemats, beach bags, shower curtains, etc.
BHN International Textile Inc., Los Angeles, California, is a one-stop online store for domestic and imported knit and woven fabrics for apparel and home fashions. BHN offers many types of textiles, including stretch and non-stretch fabrics. For the home furnishing market, BHN sees the following fabrics as important: Linen fabrics for window and table tops in 7.2 oz. weights; woven “Shimmer” fabrics (75% rayon/25% poly); shantung back satins (100% poly); 100% linen (5.5 oz â€“ 7.2 oz.) in natural, mixed natural looks, and Prepared for Dye in custom colors; georgette crinkle fabric (100% poly); 50% rayon/ 50% linen blends in solids, stripes, plaids, jacquards, window-pain stripes/plaids, and 42% rayon/55% linen/3% spandex blends. BHN also offers a 100% cotton liner for windows in 6oz. or 8oz. weights
RMCOCO Fabrics, the home décor division of Carr Textile Corporations, is based in Cape Girardeau, MO. The company’s line of 100% cotton, cotton blends, linen blends, and poly blends are important fabrics in a wide range of solids and textured fabrics features a subdued, simplistic approach to home fashions. RMCOCO Fabrics also offers a variety of jacquards, prints, embroideries, tassels and trims to accommodate a wide range of window treatment and upholstery applications.
Jinda Home Fashions, based in Industry, CA, is a source for exquisite fabrics, as well as finished pillows and table-runners. The company maintains a wide range of in–stock finished fabrics in its Industry, CA, location. The company specializes in the production of various fabrics, such as jacquards, yarn–dyed fabric, and calico prints with a focus on viscose and polyester fibers. Jinda Home Fashions’ factory is located in the Zhejiang Province of China, which can manufacture anything from glamorous to traditional home fabrics that incorporate aesthetic qualities for today’s lifestyles. Jinda fabrics are widely used for upholstery, chairs, slipcovers, drapery, decorative pillows, and table linens.
At the show, Jinda Home Fashions emphasized four finished accent pillows in its booth: 1) Heavy–weight painted linen fabrics, which are screen-printed; 2) Upholstery–weight velvet pillows made with either a velvet front and a linen back, or a rayon/poly velvet front and a rayon/linen back; 3) Foil printed pillows utilizing linen base cloths; and 4) Heavy–weight crushed velvet pillows.