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   April 24, 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
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…

Shoe is made with yarn derived from castor oil The yarn is reported as suitable for all textile applications, particularly sportswear. The yarn is light, very stretchy, breathable, quick drying, and offers natural thermal and bacteriostatic properties. Read more…

Electric textile lights a lamp when stretched Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology have developed a fabric that converts kinetic energy into electric power. The greater the load applied to the textile and the wetter it becomes, the more electricity it generates. Read more…

Focus: Rinsing is Key to Removing Stains Rinsing soapy, stained cotton with fresh water works far better than rinsing with detergent-filled water. Read more…

What is a textile? How about films, plastics, 3D printed material that would generally be a sewn textile, biodegradable textiles made from non-food agricultural products such as milk waste or corn? Read more…

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