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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 ORSMTRENDS Miss ORSM? Or maybe need a second look at the great innovations from the 2017 Outdoor Retailer Summer Market held July 26-29 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.
HOME FURNISHING NEWS & VIEWS
How Dropel Fabrics Is Reinvigorating The Fashion Industry With Tech Dropel has developed a method of treating cashmere that makes it resistant to stains and able to repel liquids. Read more…

Apparel, Textile Industry Giants Unite Around SDGs at 2017 Textile Sustainability Conference The Textile Exchange 2017 Textile Sustainability Conference provided evidence of the major paradigm shift taking place in the apparel and textile industry. Read more…

Spider silk and stem-cell leather are the future of fashion An incubator called Fashion Tech Labs is trying to break the textile pollution cycle with new tech like stem-cell leather, recycled fabrics and ultra-strong spider-silk-based fibers. Read more…

MOMA Exhibition Highlights Biofabrications And New Technologies As The Future Of Fashion The future will be greatly shaped by those in the fashion industry – not as designers or those close to the end of the chain, but those who are making the clothes, who are predominately women. These women are reshaping whole economies and social hierarchies, Read more…

This 12 Years Old Boy Is Sewing Stuffed Animals For Sick Kids Just this year, he has made 450 stuffed animals and sent them to sick children around the world. Read more…

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