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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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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.
HOME FURNISHING NEWS & VIEWS
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…

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…

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…

Textiles Research Open House Brings Innovation to the Forefront On Monday, April 16, 2018, the NC State College of Textiles will host the 2018 Textiles Research Open House. This one-day event provides an opportunity for College of Textiles students to share their research with industry professionals. Read more…

Mundotêxtil launches smart cotton towel with Ecotec Portuguese home textiles manufacturer Mundotêxtil, together with the Italian spinner Marchi & Fildi’s smart cotton yarn Ecotec, have launched a responsibly made cotton towel innovation that saves water use, energy and CO2 emissions. Read more…

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