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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
Levi Strauss Taps Outerknown, Startups to Drive Apparel Industry Sustainability When it comes to tackling climate change, Levi Strauss & Co. (LS&Co.) believes collaboration is key. Read more…

A New Era of Retail Is Coming Nike is merely one in a growing list of labels rethinking their distribution strategies. Read more…

Undulating wind-activated art installation flies like a flock of birds Activated by the movements of the wind and the light of the shining sun, this mesmerizing public art installation in Los Angeles' Pershing Square draws our awareness to the the shifting patterns that are ever-present in nature. Read more…

Athleisure is still driving clothing sales This holiday shopping season, expect to see even more “athleisure” on the racks, and from more brands that you wouldn’t necessarily associate with that category. Read more…

This airport’s new self-cleaning security bins will fight bugs with nanotechnology Akron-Canton Airport in Green, Ohio claims it is the first in the world to use a “nanotechnology solution” that uses light to clean checkpoint bins. Read more…

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