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   June 23, 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
Saving water with new Microban technology Scentry Revive is a new, patent-pending technology by Microban, which neutralises odour and maintains freshness without the need for frequent laundering. Microban wants to lead the way by providing innovative and consumer-friendly technologies. Read more…

Academia and textile businesses forge fruitful alliances Early in 2018, Greensboro, N.C.-based VF Corp. and North Carolina State University announced a strategic partnership to “support student development at NC State and advance apparel and textiles innovation within VF.” Read more…

Rugs and Textiles go Vertical as Wall Art As a way of bringing warmth and texture into an interior, people are increasingly likely to use a textile or rug on the wall of their home. Read more…

Sustainable textile innovations: bio yarn made from kelp fibres New York-based AlgiKnit is a biomaterials research company that has developed a compostable yarn from kelp, seaweed or algae. Read more…

Oeko-Tex launches GMO test for organic cotton Oeko-Tex is offering new testing to help companies throughout the global supply chain easily test their organic cotton products for genetically modified organisms. Read more…

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