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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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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.
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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…

How WOVNS Is Revolutionizing The Interior Design Textile Market WOVNS is a jacquard textile program and collaboration with US mills that lets interior designers create their own jacquard textiles, choose their own colors, order as little as one yard at a time and get it in a week. 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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