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TechTextil North America 2018: Interior Design Trends with Technical Textiles by Kathlyn Swantko

Noveltex FabricsFabrics for the interior design market, better known as home textiles, are utilizing more technical textiles. While interior furnishings create a general mood and give character to the interior space, fabrics with function and comfort qualities have become increasingly important to enhance the styling aspects of any décor for windows, walls, floor-coverings, and furniture.

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