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   February 19, 2018  Facebook Twitter
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 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
Silk fibers could be high-tech ‘natural metamaterials’ Researchers demonstrated how the nano-architecture of the silk fibers could provide a range of technological applications including innovations that harness light for new types of medical therapies and biosensing. Read more…

Nature-Based Textiles by Vanessa Barragão Highlight Ecosystems Above and Below the Sea Her environmental works present imitation coral, fungi, and algae as three-dimensional elements which she calls Earth Rug. Read more…

Fabric for Fashion: The Complete Guide & The Swatch Book Each of the fiber type sections start with a history of the fiber, how it’s processed, and the general characteristics of that fiber before talking about the specific fabrics made from each fiber. Read more…

The Store Of The Future There is a vibrant future for local retail that accounts for changing consumer habits that favor convenience, experience and personalization. Such a store will feature three characteristics. Read more…

Pantone Color of the Year 2018 Inventive and imaginative, Ultra Violet lights the way to what is yet to come. Read more…

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