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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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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.
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Hybrid fiber combines strength of metal and elasticity of rubber Scientists at North Carolina State University have combined the selling points of both metal & elastic material into one type of hybrid fiber. It could be used in applications such as soft robotics, packaging materials, or high-tech textiles. Read more…

How to Pick Furniture That Cats Won’t Scratch Furniture professionals were asked to pick fabrics and furniture that cats won't scratch. Here's what they said! Read more…

Overlapping Jewel-Toned Fabrics Fill the Nave of a Former Italian Church Due to the piece’s position at the center of the nave. Each perspective presents a new layering of colors, bringing a shifting dimensionality to the collection of flat, hanging textiles. Read more…

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