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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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HOME FURNISHING ARTICLES Innovation at ORSMTRENDS Take a look at some of the great innovations from the 2018 Outdoor Retailer Summer Market July 23-26 in Denver featured in the FabricLink Network's 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
Performance finishes for performance textiles While the tension of creating finishings with increased performance and sustainability is a constant challenge, it’s also an opportunity for an ever-creative and solution-minded industry. Read more…

Silk Inc. Nets $30M Series B Funding, Eyes Expansion Into Apparel The funds will allow the launch of safe chemistry for the trillion-dollar fashion and textile industry and the scaling up of production to meet global demand Read more…

Graphene Could Unlock the Potential of Smart Textiles An international team of scientists has discovered a new technique to create fully electronic fibers that can be woven into today’s everyday clothing. Read more…

TORAY TO INTRODUCE NONWOVEN MATERIAL WITH SUEDE TEXTURE Toray Industries Inc announces ‘Ultrasuede BX’, a nonwoven material with a suede texture which is about 30 per cent made of plant-based raw materials, which gives the suede texture material the world’s highest content of plant-based raw materials. Read more…

The future of fashion? Stunning textiles dyed with bacteria Dyes developed new dyes from Streptomyces coelicolor, a bacteria typically found in the roots of plants. Read more…

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