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   April 19, 2018  Facebook Twitter
LA Textile Show, 2019: Home Decor Fabric Trends are Center Stage by Kathlyn Swantko

Noveltex FabricsThe Los Angeles International Textile Show for spring/summer 2019, which ran March 5 - 7th, celebrated its 25th Anniversary by showcasing a variety of fabrics, including interesting applications for the home fashions market. The FabricLink Network highlights several of the important home dècor color and fabric trends, and reviews some of the companies exhibiting fabrics for home dècor, upholstery and window applications.

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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.
HOME FURNISHING NEWS & VIEWS
Unifi to buy dyed yarn business of National Spinning The acquisition is expected to enhance Unifi’s position as a leading producer of dyed staple and filament yarn in the region, and will add acrylic and wool products to the Company’s dyed yarn portfolio. Read more…

Smart and comfortable new textiles for high-tech clothing Researchers have developed new nonwoven materials that are electrically conductive as well as flexible and breathable. This paves the way for comfortable high-tech clothes which, for example, convert sunlight to warmth, or supply wearable electronic devices with electricity. Read more…

Researchers print flexible silver nanowire circuits Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a new technique that allows them to print circuits on flexible, stretchable substrates using silver nanowires. Read more…

Loepfe introduces new quality control feature Loepfe has developed a new optional feature in the yarn clearer YarnMaster Zenit+. The OffColor detection is able to detect and eliminate very small color and shade variations in the yarn during the winding process. Read more…

Muskin “leather” is grown from fungus spores Muskin is made from fungus spores grown into a predetermined shape and size, which eliminates waste. The biodegradable material is processed similarly to leather, but without toxic chemicals. Read more…

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