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I know I've told you about Source4Style in the past.  But for those of you who don't remember I'll do a quick recap.  S4S is the premier B2B online marketplace that allows designers to search and source more sustainable materials from a network of global suppliers.  I should mention that I'm a big fan so I [...]

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Ok, so apparently if you want to attend a textile show in the month of February, you have to go to France.  While I'm not opposed this idea, I think most of us will be stateside so I'm going to concentrate on the March Shows.  Have you registered yet? March 2011: 15th- 17th Techtextil North [...]

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I was looking at my copy of the latest Eco Textile News and was reminded show season is coming up again. Here are just a few global textile shows coming up in January.  Are you going?  To which ones?  Please feel free to comment with additional shows you feel are worth mentioning. January 2011: 12th [...]

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On this crisp November Friday, I thought I'd share a beautiful splattering of screen printed fabrics from Sweden based company Just Scandinavian. The prints are bright, fun, playful, applied to 100% linen textiles, and sold by the yard. I think they're just lovely and I hope you do too.

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Just a reminder: TexWorld USA registration in New York is open!  Looking to source fabric for next season?  Who's going?

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I'm not sure if you know this about me, but I really enjoy highlighting local, family-owned, generations-old companies in the fashion and textile industries.  It's these mom and pop businesses that I want to see survive in this econimc climate but which, of course, have the most difficulty doing so. One aspect of the industry [...]

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Have you ever stumbled upon a new company that seems to have managed to fill a niche that was so desperately in need of being filled, it's unbeliveable that no on jumped on it sooner? Well, that is exactly how I felt when I was introduced to Source4Style. Started by a few lovely industry pros [...]

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I was reading through the many updates of the various LinkedIn groups I follow and I came across a request from a member in search of a short run embroidery factory (or individual) based on in the United States for home interior products like drapery and pillows, in addition to yardage. I thought this would [...]

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As designers, whether apparel or home furnishing, fabric is often the cornerstone of your work. Things like color, weight, structure, and hand all come into play when creating your collection.  In light of the fact that I chose to focus my time and attention on the apparel end of the textile spectrum, I tend to [...]

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OK, for some strange reason I am just now learning about a little place called Habu Textiles. Why you ask?  Because nobody told me!  I quite literally searched "textiles" in Google just out of curiosity and up pops a place in West 29th Street in Manhattan, just a few blocks away from where I spend [...]

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