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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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The Fall runway shows wrapped up without a single documented PETA-sponsored prank. I found this ironic considering how many pelts decorated the catwalks. They came patchworked at Fendi and Acne, positively ferocious at Lanvin, and in the form of an ultra-plush peacoat at Burberry Prorsum. At Chanel, everything from the house's classic tweeds and quilted, [...]

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While thumbing through the latest issue of Textile Insight I came across an ad for GlobalTex in Los Angeles, I decided it was high time to highlight something on the left coast.

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Twenty member companies of the SEAMS Association participated in the Supply Chain USA pavilion at the SPESA Expo in Atlanta in May.  The USA pavilion consisted of manufacturers of yarn, fabric, trim, equipment and sewn product manufacturers and contractors. All of the companies were very happy with the response they received from show attendees. Some [...]

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Jasco Eco is the first creator of certified organic wool jersey. They have since expanded and evolved their eco label now offering organic cotton, viscose, and wool in interlock, twill, jersey, and crepe.

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Textile Mills, Distributors, Suppliers, Converters, Importers, Agents, Pattern Makers, Sample Makers, Production Houses. AboutSources.com has put together 4 fantastic little guides designed to make your life and your work so much easier.

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Lately I have really been into the idea of Textile Industry Trade Shows. So, today I decided to compile a little list of some of the best known shows around the country in hopes that you all would put in your two cents!

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I am very often asked by new designers about the best way to find what they are looking for in terms of fabrics, trims, notions, you name it. I can’t help but think that one of the biggest challenges in the Apparel Industry today is finding new resources and suppliers that meet the needs of [...]

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Leather. It’s a controversial subject, I know. I happen to love it.  From fantastic motorcycle jackets and the softest hobo bags to beautifully bound journals and sleek sofas, leather shows up in all aspects of our lives. Well, my life at least.  I understand the objection, for the most part, and while I respect it, [...]

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I know I talk a lot about Textile Shows.  But I think they’re really important and I love to share them with you as I hear about them.  So, in case you haven’t guessed, I’ve heard about another one. Two, actually. The first one is a bit different, I promise.  It’s Home Textiles Fabric Sourcing [...]

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