Whenever I get a call from someone looking for fabric, one of the first things they ask is "How much?"...how much do I have to order, how much time until I can get the fabric, how much money to buy the fabric... Lately, the hardest "how much" to answer is the one about money. When [...]
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Yes, that Starbucks. No, they haven't stopped making coffee. What they have started doing, though, is furnishing their interiors with a revolutionary new textile made from natural and renewable materials. Through upcycling (creating waste materials into new products), Starbucks coffee sacks are combined with wool to create a completely unique sustainable fabric called "WoJo". The [...]
Yes, I'm interested in textiles and you're interested in textiles but it's not exactly mainstream. It's not really an industry that you see highlighted on regular basis unless you perpetually watch the DIY Network or the Style channel, right? So when I came across this video by Nokia, I just had to share it [...]
Today, while cleaning out an overstuffed shelf, I came across an old issue of Textile Insight Magazine dated November/December 2009. Thumbing through it, I started to read an article called "10 Top Trends Worth Watching in the Year Ahead". Focusing on the textile industry, the staff compiled a list of what they thought would [...]
You may remember a few months back when I wrote about AirDye, the delightfully innovative company that dyes and prints fabric without the use of water. That was interesting, right? If your answer is yes then you should keep reading. The other day, while browsing and attempting to keep abreast of industry news, I learned [...]
Sandy Black, a professional of fashion and textile design at the London College of Fashion, is working on a knitwear project that utilizes Stoll knit textile design machinery. Using a 3D body scan, garments are "Knit to Fit".
Described as a newsletter dedicated to color in its every expression: art and design, fashion and furnishings, culture and nature, Tones by Pantone does not disappoint.
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 [...]
Each issue of Textile Forum seems to hone in on and deliver in depth information about a given topic; Tapestry, Lace-Making, New Technologies, Smart Textiles, Natural Dyes, Textile Networking, Innovation and Tradition, Printing Techniques, Paper Textiles, Ingenious Textiles, The Silk Roads, Country-Specific Fabrics...