Category Archives: Inspiration + Trends

Fashion and Fabric Technology

Technology has obviously influenced our lives and fashion in many ways. But besides actual gadgets, how else is technology incorporated into clothing and textiles? In this article from Business of Fashion, fashion technologist, Dr. Amanda Parkes is interviewed on the subject of wearable technology: http://www.businessoffashion.com/2014/11/amanda-parkes-wearable-tech-gadgets.html Wearable fiber technologies include many properties: waterproof, glow-in-the-dark, odor resistance, anti-microbial, temperature…
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Pantone Color Reports

If you’re looking for a cost-effective way to do your color research, Pantone is a wonderful resource. Twice a year Pantone puts out it’s expert color forecast, and it’s available on it’s website, www.pantone.com. Pantone has been a leader in the industry for color trends, and you’re probably familiar with their color matching system used for…
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Paris Sourcing – Premiere Vision Plur/El & TexWorld

I attended two international textile trade shows this season in Paris this February: Premiere Vision and TexWorld. These shows are the MUCH larger versions of the domestic shows attended in New York in January, with vendors from Europe, Asia and North and South America. I had the opportunity to attend the show on behalf of some clients…
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