Tag Archives: fabric

Speaking at … Chicago Textile Expo 2015

In just a few short weeks, I will be speaking with my friend and colleague Jessica Crane at the upcoming Chicago Textile Expo, hosted by Fine Fabric Sales showroom. We have been invited to speak again, and this time our presentation will be about Tech Packs, which are a must-have in the sewn products business. Many…
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Love making things from pretty materials for clients. Like this hand painted and embroidered silk chiffon.

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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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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