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Interior Design Trends Spring Summer 2020

Interior Design Textile Trends Interior design trends are constantly evolving and changing from year to year. With must-have homeware items becoming more accessible, the latest interior design influences are huge in the upcoming season. Mustard Yellow Mustard yellow is making a huge appearance in interior design this season. The color is extremely versatile, being able to be paired with dark…

Transparency in the Textile Industry

Transparency in the apparel and textile industry has been a trending topic of discussion. It is the process of allowing consumers to see what goes into the production process of the clothes and shoes they buy. Transparency is becoming a huge movement due to a various number of reasons. Looking at a poll taken by Sourcing Journal about the importance…

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Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS): What it is and how to get certified

Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is ranked best in “Traceability of Clothing with Textile Seals” in a study conducted by Stiftung Warentest, a German product-testing organization. The test compared 5 different seals for clothing, with GOTS performing the best. GOTS is the only seal tested to offer complete transparency and traceability. Also complying with…

Silk and Blended Silk: What are the differences

Silk Silk is a very valuable natural protein fiber in the textile industry. The proteins are natural polymers and biodegradable and have reactive functional groups. Silk fibers are thin, long and soft. They are known for their strength, absorbency, luster, and wrinkle resistance. However, there are some downfalls of natural silk. It is weakened by sunlight, sweat, bleach, body oils,…

Denim Trends Spring Summer 2020

The Future of Denim Denim is looking to change to completely change its traditional representation to something different and outside the box. The industry wants to increase the interaction between design and art when designing contemporary denim. The traditional molds of silhouette and style are being completely broken as fresh ideas are flooding the market, especially with the implementation of…

Clothing Fibers: Natural vs Synthetic

CLOTHING FIBERS Natural Fibers Natural fibers are made from natural materials found in the earth. They are composed of animal-based or plant-based fibers. They have been used to make clothing for thousands of years. Types of Natural Fibers Cotton Cotton is the most used textile fiber in the world. It is first cleaned and bleached. Then it is spun into…

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Digital Transformation of the Fashion Industry

Digital Transformation Digital transformation is the method by which brand and reputation can be protected in a complex and changing environment. The fashion industry is undergoing changes due to the rise of technology and its impact on consumer behavior is the push for the industry to adapt. Many brands have started various initiatives to improve their speed to the market…

Environmental Impact of the Textile and Clothing Industry in the EU

The Textile and Clothing Industry can be complex. Textiles and clothing is a diverse sector that plays an important role in the European manufacturing industry. This sector has undergone radical change recently to maintain its competitiveness with a move towards sustainability in textiles, with a higher value. The EU textile and clothing industry is the leader in world markets. It…

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Blockchain: A step towards transparency in the industry

Blockchain Blockchain is a decentralized, distributed ledger that stores transactions sequentially. It is essentially a database that is shared across a public or private network. This database only allows you to add to it but not modify anything after it is posted. It can provide a peer-to-peer network that does not involve any intermediaries or governing authorities. There are many…

A Guide to Fabrics: What you should know before sourcing online

Guide to Fabrics Fabric is a cloth composed of various different elements.  There are many different parts of the fabric that help it to gain the characteristics that shape its identity. All garments sold in the United States are required to have a fiber identification label used to list the various fibers in the clothing. Generally, once you know the…

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