NEW YORK — Makers of polyester and acrylic fibers, citing rising expenses, last week warned their customers they intend to raise prices by 7 to 14 percent.
DuPont, starting next month, plans to raise its prices for polyester filament by 10 to 15 percent, said Bill Ghitis, president of global apparel at the Wilmington, Del.-based company’s DuPont Textiles & Interiors division. The company is also considering a hike in nylon prices, he said.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"