Bigger isn’t always better, but the Intertextile Shanghai trade show is growing bigger as its customer base demands better-quality product.
Designers cited an amped up push on sustainable fabrics, while Première Vision Paris presented an enlarged Wearable Lab Village.
Soft fabrications and modern evolutions on shine were among the other ruling fabric trends at the Première Vision Paris and Texworld Paris shows.
Propelled by the increasing cost of raw fibers, yarn makers are opting for innovative blends and treatments to beat the competition.
Yarn makers are approaching the 82nd edition of the Florence-based trade show with a renovated sensibility toward the planet, which inspires sustainable processes, earthy color palettes and multiseasonal features.
This year’s event included an Innovation award.
Targeting the spring 2019 pre-collection season, the offer reflected a shift to a softer, fresher mood.
Australia’s Pyrenees Park won for the fourth consecutive year, producing a bale that measured 10.4 microns.
Washable suede and leather with copper net were among the standouts at the three-day trade show.
A non-profit project unravels the more than 80 ways to drape the sari and how to adapt it to the modern age.
Speaking at the recent edition of Première Vision Paris, Gilles Lasbordes, the show’s general manager, cited an economic dynamism indicating “a real, though still fragile, revival.”