By  on January 29, 2008

NEW YORK — Despite concerns about the weak dollar and recession fears, buyers showed strong appetites for innovative fabrics at last week's international textile fairs here.

Exhibitors said brands and retailers shopping the shows, which included Première Vision Preview, the Turkish Fashion Fabric Exhibition, Texworld USA, Prefab: The Supima Premium Fabric Show and Kingpins, continued to place a heavy emphasis on environmentally friendly products. Buyers kept in mind that a depressed retail environment would require upgrading products with fabrics that offered enhanced looks, textures or performance.

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