Left to right: Sophie Hallette’s nylon; Miroglio Stampati’s cotton; cotton from Somelos Tecidos; cotton, rayon and nylon from Riechers Marescot, and KBC’s cotton.

For spring 2011, things are looking up. Running through Wednesday, New York textiles week promises light colors, playful textures and a general sense of optimism from mills and designers.

This story first appeared in the January 12, 2010 issue of WWD.  Subscribe Today.