Category Archives: Textiles

Ringspun Cotton Fabrics

The Ringspun Cotton Fabrics website is a textile guide that has been designed to help members of the textile industry and fashion industry learn more about ringspun cotton fabrics.  It is important to understand fabrics and fibers if you wish … Continue reading

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Specialty Fabrics Industry Loses as Congress Passes KORUS FTA

The U.S. specialty fabrics industry, a thriving textile sector in the U.S., took a direct hit Wednesday when the House and Senate majority voted in favor of the Korea-U.S. free trade agreement (KORUS). Under the win/lose terms of KORUS, South … Continue reading

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US Renews ATPA, GSP Trade Preference Schemes

According to a recent news article at http://www.mrketplace.com/20816/us-renews-atpa-gsp-trade-preference-schemes, “Along with the passage earlier this week of legislation to implement the long-awaited free-trade agreements with Colombia, Korea and Panama, the US Congress has also renewed two other trade preference programs. The … Continue reading

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Cotton From Blue to Green – American Eagle Outfitters Participates

American Eagle Outfitters is partnering with Cotton, From Blue to Green denim recycling program this fall. Return your old jeans to any American Eagle Outfitters store in the U.S. between October 5th-18th, 2011 you will get a 20% off discount … Continue reading

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Reflective Fabrics

Are you familiar with reflective fabrics?  I think you must be… Have you ever seen joggers at night wearing clothing that reflects the light from the head lights on your car?  Well, that is the use of reflective fabric. Learn … Continue reading

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Printed Fabric Website

A new printed fabric website has recently launched.  The site is called Printed Fabric and can be found at PrintedFabric.org If you are interested in learning more about printing fabric and printing on apparel, you may want to check out … Continue reading

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Linton Tweeds Fabric Manufacturer

Linton Tweeds fabrics are of the highest quality, all of them being designed and woven at the mill in Carlisle. They are textured, novelty woven fabrics made with virtually all yarn types and weaving techniques. Unique fancy yarns sourced from … Continue reading

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Poplin Fabric Guide

Their is a new website to help you learn more about poplin fabrics.  The site is called Poplin Fabric and can be found at PoplinFabric.org  The site is helpful for members of the fashion industry and textile industry. Learn more … Continue reading

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Nonwoven Fabrics

According to Wikipedia September 25, 2011 nonwoven fabric is the following, “Nonwoven fabric is a fabric-like material made from long fibres, bonded together by chemical, mechanical, heat or solvent treatment. The term is used in the textile manufacturing industry to … Continue reading

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Uzbek Cotton Being Boycott by Global Clothing Brands

More than 60 of the world’s top clothing labels, including Burberry and Levi, are to boycott cotton from Uzbekistan over claims the government forces children to harvest the crop. Swedish high street retailer H&M, and sportswear companies Adidas and Puma … Continue reading

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Jersey Fabric Guide

There is now a new home on the internet for learning more about jersey fabrics.  This past week a new textile site has launched which is called the jersey fabric website.  You can view the new site at JerseyFabric.org Then … Continue reading

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Jacquard Fabric Guide

Are you interested in learning about jacquards? There is now a new home on the internet for learning more about jacquard fabrics.  This past week a new textile site has launched which is called the jacquard fabric website.  You can … Continue reading

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Knit Fabrics

Knit fabrics are often utilized in the process of manufacturing clothing and fashion accessories.  Essentially, knits are one of the primary categories of fabric.  For the most part, fabric is knit, woven, or nonwoven.   This week a new textile guide … Continue reading

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Cotton Futures Soar on Irene Storm Damage to U.S. Crop

Reported on September 8th, 2011 by the Wall Street Journal,  “Cotton futures jumped to their highest point in nearly two months as storm damage to southern U.S. cotton fields added a new layer of worry over the size and quality … Continue reading

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Hororata Tartan

Have you heard about the Hororata Tartan?  The Hororata Tartan was developed for a good cause.

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Fabric Search Engine

Today the Fabric Search engine has launched at FabricSearch.org  The site has been developed to help members of the fashion industry and textile industry learn more about fabric.  The site is in Beta and is not yet complete.  However, the … Continue reading

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Heavy Rains Damage Cotton Crop in Sindh

At least 40 percent of cotton crop has been damaged in Sindh due to torrential rains, causing flood in lower parts of cotton belt, market sources said here Saturday. Chairman Cotton Broker Forum Naseem Usman told APP that only about … Continue reading

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Domestic Textile Firms Hit by Duty-Free Imports from Bangladesh

In a major setback to the already struggling domestic textile industry, the government may remove 61 items, including 48 readymade garments, from the list of protected goods India has so far maintained under Safta, its free trade agreement with SAARC … Continue reading

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Textile Workers to Go on Strike Large Factory in Egypt

Twenty-two thousand workers at the Egypt Weaving and Textile Company in Mahallah city, the country’s largest public sector textile factory, have announced that they will begin an open-ended strike on 10 September. On Saturday workers issued a statement that outlines … Continue reading

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Find Fashion on Tumblr Part 2

If you read my last fashion blog post, you will know that we started a discussion in regard to the benefits of using Tumblr to learn about fashion.  I started a short directory of resources on Tumblr to help us … Continue reading

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