Heimtextil unveils 2018/2019 design trends and themes
Events



"The future is urban" is the inspiration at Heimtextl 2018's "Theme Park" slated for Jan. 9-12 which will reveal how urban life is likely to impact the worlds of the living and working in future. These market-defining themes will focus on 4 types of spaces. The Flexible Space, The Healthy Space, The Re-Made Space and the Maker Space. More on www.heimtextil-theme-park.com.

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Performance Plus: New Textiles Go the Distance
Technology And Innovation



Fabric and yarn innovation has achieved a great start for 2017. From designer collaborations to thermal energy capabilities, they are climbing to new heights and dynamically changing how people are impacted by textiles in their homes and wardrobes. Few interesting inventions are: Naia by Eastman, Schoeller, Marino Wool Jersey, Breathe by Milliken, Nilit Fibers, and LincSpun.

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Handcrafted look dominated NY Home Fashions Market week
Events



Artisanal touch mimicking handcrafted looks in designs and embellishments during the market week. Other reigning themes included surface interest and softness - as well as color, which ranged from blushing neutrals to tropical brights, even crayon colors. Here is a brief report to what key players featured during this week.

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Omega Lines wons 21st Presidential Export Awards in Srilanka
Corporate



Omega Line Pvt Ltd is operated under the flagship of CalzedoniaS.p.A in Italy which manufactures and specializes in women's undergarments, stockings, nightdresses, socks, and swimwear. The company was recently awarded the best value-added exporter for the apparel sector at the 21st Presidential Export Awards which featured a total of 60 prestigious export awards in various categories.

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Textile companies turning to young generation for new design ideas
Textile



A Textile company in Helsinki hosted an open house of its textile factory and organized the Design Hackathon to explore the future of design. 50 young designers were invited who competed for the chance to pitch their design ideas to international investors. The competition explored the use of augmented and virtual reality in the textile industry.

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