This Afghan fashion house is on a mission to preserve traditional textiles

Cheap, Chinese-made nylon burkas are flooding Afghanistan’s north as consumers turn to affordable, mass-produced fabrics — but in Kabul a small, determined fashion house is fighting to preserve the traditional textiles once integral to Afghan culture. Launched in 2006, “Zarif” — “precious” in Persian — commissions traditional cotton and silk from artisanal weavers, then employs … Read more This Afghan fashion house is on a mission to preserve traditional textiles

Lyocell Fiber Market for Apparels, Home Textiles – Trends and Forecast By 2020

Lyocell fibers are used in several end-user industries such as home textiles, apparel, medical equipment, and nonwoven apparel such as baby diapers. Products such as casual wear; high-end designer clothes, sportswear, home textiles (including bedsheets, curtains, drapes, and carpets) and other products (such as medical gloves and surgical equipment) are made from lyocell fibers. With … Read more Lyocell Fiber Market for Apparels, Home Textiles – Trends and Forecast By 2020

Indian crafts and textiles are my strength: Rohit Bal

His collection always has a unique touch of Indian craftsmanship and ace fashion designer Rohit Bal says involving the local craft in his designs is his biggest strength. The designer, who will be showcasing his collection tonight at the second edition of Van Heusen + GQ Fashion Nights, said he is obsessed with Indian textiles … Read more Indian crafts and textiles are my strength: Rohit Bal

Painted textiles will be fashion trend in 2017: Carmanita

Indonesian fashion designer Carmanita presented her artwork via a Nusantara-themed collection at the 2017 IPMI Trend Show’s mini runway at Senayan City, South Jakarta, on Friday. “Because this is the 30th year [of the IPMI Trend Show], I showcased every technique that I have used before,” she said after the fashion show. The designer said she used around … Read more Painted textiles will be fashion trend in 2017: Carmanita