Week In Fabric :: 16 November 2017

What's Inspiring Us From The Global Material Landscape


The Latest from Fashion’s Material Innovators

If any publication can sum up the all the latest material innovations in the fashion world, it’s the NYTimes. From Modern Meadow to Orange Fiber, this piece is chock-full of material inspiration. Hubert Barrère, the creative director at Lesage, states, “We should do things that are unimaginable. Creativity is about being in tune with your time.”

If any publication can sum up the all the latest material innovations in the fashion world, it’s the NYTimes. From Modern Meadow to Orange Fiber, this piece is chock-full of material inspiration. Hubert Barrère, the creative director at Lesage, states, “We should do things that are unimaginable. Creativity is about being in tune with your time.”

 

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“Luxury is Innately Sustainable”

We couldn’t agree more with the philosophy presented in this piece, highlighted through an interview with the founder of Fighetti, an Italian swimwear brand that has adopted the revolutionary Econyl nylon technology. Of course, nylon is a plastic and therefore requires oil in the production process. But did you know that it has a lower carbon footprint than wool? Read more about how Econyl is creating the next most sustainable fiber.  Read more about how Econyl is creating the next sustainable fiber. 

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It’s Like HEATTECH, But Better

Fascinating - 13% of all the energy consumed in the US is simply dedicated to indoor temperature control. That inspired researchers at Stanford to design a fabric that both heats and cools the skin. As a building can save up to 10% of its energy costs simply by decreasing the thermostat by 1 degree, this can be groundbreaking.   

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A Flawed History of the Sari, and a Great Retort

As much as we do love the Times, shown by our love above, everyone slips up now and again. And The Times certainly did when they published this pretty ridiculous piece about the sari being a symbol of Hindu nationalism. As this retort points out, many of the weavers who make saris are actually Muslim and the sari has been a timeless staple for centuries. 

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Denim Takes The Spotlight in Paris

Long associated with luxury wovens from Europe, Premiere Vision is shining a spotlight on the rapidly-growing world of denim. Rivet shows how PV, always on the cutting edge of fashion, is showcasing the industry’s best denim mills, while also pairing them with designers of the future. 

 

Week In FabricBenita Singh