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Lighter and lighter, this global demand continues but we also have look to more functional fabrics entering the sector across the seasons. Both woven and knits feature and it isn't just truly diaphanous, there is a strong direction to surface affects, plisse, irregular surfaces also featuring. Touch is luxe and delicate with merino wool and cashmere featuring for fall delivery and pima cotton offering a similar option for spring delivery. Fabrics in this direction pursue the root of second skin fabrics, incredibly light, micro in construction yet still robust and embracing.

Opacity features in sumptuous featherweight knits with modal a key contender, moving from intimate apparel into ready-to-wear. Openwork jacquards feature as the desire for something new in a saturated market drives through. Prints also create a semi opaque look to bases. The lightness of the fabrics also appeals in layered aspects to create opacity. The range of fine denier creora® spandex/elastane yarns are perfect for this trend direction, offering lighter weight fabrics with high power and recovery.

PRODUCTS

  • · creora® Color+ when intense tones are required
  • · creora® Black

BLENDING PARTNERS

  • · Natural luxury – pima cotton, merino wool, cashmere
  • · Micro fine MIPAN® soft and MIPAN® super micro in semi and full dull yarns
  • · Full dull askin® polyester that offers opacity in the finest of knits
  • · Micro modal for super soft touch
  • · MIPAN® rexy for inherent shine
  • · Silky polyester

FABRICS

  • · Circular knits embrace this trend in bi or multi blends with creora® spandex/elastane in featherweights
  • · Super gauzy knits with body from the inclusion of creora® spandex/elastane for fit and flare styling
  • · Double sided circular and warp knits for contrasting detail
  • · Paper touch compact wovens for top weights and streamlined comfort fit with creora®
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    Translucent aspects to featherweight jersey – it doesn't have to be transparent but have an ethereal and two –tone gleam

  • · Plisse surfaces for interest in micro fine knits
  • · Play with contrasting FDY and tri-lobal nylon to create contrasting effects
  • · Super lightweight mono and bi stretch wovens
  • · Vapory touch circular knits
  • · Functional finishes - DWR allows for lighter fabrics to move into new outerwear applications

TARGET MARKETS

  • · A sure hit for womenswear from casual through to formal
  • · Higher end, sophisticated menswear tops

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