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Fabrics are openly tempting and inviting as surface effects from plush to blistered attract the consumer's eye and desire to touch. It isn't just texture but a play with luster in circular knits and warp knits that creates interesting surface effects. Regular and abstract relief feature in solid, yarn dyed and printed effects, with stability and shaping enhanced from the inclusion of creora® spandex/elastane.

Jacquardtronic and openwork knits feature strongly in this direction with wovens taking on a more subtle approach through brushed surfaces and velour finishing. This direction is all about standing out, tempting a sale, whether it is from a natural source or a more enthusiastic synthetic offering. Camouflage effects, hazy and blurred surfaces feature with rhythmic surfaces offering added appeal. There is a less traditional take on metallics as luster takes on a more plasticized look. This is really about building up base fabrics in creating a diversified look from fiber through to finish.

PRODUCTS

  • · creora® eco-soft for teaming with natural and sustainable yarns
  • · creora® Color+ when intense tones are required
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    creora® Black for classic black and dark tones – eliminating grin through or work in creating interesting effects with contrasting colors

BLENDING PARTNERS

  • · Cotton and wool for all season delivery
  • · Linen for spring delivery – the inherent flaxen touch delivering a great hand in circular knits
  • · Tencel® lyocell brings through fluidity
  • · MIPAN® soft flat microfiber for cotton-like touch
  • · MIPAN® rexy for high sheen
  • · cotna® cotton-touch polyester
  • · regen® recycled polyester
  • · prizma® polyester for vibrant tones

FABRICS

  • · French terry with a natural touch – micro or macro looped textured technical side
  • · Cotton/poly comfort stretch wovens with brushed moleskin effect
  • · Raised rib effects – cavalry twill and corduroy structures
  • · Warp knits mimic woven structures
  • · Classic interlock structures with comfort stretch in new colorways
  • · Openwork structures in geometric and irregular relief
  • · Performance finishes take knits to the outerwear market
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    Fully textural and optical surfaces are enhanced through high levels of luster from yarn use through to innovative finishing

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    Bonded contrasting knits/wovens for greater interest in touch and tactility through to diversity and garment design stage

TARGET MARKETS

  • · Circular knits for the womenswear sector – casual basics to fancy fashion level
  • · Wovens appeal to men with comfort stretch performance as well as for the smart/casual market for women
  • · Sportswear styling for the women's casualwear

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