Video: How to Buy Fabric
An overview of common terminology and shopping tips for fabric shopping. Source: Youtube, withwendy
12 Apr 2019
Video: Pricing of Sweaters
This informative yet approachable video explores the differences between cheap and expensive sweaters from a technical perspective. Source: Teen Vogue, Youtube
19 Dec 2018
Da Vinci design jewel still key for Tuscan silk weavers
Five hundred years after the death of Leonardo da Vinci, a silk mill incorporating one of his designs is still shuttling some of the finest threads in the world across its looms. Tucked away in the historic San Frediano neighbourhood in Florence, L'Antico Setificio Fiorentino was founded in 1786 and is one of the oldest silk workshops in Europe....
18 Dec 2018
In Pictures: Fabric in Fashion Exhibit at FIT
New York - Just opened at the Museum at Fashion Institute of Technology, the exhibit “Fabric in Fashion” demonstrates the journey from fiber to fabric to fashionable garment through a collection of garments, film footage and flat fabric swatches. Curated by Elizabeth Way and celebrating two and a half centuries of innovation, the show is divided...
5 Dec 2018
FIT spotlights Fabric in Fashion in new museum exhibit
“Before the 20th century, stylish women who consumed Western fashion were well-versed in cloth. They could easily distinguish between fibers and weaves and were knowledgeable about the origin, quality and costs of the fabrics they wore.” So reads the introductory statement in the Fashion Institute of Technology’s “Fabric in Fashion” exhibit...
5 Dec 2018
Munich Fabric Start: new classics, sustainability and digitisation
The 45th edition of Munich Fabric Start, which ended on 6th September, presented the trends for the fall/winter 2019/20 season. The conclusion: a new record number of exhibitors and the biggest Bluezone ever. In addition to fabric trends, sustainability and digitisation played an increasingly important role. Munich Fabric Start presented itself...
17 Sep 2018