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High-end Jeans Standing Tall

NEW YORK -- The recession has thrown a bucket of cold water over the once-red-hot luxury goods market, with nervous Americans a little more...

Textile Woes Mount: NYSE Warns Guilford

NEW YORK -- The latest blow to the financial status of the domestic textile industry came Friday, when...

UNITE Ad Campaign Gets Under Way Today

NEW YORK -- The six-month-old Union of Needletrades, Industrial & Textile Employees will launch its first national ad campaign today, with the tagline "The Face of Change," and a song of the same name to go with it.

The union said the...

Jobs up, But Execs Low Key

NEW YORK -- Don't pop those champagne corks just yet.

That's the word from textile executives who warned that despite the increase in employment throughout their industry in November, it's premature to get euphoric.

As reported, the...

2nd L.A. Show: No Go for Now

NEW YORK -- It appears that Jim Gordon's effort to mount a second textile show in Los Angeles is over -- for at least the time being.

Gordon is president of Gordon Textile International Ltd., which represents 18 upscale fabric mills, primarily...


NEW YORK - Fabric firms have created some unique looks for 1995 by blending natural and man-made fibers, using lively patterns, weaves and knits, and putting a fresh spin on the classics.

With fashion's emphasis on fit, layering, shrunken looks...

Output Boost for Polyester at Hoechst

NEW YORK -- Hoechst Celanese Corp. said Monday that it plans to increase its annual production capacity of polyester filament by 30 million pounds. The project will be completed over 18 months.

The increase -- which will bring its total...

Cotton's Big Night Out

NEW YORK -- "This has turned into one of the great years for the U.S. cotton industry, as we look to have the largest cotton crop in history, about 19.5 million bales."

That was the greeting from J. Nicholas Hahn, president and chief executive...

Rise and Shine

NEW YORK -- Designers are rising to the occasion with spring collections full of glamour, glitter and shine. In fact, satin is a key fabric of the season, and designers love it for everything from siren slips to movie-star pantsuits.

A Season of Sass and Class

NEW YORK -- Fabric mills are putting on the glitz for next year. Metallic yarns are being woven into everything -- even normally austere tweeds -- while satins and iridescent sheers add shine to both day and eveningwear.

More Loom Boom

NEW YORK -- Next fall, woven fabrics burst with texture. Whether for casual, career or evening looks, it's a season of bouclés, tweeds, corded denims, metallic jacquards and velvets.

DuPont Rolling Out a Micromattique at 70 Denier, A Third of Silk Fiber's Width

NEW YORK -- DuPont said Wednesit is adding to the luxe quality of microfibers with a new version of its Micromattique polyester.

The new development is called Micromattique XF, and when measured in denier-per-filament, it is the finest...

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