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Outdoor Fabric introductions, trends & news

News, color trends and introductions in outdoor, weather resistant fabrics.
  • Filing seeking tariffs on Chinese fabrics was just a draft, says official

    An official with the National Textile Assn. said this week that a July 15 filing seeking U.S. tariffs on Chinese-made upholstery fabrics was only a draft document that wasn't meant to be a formal petition. More

  • Outdura CEO C.P. Davis departs

    Outdura Corp., a subsidiary of Sattler North America, has announced the departure of CEO C.P. Davis. More

  • Glen Raven plants 25,000 pine trees

    As part of a continuing program to improve the wildlife habitat surrounding its Sunbrella fabrics manufacturing center in Anderson, S.C., Glen Raven Custom Fabrics has planted 25,000 pine trees on adjacent undeveloped land. More

  • Colors abound at Showtime

    While most performance fabric manufacturers described Showtime as steady or good, Tom Byrnes said the response at the Liora Manne booth was unbelievable. More

  • Star-spangled fabrics

    After the recovery started, Wearbest Sil-Tex Mills President Irwin Gasner began hearing more talk about Made in America, a subject that's dear to his heart as he leads the fourth-generation New Jersey mill. More

  • Pantone unveils 175 new shades


    For the first time in eight years, color specialist and source Pantone LLC has amped up its Pantone Fashion + Home color system by adding 175 new colors, bringing the total to 2,100 shades. More

  • Showtime buyers more willing to order fabrics

    Valdese Weavers, Biltmore

    Winding up the International Textile Market Assn.'s Showtime here today, exhibitors said buyers have been here making long-term fabric commitments despite continued cloudiness in the U.S. economy and fear of a double-dip recession. More

  • Fresh fabric fashions

    DRAWING INCREASING INSPIRATION FROM RESIDENTIAL LOOKS AND momentum from trendy fashion designers (think Tory Burch graphic patterns and Betsey Johnson's Lizard Limes), the forecast for outdoor fabrics is brighter hues with many manufacturers offering some interpretation of the color of the year - pink. More

  • Sattler AG executives visit Outdura

    CP Davis, (center) of Outdura, welcomes Manfred Heissenberger, left, and Alexander Tessmar-Pfohl, both with Sattler AG, during last week’s visit.

    Executives from Austrian-based Sattler AG paid a visit to fabric source Outdura last week, celebrating Sattler's recent acquisition of Outdura as well as Outdura's recent authorization to use the Oeko-Tex mark, according to Oeko-Tex Standard 100. More

  • Outdura earns Oeko-Tex certification

    C.P. Davis, CEO of Outdura Corp., announced that Outdura has been granted authorization to use the Oeko-Tex mark, according to Oeko-Tex Standard 100. More

  • TSG exits bankruptcy

    TSG Holding Company, Inc. - formerly known as TSG Incorporated - announced today its exit from bankruptcy-court protection effective May 1, 2011, under a reorganization plan approved by the company's creditors and the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. More

  • Vegas, baby!

    Las Vegas plays host this month to the National Hardware Show and the Hospitality Design Expo, where buyers and specifiers will find numerous introductions spread over several product categories. Sleek lines and modern shapes are trending as outdoor furnishings yield a next-generation quality. More


  • Showtime Showstoppers

    Showstoppers at Showtime

    New Casual Living Editor in Chief Waynette Goodson and Features Editor Jennifer Bringle give you the inside scoop on the hottest new outdoor fabric trends from the spring ITMA Showtime Market.

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