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Bamboo Vs Modal Fabric


What is Bamboo Fabric?

Bamboo fabric is a type of textile made from the fibers of the bamboo plant. Bamboo is a fast-growing grass that requires minimal water and pesticides to thrive, making it a sustainable alternative to other fabrics such as cotton. The fibers are extracted from the bamboo plant and then processed to create a yarn that can be woven into fabric.

In search of the perfectly sustainable fabric | Bamboo Clothing

What is Modal Fabric:

 Modal is a semi-synthetic fabric made from beech tree pulp. It is known for its softness,

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We all have made our lives busier than ever. We spend most of our time in offices or on roads than in our own homes. The pace of our lives is so fast that we need to put in some extra efforts to slow it down. Many of us have surpassed natural relaxation we have to force ourselves to relax a bit. A disorganised, chaotic home will not make you relaxed.

Our home divided into many rooms and each room has its activities. The living room is there for a family gathering or the party, and the kitchen is

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Finally received my long-awaited intricate and delicate handmade embroidery by traditional master craftsman sent all the way from Ukraine, stay tuned for more updates on the progress of La Mode by GV Miao's debut mini collection "Impérial"@La Mode by GV Miao's Fashion Project of the Year 2016 consisting of many favorite exciting elements.

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8843509283?profile=originalMashru Fabric is currently one of the most renowned and popularly used fabrics in the country. In Arabic, the word Mashru means ‘permitted’ while the Sanskrit version of the word means ‘mix’. The fabric is a satin-finish blend of cotton and silk and the prime centers of production are set up in Patan and Mandavi in Gujarat. Mashru fabric is characterized by a striped Ikat weave combined with strips of fabric in vibrant, contrasting hues. Sarees and lehengas in Mashru are currently, an integral p

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Cheongsams or qipaos (旗袍) are believed to have the most alluring body-hugging silhouette that highlights feminine curves in the best way ever. Today’s top international designers/brands such as Vivienne Tam and Shiatzy Chen have seeked inspiration from these traditional Chinese dresses for setting the modern oriental trend to celebrate the inheritance of Chinese clothing aesthetics. To promote “Hong Kong Week 2013@Taipei,” Institute of Textiles & Clothing (the Hong Kong Polytechnic University) a

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Vivian Hidalgo created Vivian Contemporary Andean Designs with the vision of bringing the purest and most elaborate Andean designs to Europe and introduce the true identity of traditional Andean textiles together with the elaborate process behind these colourful and intricate pieces to the 21st Century.

Vivian went through a lengthy and demanding process of experimentation and research to produce these new Andean patterns managing to stay loyal to their cultural and historical background.

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Hello Creative Peoples from all over the world!! G'day from Australia!!

I am NEW to textile design and I want to collaborate with designers in all industries.

You may like one of my designs and wish to licence the print and have exclusive use for a period of time etc.

You may want to commission me to create an exclusive print for you only. Lets talk.

PLEASE look over my website and enjoy my vibrant colours and expression.

They are 100% original and hand drawn by me


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Clothing and textile production and trade subsidies are under pressure today, as they have not been for many years. There has been a steady trend towards liberalisation in the sector worldwide. But many subsidies for the clothing, textile and its associated industries live on and can be vital for a company’s balance sheet. So, exactly which international and government organisations offer these handouts and how can they be secured? And where are those subsidies likely to survive in the future? j
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Designers– looking for new materials for your next collection that are fashion forward and eco-friendly? Well, we’d like to introduce you to AirDye, a revolutionary textile process that dyes fabrics without water. We first heard about this sustainable technology during our excursion
to FIT’s “Going Green” exhibit. We wanted to find out more the AirDye process and fabrics so we took a trip AirDye offices on Fashion Avenue. To see what we captured, click play. (more…)

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This latest just-style report is a think piece about the future of the apparel industry. It is intended to encourage apparel industry executives to consider what is going to shape future products, markets and processes in the apparel industry.

In order to do this, forecasts have been made about future trends in what is, by definition, a very fast and continuously changing industry, one which feeds and lives on change. Areas covered include: future merchandise trends; market and distribution evol
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BioCouture: Growing Clothing in a Tub

We thought we’ve seen it all with eco-friendly clothes: from recycled plastic bottle suits to solar-powered bags by Diane von Furstenberg, it was only a matter of time before a designer turned to microscopic life forms for inspiration. That’s exactly what Suzanne Lee,a senior research fellow at the School of Fashion & Textiles at Central Saint Martins in London did. Although, she didn’t just turn to bacteria—she also used a few large tubs, some yeast, and a few cups of green tea. The result is

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Nicole Giordano is a textiles and accessories designer who writes the intersection of fashion, technology, and social media, offering her experience and expertise to you.

Sustainable Fashion | Image via Flikr/Abigail Doan

You’re starting a new line and, sensitive soul that you are, you’re considering going sustainable. Well good, I love hearing that. But is “green fashion” is a valid business maneuver or just a fleeting marketing angle? Do customers and retailers really buy into sustainability yet

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The Fabric Files: Textile Structure 101

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Know your fabrics. It’s a point I can’t stress enough. As a designer, understanding the different qualities of textile structures like chiffon and charmeuse, georgette and crepe, organza and gazar (I
could go on…) should be at the top of your list. I’m sure you think you know the difference, but there’s always room for improvement. Designers contact me daily asking for a fabric, and then
look bewildered once supplied because it’s not what they had in mind. This

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Designers, producers, sourcers, and all those who help garments get from sketchpad to retail rack, take note—international trade show organizer Messe Frankfurt is launching the first ever International Apparel Sourcing Show right here in the world capital of design, New York City. From July July 13th through the 15th, an entire planet’s worth of fabrics, textiles, and all the raw materials needed to create the fashions we live for is landing at the Javitz Center on Manhattan’s West Side. If you’

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Young designers—at the risk of insulting you, it amazes me how many of you don’t have the first clue about buying fabrics. I mean, your fabrics are the cornerstone of your designs and making sure you can get your hands on them for production before you make your samples, is essential. Why did you create that beautiful dress with a yard of novelty fabric that you picked up at the flea market last summer? Do you think that the 100 yards you need for production will just apparate magically? Praying

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Blast from the past—look what we dug up on Suite101.com. To anyone out there who thought
working in a recession was tough, English fashion makers in the 1940’s had it worse. Imagine trying to source textiles while dodging buzz bombs and a national rationing system that made chocolate and toilet paper rare commodities. “Despite the many physical restrictions during the years of WWII, the creative and aesthetic standards of Britain’s textile industry were raised considerably” said Scott Oram wri

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