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Fabrics with texture, subtle patterns and sheen will be important for the new autumn/winter 2019/2020 season as designers continue to be inspired by their love affair with the ‘70s, says silk specialists Pongees.
“For the new season, though, disco divas and rock chicks make way for the sophisticated femme fatale, epitomised by power icons such as Lauren Hutton, Faye Dunaway, Catherine Deneuve, Diana Ross and Diane Von Furstenberg, ” says Nick Moore, joint managing director, Pongees.
To recreate this look, Pongees has stretch satins and georgettes in peacock, teal and turquoise ideal for tonal blocking; for textured fabrics with pattern and sheen there are hammered and sand-washed satins in midnight, navy and ink; and tone on tone designs are delivered in double crepes and crepe de chines in nude, tan and mocha.
Apart from the ‘70s influence, designers are looking to bring a sense of unity and harmony into today’s divisive world. As a result they are being inspired by Argentinian gauchos, American cowgirls, Hungarian peasants, the splendour of imperial Byzantium and Rome, Russian icons, Chinese concubines and Japanese geishas.
The colour palettes for this trend lean towards the “natural purity” of eggshells, ivories, putties and porcelains and the opulent warmth of deep reds, golds, silvers, emeralds and sapphires.
In a season dominated by textures, Pongees brings crushed velvet, mohair, duchess satin, tasar, ottoman, zibeline, mikado and organza lunar to the forefront.
“To simplify fabric sourcing, we now have all our fabrics available to buy online from our new website,” concludes Moore.
Zandra Rhodes has re-issued her iconic Donna Summer dress using Pongees French chiffon: the epitome of sensual '70s sophistication:
Natūralus pluoštas UAB is the company based in Lithuania – a country in the Central Europe – processing and supplying hemp raw material, and upholding the cultivation tradition of textile hemp.
The company is in process of building a modern hemp fiber processing plant, with the current investment amounting to more than 8 million euro. The hemp stalks will be processed at the plant to obtain fiber, while the residual materials (shives and pellets) will also be used in various branches of the industrial sector.
The special feature of company is the top quality of hemp fiber used for production of higher added-value goods in the textile, nonwoven fabrics, paper, construction materials and composite materials sectors and for biofuel production.
Seeking to extract high quality textile hemp fiber, company's R&D specialists have cultivated a new hemp species variety. It enables to achieve a particularly high fiber content of the raw material amounting up to 35%. The company strives towards increasing this indicator to 40%.
Natūralus pluoštas provides the quality guarantee of it's fiber because the company is in control of the entire process: from selection of seeds, their preparation, growing and care to harvesting and processing.
Processing and preparation of hemp fiber does not involve use of pesticides and other chemicals, what makes it natural and environmentally friendly product.
Due to its natural, ecological, anti-bacterial and excellent moisture absorption and release properties, hemp fiber is suitable for textile and non-woven fabrics.
British silk specialists Pongees has been providing a wide range of high quality, competitively priced fabrics for more than a 100 years to fashion, bridal and home interiors companies. Pongees sells to designers, manufacturers, retailers and brands throughout the world and its fabric collection includes duchess satins, crepe de chines, tulles, organzas, marocains and velvets in an extensive colour palette.
As more than 1000 fabrics are held in stock at its headquarters, Pongees' minimum order is just 1 metre, enabling buyers to experiment with new ideas without committing to bulk quantities. Pongees can also produce bespoke fabrics for customers looking for exclusivity in colour or design.
All fabrics are also available to buy online from its new website www.pongees.co.uk
Meet GVF - a Polish producer of highest quality knitted fabrics which are in line with current global fashion trends. GVF offers knitted fabrics designed for women's, men's and children's clothes, such as blouses, shirts, polo shirts, leggings, pants, sportswear, promotional clothing, pajamas and others. GVF offer includes: single jersey, single jeans, fleece, interlock, velour, viscose, lacoste, as well as knitted fabrics for finishing: pullers, collars, pleats and others. They use cotton yarn, cotton organic yarn, cotton with elastane and polyester, viscose, bamboo yarn, and other elastomeric yarn. GVF manufactures knitted fabrics in any colour with specific grammage, composition and weave on individual orders. The company has a huge database of prints that are applied using different techniques. GVF prepares individual prints based on customers' projects upon request. Their fabrics meet all quality and safety standards. GVF looks forward to make business with you! Meet the company at Baltic Fashion & Textile Vilnius this October!
Baltic Fashion & Textile Vilnius 2018 presents another company from Poland, Poznan - JÓŹWIAK S.C.!
JÓŹWIAK's collection consists of both timeless and modern patterns designed for menswear, ladieswear & corporate wear, mainly for suits, tailcoats, jackets, trousers, cords and coats in various colours and compositions, such as: wool, wool blends, cotton, linen, polyviscose.
• Classic menswear & corporate wear fabrics
• 500+ designs, 1 million meters with immediate delivery
• No minimum order quantity
• Wool, wool blends, cotton, linen, elastane, polyviscose, linings
• MTM, bespoke tailoring, superfine wool
• Linking brands with garment factories
Meet JÓŹWIAK on 18-20 October, 2018, in Vilnius!
Registration to the trade fair BALTIC FASHION & TEXTILE VILNIUS is already open - do not miss the chance to apply for multiple discounts! For more information please visit: PARTICIPATION CONDITIONS.
Yet another company from Estonia is taking part in this years exhibition.
Marcon Holding is a company that offers quilting and sewing services, as well as a wide range of waddings and fabrics. All waddings and fabrics are sourced from within Europe and are of the highest quality.
Clients can use just one of their services or combine them to make an overall solution that best suits their company.
The list of Lithuanian final product producers of bed linen is growing.
We are happy to tell you about JSC Decoflux and their bed linen trade mark "DECOFLUX" which they will be showing during the fair.
The brand is all about the dreams that inspire: creative, aesthetic and smart bed linen, blankets, and textile solutions of casual lux for the modern lifestyle.
JSC Decoflux is a small team of people dedicated to design and style. At decoflux they find the best textile solutions with a focus on decor.
Every design is a peace of artwork, to which a great deal of attention was given. Company aims to exceed the limits of imagination and casualty at the same time enjoying the process of creation and development.
But the biggest pleasure for them is to see their customers enjoy the product.
Be sure to visit their stand and to explore their products at the fair! Their stand number - 5.B06A.
One of the biggest manufacturers of all types of labels JSC Printela based in a beautiful Lithuanian seaport Klaipeda is taking part in this year's trade fair.
Here is what you can find when meeting the company at their stand during the fair:
- Printed textile labels;
- Woven labels;
- Hang-tag paper labels;
- Self adhesive labels;
- Silk screen services;
- Layout services;
- Label printing equipment.
The number of participants from Estonia is growing! Today, we would like to introduce you - BeLinOr Textile.
BeLinOr Textile was established at year 2006, member of Estonian Chamber Commerce and Industry. Official representative of Orsha Linen Mill in EU (Belarusian share - 51%, Estonian - 49%).Years of work in textile industry gave us a priceless experience and we always try to provide to our clients best choice, service and affordable prices.
The firm kindly invites you to try their linen goods and feel their beauty! Their stand number at the fair is 5.B16.
This year we are bringing some Italian fashion and textiles from Italy. Let me introduce you Italian company - MANIFATTURA FODERAMI CIMMINO.
This firm represents a tradition in textile-world since 1750. The first company specialized in linings & interlinings was born in Naples in 1953. Linings always represents the main products of their company but they can also provide fabrics for clothing, fancy fabrics, fabrics for carnival costumes, dance, parties, tuls, organza, and much more.
The company has also introduced a seasonal “PRONTO MODA COLLECTION” where one can find all lastest fashion fabrics used by the best Italian and foreign stylists. Every year MANIFATTURA exhibits in the most important fairs in Europe.
This Italian company engages in the supply of the highest quality of clothing fabrics. They have the capacity to offer and extensive range of products of over 10 000 items which are used by designers, smaller labels, clothing manufacturers, as well as tailors with smaller minimum quantity orders of 10 meters per article.
Are you a medium or large size company wanting to expand the range of your shops and outlets? Do you ever get unusual production quantity orders?
Fabric House then is the right partner for you because they are able to react quickly to unusual client needs.
The firm also provides services for fabric sample orders. So make sure to stop by their stand in the upcoming fair in 18-20 October, 2018!
Technology news in the Baltic Fashion & Textile Vilnius
Today we would like to mention a company presenting new products in the trade fair this year.
Wilhelm Holzhauser Service is a German company which was established more than 25 years ago and specializes in production of high quality cutting machines, textile samples and offers an assortment of products for sample makers.
Here you can get yourself acquainted with some of the newest machines that they will present during the Baltic Fashion & Textile Vilnius 2016 trade fair.
Sample cutting machine (Kappa type S or XS)
Their product range is from 51 cm to 162 cm of cutting width. In 51 cm cutting width they have an electric machine and a hand operated one.
Meanwhile, the machine of 162 cm cutting width is a hydraulic one and has very much power and also a very long longevity.
Waterfall cluing machine
The system works with heat and different materials to clue on. It is adapted to make various waterfall samples. Moreover, the usage is easy because it is operated by touch screen with possibility to repeat several times the same program.
This machine has an ergometric design, hand or foot operated with up to 28 cluing per minute.
The staff can be easily trained to operate this machine within a few hours.
Multi staple machine
Up to 5 staplers can be fixed into a row in the same distances lateral and horizontal so that there will be a fine result to present to the customers.
Staple - drilling machine
This machine is constructed to make 2 holes and 2 staples in one time. It is even possible to combine 2 holes with 4 staples or 4 holes with 2 staples.
Wilhelm Holzhauser Service alos offer:
Serrated knifes, clean knifes, cutting plates in different qualities, heat seal, labels, self adhesive material combined with self adhesive backside.