Geoff Krasnov offers apparel/clothing/garment manufacturing and sourcing news.

Monday, July 20, 2009


I've had a few inquiries this past week about what we are seeing in terms of fabric trends. While burnouts were big over the past 6 months they seem to be running their course. Modals, bamboo blends and rayon-like fibers remain a staple for womens tops. Organics are likely making the biggest gains. There has been enough demand for us to start carrying baby rib and lightweight jersey in 100% organic cotton. Additionally, there has been a steady diet for lightweight poly/cotton thermal as well as even finer baby rib. If any of your custom private label apparel programs may benefit from any of these fabrics feel free to request swatches. It is always advantageous to tie into an existing fabric program, as it reduces minimums in white or PFD and, in some cases, may also mean there are leftover available colors to take advantage of.