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Do your spring-cleaning, get a bargain and support your neighbors in need.  Patterns, beautiful upholstery, elegant fabric, yarns and notions at discount prices are only a few things in store at the upcoming 25th Annual Salvation Army Fabric Fair.  Sponsored by the organization's Greater Pittsburgh Women's Auxiliary, not only is this event a bargain, but a major fundraiser benefiting local families who are hurting.  Fabric Fair is slated for Saturday, April 6th from 9:00 am until 2:00 pm at the South Park Home Economics Building, located on Brownsville Road.

Offers workers a broader range of FR solutions on the job

Carhartt 

Carhartt, America's premium work wear brand since 1889, launches an all-new inherently flame-resistant (FR) apparel program including a work shirt, a relaxed-fit work pant and a work coverall. Carhartt, known worldwide as a legendary work wear brand with a history of developing rugged apparel for workers both on the job and off, together with TenCate, known across the globe as a leading innovator in FR fabrics, announced their collaboration for this premier apparel offering back in May.  Carhartt's new inherent FR program will be offered in Tencate's Tecasafe® Plus fabric in two colors and weights and is available this fall through Carhartt distributors, retailers and online.

Andrew J. Vecchione, President and CEO of Polartec, LLC, a leading supplier of performance fabrics sold under the Polartec brand, announced today that he has decided to step aside, effective upon the appointment of his successor. Mr. Vecchione will remain with the company as a senior adviser, Board of Directors member and equity participant after completion of a search process now underway.

Terrys Fabrics on Budget

In the current economic climate, many homeowners are looking for ways to rejuvenate the look in their home for less.  Homeowners on a budget are taking advice from Terrys Fabrics and dressing their windows in an attempt to transform the look in their homes with brightly coloured curtains and windows decorations.

DIY Table Runners

We’ve shown you how to conquer chair bows. How about table runners? You can use the same principle and make them in “pillowcase” form. Or simply cut to length and hem. Just make sure you have an iron and lot of pins on hand to create a smooth and even hem line. Let’s take a look at some beautiful inspiration tables to help you get the ideas flowing.

Source: google.com via Somer on Pinterest

 

Table runners are fantastic place to add a pop of color and texture. We’ve got a great Embroidered Taffeta Fabric with Scroll Pattern that would create a similiar effect to this purple example.

 

This simple antique gold poplin table runner is updated with a little ruffle on the end.

 

Here’s another example where the ruffle was created in a contrast color. This wedding would look fantastic if that pop color was tied back into the chair bows. This idea was sewn up by Just Sew Sassy.

 

If you like the idea of mixing colors, how about a Springy outdoor theme with pink and orange alternating table runners and chair bows. This theme was created by Love is in Bloom Events. Poly Silk Dupioni would be the perfect fabric to recreate a similiar theme.

 

Here we have a double layer of table runners to create a soft pink and tan color scheme. Long banquet tables like this are screaming for a table runner.  You can lay one on top of the other, or sew them together in strips. Photographed by Julian Beattie of Kariz-Matik.

 

Table runners can be just as stylish running the width of the table as the length. With this type of layout you even have room to utilize multiple patterns. The team at Merriment Event in Richmond, Virginia love to use multiple patterns within a single event.

When selecting your fabrics to create your own table runners, remember that sturdier fabrics like Poplin will be easier for a novice sewer to handle. If you’re ready to tackle anything, sheers can be a beautiful addition to your table. Centerpieces will keep the flimsy fabric in place.

Sheer Table Runner

A soft stripe like our Glamour Organza would help you create a criss-crossed design like used on this wooden table.

Have fun selecting the fabrics for your table runners. Just like with the chair covers, you have much more selection if you do it yourself.  Plus more control over your budget!

India banned all cotton exports on Monday, causing U.S. cotton futures to surge and igniting fears of another jump in prices for cotton goods. India decided to immediately impose the ban because it's worried about a possible supply crunch in the country.

Look to Invest in Vietnam Cotton Sector

Viet Nam Cotton and Spinning Association (Vcosa) said many foreign enterprises from Taiwan, mainland China, Korea and Japan have flocked to HCM City to look into investing in the domestic spinning industry for the past few months.

The companies felt they could benefit from tax exemptions or reductions as Viet Nam begins implementation of the Trans-Pacific Strategic Economic Partnership Agreement (TPP), said the association.

The agreement, which was signed last November, allows members to enjoy a zero tax rate by 2015.

China Linen Announces Recent Insider Purchase

W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc., announces the commercial introduction of GORE® PYRAD™ Flame Retardant technology, a new laminate technology that offers an optimal combination of thermal / flashover burn protection, environmental protection, and comfort. GORE® PYRAD™ Flame Retardant is a durably bonded laminate solution that allows manufacturers to integrate Flame Retardant (FR) performance into protective outerwear where traditional (non-FR) textiles, such as nylon and polyester, are used.

Ningbo MH Industry Co. Ltd., China's largest garment accessories manufacturer and tailoring materials supplier, has honed its international reputation as a supplier of fine lace fabric. The company is now increasing its production of lace textiles to meet the high demands of wholesalers and retailers for lace material and lace variety with years of development; lace is more than an accessory; lace is also an art.

IntertechPira is pleased to announce that Smart Fabrics 2012 will take place April 17-19, 2012, at the Conrad Miami Hotel in Miami, Florida. The event – now in its eighth year – will unite experts from a variety of industries, including textile, fashion, electronics, technology, research, academia and more, all of which play a unique role in the emerging smart fabrics industry.

The following summaries are from the Sourcing Journal.   They Sourcing Journal is a global resource for news and information tailored for textile and soft goods executives working on the supply chain side of the business.   They provide daily updates on news changing the industry, commentary, and opinion from industry experts. 

China Linen Textile Industry, Ltd. (OTCQB: CTXIF) ("China Linen" or the "Company"), one of China's leading linen fabric and linen yarn producers and exporters, today announced the Company's management team will present at the 2011 Global Hunter Securities Conference to be held July 17-19 at the Intercontinental Hotel, 888 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA.

Global fabric leader Glen Raven Inc. has engaged KeyMark Inc., an award-winning document management solution provider, to engineer and implement a shared services accounts payable environment to enable Glen Raven to gain greater efficiencies and improve processes. The engagement between Glen Raven and KeyMark will also enable Hyland Software to reach its 10,000 client milestone. As an authorized provider of Hyland Software’s OnBase solution, KeyMark has helped deploy OnBase and provide ongoing support to companies throughout the country.

Research and Markets has announced the addition of Textiles Intelligence's new report "Flame Resistant Fibres and Fabrics, 2011 Edition" to their offering.

China Linen Textile Industry, Ltd. (OTC Bulletin Board: CTXFD) ("China Linen" or the "Company"), a China-based company engaged in the production and sale of linen yarn and various types of linen fabric, announced today that Mr. Xu Jianzhong and Mr. Xu Jixiang have joined China Linen's Board of Directors, effective April 20, 2011 and Mr. Teng Yunhai has resigned as director of the Board of the Company.

Smart Fabrics Conference April 2011

You may not want to miss the opportunity to see what's next in the smart fabrics industry at Smart Fabrics 2011.  This event will be held April 4-6, 2011 in London. Highlights of this year's program will include more than 30 presentations from organizations including Cocona Fabric, Parsons the New School for Design, Philips Research and many more.

Learn more about the Smart Fabrics Conference.

This event may help you find good fabric suppliers.
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