I’ve just received the latest newsletter from Hertex Fabrics and here’s what they have to say about Home furnishings Textile tends:
The general trend of the textile industry in the current economy is “Adaptation”; facing the facts and dealing with the status quo, which has brought forth attention to detail and meaningful innovation. This culture focuses on ideals instead of greed, with the emphasis on “sustainable sophistication”.
The themes at the 2012 international fairs, as attended by Hertex over the past six months, centered around the following: modern, nature, classic and ethnic.
Playful, pastels and vivid accent colour giving this both mood and youthful energy. Designs contain abstract elements, paint splash, as well as delicate brush patterns.
Grizzled pastels, greys and neutrals. Designs are constructed, quilted, pebbled and with irregular finishes. Textures and yarns consist of crochet and knit, as well as natural yarns such as paper, bamboo and hemp.
The Gentleman’s club, offering elegance with a masculine old world air, clerical grays and black with a hint of camel, maroon, ochre yellow and navy. Designs consist of hounds tooth, Burberry checks, animal prints and geometrics.
A sampling and combination of cultures, muted saturated colours, combined with black and white. A rich, warm palette of mid tones, mid brown, blood-red, saffron ochre and teal forms the basis of this trend. Designs include tribal and authentic with large-scale colour blocking. Blue hues show the timelessness of indigo, one of the oldest dyes to be used in textile manufacturing. We also see denim treatments, batiks, mud cloths and degrade finishes.
View the individual collections online at http://www.hertex.co.za/