- Published on Friday, 16 November 2012 15:45
Whether for the warm or cold season, sheer textiles are preferred for recent releases.
- Thinner fabrics: For a soft and gossamer effect, spring models come in pure silk and polyester voile. Suppliers are replacing wool with cashmere in autumn and winter designs because the goat-hair fiber can still retain warmth while staying lightweight.
- Larger styles for versatility: Makers are focusing on bigger pieces that allow use as head wraps, sarongs, skirts and tops. Square releases have sides measuring 90 to 100cm. The width of rectangular versions is between 70 and 100cm, while length is from 150 to 200cm.
- Colors, patterns & trimmings: Pastel shades of blue, pink and peach are prevalent. Floral and animal-skin patterns continue to be mainstream. To update these themes, digital printing is employed to render sharper images and more vivid hues. Tassels and fringe are the top embellishment options.
- Price & sales forecasts: Polyester and silk rates have been steady in recent months, so businesses intend to keep quotes stable or increase by 5 percent at most. Exporters are also beginning to receive orders for the cold season, thereby fueling growth projections of about 10 percent.
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