- Published on Tuesday, 17 September 2013 16:34
Pure silk models with whimsical digitally printed motifs rise in prominence.
- Pure silk models banner high end: The material is the top option for makers of upscale models because of its sheen and luxurious appearance. Some suppliers also adopt silk and polyester blends to keep costs down. Companies use a combination of flax, viscose, cotton and nylon, although releases in the materials have a slightly duller finish and coarser hand.
- Digital printing gains ground: Makers are switching to digital printing as this yields diverse patterns in brighter and richer colors. In addition, the process does not require plates, thereby enabling makers to accept small orders. Popular models come in shades of blue, red and purple. Geometric motifs are also common. To enhance the upscale look, a number of suppliers incorporate Swarovski crystals.
- Traditional printing methods still strong: Despite producing hues and patterns that are not as vivid as digital printing, several companies continue to favor silk-screening and yarn-dying because these methods are less costly.
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