A New Activewear Challenge in the Textile Design Lab

Monday, July 17, 2017
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Each month in the Textile Design Lab we post a Chelsea’s Challenge with the goal of helping our members build their pattern portfolios. We provide a trend to focus…

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Build Your Portfolio with Our New Design Challenge “Bloom”

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

This month’s design challenge “Bloom” takes its cues from the amazing floral patterns in the Spring ’19 season. Three inspiring textile design trends for florals are featured in…

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Using Trends To Create Patterns

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Last week’s post shared why forecasting trends is so important to our work, as well as a few ways that you can begin dipping your toes into trend…

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Following Trends The Right Way

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Contrary to popular opinion, when you incorporate trends into your work it DOES NOT mean that you have to knock off current or recent runway designs. In fact,…

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Inside the Studio: Unfinished Florals

Tuesday, September 29, 2015
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Welcome to the second edition of “Inside The Studio”. This is a new video series that gives you a peek into what we are working on in the…

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Inside The Studio: Fragmented Geometrics

Monday, August 3, 2015

Welcome to the first edition of “Inside The Studio”. This is a new series that gives you a peek into what we are working on in the Pattern…

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Children’s Trends: Tutti Fruit

Monday, June 30, 2014

*Post by Claire Carey. Image credits (clockwise from top left): Boden, Esprit, Scotch & Soda, Soft Gallery, Indikidual, Zu, Juju bunny shop, Bouffants and Broken Hearts, Juju bunny shop.   Pattern on right by Claire Carey Each month…

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Children’s Trend: Wild Things

Wednesday, March 5, 2014
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Images: Pull and Bear, Oh Baby London, Groovy Baby and Mama, Anker Living, Scotch and Soda, Dandy Star, Babiekins, Rock your Baby, Babiekins “Have fun with some animal inspired patterns with a little rock chick thrown in!”…

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Trend Post: Glitch with Aaryn West

Monday, January 27, 2014

One of the many monthly events in The Textile Design Lab is a design tutorial based upon an emerging trend. This month we are thrilled to have Aaryn…

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Children’s Trend: Nordic Ice

Tuesday, January 7, 2014
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Images via: Scotch & Soda, Sarah and Bendrix, gingiber, Onszelf, ESP no.1, Juniper Wilde, Fine Little Day, Ferm Living, Isak, a girls right to dream “Take inspiration from wintery mountains, lakes and woods. Cute illustrated creatures, geometric and…

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