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“MENDINI” -3 of 3 colour palletes - the colours of altruism

05-09-2018 in Color trends

We are living in an attention economy. Every business is in constant competition for today’s most valuable resource,  attention. News feeds are filled with clickbait like images and headlines. No wonder colour plays an important role.


Toward guiltless synthetic fabrics

14-08-2018 in Circular Textiles

As the issue of plastic pollution and micro-plastics moved into the spotlight, the textile industry found out that they are contributing to the problem. Should we feel guilty? Or should we find out what can be done to start the clean-up?


“WOMACK” 2 of 3 colour palettes - Colours for the artistic globalist.

01-08-2018 in Color trends

Like many other textile companies, you are most likely to be working for a certain target audience. But is the choice of colours a very conscious one in function of that target audience? It is in your interest to do so, as a recent study by the CCI, the American Institute for Color Research, has shown.


Why did tone-on-tone become so popular?

19-07-2018 in Color trends

Milan Design week 2018 was packed with it: tone-on-tone and harmonious combinations in all conceivable colours. One of the most beautiful examples is provided by Blastation: they opted for a soothing combination of burgundy and rusty brown. But greens and yellow also stood out. From emerald to grass green and from sunflower yellow to ochre. They have one thing in common: they belong to the same family on the colour spectrum. But why are they suddenly so popular and why do buyers and providers have to take them into account?


The need for new elegance and refinement

10-07-2018 in NEXT WAVE

Have we seen too much worn-out and imperfection? In fabrics, the worn look is ubiquitous. The same applies to the street scene. Sneakers and worn jeans can even be seen at a chic reception, but on the catwalk there's a loud scream for more sophistication and elegance. Valentino and Givenchy to name but two, are bulging in refinement.


When deliberately ugly becomes a trend in luxury

20-06-2018 in NEXT WAVE

On the 24th of May, I presented my trend forecast for MoOD+Indigo. This blogpost dives deeper in one of the topics, the trend of the Anti-design and what it means to the future of luxury.


ULLA, 1 of 3 colour palettes for Next Wave textile trends

18-06-2018 in Color trends

Colours are amongst the most important drivers of change. Colours tell us something has changed. Colours also communicate a brand’s strength when it comes to future readiness. Yet not every trend colour is a must. Much depends on your customer’s profile. This is why we created 3 palettes. Each of them carrying a woman’s name.


7 interior textile trends not to miss out in 2019

16-05-2018 in NEXT WAVE

Find out about the most influencing textile trends for 2019: material trends, colour trends, patterns and styles.


Afrofuturism is trending

09-05-2018 in Color trends

Did you hear about the movie "Bar Star City" (release date TBA)?  It tells the story of a goddess, a war veteran and the captain of a spaceship meeting in a bar. It is the beginning of a trend called Afrofuturism.


Will 50% of all textiles be naturally dyed by 2040?

04-05-2018 in Circular Textiles

Nearly all textile dye is synthetic nowadays. Initiatives to work with natural dyes had little success over the past years. But colour manufacturer Rubia Natural Colors claims the textile dyes from renewable sources will soon be used in the same volumes as synthetic dyes.


This seat was born from a passion for textiles

29-04-2018 in Co-creation

Studio Joris De Groot designed a pleated seat with performance textiles.


Next wave: textiles to purify air in offices.

29-04-2018 in Co-creation

Probably one of the most shared innovative designs is called “breath/ng”. It is an installation that reduces air pollution in offices and public buildings.


Buying textiles is an art you can learn

29-04-2018 in NEXT WAVE

Trending: textile buyers demand for trainings to improve their buying skills. Here are some tips to get started.


#fun - ecclectic colour pallets rule the cities

29-04-2018 in Color trends

292 million posts on instagram are hashtagged #fun. Only #friends and #love do better. Fun is a growing preoccupation for some time now.


The circular economy will hit the textile industry like a tsunami

29-04-2018 in Circular Textiles

Danish companies Really and Kvadrat are determined to do something about end-of-life textile and post production textile waste. Meanwhile the chemical industry is working on solutions for recycling of plastic. The latter could hit the industry like a tsunami.


Why a trendblog for the textile business?

28-04-2018 in NEXT WAVE

The reason is obvious: the textile business is one of the driving industries behind furniture design and interior decoration.


Who is behind this dedicated textile trend blog?

27-04-2018 in NEXT WAVE

The world is changing exponentially. And so will our industry. But how will this affect your business? And the textile business in general? Niek De Prest casts an eye on the future of textiledesign and textile industry.


Next Wave Textile Trends

26-04-2018 in NEXT WAVE

NEXT WAVE is the title of this trend blog. I, Niek De Prest, trend analyst for MoOD+Indigo, have selected it because of the enormous speed we are running into the future with. Trends come in waves. The one already higher and more powerful than the other.

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