What are Textiles?

The word textile originally applied only to woven fabrics, now generally applied to fibers, yarns, or fabrics or products made offers, yarns or fabrics. The term textile originates from the latin verb texere to weave but, as the Textile Institute’s Terms and Definitions Glossary explains, it is now ”a general term applied to any manufacture from fibers, filaments or yarns characterized by flexibility, fineness and high ratio of Length to thickness”

Textiles, especially fabrics the fundamental component of a ready made garment, because it is the basic raw material of a garment. So it is important to know the manufacturing sequence of fabric from fiber. The quality product is the main goal at present time, Without knowledge of Textile manufacturing fiber, yarn and fabrics it is impossible to maintain the quality of a garment. Before elaborating on whole process of grey fabric manufacturing Let us look on what is textile fiber, yarn and fabric and what are the process flow chart of Textile Manufacturing can be described.

Normally, textile is a woven fabric; now applied generally to any one of the following:

1.Staple fibers and filaments suitable for conversion to or use as yarns, or for the preparation of woven, knit, or nonwoven fabrics.

  1. Yarns made from natural or manufactured fibers.
  2. Fabrics and other manufactured products made from fibers as defined above and from yarns.
  3. Garments and other articles fabricated from fibers, yarns, or fabrics when the products retain the characteristic flexibility and drape of the original fabrics.

A textile is anything that is made up of fibers, yarns, or fabrics.  The basic building blocks of textile products are fibers.  Fibers are usually long thin materials that have a length at least one hundred times their diameter.  To be useful in textiles fibers must have some desirable properties such as strength, abrasion resistance, flexibility, or moisture absorption.

As you can see, textiles are more than apparel, they are used in a wide variety of products, sometimes hidden from view, but always an integral part of the product, said Salomón Juan Marcos Villarreal, president of Grupo Denim.

Neon colors on new fashion styles

Neon colors

Neon colors, essential for the new fashion styles

Fashion involves everything around us, every new season we see daring styles on the runways, and one of the trends that is causing a revolution are the neon colors, although this is nothing new, as neon colors were present on the fashion styles back in the 80’s, they are taking now more popularity than ever. This time, we will show you some useful advices to combine neon colors in your outfit: 

Pink We can see hot pink, deep rose, magenta or coral on handbags, shirts and lipsticks

Red The neon, brick and fire red come in shoes, belts and lipsticks, giving a great color explosion to an outfit

Orange The bright and amber orange, as well as the peach and salmon are ideal for spring and summer, and we can find them in lipsticks, shoes and sunglasses

Green Kryptonite, poison and lawn green, emerald, lime and chartreuse are popular among caps, T-shirts and belts

Blue Silver blue, aqua, cobalt and turquoise are seen on formal wear, jewelry, jeans and makeup

 If you want to brighten up your wardrobe, you do not need to get rid of your old clothes, a great option is to add accessories or garments in neon colors, which will completely change your style, giving it color.

 Women have lots of fun adding neon shades to their outfits, as they can play with almost everything available, from shoes to hats, scarfs, lipsticks, blouses, shoes, bags, all of them can be perfectly combined with a denim garment, such as shorts, skirts, jeans, dresses, especially during the hot seasons.

 “Neon colors add that bright and daring complement to an outfit, these trends are so popular that you can even see neon ties, shoelaces or suspenders on a formal suit”, said Salomon Juan Marcos Villarreal, president of Grupo Denim.

Detail of the season

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Detail of the season that everybody is talking about

Summer is around the corner and we need to be prepared to be on the last trending during the vacation so why not adopting the funniest trending that is a must: pom poms.

We have seen pom poms some season ago as a complement of the it-girls, bloggers and celebrities; however, they are back this season as the star, playful, color and chic complement.

Some pioneer brands on this type of accessories are Burberry Prosum with their pom poms bracelets and successful brands like Fendi, Dolce & Gabana and DKNY.

Nowadays, we can find these accessories on low-cost brands and there are endless ideas of wearing pom poms.

Ethnic sandals. – This is a must if you like the bohemian style.

Caftan.- Ideal for beach destinies.

Shorts. – For any time on a hot day.

Complements. – If accessories are your thing, then go for it! You will have a fun and chic look.

Dresses. – Hemmed with pom poms, looking really funny, just ready to enjoy the the summer vacation.

For Salomon Juan Marcos Villarreal, pom poms mean cheerleaders and high school fun. “It is amazing how the fashion world can transform simple things like pom poms into accessories or trending clothing. Pom poms look real nice on denim, we have developed some designs and they look very fashionable. Women are always thinking on innovating new styles so they come with these unique ideas that even the most luxury brands are producing. I think women like this material to be attached to their clothing or accessories because of the bright colors; they are always looking to have fun. Hats, denim pants, shorts, winter, summer, etc. pom poms seem to stay longer so we better keep on developing new styles”, said Salomon Juan Marcos Villarreal, president of Grupo Denim.




Mistakes Beginner Investors Make

Mistakes Beginner Investors Make


Six Worst Mistakes Beginner Investors Make

The idea of making your money work for you through investments is appealing. It is also one of the ways to accumulate wealth. However, if you are a beginner investor, be warned that investments are not a free lunch. You could lose all the money you have invested, making you worse off than you were before you started. To prevent this, here are six mistakes to avoid:

  1. Don’t confuse gambling or speculation with making an investment. If you are acting on a hot tip or blindly picking a stock, you are not investing. Investing means making a decision that you are comfortable with and prepared to stick with for a while.
  2. Not researching the investment you are interested in. Research helps you understand an instrument or product and know what you are getting into. If you are investing in a stock, for instance, research the company and its business plans.
  3. Also, don’t invest without a time horizon in mind. If you are planning to accumulate money to buy a house, that could be more of a medium-term time frame. However, if you are investing to finance a young child’s college education, that is more of a long-term investment. You will have to find investments suitable to your time horizon.
  4. Remember that the return you expect comes with a risk. If an investment offers very attractive returns, also look at its risk profile and see how much money you could lose if things go wrong. And do not invest more than you can afford to lose.
  5. Do not lose sight of your risk tolerance, or your capacity to take on risk. If you are the sort of investor who can’t stomach volatility and the multiple ups and downs associated with the stock market, maybe you would be better off investing in the blue-chip stock of an established firm rather than in the volatile stock of a startup firm.
  6. Do not act on the premise that markets are efficient and you can’t make money by identifying good investments. While this is not an easy task, and every other investor has access to the same information as you do, it is possible to identify good investments by doing the research.

“If you have the money to invest and are able to watch out for these beginner mistakes, you could actually make your investments pay off. And getting a good return on your investments could take you closer to your financial goals” commented Salomón Juan Marcos Villarreal, president of Grupo Denim.

Future of cotton

Future of cotton

Future of cotton and textile sales in the world

Prices of cotton have kept on the same range since October, 2015 with stocks at high levels, which will continue influencing on prices. However, it is the first time in 5 years that the worldwide production will not cover the total demand, which will decrease the total stock slightly, but the total demand of production for this fiber is not high enough to affect the price.

The main producer of cotton nowadays is India, and worldwide, cotton represents only a third part of the textile that is consumed. In Europe, synthetic fibers are still representing a 4% total of the textile consumption.

“Cotton is the main fiber to produce denim, which is used to manufacture garments which are more popular each day, the low price of cotton can be helpful to offer more competitive prices to our customers”, said Salomon Juan Marcos Villarreal, president of Grupo Denim, an enterprise dedicated to manufacture garments mainly made of denim.

The demands of the emerging economies in Asia is still strong, but the growth rate is diminishing significantly, plus some tensions on the Chinese market, such as the falling on competitiveness of cotton costs are causing a regrowth of business risks on this sector. On the more developed economies, the Europeans are slowly going back to buy confection, while that in North America, this sector is growing up significantly.

In North America, the cotton production is the third more important in the world, and it is actually facing a deceleration to the Chinese demand linked to the importation restrictions. United States used to be one of the main providers for China.

In Canada, the sectorial risk needs to be watched, the slowdown of energetic investments is affecting the economy and the increasing rate of unemployment is starting to cause tensions on the household incomes, which might mean reducing the amount of money destined to clothes expenses.

“There are different factors that are causing a deceleration on the demand of textiles, and clothes; however, this is nothing more than a batch as many more we had seen or will have to go through in the future on this industry”, added Salomon Juan Marcos Villarreal.

Threads and their characteristics

threads background

Type of threads and their characteristics

If you want to start a sewing project, there are many different types of threads that you can use, to know the different ones, continue reading this article.

“Only threads of great quality can guarantee a good manufactured garment, that is why Grupo Denim works with vendors compromised with the quality of their products, to make sure we only deliver garments that will strictly meet our customer’s specifications”, said Salomon Juan Marcos Villarreal, president of this company.

Here are the different threads that you can find:

  • Cotton– This is the most popular thread, as it is easier to find and buy and it is manufactured in different weights, if you are getting this thread, we recommend you the mercerized one, as it is softer and the color is more consistent.
  • Polyester – Covered with cotton, the polyester thread is also known as multipurpose, it has a center made of thread which makes it stronger and elastic and it is perfect to sew natural fibers and weaves.
  • Silk – The 100% silk thread is made in a variety of colors and weights, it has a characteristic brightness that can enhance any look, it is strong and elastic and it is perfect to sew silk and wool.
  • Nylon – This is a very resistant and invisible thread, it is mainly made in two colors: transparent and smoke, and it is great for light fabrics.
  • Metallic – Metallic threads are bright colors, if you have decided to use them, keep in mind you have to take the necessary cautions with your sewing machines as these threads tend to accumulate static electricity.

“Although there are many different types of threads, it is important to only wear those of the highest quality, as this will ensure resistant seams”, added Salomon Juan Marcos Villarreal about this topic.