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Maroc Sourcing

Heritage looks and double-faced fabrics came to the fore at this autumn 12 textiles show in Marrakech.

Duflot Maroc

Quilting specialist Duflot Maroc’s collection includes a wide range of new styles, with floral patterns and teddy bear designs catching the eye. A new finish “semi-destroys” the textile to create patterns out of worn, ripped and frayed sections.

Contact: 00 212 537 378 676

Yarn’s Ecological System (YES)

YES is an ecological and sustainable yarn manufacturer from Spain that creates all its cotton by recycling old fabrics. The recycled cottons are then blended with other fabrics such as acrylic, polyester, wool and linen to create colourful, heritage-inspired patterns.

Contact: 00 34 972 261 850

Blancatex

Based in Casablanca, Blancatex focuses on woollen textiles with either virgin wool or blended options, including polyester and viscose. Known for providing textiles for Morocco’s army and police uniforms, the offer centres around tweeds, plaids and checks.

Contact: 00 212 522 350 787

Sublitex

Colourful prints form the basis of Italian mill Sublitex’s offer, with double-faced options key. These come in both colour-blocked and double-printed options while a foil-printed voile has an interesting metallic sheen. Dense abstract florals have a wet-look finish.

Contact: 00 39 33 52 21 540

Simtis

Simtis signals a season of colour with a huge palette of options, from camel to vivid neon pinks. As the first company in Morocco to use digital printing technology, this technique is key to the range, with abstract styles sitting alongside feather and bird prints.

Contact: 00 212 661 466 950

Roudiere

Moroccan mill Roudiere creates fabrics for men’s ready-to-wear and suiting. The trend for sturdy heritage styles is strong here, with neat flecked wools and a selection of herringbones, pinstripes and windowpane checks in diverse colour options.

Contact: 00 33 5 61 03 20 00

Lakidain

Spanish mill Lakidain makes fabrics for the evening and partywear market, featuring prints, film finishes, embellishments, sequins and heat treatments. A fine tulle with metallic foil flowers is particularly striking, while printed lace and tulles are also strong.

Contact: 00 34 93 741 67 80

Avelana

More heritage styles come through at Avelana, which makes fabrics for the womenswear market, but are often updated by the use of colour. Herringbones come in bright shades while eccentric plaids and Prince of Wales checks are also used.

Contact: 00 33 5 61 03 20 00

Key trends

Birds of a feather

Prints looked to nature, with several mills using bird and feather motifs in dark autumnal shades on illustrative designs or digital patterns.

Times two

Double-faced fabrics continued to come through as a key direction, either colour blocked or with contrast patterns.

Country heritage

The heritage trend promises to be as big as ever next autumn, with country-style tweeds, checks, plaids and herringbones.

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