NATIONAL TEXTILES DAY
On May 3rd, we recognize all that textiles do to improve our lives with National Textiles Day. From fashionable style to everyday necessity, textiles provide us with a wealth of design possibilities.
Woven fibers of either natural or synthetic materials create textiles that make life easier and more comfortable, too. We use the resulting fabric to make coverings for a variety of uses. From the clothes we wear to bedding and furniture covers as well as rugs, drapery, and canvas for art and shelter, textiles cover our lives.
Not only does textile lend itself to multiple uses, but it is also versatile. Texture and color allow unlimited possibilities for design and expression. Fabrics also protect us from the elements. And while we manipulate them to our needs, they remain sturdy or delicate depending on their design. While some fabrics breathe for sport others resist wind, rain, and sun.
Sustainability and environmentally friendly approaches to producing textiles are an essential part of the manufacturing process in the modern era, too. Valley Forge Fabrics is a company dedicated to living and working harmoniously with the environment. They have a reclamation take-back program for many of their products that have been in place since 2008.
HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalTextilesDay
Consider all the ways textiles improve our lives. Express yourself through the textiles in your life. Whether it shades your windows, accents your furniture, or brings comfort to your shoulders, textiles are all around us. What is your favorite fabric? Look around and let us know by using #NationalTextilesDay to share on social media.
NATIONAL TEXTILES DAY HISTORY
In 2016, Valley Forge Fabrics founded National Textiles Day to celebrate the beauty and versatility of textiles.
The Registrar at National Day Calendar proclaimed the observance to be celebrated on May 3rd, annually.