In some research (poking around on the Web) I was doing today, I came across this page from TextileInfo.com. Be aware of the basic research and technologies (in this case nanotechnology) that are occurring…which will undoubtedly alter or profoundly change the way you manufacture home furnishings.
Here’s a blurb from the site:
Teijin Fibers Ltd. has been the first in the world to trial the production of luminescent polyester. The polyester core is covered with approximately 60 layers of nylon and polyester that have different refractive indices for light, with provisions made for red, green, blue and violet. In the case of violet, the thickness of one layer measures only 69 nanometers. This creates a mystical hue that changes according to both how light strikes the fabric and the angle from which the fabric is viewed. Only reflecting light of a specific wavelength, this structure effectively brings out color.