Laminated fabrics where the permanence of the bond is assured by the marriage of like-to-like make the news in the latest collection from leading UK knitter Welbeck Fabrics. In these fabrics the weight of the yarn and the construction of the cloth itself are precisely similar, but the colours and textures of the two sides provide an element of contrast, not merely of colour but of texture. Matt surfaces reversing to gloss are expected to be particular favourites with garment designers creating collections for the spring/summer 2002 season.