Colour change effects are a major story in the novelty fabric range from Taiwan producer Jane Lun.

They include both thermochromatics in which the colour change is triggered by temperature change, and a new light sensitive collection with patterns that glow in the dark.

For fragrant fabrics Jane Lun is experimenting with aroma absorbing dyes as an alternative to more expensive micro-encapsulation processes.

It has also undertaken extensive market research to discover which fragrances will be most acceptable to their home market and Asian quadrant customers. The fragranced fabric collection will available to local customers from spring 2003.

By Sonia Roberts.