Style is always changing. In order to keep up with the changes, design researchers must have new fashionable ideas to catch the consumer's eye. In the Spring 1951 American Fabric Magazine, there is an article about the creation of paisley. The article shows eleven steps used to create a new pattern.

1) Primary research                        
2) Determination of end uses
3) A final design is approved
4) Redrawing the design
5) Making the repeat pattern
6) Putting design on rollers
7) Finishing the roller
8) Prepare the cloth
9) The dye colors are mixed
10) Putting the dye into the print machine
11) The fabric is printed

Another popular fabric of the 1950s was cotton. One article discusses how men's cotton shirts are causing great impact on the shirting mills industry. "The use of 534,000 bales in 1950 gives shirting mills lead over automotive industry. New developments in weaving and finishings were responsible." (American Fabrics Magazine, Spring 1950)

Women switched to trendy coats instead of traditional shawls. The most popular fabric for coats for women and men was wool. Most scenes from 1950s fashion depict men in clothes which were always designed in dark colors. This was the time when materials such as cotton and wools were used.