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inspiring sustainability Innovations and insights from industry leaders in textiles and home furnishings.

Shades of Green Design for Living T H E O F F I C I A L P U B L I C AT I O N O F I TA S H O W T I M E ÂŽ M A R K E T

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from the President I am very excited to welcome Brian Casey as the new Executive Director for ITA. Brian brings with him a wealth of experience in leading organizations such as ours to bigger and better things. Brian was President and CEO of the High Point Market Authority while it was at a crucial point in its growth and he tackled that challenge with tireless enthusiasm and dedication. Similarly, I feel ITA is also at a pivotal point for growth right now. Brian has shown strong leadership and communication skills in his past positions and we are looking forward to working with him as we endeavor to take ITA to the next level. ISMAIL ARSLAN

Our goal is to help potential members see they can’t afford not to be a member of ITA. As a member, each company gains immediate access to a wide range of benefits, which include our resource-packed ITA member directory, a free listing in Showtime magazine and exclusive advertising opportunities available only to our members. ITA prides itself on student-based programs that focus on developing and retaining new talent in all facets of the textile industry—including design, sales, business administration, etc. ITA also sponsors an Educational Foundation, which offers a scholarship program available to all eligible members’ children for college tuition in any related textile field. These benefits and more are made possible through our membership and fundraising revenues. It’s vital that we all continue this important work strengthening and growing our great industry! When planning your cash donations for the year 2018, please keep ITA in mind. Remember, we are 501 (c) non-profit organization and all your donations are 100% tax deductible. Our new website, internationaltextilealliance.org, is designed to help members get the most from Showtime and their membership. This user-friendly site gives you access to everything that you need to make your Showtime Market a success. We have also been working on rebuilding our association membership and Showtime registration database. Our goal is to make the system more intuitive for members and buyers while improving the information-gathering shopping data from buyers. This database is accessible on the website to our members. I wish you all the best and hope you enjoy June Showtime—we’ve planned an exciting event full of business, education and social activities. Please bring your team and customers to our Showtime Party on Monday for a great outdoor event with dinner, live music, craft beers and cigars rolled by Cuban cigar artisans while you watch. I look forward to seeing you, and if you’re not a member yet, join ITA today!

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Ismail Arslan, ITA President

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BOARD of DIRECTORS PRESIDENT Ismail Arslan \ De Leo Textiles VICE PRESIDENT & SPECIAL EVENTS COMMITTEE CHAIR Kelly DiFoggio \ JLA Home Fabrics TREASURER Kathryn Richardson \ Libeco PUBLICATIONS COMMITTEE CHAIR Jana Platina Phipps \ Classical Elements MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE CHAIR Mendy Kearns \ Hamilton Fabric Sales, Inc. EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION COMMITTEE CHAIR Katherine Shoaf \ STI INDUSTRY LIASON Brian Bunch \ Mitchell Fabrics INDUSTRY LIASON Tom Forrester \ Berkley Home Furniture Jesse Rector \ Portfolio International Dada Patil \ Catania David Stunda \ Barbarossa Leather

STAFF EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Brian Casey \ 336-885-6842 brian@InternationalTextileAlliance.org ASSISTANT DIRECTOR Carrie Dillon \ 336-885-6842 carrie@InternationalTextileAlliance.org Historic Market Square 276 \ 305 West High Avenue \ High Point, North Carolina 27260 info@InternationalTextileAlliance.org www.InternationalTextileAlliance.org

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The largest tradeshow in the U.S. dedicated to textiles, leathers and trimmings, Showtime Market brings together the industry’s leading manufacturers, suppliers, wholesalers, and retailers. Produced bi-annually by and for the members of ITA, Showtime is the “can’t-miss” market for textile professionals. Registration and market information: www.Showtime-Market.com

Showtime Media & Marketing is contracted by International Textile Alliance for the purposes of advertising sales and production of Showtime Market publications and signage.

PUBLISHER Crystal Staley 336.814.7718 \ crystal@showtime-magazine.com SALES DIRECTOR Emily Thiel 336.689.0802 \ sales@showtime-magazine.com EDITOR Trisha McBride Ferguson editor@showtime-magazine.com CONTRIBUTING WRITER Jason Schneider

A key focus of ITA, its Educational Foundation is dedicated to ensuring the future of the textile industries through the nurturing and promotion of education, scholarship and career development initiatives. EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION CHAIR Todd Nifong \ Al Fresco Functional Fabrics

CREATIVE DIRECTOR Crystal Staley CONTRIBUTING DESIGNERS Amber Allen, Alisann Marshall Tell us what you would like to see in future issues of Showtime Magazine. Send story ideas and style maker suggestions via email for consideration. A digital copy of this magazine as well as previous magazines published by Showtime Media & Marketing can be accessed by visiting our website: www.Showtime-Magazine.com

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

INSPIRING SUSTAINABILITY

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SHADES OF GREEN

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DESIGN FOR LIVING

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Innovations and insights from industry leaders in textiles and home furnishings

Language and messaging are key for marketers seeking to connect with consumers about sustainability

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Human health and the environment are top concerns for home furnishings consumers

ITA Member Showcases....................... 8

Style Makers......................14

Showtime Trends by Fashion Snoops......................31

New ITA Member Introductions.................. 40

ITA News......................41

ITA Educational Foundation.................... 42

ITA Member Products.................... 45

The “Other” Market.................... 48

Exhibitor List.................... 49

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Milliken Debuts Permanent Showroom and Features Breathe by Milliken ™

Milliken Specialty Interiors, part of the company’s Performance & Protective Textiles division, boasts a rich history of developing, designing and manufacturing fabrics for home, office and hospitality. As a result of its unrivaled knowledge, forward-thinking, product development and focus on sustainability, Milliken fabrics are found in some of the most thoughtfully designed homes, offices and hotels across the world. Working closely with furniture retailers, manufacturers and distributors, Milliken Specialty Interiors provides beautiful and durable fabrics that meet their most discerning requirements. Whether it’s as simple as a custom color or as complex as creating an environmentally friendly, water-repellent fabric that still satisfies industry regulations, Milliken is committed to solving its customers’ most pressing problems. This market, Milliken is debuting its new permanent showroom and will feature its expanded Breathe by Milliken™ line. “This show marks the grand opening of our permanent showroom at High Point, an important milestone in our commitment not only to expanding our presence in this important market, but to driving innovation and educating key audiences about the unique capabilities and solutions Milliken can provide,” says LeAnne Flack, Marketing Manager at Milliken. “We look forward to meeting with as many attendees as possible and we welcome inquiries.”

LOCATION: Spartanburg, SC PRODUCTS: Performance fabrics FOUNDED: 1865 EXHIBITING: MSTT 4th Floor CONTACT: breathebymilliken or 630.908.7623

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Offering the superior protection, elegance and sustainability consumers desire, Breathe offers the industry’s first fluorinefree performance fabrics available in both natural and manmade fibers. The new unique collection of eco-elegant performance upholstery fabrics are durable, repel everyday stains and clean easily without compromising the fabric’s look or soft feel. Breathe fabrics are a sustainable option, designed and responsibly manufactured using natural or recycled fibers made from plastic bottles and a remarkable plant-based water repellent. Milliken created Breathe textiles with discerning consumers in mind. It addresses the growing need for more environmentally friendly, effective and high-quality performance upholstery fabrics. Although launched just this year, Breathe is a resounding success and has already earned placements with top retailers such as Pottery Barn.


THE FUTURE. NOW AVAILABLE IN A FABRIC.

We’re opening a new showroom to help show off our innovative, eco-elegant collection of fabrics called Breathe by Milliken®. These fabrics are durable and repel everyday spills and stains while providing an extra measure of beauty, comfort, and peace of mind to those who choose to think sustainably. Come Breathe it in.

Now our showroom showroom located located in in MSTT MSST 4th 4th Floor. Floor. Now taking taking appointments. appointments. Visit Visit our Learn more at BreatheByMilliken.com


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Inspiring Solutions for Today’s Lifestyles As today’s design directions blend the lines between indoor and outdoor spaces, Richloom comes to market with dynamic designs that bring the beauty of nature inside. This trend of merging of indoors and out can be seen in plants like succulents, banana leaves, palm fronds and exotic blossoms used as interior decoration—and it provides rich inspiration for some of Richloom’s newest introductions. Its Plantation Collection is a Platinum offering focused on looks with lush and leafy tropical abundance. Richloom offers a family of performance fabrics brands designed for both indoor and outdoor applications. With a focus on fashion-forward, memorable design, Richloom stands apart from other suppliers. The company specializes in the upholstery, decorative jobber, hospitality, over-thecounter retail, casual outdoor furniture and recreational vehicle industries. This market, Richloom is introducing collections from several lines, including its latest upholstery lines: Solarium, Fortress, Hit the Road and Platinum. Shoreline, from Richloom’s upholstery line, is an exciting lifestyle collection comprised of modern and transitional looks with an emphasis on texture and livable color. It’s the perfect solution for consumers wanting their homes to provide a respite from today’s fast-paced society. Another dynamic look from its upholstery collection is Crafted—a direction inspired by the finely hewed works of artisans. This eclectic mix juxtaposes the structured and angular with the fluid and organic, with inspiration drawn from mid-century modern and Scandinavian designs.

LOCATION: New York, NY PRODUCTS: Performance fabrics FOUNDED: 1957 EXHIBITING: MSTT 9th Floor CONTACT: richloom.com or 212.685.5400

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While design creativity is at the heart of Richloom’s business strategy, innovation follows closely. Its design and product development specialists are dedicated to developing the freshest design directions using the latest technology. At the same time, its production and logistics teams work closely with customers and suppliers to ensure a professional, seamless and enjoyable experience. At Richloom, design and distinctive product lines are backed by superior personal service and exceptional value.


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Colorful Designs Dinstinguish De Leo’s Newest Intros Color. Color. Color. De Leo Textiles is arriving at market this season with a wide array of fashionable colors and stylish constructions. A leading provider of luxury imported textiles to furniture manufacturers, jobbers and retail, De Leo offers a vast breadth of chenilles, textures, velvets and prints at great values. As an industry leader, De Leo is committed to staying ahead of trends and keeping up with the ever-changing needs of the market. The organization is equally committed to providing the best in quality, customer service and ontime delivery. With a High Point-based design team, De Leo creates and colors original products specifically for the US market. It then works with vendors and partners in Turkey— some of the best textile producers in the world—to create its superior products. “Our unique concept capitalizes on the incredible capabilities of Turkish mills paired with the best direction from our American textile design team,” says Craig De Leo, CEO. This season, De Leo has a variety of color studies to share with its customers at Showtime. “We are really channeling dusty colors this season, focusing on pastels and tinted neutrals,” explains Katie Atwater Williams, Creative Director. “These include colors like greylac, dusty-rose and soft blues. Another brighter palette we’ve been working on has retro influences from the 70s, but with an updated spin—a combination of vibrant green, warm yellow, bright coral and deep indigo.” Also featured this season is a Penelope by De Leo Showroom which exclusively features the Penelope line and offers a glimpse into the inspiration behind the collection.

LOCATION: Fairfield, NJ PRODUCTS: Upholstery fabrics FOUNDED: 1962 EXHIBITING: MSTT 2nd Floor CONTACT: deleotextiles.com or 800.443.6909

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Look for new introductions to De Leo’s boutique Carousel showroom featuring Todd Bowles’ signature collection. It boasts new and exciting product introductions, including new luxury grow point qualities, new contemporary geometric designs and botanical-inspired velvets. Stop by and meet Todd, experience a unique photo op, and enjoy libations such as mimosas in the mornings and Todd-grias in the afternoons!


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STYLE MAKER

Nathan Copeland’s When it comes to creative vision, Nathan Copeland couldn’t be more on-trend. As the president and visionary behind the fast-growing designer brand Highland House, he was recently named one of the Most Influential Southern Tastemakers in 2018 by Southern Living.

Source of inspiration: Travel and books.

Colors or color combinations: Blue. All shades of blue.

A long-standing brand with strong retail and design partner relationships, Highland House is recognized for its style and craftsmanship. Under Nathan’s leadership, the company has reenvisioned the Highland House product line to address the growth in the interior design market. Today, the brand is employing a strategic use of color and high-end textiles to pave the way for new customers.

Favorite quote or words of wisdom:

Copeland is a knowledgeable and entertaining speaker, fluent in the lexicon of retailing, product development and marketing to the luxury segment. He is also an authority on the designer marketplace and how furniture is evolving to address these changing needs. With a passion for transforming the Highland House brand, Copeland is creating a company known for its thoughtful approach to design.

Instagram account you follow:

Walk with a purpose.

Fave vacation destination: Anywhere with blue water.

Dream project or collaboration: Building a house at the coast.

Favorite app: WAZE. I have a bit of a heavy foot.

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Go-to paint colors: Benjamin Moore Beacon Gray

Favorite pastime: Spend time outside—running, biking, golf, fly fishing.

Vice or indulgence: @ITASHOWTIME

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Market Square Upscale showrooms offering a full range of home furnishings including furniture, rugs, wall art, accent furniture and decorative accessories. Market Square is an ideal destination for fresh products and new resources. Oomph

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Andrew DiSarno’s Visually inspired yet data driven, Andrew DiSarno combines both creativity and logic in his role as Home Décor Buyer for fabric.com, an Amazon subsidiary. Andrew enjoys marrying the beauty of design with the smarts of data to drive his area of the business. During his free time, he can be found dining at one of the many amazing establishments in Atlanta, enjoying the outdoors with his family, or traveling the world.

Source of inspiration: Everything, really: Travel, nature, other people, and... data.

Colors or color combinations: Emerald and a nice blush or powder pink; and navy, gray and a pop of persimmon.

Fave vacation destination: San Clemente, Key West, Block Island, and St. Lucia.

Andrew hails from Southeastern Florida and is a graduate of Florida State University where he earned his degree in finance. Following college, Andrew accepted a role with a large big box retailer in Atlanta where he utilized his ability to fuel category growth and productivity through data and insight. Andrew spent more than six years there before accepting his current role with fabric.com in 2016.

Enjoy concerts, plays or movies:

Driven to capture the beauty of life and also be truly in the moment and cherish it, Andrew’s two favorite quotes are:

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“All the bright precious things fade so fast, and they don’t come back.”—F. Scott Fitzgerald

Movies at home with the family.

Favorite app: Robinhood and ClassPass. Such brilliance in these apps.

Instagram account you follow: @thejungalow

Sherwin-Williams’ Agreeable Gray. All day.

Fave coffee table/ design book: The New Bohemians books by Justina Blakeney.

“There’s so much beauty in this world. Too much for just one lifetime.”

Favorite pastime: @ITASHOWTIME

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Cycling, traveling, and dining. Also, anything involving sunshine, my wife, daughter and chihuahua.

Vice or indulgence: May sound odd but it’s cycling. A great way to free your mind and align your focus. I would do it multiple times a day if I had the time.


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Cody Ables’ With a love for interior design and dogs, Cody Ables is committed to a lifetime of learning. As CEO and founder of CODARUS, his advice to anyone is: True success comes from doing and living what you are passionate about.

Art, movies and travel.

Colors or color combinations:

Cody began his career in 1994 working in a showroom in Dallas, Texas, and eventually opening his own showroom in 2005. Looking back on his childhood, Cody’s parents and grandparents provided the foundation for his creative journey. He took a lead from his grandmothers who were passionate about interior design and his mother, an artist and avid painter. His father was always an enthusiastic entrepreneur and gave Cody the strength and know-how to start his own company.

All things blue.

CODARUS began during a dinner conversation between David Bugbee and Cody out of a desire to create a fresh sales management concept focused on representing innovative products in a new, fun way. Today, Cody shraes his time between Laguna, Atlanta and Dallas with his husband Pierce Ables, President & COO of CODARUS, and his beloved dogs, Kate, OIiver and Louie. In Cody’s next life, he plans on starting a dog rescue and foster home surrounded by as many mutts as he can save!

Dream project or collaboration:

After 13 years and tremendous growth, Cody’s passion for the home accessories, decor, furniture and textiles that he represents has only multiplied, and he continues to learn from the fabulous CODARUS employees and product partners.

Fave coffee table/design book:

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Favorite quote or words of wisdom: All it takes is money...

Fave vacation destination: My home on Wicklow Drive.

Enjoy concerts, plays or movies: All of the above, I was a theatre major, so I did plays and I watch about 200 movies a year.

My next project is always my dream project.

Favorite app: Uber

Go-to paint colors: Benjamin Moore Hale Navy and Chelsea Gray.

“An Affair with a House” by Bunny Williams. Bunny really loves her house, and I do too.

Vice or indulgence: Expensive skin care products and Modelo beer.


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Innovations and insights from industry leaders in textiles and home furnishings. By Trisha McBride Ferguson

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eing environmentally aware and responsible in today’s home furnishings industry takes resources, dedication and a clear vision. From sustainable design to environmentally and ethically conscious production methods to the creation of high-quality, long-lasting products that don’t need replacing—well, as Kermit the Frog famously said: “It ain’t easy being green.”

PHOTO CREDIT: Libeco

At the same time, consumer demand for healthier products is on the rise, driving the need for more sustainable textile and furniture options. “I see consumer demand spurring product development,” says Susan Inglis, executive director of the Sustainable Furnishings Council (SFC). “We have more and more member companies coming to us with excellent questions about where they can get more eco-friendly materials.” While some companies are historically green, others are embracing sustainability one innovation at a time—and all have insights worth sharing.

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INSPIRING SUSTAINABILITY

GREEN BY NATURE Sustainability comes naturally for 160-year-old Belgian linen mill Libeco. The SFC gold-rated company produces linen from flax—a naturally hypoallergenic, UV-resistant, biodegradable fiber— while maintaining a CO2-neutral manufacturing operation. “Linen is the strongest natural fiber, second only to hemp,” explains Kathryn Richardson, Vice President of Sales at Libeco. “One can feel confident that living with products made with linen are safe for one’s PHOTO home environment due to the use of CREDIT: Libeco little to no chemicals in their production. In fact, linen is known as a carbon sink, so choosing linen versus another type of fiber supports the farming of a plant that reduces greenhouse gases, does not use water for irrigation, and is produced with the highest social standards.”

PHOTO CREDIT: Libeco

While people think of grain sack looks and shabby chic slipcover styles, Libeco’s linens are also available in plains, twills and satin weaves with colors ranging from pastels to saturated hues and metallics, says Richardson. In addition to its core linen products, Libeco recently introduced a certified organic collection and envisions producing more products organically in the future.

CURATING GREEN PRODUCTS CUR8, a wholesale sourcing collaborative of innovative home products, is making it easier to find “what’s next” in smart, healthy and locally crafted products. The Texasbased company founded by Greg O’Neal and Jasmine Jaco curates original product solutions that are healthy for people, for the community and for the planet. Highlighting design’s eco-evolution, CUR8 features products such as the Grammy Chair from Reform Studio. Based in Cairo, the woman-owned operation creates brightly colored furnishings while offsetting a significant landfill waste issue using their innovative Plastex material made from discarded plastic bags. In2Green, another CUR8 find, offers incredibly soft blankets and throws made from recycled plastic bottles. Suited for both indoor and outdoor use, their touch-ability is matched by their durability.

REVOLUTIONARY UPCYCLING As cleanability and stain-resistance become part of the home furnishings consumer’s vernacular, the need for healthy and sustainable solutions for performance fabrics grows. Performance fabrics are considered more sustainable by design, since their cleanability suggests they will have a longer life, yet construction materials and methods vary widely. “We know about the huge problems that our stain treatments are causing in polluting rivers here in NC and elsewhere,” says Inglis. “Since performance fabrics are so important these days, less toxic options are very important.” STI is finding success with its Revolution® performance fabrics woven from upcycled olefin (polypropylene) yarn—a byproduct of oil refining and natural gas processing. Offering performance benefits without PFCs (polyfluorinated chemicals) and VOCs (volatile organic compounds), Revolution is Greenguard® Gold-certified for off-gassing and indoor air quality. Domestically produced

For more information, visit cur8.com

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and distributed, it’s also dyed without water and made of yarns sourced within 100 miles of STI’s Kings Mountain, NC manufacturing facility. “The manufacture of any textile has an impact on the planet and a cost associated with it,” says Sean Gibbons, Chief Executive Officer of STI. “For us, sustainability is not just about marketing, it’s our mission. We’re very passionate about keeping our carbon footprint small.” STI is currently a 98 percent landfill-free company, with plans to be 100 percent landfill-free by the end of the year. The company also pays all its employees more than a living wage, says Gibbons. In-demand with major manufacturers and retail furniture verticals, Revolution fabrics are also available to consumers, designers and the trade at revolutionfabricsbytheyard.com.

A HERITAGE OF SUSTAINABILITY Breathe by Milliken™ is an eco-friendly solution designed to be the world’s first fluorine-free performance fabric compatible with synthetic and natural fibers. Now available in upholstered furnishings at Pottery Barn and Pottery Barn Kids, Breathe features a plant-based water-repellant and is Greenguard Gold-certified. Breathe textiles are durable, repel everyday stains, clean easily and are sustainably designed, says LeAnne Flack, Marketing Manager for Specialty Interiors at Milliken. “It’s a plant-based repellent applied during construction, so the stain-resistance is built-in, it’s not an after-treatment.”

“I see consumer demand spurring product development ... We have more and more member companies coming to us with excellent questions about where they can get more eco-friendly materials” says Susan Inglis, SFC. Breathe fabrics are made using natural (cotton) fibers as well as renewable ones made from plastic bottles. Linencontent constructions are currently in development. Its polyester constructions feature yarns with at least 30 percent recycled content and reaching up to 73 percent recycled content. “Each yard of this fabric can divert six to 10 plastic bottles from landfills,” explains Flack. “When you’re talking about 25 yards of fabric for covering a sectional sofa, it starts to add up.” Corporately, Milliken has a long history of environmental leadership. In the early 1900s the company was reusing packaging and textile materials and documenting its recycling policy. In 2007, the company was certified as carbon negative. Today, its core values include striving for zero waste generation to land, air and water; and all of its manufacturing facilities are ISO 14001-certified for global environmental responsibility.

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SUSTAINABLE HIDES

Aspen, Eden and Terra leathers from Moore & Giles.

Sustainable by nature, leather is a natural by-product of the beef industry and prized for its durability and longevity. From the sourcing of raw materials through each stage of the tanning process, Moore & Giles has always used sustainable practices in creating its leathers. The recent debut of its Olive Green collection marks the introduction of a truly sustainable leather solution—from start to finish. Each of the collection’s three unique leathers (semianiline, aniline and pure aniline) are organically tanned using fallen or pruned olive leaves from the Mediterranean, explains Whitney Tinsley, Director of Education at Moore & Giles. The process uses an olive extract for mineral-free tanning and is followed by nontoxic, water-soluble, VOC-free dyes and a water-based, solvent-free finishing system. “Today, 15 million tons of olives are harvested each year in Europe alone,” says Tinsley. “Until now, the leaves of the olive tree have been burned after harvest. Now, this revolutionary process is enabling these leaves to be turned into a 100 percent sustainable tanning agent.”

DESIGNED FOR PERFORMANCE Crypton Fabrics’ award-winning C-Zero textile product is designed to provide fluorine-free protection from water-based stains. A Greenguard Gold-certified product, it was awarded Interior Design magazine’s Best of Year award for green innovation. “C-Zero offers better water-based stain resistance than any other fluorine-free finish on the market,” says Jack Eger, Senior Vice President at Crypton Fabrics. “While we’ve found that C-Zero is a top-performer in its class of fluorine-free finishes, it’s not right for every application— it’s great at repelling drink spills but is not resistant to oilbased stains, so it should be used for select environments to ensure the best results over time.”

All Crypton proprietary formulations are painstakingly refined to ensure maximum performance and superb aesthetics with less chemistry, says Eger. “The main difference between C-Zero and other Crypton technologies is the degree of repellency. C-Zero repels water-based elements only while our other products resist almost everything including liquid, oil and proteinbased stains.” Dedicated to environmentally responsible manufacturing, Crypton has a vision for environmental leadership. “As a company, we feel a responsibility to both our customers and the world in which we live,” says Eger. “We have been a sustainable choice in the market for 25 years and we will always be developing new innovations with sustainability in mind.”

> Searching for Sustainable Sources? If you’re looking for eco-friendly materials, manufacturers, stores or designers—or want to be found by them—check out the search tool on sustainablefurnishings.org.

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Leather’s authenticity needs to be felt, not just seen. This is why JBS produces high-quality leather for furniture and uses its worldwide presence to understands market trends. Our global footprint with the control of the entire production chain – from raw materials to finished leather – allow us to offer a higher service level and solutions that meet the specific needs of our customers. We are inviting you to try out our leathers to feel their essence. Visit our showroom and experience the quality of our leather.

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SHADES OF GREEN

Language and messaging are key for marketers seeking to connect with consumers about sustainability. By Trisha McBride Ferguson

With consumers increasingly concerned about the environment and looking for sustainable textiles and home furnishings products, the challenge to marketers is how to state environmentally friendly features in a way that inspires brand connection without overstating their impact. In fact, in this time of contentious media rhetoric, sustainability messaging can be unifying or divisive.

CONSUMERS WANT GREEN OPTIONS In its fall 2017 Eco Pulse™ study, the Shelton Group notes that sustainability is becoming a stronger part of the American identity and consumers are willing to do their part while looking to companies to do their part as well. Of those surveyed, 40 percent agreed that: “Buying/using eco-friendly products

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SMARTER COMMUNICATIONS When it comes to making claims, experts suggest being specific, providing proof and putting claims in context. Consumers are looking for options that are environmentally conscious, but also understand the realities of manufacturing. Oftentimes, they are more willing to accept products from companies that are honest with them instead of trying to convince them that buying their products will save the earth.

is an important part of my personal image,” up from 33 percent in 2013. When asked about their concern for the environment, 78 percent said they feel at least moderately responsible to change daily purchase habits and practices to positively impact the environment and 65 percent said a company’s environmental reputation has a moderate to very strong impact on their decisions to buy its products.

UNDERSTANDING THE SKEPTICISM Creating meaningful marketing messages requires acknowledging consumers are inundated with advertisements promoting environmentally friendly products and services. There are a staggering number of labels, icons and certifications congesting and muddying most consumer products categories. While there is some outright fraud, misleading and exaggerated claims are the most widespread. This proliferation of “greenwashing” has created a climate of mistrust. Blending the words “green” and “whitewash,” the term greenwashing was coined in the late 1980s to describe deceptive claims deliberately used to enhance the appeal of an organization’s environmental product or position. The result of these misleading claims has been a backlash of consumer skepticism and cynicism. In 2012, the Federal Trade Commission revised its “Green Guides” in an effort to help marketers ensure the claims they make about the environmental attributes of their products are truthful and not deceptive. Currently online at ftc.gov, the free guide covers recommendations regarding claims ranging from renewable to carbon offsets.

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In its 2017 Green Home Furnishings Consumer Study, the Sustainable Furnishings Council asked respondents which terms they preferred for describing products that are good for the environment. Environmentally safe was most often ranked number one, followed by sustainable and eco-friendly. Terms such as green, eco-conscious and pro-planet were ranked significantly lower. According to the Eco Pulse™ study, words used in marketing claims have the ability to be uniting or divisive. Terms regarding sustainability that were “uniting”—receiving a high number of positive scores and a negligible number of negative scores—were: science, conservation and sustainability. In contrast, the words environmental stewardship, regulation and carbon footprint were “divisive” and garnered a largely negative reaction from consumers. Research findings such as these suggest that connecting with consumers and increasing purchase consideration and loyalty begins with fine tuning the language used in marketing claims. Communicating the environmental values a brand embodies in a believable, engaging manner is a key strategy for developing brand trust and purchasing loyalty.

> What are sustainable

furnishings? Sustainable, environmentally safe or eco-friendly furnishings are made and distributed in ways that protect our planet, according to the Sustainable Furnishings Council (SFC). SFC members take immediate steps to minimize carbon emissions, waste stream pollutants, un-recyclable content and primary materials from unsustainable sources from any product platform under their control.


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GREEN glossary Sustainability language can be an overwhelming, made even more confusing by greenwashing. Here are a few of the terms to know:

Adaptive Reuse Renovation of a building or site for a completely new use. Carbon Footprint Amount of gaseous emissions relevant to climate change and associated with human production or consumption. Carbon Neutral Over its lifecycle, a product or process that does not add more carbon dioxide to the atmosphere. Carbon Offset Indication of the level of responsibility an organization must accept for its impact on the environment, and how much carbon offsetting must take place to become carbon neutral. CertiPUR-US® Voluntary certification program for flexible polyurethane foam. Chain-of-Custody (CoC) Systematic tracking of wood-based products from their origin in the forest to their end-use. Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) Artificially created chemical compounds found to deplete the earth’s stratospheric ozone layer. Closed-loop Recycling When a used product is recycled into a similar product. Cradle to Cradle Design protocol and certification program advocating the elimination of waste by recycling a material or product into a new or similar product. Cradle to Gate An assessment of a partial product life cycle from manufacture (cradle) to the factory (gate) before it is transported to the consumer.

Demand-side Waste Management Where consumers use purchasing decisions to communicate to product manufacturers that they prefer environmentally sound products. Environmental Footprint Environmental impact any company or entity makes as it performs any activity as determined by how well raw materials or by-products are absorbed by the surrounding environment. Environmental Impact Any change to the environment resulting from manufacturing, products or services—such as energy consumption, greenhouse gas production, toxicity and natural resource depletion. Environmental Management Systems (EMS) Set of processes and practices enabling organizations to reduce their environmental impact and increase operational efficiency. Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) Standard ensuring the organic status of textiles, from raw materials through manufacturing and labelling. GREENGUARD® Certified Performance-based standards to define goods with low chemical and particle emissions for use indoor. Greenwash Misleading consumers regarding the environmental practices of a company or the environmental benefits of a product or service. ISO 14001 Standard providing the requirements for an environmental management system (EMS).

LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Standard promoting a whole-building approach to sustainability based on sustainable site development; water savings; energy efficiency; materials selection; and indoor environmental quality. Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) Assessment of a product’s full environmental costs, from raw materials to final disposal, in terms of consumption of resources, energy and waste. OEKO – TEX Organization that sets globally uniform test criteria for safe use of chemicals in textiles. Organic In textiles, denotes finished textile products certified under the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS). Reclamation Service provided by suppliers, manufacturers, or retailers who buy back materials or products from their customers. Sustainability, Sustainable Practices, Sustainable Development Meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Triple Bottom Line Sustainable development involving the simultaneous pursuit of economic vitality; ecological integrity; and social equity. VOC - Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) A variety of chemicals, emitted as gasses, that may have short- and long-term adverse health effects and are higher in concentration indoors.

Lacey Act A long-standing wildlife trafficking statute protecting both plants and wildlife, amended in 2008 to include trade in products made from illegally harvested wood.

For more definitions, visit sustainablefurnishingscouncil.org.

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CULTURAL INFLUENCES MACRO TRENDS

LIFE 3.0

PALE BLUE DOT

MICRO TREND

MICRO TRENDS Smart Home

Other Worldly

There is an underlying element of fantasy ever-present as our exploration of space exceeds barriers beyond imagination. who we are.

From energy saving climate controls to mood lighting and automatic grocery ordering, the appliances in our homes are learning our habits and needs with the help of AI.

NEW WORLD

In our F/W 19/20 Visionary, New World, recent scientific discoveries ignite a new curiosity in design and inspire unconventional solutions for humanity to interact and sustain the natural world. Technological innovations continue to drive progressive ideas with renewables and sustainability practices. As we dive deeper into our world we continue to venture beyond the boundaries of our planet, with awe-inspiring space discoveries that remind us that we may not be alone in the universe as we once believed. This is reinforced with an emerging emphasis on futuristic forms inspired by architects like Zaha Hadid, whose use of swooping curvilinear lines became iconic. Dubbed the “Queen of Curve�, her revolutionary designs altered the way we think about buildings and interior spaces. Artists like Mariko Mori and Bjork reflect the overall optimistic attitude of the trend as we continue to merge Diesel Black Gold

technology with human sensitivity.

PATTERN + GRAPHICS

CHROME MELT

HYPERBOLIC TEXTURE

COLOR COMBOS

RADICAL GLOW

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CULTURAL INFLUENCES MACRO TRENDS

PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS

DR. ME

MICRO TREND

MICRO TRENDS

Science of Me

Smart Home

The public’s fascination with our own genetic makeup has led to a boom in DNA and genomic analysis.

Beliefs in harnessing the power of togetherness and quest for higher conscience are becoming new places of worship, even in co-working environments.

ORACLE

In our F/W 19/20 Visionary trend Oracle, we take a step into a seductive new world where mystery and a sense of foreboding luxury create an alluring underworld. Darkness and a whisper of the unknown inspire a rich complexity that elevates the beauty of high-end fashion and design. The nuances of the natural world invoke a new sense of reverence as we become more attuned to the effects of the phases of the moon, the rising tides, and astrological shifts. Crystals and energetic stones gain renewed momentum for their healing and spiritually uplifting properties. Music and style icons like Michele Lamy (muse and wife of fashion designer Rick Owens) and Karin Dreijer of Fever Ray, demonstrate how mystical feminine power can evoke Diesel Black Gold

compelling forms and textures that tap into our primal beings to take us further into the depths of our consciousness.

PATTERN + GRAPHICS

MARBELIZED ALCHEMY

DEPARTED FLORA

COLOR COMBOS

MYSTIC ETCHINGS

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CROSS CURRENTS

ALL IN

MICRO TREND

MICRO TRENDS Femininity vs Society

Surban Living

In real estate, “surban” offers a blended neighborhood on the rise, that combines urban energy, space, and affordability.

This micro trend expands the notion of modern feminism to include products and services designed by women for women.

REBUILD

In our F/W 19/20 Visionary trend Rebuild, we are inspired by the true grit of the post Depression Era, a period of time that merged the worlds of rural farming and mass industrialization. This moment in time was marked by a massive dust bowl drought, which sparked large migrations in the American Midwest from country farms to rugged urban life. This shift in the cultural landscape is perhaps best illustrated in John Steinbeck’s iconic tale, The Grapes of Wrath, which is a key influencer for this trend. Artists of that time like Grant Wood, Barse Miller, and Emil Kosa Jr. defined the American Regionalism style and were essential in establishing America in the global art world. They did this by presenting the beauty of the American landscape

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as well as the resiliency of its people despite their economic hardships.

PATTERN + GRAPHICS

BLOCKED CONSTRUCT

FLAWED FLORA

COLOR COMBOS

RAILROAD STRIPE

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UNIVERSAL DESIGN

SELFISHLY AWARE

MICRO TREND

MICRO TRENDS Instaworthy

Modularity

Modular design is an important concept that is trickling down into all product categories. Today’s consumers want multi-functional products and spaces.

Our visually driven culture has led us to the “Instagrammable design movement” where products and spaces are created to be captured and shared on social media.

TRIGGER

In our F/W 19/20 Visionary trend Trigger, the duality of push and pull creates a catalyst for contemporary design. Smart minimalism is ignited by bold design details that redefine shape and surface. Color becomes assertive and is used to great effect in both hard and soft goods. Artists like John Baldessari and photographer David Brandon Geeting inform this undercurrent of graphic impact and inspire the use of saturated color and unexpected juxtapositions. Fashion designers like Telfar Clemans and the Berlin-based collective GmBh demonstrate this shift with their focus on modular, highly stylized silhouettes that offer adaptability and multi-functionality. Industrial design follows suit as seen with the rising success of furniture designer

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Dozie Kanu. His ability to blend disparate objects to create a new narrative illustrates how effective it can be when art and design come together.

PATTERN + GRAPHICS

ENGRAINED

TERRAZZO FRAGMENTS

COLOR COMBOS

OPTIC SHIFT

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Women’s Leadership Development Network

Featuring keynote “SheQ: Leading with Emotional Intelligence” by Jen Shirkani Executive coach and author of “Choose Resilience” WithIt - Women’s Leadership Development Network presents the industry’s best forum for professional development to build today’s leaders. Our affordable two-day program offers industry professionals at all stages of their careers the opportunity to learn from top-notch speakers, develop skills and network with furniture manufacturers, designers, retailers and other industry insiders. Professional Leadership Development Motivational Speakers Interactive Networking Sessions Targeted Break-out Sessions Professional Headshot Photography Opening Reception at Historic Location The Francis Marion Hotel in Downtown Charleston

View a detailed agenda and register at www.withit.org

CONFERENCE SPONSORS: Universal Furniture • AmericasMart • BDI • Ekornes •

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DESIGN SFC Award finalists—designers Lisa Peck & Christina Rymer.

TOP PHOTO: “We furnished the interiors with SFCmember products to create a home that is not only beautifully built and designed, but also sustainable and free of harmful toxins,” explains #GetYourGreenOn design competition winner Jessica Garcia of Atlanta-based Des-Syn Inc. “The home is designed to embrace an abundance of natural light, with views that expand beyond the windows and become part of the interior environment.”

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oving from the margins to the mainstream, environmental concerns are increasingly driving home decorating decisions and purchasing behavior. Healthy living is top of mind for consumers around the world, as is the role chemicals play in their homes. Interior designers are embracing the mandate for eco-friendly interiors as clients increasingly ask for home décor solutions that are healthy and sustainable. “More and more clients want to know about the products I’m bringing into their home,” says Libby Langdon, designer, TV personality, and author. “They’re interested in the health aspects and sustainability. They want to know what’s in the flooring their kids are going to be rolling around on and the mattresses they’ll be sleeping on.” Indoor air quality is a trending topic for consumers, according to the Sustainable Furnishings Council’s (SFC) 2017 Green Libby Langdon Home Furnishings Consumer Study. Eighty-two percent of female respondents expressed concern about indoor air quality as compared to just 46 percent five years ago. In highest demand are products that perform well, have aesthetic appeal, are safe to use, and have minimal impact on the environment throughout their

lifecycle. Consumers are now looking for expert advice in sourcing these home products, reports the recent SFC study, with 70 percent of those surveyed interested in working with a certified environmentally safe interior designer if they liked their style and their fees were comparable. Home furnishings shoppers are more concerned today about surrounding themselves with natural products, says LEED-certified Kay E. Craynon designer Kay E. Craynon, ASID, of Florida furniture retailer Clive Daniel Home. When prioritizing the health and sustainability attributes of home furnishings, safety and well-being come first, she notes. “Customers do like to hear that suppliers are trying to make their factories more earth-friendly. I wouldn’t say it’s equally important but it’s getting closer.” While consumers desire environmentally intelligent design, the decision often comes down to price. If style and cost considerations were comparable, 90 percent of women surveyed in the SFC’s survey report being interested or very interested in purchasing environmentally safe home furnishings. Seventytwo percent of female respondents would be being willing to pay more for home furnishings certified to be environmentally friendly, with the majority (57 percent) willing to pay up to 10 percent more.

Recognizing Green Design Judged by leading editors from Dwell, Interiors and Hearst Design Group, SFC’s annual #GetYourGreenOn design competition honors interior designers who feature products from SFC-member manufacturers and suppliers. Winners of the 2017 competition were: Katherine Snedeker, The Arrangement, Dallas; Jessica Garcia, Des-Syn Inc., Atlanta; Kirsten Flynn, Sustainable Home, Palo Alto, Calif.; Lisa Peck and Christina Rymer, LiLu Interiors, Minneapolis; Bernadette Upton, EcoDecor Inc., North Palm Beach.

“This space uses all-natural fibers throughout and features a sitting vignette composed of four swivel arm chairs from Lee Industries,” says designer Jessica Garcia.

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The Future of Material Selection Proving you don’t have to sacrifice design for sustainability, design libraries such as Material ConneXion help designers source eco-friendly products. Its physical libraries are located around the world and provide unbiased information on healthy material solutions organized by category. A proprietary database supplements its physical libraries and includes technical specifications, images, application information and manufacturer contact details for every material. For more information or to submit a material, visit materialconnexion.com.

“Cost is always a factor,” says Langdon. “I think people are willing to pay a little more or have a small hike in cost for products they know are healthy and made sustainably, but it can’t be totally out of the range—that is a tough sell.” For people with health issues, price becomes less of an issue. A recent customer of Craynon’s has severe allergies and required furnishings made without formaldehyde or VOCs. “Then it’s a critical situation that goes beyond having eco-friendly practices,” she explains. At Clive Daniel Home, Craynon has several options that meet the criteria, with her go-to vendors including Fine Furniture Design, Miles Talbot and the store’s own CDH brand.

In a recent project in Connecticut, Langdon was able to satisfy her client’s health and sustainability needs by introducing her to a Saatva mattress. Constructed using green manufacturing processes, its mattresses feature recycled steel innersprings, eco-friendly CertiPURUS® foam, organic cotton coverings, and a botanical antimicrobial fabric treatment designed to inhibit bacteria to prolong the life of the organic cotton. “The mattress was one of the first things she asked me about,” says Langdon. “She was very concerned about the materials since you spend a lot of time in bed. Now, she’s thrilled. When it’s a healthy product and it’s made in a way that’s helping the planet, it’s a win-win.”

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ITA INTRODUCTIONS

Leather & Fabrics

Elastron is a worldwide supplier of cover fabrics and leathers for the upholstery industries. With warehouses in Portugal, Spain, Germany and China, it offers a portfolio of 80+ collections and 2,000 color options in-stock. Elastron serves the interior design, contract and automotive industries and is dedicated to customerfocused efficiency. FIAMA Textiles focuses on creating unique products and designs and specializes in digital prints and complex jacquards. With vertical mills, FIAMA is hands-on at all stages of design and production—from dyeing to spinning, weaving and finishing. Primarily targeting manufacturers, it offers a high-performance C6 stain repellent (PRO-TECH) on all its products and has a 60-yard minimum order.

A founding member of OEKO-TEX®, the Hohenstein Group is an accredited, independent testing and research institute offering product development, certification, and training services. Its focus is on textiles that surround the human (home, apparel, automotive, medical, etc). The Hohenstein Group partners with companies who want to make their home textiles more comfortable, safe, sustainable, lasting, competitive, and fresh.

Torcetex is the world’s only supplier of natural straw produced from a cotton substrate. A simple yet strong material, it’s perfect for applications in home furnishings. Torcetex produces more than 1,000 natural straw options that are used in various markets.

With a growing portfolio of premium and intelligent fabrics, Ultrafabrics works with designers, indoor and outdoor furniture manufacturers, and interior designers. Offering the softest, most durable fabrics in its category, Ultrafabrics will be showing “Wired,” the latest collection in its Ultratech family, as well as new color additions to its signature Ultraleather original collection.

Reflex Data is dedicated to and totally focused on the textile industry and has developed its latest software over three decades in order to meet the growing needs of the industry. It has been developed exclusively for textiles businesses by people with vast industry knowledge and expertise.

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ITA NEWS Sprezzatura Home by Christine Rendino and American Silk Mills American Silk Mills announced in April that it will launch a stocked luxury textile collection created and curated by long-time industry veteran Christine Rendino. With over 45 SKUs, the collection includes luxury velvets, intricate embroideries, silk jacquards, beaded cords and tapes. The name “Sprezzatura” means studied carelessness in Italian—“the collection reflects the style, detail, luxury and aesthetic of the couture runway while staying grounded in the classic, livable sensibility important in the modern home textile industry” states Rendino. Further, “Sprezzatura is the perfect word for what we are creating—effortless elegance in materials, construction and textures.” This new collection will be shown during ITA Showtime at the American Silk Mills Studio.

ITA Adds to Board of Directors David Stunda, Sales Director for Barbarossa Leather, and Dada Patil, President of Catania Silks join the current ITA Board of Directors, which include: Ismail Arslan of De Leo and ITA President; Kelly DiFoggio of JLA Home and ITA Vice President; Kathryn Richardson of Libeco and ITA Treasurer; Brian Bunch, Mitchell Fabrics; Tom Forrester, Berkley Home Furniture; Mendy Kearns, Hamilton Fabric Sales Inc.; Jana Platina Phipps, Classical Elements; Jesse Rector, Portfolio International; and Katherine Shoaf, STI

Valdese Weavers Names Reynolds VP of Design Valdese Weavers announces the promotion of Ann Reynolds to Vice President of Design. In her new role, Reynolds will report to Chief Creative Officer Laura Levinson and oversee the styling of several product lines including Valdese Weavers Residential.

STI Celebrates Massive Manufacturing Expansion STI, a family-owned textile mill that has been in continuous operation since 1964, celebrated the completion of a 150,000-square-foot expansion with a ribbon cutting ceremony this past January. The expansion was driven by the rapid growth of Revolution Performance Fabrics. Unlike many other performance fabrics, Revolution is 100%

made in the United States and contains no PFC chemicals. Revolution was introduced to the marketplace in 2014 and has steadily become the preferred performance brand for consumers seeking a family friendly, stain resistant fabric.

Milliken Specialty Interiors Expands Environmental Leadership A leading global innovation company with textile, specialty chemical and floor covering manufacturing expertise, Milliken & Company’s Specialty Interiors business has extended its sustainability leadership by recently joining the Sustainable Furnishings Council (SFC) and being honored by Unifi as a REPREVE® Champion of Sustainability.

ITA Pavilion at IWCE ITA partnered with the International Window Coverings Expo to bring a taste of Showtime Market to Tampa on March 27-28. The first ITA Pavilion included six member companies including Catania, Millennium Textile, Europatex, Ramtex, Premier Prints and Number One Textiles. Five additional ITA members exhibited at IWCE, including Belagio, L.A. Fred, Eroica, Rose Lace & Braid and Trimland, offering IWCE attendees a variety of textiles and trimmings. Jana Platina Phipps, aka Trim Queen, hosted a seminar titled “Translating Fashion Into Design” and a live, hands-on demonstration on DIY Bespoke Embellishments. ITA plans to host a pavilion again in 2019, when the IWCE will be held in Nashville, TN.

ITA Announces New Executive Director Please welcome Brian Casey to the position of Executive Director. Casey comes to ITA with more than 35 years of experience in Exhibition, Trade Show and the Association Management industries. Previously, Casey served as CEO for the Center for Exhibition Industry research, General Manager for the Huntington Convention Center in Cleveland OH, CEO for the High Point Market Authority, and Executive Vice President with Smith Bucklin, the largest global association management firm. He has also served on numerous boards and advisory groups, including the International Association of Exhibitions and Events, Major American Trade Show Organizers, Center for Exhibition Industry Research, Chicago Convention & Visitors Bureau and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, among numerous other volunteer organizations. Casey currently serves on the board for the American Red Cross and is a resident of High Point, NC.

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ITA EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION

FORMING EDUCATION ALLIANCES The International Textile Alliance Educational Foundation is in full growth and the momentum through a new committee, new partnerships and revitalization of current programs leads to the most exciting time for our organization since its inception. Most ITA members, buyers and industry partners do not get to share in the progress made by the Educational Foundation outside of Showtime and our publications, but that ethos is changing. This past September the Educational Foundation re-organized under a new committee of ITA member industry representatives and immediately started working on a plan to carry forward the momentum from our partnership with Jefferson University/Philadelphia University and the ITA EF Collaborative Design Studio. The committee, along with representatives from the American Home Furnishings Alliance, has met with faculty and staff at High Point University to kick off what

we hope will be a prosperous partnership for the home furnishings industry as a whole. High Point University is quickly becoming one of the most respected higher education institutions in the nation and attracts the brightest minds majoring in a vast array of fields of study that could feed our industry. Students focusing their studies in all fields of business, communications, interior design and visual merchandising will be poised to breathe new life and ideas into our member companies. No other university of its caliber is located and so closely associated with a region and its driving industry. It is our goal to leverage all that the ITA EF, AHFA and HPU have to offer and to create a relationship that will benefit all involved for many years to come. With plans in place to increase the ITA EF’s reach, the revitalization of current programs, and new partnerships on the horizon, the need for resources to achieve these goals is greater than ever. The EF committee has set a budget and put a three-year fundraising initiative into place that will be vital to achieving these goals. Over the next year we will reach out to all ITA members with the details of the initiative and ask you to walk with us through this exciting time in our organization’s progress and commit your time and donations to make it all possible.

“The Educational Foundation is entering into a dynamic and exciting time. We have more communication, collaboration and partnerships with the top universities and students than ever before. The steps we are taking now and with the help of the ITA member companies, we will be able to expand our programs and partnerships to ensure a bright future for our industry for many years to come.” - Todd Nifong A key part of ITA’s mission is the growth and development of future industry leaders. ITA member companies recognize the need to attract fresh talent and promote the growth and development of students studying textiles around the world. From internships to mixers, these initiatives create opportunities for the long-term advancement of the industry through education and recruitment. The foundation relies on the support and financial generosity of ITA members and industry leaders to fund these efforts. To make a donation to the foundation, contact the

ITA office at 336-885-6842 or info@internationaltextilealliance.org. COMMITTEE CHAIR

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This design was inspired by the beautiful movement of seaweed that’s created by the currents underwater. The elegant leafy collum builds up the fabric creating depth and space while the colors loosely interpret the reds and purple tones that can be found in certain aquatic plants.

The ITA Educational Foundation hosted a three-day tour in February that gives textile design students an inside look at the textile industry from concept to consumer through visits to textile mills, design studios, upholstery manufacturers and printing facilities. A group of 23 students and professors from schools across the country took part in the 22nd annual “Fabrics: From Concept to Consumer” educational tour. Participating companies included: Ambella Home, Bennettsville Printing, Brentwood Textiles, De Leo, Glen Raven and STI. Attending schools included: North Carolina State U; East Carolina U; Georgia State U; Jefferson; Kent State U; Savannah College of Art & Design. Students also had an opportunity to participate in the “Future Talent Mixer” at the String & Splinter Club. The event included a review of student portfolios by industry professionals from companies such as Al Fresco Functional Fabrics, Ambella Home, Classical Elements, Crest Leather, David Rothschild Co., De Leo, Greenhouse Fabrics, Hamilton Fabrics, JLA Home, Merrimac Textile, P/Kaufmann, STI and Valdese Weavers.

2017 DECEMBER WINNER

Kaylie Kaitschuck College for Creative Studies This design was inspired by the weather patterns and mapping in everyday society. It represents humanity, nature and community within it. This pattern is composed of a singular unit made from couching on a long arm quilting machine. By building up layers and layers, I was able to make my own textile through different dyed yarns. This is a story about everyday life and what we are granted with on a daily basis.

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oyteks has developed new products specially for the American market. “As a result, we even took professional pictures of the new products with attention paid to the details of the fabrics,” says Erdogan Peker, Boyteks Brand Manager. “We promoted these pictures in Fabrics and Furnishings International and in order to have an effective impact we used the

facing page format, or a spread as an advertisement. The product line which we specially produced for America was shown in Fabrics & Furnishings because it’s a magazine that is also specialized in the American market.” “Our aim was to reach this market in the shortest time and we did! In a very short time we got positive feedback from our advertisements. During the Showtime fair in High

Point, North Carolina, prospects came to our stand holding Fabrics and Furnishings in their hands, showing us our advertisement and saying that they wanted to see these same products.” “We saw that our newly developed products reached the target audience in such a short time. This proved that we had chosen the right magazine. This made us very happy!”

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14 Karat Home

MSTT 3rd Floor Zen is one of three designs which showcases the depth of colors and lifelike definition of pattern only achieved with high-quality digital printing.

Al Fresco Functional Fabrics

MSTT 4th Floor Fresh textures from the Wesley Mancini Outdoor Collection. Made in the USA, durable and bleach-cleanable — perfect for anywhere you live comfortably!

Belle Maison USA Ltd.

SMS 1-641 Brenna features a distressed damask printed on a linen viscose ground. The beautiful, bold colors juxtapose its distressed aesthetic, creating an unexpected combination of textures and colors.

Trimland SMS 1-811 Trimmings, tassels, tiebacks, tie bands, fringes, tapes, string curtains, pompoms and rosettes offered in all styles, moods, motifs and colors.

Brentwood Textiles

HFRC 3rd Floor Brightly colored chenille in ethnic-inspired stripes.

C.S. Osborne

Manufacturing the finest quality upholstery tools for the professional since 1826.

Covington Fabrics

MSTT 7th Floor A beautiful contemporary interpretation of a 5-star floral bouquet design. Printed on a textured linen-blend base cloth, Macbeth is available in four color combinations. ITA Showtime® Market • June 3-6, 2018

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Darnel, Inc

FIAMA Textiles

Gum Tree Fabrics, Inc.

Hohenstein Group

Intrenze

JB Martin Co.

LebaTex

Morgan Fabrics

Reflex Data Systems Limited

SMS 1-928 This fabric is 100% polyester, 116” wide and reversible. Available in seven vibrant colors.

SMS 1-606 As a founding member of the OEKOTEX® Association, Hohenstein supports companies throughout the textile value chain with the implementation of their product stewardship and sustainability initiatives.

SMS 1-502 Showcasing sought-after textiles from our luxury residential brand, Stacy Garcia | New York, our latest collection features an eclectic combination of artistry and precision manufacturing.

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SMS 1-648 Crochet is a timeless pattern that combines X’s an O’s to create a chic stripe.

SMS 1-606 Manufacturers of natural leather upholstery—the finest leathers for home furnishings, automobiles and leather accessories.

RC 3rd Floor Morgan Fabrics is the leading supplier in all types of velvet: woven, knitted or printed. Quality, design, delivery. Stocked in the USA.

RC 4th Floor Timeless toile in beautiful, updated fashion palette. Lends itself to both cottage and traditional.

MSTT 7th Floor J.B. Martin Performance Velvets combine beauty and elegance with comfort and wear in an easy to care package.

SMS 1-634 Mertex is the market leading software for textiles that focuses purely on the management, movement, cost and control of everything relating to fabric. Mertex manages the full life cycle of fabric and much more.


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S&D Fine Upholstery Leather

MSTT 4th Floor Mertex is the market-leading textiles software. Adopted by some of the bestknown textiles businesses worldwide, it controls inventory, delivers visibility, efficiency and cost savings.

Sunbrella

336 S. Wrenn St. Featuring sophisticated, luxurious designs, colors and textures, legendary Sunbrella® performance fabrics are soft to the touch, fade-proof, easy to care for and bleach cleanable.

South Pacific Textile

STI

Textile Fabric Associates

Ultrafabrics Inc.

SMS 1-716 Soft lines in blush, bronze and brown tonesweave gently across a neutral ground in Slipstream Blush. New dimensional textures including Rubble, Justin and Pinwheel (shown), correlate with impact.

MSTT 7th Floor Brevard is an impressionistic tree motif with a variety of weaves, giving it depth and dimension on a linen-like ground. This jacquard design is an Asian-inspired bamboo floral woven on a linen-like ground.

HFRC 3rd Floor The Whiskey River is an expression of our travels and personal styles. It’s correlate pattern Delgado reflects the craftsmanship and quality of handmade fabrics.

SMS 1-746 In a category of its own, Brisa is designed, engineered and handcrafted with softness, beauty, durability and breathability in mind.

Product listings are a FREE benefit of membership in International Textile Alliance. If you are a member, and would like to have your product shown, please contact Showtime Media & Marketing for the next issue’s deadline.

Wesley Mancini, Ltd.

MSTT 6th Floor We are a design studio currently creating upholstery fabrics for indoor and outdoor usage featuring classic design motifs with contract with Valdese Weavers and Al Fresco.

Wipelli Inc. USA

SMS 1-402 Highly regarded as one of the most sophisticated materials, velvet is known for its distinctive soft hand and is often used by royalty. Velveteen was created by marrying the look and feel of velvet with leather. ITA Showtime® Market • June 3-6, 2018

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Featured (from left to right): Sunbrella, Intrenze, Trimland

EXHIBIT LOCATIONS SMS

or “the suites”

MARKET SQUARE TEXTILE TOWER or “the tower”

An easy walk from the Suites through Market Square takes you to the elevators for the tower, home to more than 40 of the larger mills and suppliers of leather and trim. Showtime appointments are common, but “walk-ins” can sometimes be accommodated.

HFRC

RESOURCE CENTER and HOME FASHIONS RESOURCE CENTER or “the resource centers”

RC

MARKET IN HIGH POINT

SUITES AT MARKET SQUARE

The Suites house more than 90 wellestablished suppliers in addition to smaller suppliers and new vendors. It is also the location for educational seminars, special exhibits, snacks, food, and social events featuring food and drink.

MSTT

the other

These outlying buildings are located just a few blocks away on Wrenn and Hamilton Streets, and house another 15+ suppliers. A free shuttle ride takes you to the buildings, and then it’s easy to walk between the HFRC (formerly the Fabric Center)—shown on the left—, RC and surrounding venues.

Ask anyone in the furniture industry about “Market,” and High Point Market is likely top of mind for most individuals. But insiders are quick to give equal time to the vital importance of Showtime—High Point’s “other” market. “Those of us in High Point are always eager to welcome Showtime,” remarks Tim Mabe, President and CEO of the High Point Convention and Visitors Bureau. “In fact, the economic impact of ITA exceeds $1.6 million each and every time exhibitors and buyers honor us with their presence.” Beyond the economic impact, however, High Point Market insiders agree that a vital interdependent relationship exists between the United States’ largest dedicated textile, leather and trim show and the furniture segment. “A strong symbiotic relationship between High Point Market and Showtime is good for both events and the entire industry,” explains Tom Conley, President and CEO of High Point Market Authority. “We are always looking for ways to help all the players understand trends, source raw materials and locate service providers.” Jerry Epperson, Founder and Managing Director of investment banking and research firm Mann, Armistead & Epperson, Ltd., echoes Conley’s sentiments. “I cannot imagine being an upholstery manufacturer in any segment and not going to the most important market to see the upcoming trends in pattern, colors and textures,” he states. Mabe sums it up this way: “We view fabric selection as part of the design process. You can’t have one without the other.”

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During Showtime, you are encouraged to take note of our member companies, thank them for their support, and show them some love through your patronage of their showrooms. 14 Karat Home.....................................................MSTT 3rd Floor Abercrombie Textiles..................................... 333 S. Wrenn St. Adesal Jacquards.............................................. MSTT 4th Floor Advantage International Fabrics................................. MS 290 Affiliated Importers, Inc............................................. SMS 1-939 Al Fresco Functional Fabrics....................... MSTT 4th Floor Alendel *NEW*................................................. SMS 1-733 Algemene, USA, LLC.......................................MSTT 2nd Floor Amalgamated Textiles Inc........................................ SMS 1-445 American Decorative Fabrics..................... HFRC 2nd Floor American Silk Mills.................................................. RC 4th Floor Anthem Leather.............................................................SMS 1-922 Aydin Tekstil Tic. ve Paz. A.S. ................................ SMS 1-633 Barbarossa Leather...........................................MSTT 3rd Floor Bartson Fabrics, Inc......................................... MSTT 6th Floor Belagio Enterprises, Inc..................................MSTT 2nd Floor Bella Home Furnishings................................... HFRC 1st Floor Belle Maison Textiles, Inc........................................... SMS 1-641 Boxmark Leather Upholstery Corporation...... SMS 1-1022 Boyteks Tekstil San Tic A.S...................................... SMS 1-803 Braemore Textiles..............................................MSTT 7th Floor Brentwood Textiles........................................... HFRC 3rd Floor BS Trading Co. LLC ....................................................SMS 1-900 Carroll Leather.......................................................... 110 S. Elm St. CATANIA............................................................................SMS 1-616 CeCe Design Group......................................................SMS 1-816 Charles Martel Associates, Inc..................1937 W. Green Dr. CHT Leather ...................................................................SMS 1-812 Classical Elements LLC................................... MSTT 4th Floor Comersan Fabrics Corp.............................................SMS 1-427 Conneaut Leather.........................................................SMS 1-749 Covington Fabric & Design, LLC.................MSTT 7th Floor Crest Leather..................................................................SMS 1-437 Crestmont Fabrics....................................................... SMS 1-838 Crypton Fabric *Showtime Sponsor*.....MSTT 4th Floor Culp, Inc....................................................... 1823 Eastchester Dr. Darnel, Inc. ..................................................................... SMS 1-928

David Rothschild Co., Inc................................MSTT 7th Floor De Leo Textiles...................................................MSTT 2nd Floor De Poortere USA LLC.....................................MSTT 2nd Floor Diversitex Inc......................................................MSTT 2nd Floor Dorell Fabrics Co................................................. MSTT 1st Floor Due Process Stable Trading Company............... MS 211-216 Duralee................................................................... MSTT 6th Floor Edgar Fabrics Inc.............................................. MSTT 6th Floor Edinburgh Weavers..................................................... SMS 1-603 Elite Textiles, Inc............................................................SMS 1-736 Eroica Enterprises, Inc. ..............................................SMS 1-720 E-TEX-LA.......................................................................... SMS 1-723 Euroleather Inc................................................................SMS 1-421 Europatex, Inc..................................................... MSTT 4th Floor EZ Fabrics........................................................................SMS 1-724 Fabricut................................................................. MSTT 4th Floor Fiama Textiles LLC *NEW*............................. SMS 1-648 Golden Cutting & Sewing Supplies...................... SMS 1-828 Golding Fabrics Inc..........................................MSTT 3rd Floor Green Hides Leather Studio.................................... SMS 1-403 GTA - Global Textile Alliance......................................... MS 246 Gum Tree Fabrics, Inc........................................... RC 4th Floor Hamilton Fabric Sales, Inc............................. MSTT 4th Floor Harmel Home, Inc.............................................MSTT 2nd Floor Harper Home..............................................................RC 1st Floor Heico Fasteners Inc...................................................... SMS 1-410 High Rock Fabrics *NEW*...................... MSTT 7th Floor Home Accent Fabrics .................................... MSTT 4th Floor Home Secrets Textile....................................... MSTT 4th Floor HP Fabrics, Inc.................................................. HFRC 2nd Floor Intrenze Leather ..........................................................SMS 1-606 J. Allen Fabric.............................................................RC 1st Floor J.B. Martin Co., Inc.............................................MSTT 7th Floor Jayakas Inc...................................................................... SMS 1-607 JBS Leather......................................................... HFRC 3rd Floor JLA Home Fabrics............................................ MSTT 9th Floor Jordi International Fabrics .......................................SMS 1-823 Kara Group S.R.L......................................................... SMS 1-1326 KasLen Textiles................................................................SMS 1-618 Keystone Weaving Mills, Inc..........................MSTT 8th Floor King Textiles, LLC............................................. HFRC 2nd Floor Kravet Inc................................................................... MS 2nd Floor L.A. Fred’s Fabric..........................................................SMS 1-730 Lacefield.................................................................MSTT 8th Floor Laura & Kiran.................................................................. SMS 1-628 Leather Research Laboratory at the University of Cincinnati............................................... SMS TBA Lebatex Inc..................................................................... SMS 1-502 Lee’s Decorative Showcase......................................SMS 1-522 Libas Limited................................................................. SMS 1-700 Libeco.....................................................................MSTT 3rd Floor Light Tex Fabric Intl. ................................................. SMS 1-836

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LTM Textile Resources, LLC..................................... SMS 1-830 Magnus Leather Company SA DE CV...............SMS 1-1028 Marlatex Corporation.......................................MSTT 7th Floor Master Fabrics Ltd....................................................... SMS 1-446 Merrimac Textile................................................ MSTT 9th Floor Michael Jon Designs ............................................. RC 3rd Floor Millennium Textile, Inc. .............................................. SMS 1-647 Milliken & Company.......................................... MSTT 4th Floor Moore & Giles, Inc....................................................... SMS 1-1326 Morgan Fabrics........................................................ RC 3rd Floor MPress ................................................................. HFRC 2nd Floor MTL ...................................................................................SMS 1-523 Nassimi LLC.........................................................MSTT 2nd Floor Nice Link Home Furnishing.........................MSTT 10th Floor Noveltex Inc..........................................................MSTT 3rd Floor Number One Textiles, Ltd..........................................SMS 1-623 Optima Leathers........................................................... SMS 1-802 P. Kaufmann Fabrics.........................................MSTT 7th Floor PARA’....................................................................................SMS 1-611 Paragon-Chinasia................................................... RC 2nd Floor Penelope by De Leo.........................................MSTT 2nd Floor Pieles Y Acabados Ramirez S.A. de C.V. ..........SMS 1-1033

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PK Lifestyles.........................................................MSTT 8th Floor Plastex International, Inc......................................... SMS 1-1000 PMT Fabric, Inc.............................................................. SMS 1-610 Premier Prints, Inc............................................. MSTT 4th Floor Prismatek International LLC ................................... SMS 1-402 Radiate Textiles ................................................. MSTT 9th Floor Ramtex, Inc................................................... 341 S Wrenn Street Reflex Data Systems Limited *NEW*............ SMS 1-634 Regal Fabrics, Inc..............................................MSTT 2nd Floor Richloom Fabrics Group................................ MSTT 9th Floor Rioma, Inc........................................................................ SMS 1-646 Robert Allen.........................................................MSTT 7th Floor Rose Lace & Braid Inc.................................................SMS 1-622 S & D Fine Upholstery Leather SRL.......... MSTT 4th Floor Sandown & Bourne.......................................................SMS 1-617 Se7en, LLC............................................................MSTT 8th Floor Sheldon and Barnett Fine Textiles ....................... SMS 1-431 Silk Crafts, Inc.....................................................MSTT 2nd Floor Softline Home Fashions............................................SMS 1-460 SOUTH PACIFIC TEXTILE..........................................SMS 1-716 Stadler Leather Inc...................................................... SMS 1-508 STI............................................................................ HFRC 3rd Floor STOF ...................................................................................SMS 1-516 Sunbrella............................................................. 336 S. Wrenn St. Sunbury Textile Mills, Inc.................................MSTT 7th Floor Swavelle Mill Creek Fabric..............................MSTT 8th Floor Symphony Mills................................................................... MS 246 Tana Bana Design Services LLC ...................................MS 141 Tempo Fabrics.....................................................MSTT 3rd Floor Ter Molst International..................................................... MS 246 Textile Fabric Associates, LLC......................MSTT 7th Floor TNT SALES LLC.............................................................SMS 1-729 Torcetex Industria E Comercio Ltda *NEW*.....SMS 1-814 Trapo Décor.........................................................MSTT 2nd Floor Trimland Inc. .....................................................................SMS 1-811 True North Fabrics ...........................................MSTT 7th Floor Ultrafabrics *NEW*.......................................... SMS 1-746 Unique Fine Fabrics Import.......................................SMS 1-551 Unique Quality Fabrics, Inc...................................... SMS 1-742 Universal Leather......................................................... SMS 1-428 Utopia Leathers LLC ................................................. SMS 1-638 UTP America.................................................................. SMS 1-629 Valdese Weavers, Inc....................................... MSTT 6th Floor Valiant Fabrics....................................................MSTT 2nd Floor Velvets Unlimited ............................................MSTT 2nd Floor Vilber USA LLC..................................................MSTT 2nd Floor Vision Fabrics .................................................... MSTT 9th Floor Wesley Mancini, Ltd. *NEW*................. MSTT 6th Floor Westwood Weavers..........................................MSTT 8th Floor WIPELLI Inc. USA......................................................... SMS 1-402 World Wide Fabric, Inc...............................................SMS 1-739 Z - Wovens .......................................................... HFRC 1st Floor Zhejiang Tonghui Textile Co., Ltd.....................MS 4th Floor


IN CON JUN CTION WITH

PRESENT THE

INTERNATIONAL PAVILIONS AT SHOWTIME

The International Pavilions at Showtime include companies from China and Turkey, offering buyers with a selection of quality designs, new colors, and constructions for use in the residential, contract, and hospitality markets. China’s Pavilion in Historic Market Square includes more than 20 exhibitors, and Turkey’s Pavilion, located in the Suites at Market Square, includes many new exhibitors. The International Pavilions join over 150 permanent showrooms and temporary exhibitors to make Showtime the most thorough fabric, leather, and trimmings presentation in the western hemisphere. China’s Pavilion is located in Historic Market Square Showroom 400 and 412 Turkey’s Pavilion is located in Suites at Market Square For more information please visit: IMCHighPointMarket.com/showtime

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The Best Testing Services for Leather. Period. Additionally, we offer root cause analysis for field problems and focused research to help improve performance or create novel properties. The Laboratory is an authorized testing facility for all U.S. military leather specifications, accredited to ISO 17025 and is a CPSC-Accepted Laboratory for lead and phthalate testing in non-metal children’s products.

SUITES AT MARKET SQUARE For Our Educational Opportunities in 2018, please visit: www.leatherusa.org • Email: Leatherlab@uc.edu


SHOWTIME® SCHEDULE

June 3-6, 2018 2017 • 2018

Sunday, June 3 10am - 6pm

Monday, June 4 8am - 6pm

Tuesday, June 5 8am - 6pm

Wednesday, June 6 8am - 12pm

Join us Sunday,

TUESDAY, JUNE 5

JUNE 3 AT 9AM

Presented by: Susan Inglis, Sustainable Furnishings Council

Sustainability in Textiles....................................... 10:00am

2017 • 2018

for our bi-annual Membership Meeting. Learn how to make the most of your ITA Membership! We don’t want you to miss out on any of it!

Sustainable Furnishings Council’s Susan Inglis builds on research showing growing consumer concern for environmental issues and interest in eco-safe products. Learn what is significant to the home textiles industry in textiles, but also what simple steps any company can take to reduce environmental footprint and attract more customers. Understand what fibers are “preferable” and why; what harmful chemicals are common in upholstery and drapery fabrics and how to avoid them; what processes save energy and water - and why all these things matter to your bottom line as well as the planet’s.

Monday, June 4th 6:00PM - 9:00PM Outside Main Entrance to The Suites at Market Square

TUESDAY, JUNE 5 Culture to Product Development, A Forward Look into Fall/Winter ‘19/20............... 2:00pm Presented by: Jaye Anna Mize, Fashion Snoops

Fashion Snoops is a global trend forecasting agency that helps brands and companies harness future trends and act on the opportunities they bring. Their advisory focuses on connecting the dots between cultural influences and product development. They believe in the art and science of creativity, understanding that business leaders must be part innovator and part analyst in order to succeed in today’s competitive marketplace.

Join us Tuesday, JUNE 5 AT 6PM

at Brown Truck Brewery 1234 North Main Street

Jaye Anna Mize will share their forward look in Fall/Winter 2019/2020, as well as explore the evolution between key product trends. Thus exploring how the consumer behavior shifts of today validate the design and trends to buy into at market.

The largest tradeshow in the U.S. dedicated to textiles, leathers and trimmings, Showtime Market brings together the industry’s leading manufacturers, suppliers, wholesalers, and retailers. Produced bi-annually by and for the members of ITA, Showtime is the “can’t-miss” market for textile professionals.

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