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Getting Smart Inspirations from emerging global textile technologies TREND WATCH:

Color Crossroads

Pantone’s 2017 Color of the Year

Legal Ease

Untangling the complexity of protecting intellectual property

Connections Happen Here The new International Textile Alliance

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from the President I recently had a friend who is a CPA for a big bank ask me, “So what exactly does ITA do?” At first, I wanted to tell him all about Showtime and how great it is, and how the ITA is a year-round resource, an advocate for our members when it comes to legislative action, regulation, banking, logistics and how the list goes on and on. I could have also told him about the ITA Educational Foundation and all the great things it is doing. Or explained programs such as the Virginia Jackson Design competition, industry tours, the ITA Founders Scholarship, and our partnerships with top universities in textile design. I realized I could go on and on about these phenomenal aspects of the ITA and its supporting members, but after careful thought I answered with this:

TODD NIFONG

We help create emotion. Now you can imagine the expression on his face, because the term emotion for an accountant is a foreign concept. So, I explained it to him in this way: Furniture, bedding, and window treatments are all large, important purchases for consumers—and therefore there’s a lot of emotion tied in with buying home furnishings. Whether it’s the couch the newlyweds excitedly buy for their first home, or the bedding you apprehensively help your daughter pick out for her freshman dorm room as she heads off to college, or the leather recliner you help your aging father prudently purchase because you know it might be his last—they’re emotional purchases. But remember, I said we “help” create emotion. We don’t do it on our own. It’s through ITA members, and their partnerships with our buyers, that we “help” create that emotion. Together, we’re part of why the jewel-toned damask on the newlyweds’ sofa perfectly matches the stripe on the chair that was a wedding gift from a sibling. Or that the brightly hued floral print on your daughter’s dorm room bedding helps her express her personality in a new world away from home for the first time. And that the smell and feel of the leather on your aging father’s recliner brings him warm memories of his baseball glove that he got for his 10th birthday, and the endless summer days of his youth playing with friends. This is the emotion we help create, this is the emotion I told my friend about, this is the emotion that we are proud of and work hard to achieve. This is the emotion our ITA members thank you for helping us create. On behalf of the ITA members, Board of Directors, committee members, and hardworking staff, I hope you enjoy Showtime and all that it has to offer. It has been a pleasure and an honor to serve as your president, thank you for all that you do.

Respectfully,

Todd Nifong, ITA President

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OFFICERS AND BOARD OF DIRECTORS President: Todd Nifong, Al Fresco Functional Fabrics Vice President: Ismail Arslan, De Leo Textiles Treasurer/Secretary: Kelly DiFoggio, JLA Home Fabrics Jana Platina Phipps, Classical Elements Jesse Rector, Portfolio International Kathryn Richardson, Libeco Mac Lane, American Silk Mills

Industry Liaisons Brian Bunch, Greenhouse Fabrics Tom Forrester, Avanti Furniture

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Legal Ease

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Inspirations from emerging global textile technologies.

Untangling the complexity of protecting intellectual property.

Color Crossroads

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Connections Happen Here

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Pantone’s 2017 Color of the Year reflects the serenity of nature.

The New International Textile Alliance.

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ITA Member Showcases...................7 Style Makers..................16 Trends..................27 New ITA Member Introductions.................40 ITA News................. 43 ITA Educational Foundation................. 44 ITA Member Products................. 46 Around Town................. 48 Shopping at Showtime Market................. 49 Exhibitor List................. 50 ITA Showtime Schedule..................52

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we’ve got all the feels for you come feel for yourself

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The Look and Feel of Luxury Known for its luxury textures, chenille qualities, velvets and unique, innovative constructions such as foil prints and embossed designs, De Leo Textiles provides “excellent U.S.-based customer service for luxury imported qualities at great values,” says Craig De Leo, CEO. “Our High Point design team creates and colors original products specifically for the U.S. market.” De Leo is a company focused on growth and innovation, explains De Leo. “We strive to stay ahead of the ever-changing demands of the market by delivering distinctive, styledriven products supported by the highest level of service.” This season, De Leo’s June 2017 collection takes textures to the extreme with the plushest chenilles and super-rustic artisanal qualities, says Creative Director Katie Williams. “We’ve got all ‘the feels’ for you … you won’t be able to keep your hands off!” “And we’re bringing back the bling!” she adds. “We can’t wait for our customers to come see and feel for themselves.”

A highlight this year is “Back to Basics,” featured in Todd Bowles’ signature collection, Carousel. “We’ve taken traditional go-to elements and added a new twist,” says Bowles. The Penelope by De Leo collection features exciting new constructions rich with natural fibers. De Leo is also engaging with its customers on social media sites such as Facebook and Instagram (@deleotextiles). “We are excited to debut a new interactive ‘selfie’ experience this market in our trend board hallway,” says Williams. “Be sure to share your favorites with your followers when you come see us.” An industry leader for more than 50 years, De Leo offers high-end decorative upholstery fabrics to furniture manufacturers, hospitality sources, design studios and select retailers.

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Changing with the Times Being adaptable to change—that’s what Bartson Fabrics credits as being one of the reasons they’ve survived for 100 years. “Our mission is to continue to change with the shifting realities of our market and find new and creative ways to supply our customers with beautiful fabrics of high quality, delivered on time, and to continue to be an extremely reliable partner,” says Kyle Klawetter, VP of Sales. Bartson Fabrics offers a complete line of fabrics for upholstery, drapery, bedding and hospitality, that includes solids, textures, jacquards, prints and embroideries. “We are likely best known for our mid-priced solids with extremely long color lines,” Klawetter says. A staple in their line—for almost all their customers—is the Charisma pattern, which they’ve offered for 12 years and has 92 colors. “To commemorate our 100th anniversary, we are introducing a new Charisma color line that will feature 67 brand-new colors!” he adds.

Bartson Fabrics is unique for several reasons. “As we celebrate our 100th year in business, we also will be celebrating the fact that the Bartson/Thompson family has owned and managed the company for the entire 100 years, and currently has the fourth generation of the family in the management team,” says Klawetter.

BARTSON FABRICS AT A GLANCE

The company began as a manufacturer with plants in New Jersey, North Carolina and Georgia. In the 1960s, those plants were sold and Bartson began converting goods from Europe and, eventually, India, where a majority of its business is done today.

LOCATION: Midland Park, NJ

“We operate and manage in a ‘family environment,’ where everyone is focused on the same goals, where everyone’s input is valued, and where we each understand and respect the value of a customer and doing what we say we will do,” explains Klawetter. “We aren’t bound to shareholders or a board … we work for our customers!”

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PHOTO CREDIT: Smart Textiles – Anna Sigge

Getting

SMART

Inspirations from emerging global textile technologies. By Trisha McBride Ferguson

As technology meets textiles, the opportunities are limitless. Emerging advancements in other industries are paving the way for products and applications in home furnishings. Here’s a look at innovations with the potential to influence and inspire smart home textiles. 10

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Smart Textiles Smart textiles (or e-textiles) have been developing in various forms for decades and represent a multidisciplinary global area of research and product development. At the most basic level, they are textiles that provide added value to the wearer. “Today’s smart fabrics integrate electronics into materials, garments and home textiles,” says Dr. Jesse Jur, Assistant Professor at NC State University’s College of Textiles. “They can sense and harvest energy from the user, as well as act as communication platforms.” Smart textiles can be aesthetic-enhancing or performance-enhancing. Aesthetic-enhancing fabrics may light up or change color. They can also gather energy from the user or environment by harnessing vibrations, sound or heat and react to these inputs. Performance-enhancing textiles are one of the fastestgrowing segments and have significant potential in healthcare, athletics, and military applications. In healthcare, clothes featuring integrated sensors measuring heart rate and respiration are already in use. One of the earliest applications of smart fabrics is their use in hospitals to prevent bed sores. Technologies like these are also being tested in office environments to understand ergonomics. A rapidly growing area of research is the use of textiles as communication mediums. “We’ve seen textile advancements come about in the past few years with the ability to perform low-power communications, low-power Bluetooth communications, and applications of IOT (internet of things),” says Jur. “IOT principles are a promising fit for home furnishings—the potential of having a connected home that can inform you of air quality in the house or the temperature in the refrigerator.”

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Project Jacquard For insight into the real-life applications of smart textiles, check out the partnership between Google and Levi’s brand. Designed specifically for urban bike commuters, the collaboration resulted in the creation of The Levi’s® Commuter™ Jacket. It allows wearers to control their mobile experience and connect to a variety of services, such as music or maps, directly from the jacket. A tag wirelessly connects the conductive yarns in the jacket’s cuff to the wearer’s mobile device. Remove the tag, and the entire garment is as washable and durable as usual.

What’s a Smart Fabric? Whether you call it a smart fabric or an e-textile, the terms refer to technically enhanced textiles that incorporate capabilities for sensing (biometric or external), communications (usually wireless), power transmission, and interconnection. PHOTO CREDIT: Swedish School of Textiles – Katharina Bredies, Postdoctoral Researcher

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Design Matters In healthcare, the possibilities for smart fabrics are unlimited. Consider inventions such as drugreleasing textiles, anti-bacterial fabrics, wearables with built in neurofeedback systems, and smart fabrics that alert a parent when a baby stops breathing. The health and beauty industries aren’t far behind, with research currently underway on fabrics that transmit moisturizers, perfume, and antiaging properties.

a mundane activity sensual while challenging assumptions about form and function. In “Textile Disobedience,” a project in collaboration with the Interactive Institute, PLAY Studio & the Swedish School of Textiles, University College of Boras, Sweden, the goal was to explore textile patterns that behave differently than what we typically expect. The “Rather Boring” tablecloth has hidden messages that become visible when the tablecloth is exposed to heat.

Applications in automotive, military and firefighting are also in development as science finds ways to perfect self-heating garments, CO2-sensing textiles, smart fabrics with integrated solar panels, lightembedded garments and fibers that generate electricity when in motion. Innovations supporting elderly and handicap populations are also a good fit for smart fabrics. Imagine a garment that emits a signal when the wearer is in distress, sensors that aid the visually impaired, or a carpet fiber that emits an alert when a person has fallen and is not getting up.

Fun with Technology While much of today’s research focuses on using smart fabrics that improve performance, artists and designers are exploring the more experiential aspects of the technology. At the 2011 Ambience conference in Sweden, science met interior design with an exhibition named: “Furniture that wants to hang out.” On display was a pouf that breathes and moves to keep its user company, purring to show its appreciation when someone sits on it. Another exhibit showed a chair that emulated an exotic bird—changing its color and emitting sound as visitors approached. Pom Pom & Essential wall dimmers offer a fun and funky alternative to the traditional plastic dimmer switch. Touching these soft textile-covered switches dims the light. The product succeeds in making

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On the interior design front, designers have created a wall that changes shape as you walk past it. Researchers Delia Dumitrescu and Hanna Landin Small produced one utilizing programmed motors that rotate under the textile’s surface and react to movement in the surroundings. PHOTO CREDIT: Smart Textiles – Anna Sigge

The Face of Advancement The field of fibretronics explores how electronic and computational functionality can be integrated into textile fibers. In firstgeneration products, a sensor was attached to the apparel. Second-generation products embedded the sensor in the garment, and now, in third generation wearables, the garment is the sensor.

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Julie’s Although raised in the Midwest, Julie Talbert’s North Carolina roots run deep. After graduating with a degree in communications from Wake Forest University, she sought new challenges and headed back to Chicago, where she fell in love with design at the Harrington Institute of Interior Design.

Sources of inspiration:

Specializing in hospitality, Talbert has numerous hotel projects under her belt, as well as designs for Royal Caribbean and Celebrity cruise lines. When she felt the pull of her hometown, she returned to Winston-Salem, N.C., to work in the fabric industry.

Wine or cocktail:

As Director of Product Development at Greenhouse Fabrics, Talbert enjoys driving each season’s trends. She’s built close bonds with textile manufacturers and has a deep understanding of the industry. Talbert draws on the breadth of her technical knowledge and the aesthetics of the industry to advise and teach others. During her free time, she loves traveling, training for marathons and spending time with her husband and pug.

Traveling and our national parks

Colors or color combinations: Navy and white, with a little bling

Projects or collaborations: Designing cruise ships for Royal Caribbean and Celebrity

Mint Julep

Fashion Designer: Ralph Lauren

Artist or type of art: JMW Turner

Mentor or person you’d like to recognize: My high school cross country coach

Things to do when you’re not working: Planning my next road trip

Magazine: National Geographic Travel

Indulgence or guilt pleasure: My morning coffee

People you follow on Instagram: Vessel Brooklyn, India Hicks and Wesley Hall

Secret thing people don’t know about you:

FOLLOW ON INSTAGRAM:

Can’t tell. Then it wouldn’t be a secret.

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Corey’s

Sources of inspiration: I always draw inspiration from the Parisian fashion runway.

Colors or color combinations: Although I appreciate neutrals, I’m a bigger fan of wielding powerful, vibrant color choices in my work. Vivid jewel tones, like emerald green, navy blue and amethyst, always catch my eye.

Projects or collaborations: One of my favorite projects was featured in Traditional Home’s April 2016 issue. Another exciting collaboration is the national ad campaign for DXV and my furniture collection with Leathercraft. “My goal is to ensure that my clients’ homes are always classic, chic and without an expiration date,” says interior designer Corey Damen Jenkins. “I take cues from the fashion runway, so vibrant color, layered patterns and strong architectural bones are trademarks of my work.” Jenkins’ career reached new heights in 2011 after television audiences voted him the winning design star of HGTV’s Showhouse Showdown. Since then, he’s been featured in Traditional Home, The Wall Street Journal, House Beautiful and more. In 2016, Jenkins’ premiered his first couture furniture collection, Corey Damen Jenkins Exclusively for Leathercraft. Jenkins strongly believes in giving back to the design community. His firm supports a number of charities, including Housing Works: Design On A Dime, Variety For The Children, The Detroit Symphony Orchestra and DIFFA: Dining By Design in New York City.

Wine or cocktail: Vodka gimlets with lime.

Fashion Designer: I’m really feeling what John Galliano is bringing to the runway these days.

Artist or type of art: Detroit-based artist Tony RoKo is brilliant. I really believe history will look back on him as a ground-breaking Picasso of the Midwest.

Mentor or person you’d like to recognize: I’d recognize Michael Stewart (of Kravet) first: He was a supporter of my work before anyone knew who I was.

Magazine: Traditional Home, House Beautiful, Veranda, Elle Décor and AD are in rotation on my cocktail table.

Indulgence or guilt pleasure: Deep-dish pizza and any kind of sweets are my personal kryptonite.

People you follow on Instagram: Although I follow a number of celebrities and top professionals in my field, I derive the greatest joy from seeing what my personal “real-life” friends and clients are doing.

Secret thing people don’t know about you:

FOLLOW ON INSTAGRAM:

I’m a HUGE fan of SWV. Oh, and I love Marvel.

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Christine’s Sources of inspiration: Paris Fashion Week!

Colors or color combinations: Taupe + Black = Drama Christine Rendino has spent the last 20 years redefining the meaning of luxury home furnishings. Her position as Director of Design for Marge Carson Furniture puts her in a unique position to impact the high-end furniture market. Rendino designs and collaborates on multiple furniture collections each year, while simultaneously designing, coloring and coproducing textiles with mills from around the world. Influenced by the fashion runways of New York, Milan and Paris, Rendino specializes in taking couture details and trends and incorporating them into home furnishings. Her designs are chic and sophisticated while remaining eminently livable. She believes in her Instagram tagline, “the design is in the details”—and that concept forms the essence of her biannual High Point Market showroom presentations. Rendino’s unique ability to identify trends and use them to create a “wow factor” has helped to elevate Marge Carson to one of the most sought after brands in luxury furniture.

Projects or collaborations: Marge Carson High Point Market Showroom. I love the challenge of creating a completely new experience every six months.

Wine or cocktail: Give me a Monster drink and I am happy — especially Ultra Blue.

Fashion Designer: Alessandro Michele of Gucci

Artist or type of art: Pablo Picasso (Crystal Period) and Alexander Calder

Mentor or person you’d like to recognize: My husband and daughter for putting up with my workaholicism.

Things to do when you’re not working: Hot Power Yoga

Magazine: W, Vogue, Architectural Digest

Indulgence or guilt pleasure: Ice cream for dinner!

People you follow on Instagram: @streetartglobe, @adesignersmind, @chiaraferragni, @brevethemaltizu (that’s my fur baby!)

Secret thing people don’t know about you:

FOLLOW ON INSTAGRAM: @itashowtime, @designcmr, and @margecarsonofficial

I have been told that I have no “poker face,” so that makes it difficult to keep secrets.

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PHOTO CREDIT: Pantone

trend watch: color

crossroads

Pantone’s 2017 Color of the Year reflects the serenity of nature. By Jason Schneider

At the crossroads of style and pattern is color—a key element in any successful home furnishings product. As consumers take an even greater interest and more interactive role in their home design, the importance of color grows. There’s no better tool for expressing personality or creating a point of view than color, and so it has become the foundation of today’s home interior products and design. Here’s a look at Pantone’s Color of the Year: Greenery, and a few of the palettes Pantone considers influential in the coming year.

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“trans-seasonal” color works equally well with a variety of shades—as illustrated in Pantone’s 10 accompanying palettes for 2017. The groupings, ranging from pastels to neutrals, metallics and deeper shades, demonstrate its versatility.

Rebirth. Renewal. Revitalization. All words that come to mind with Pantone’s pick for 2017’s Color of the Year: Greenery. In announcing the choice, Pantone Color Institute’s executive director Leatrice Eiseman said, “Satisfying our growing desire to rejuvenate and revitalize, Greenery symbolizes the reconnection we seek with nature, one another and a larger purpose.” The theory proposes that the more submerged people are in modern life, the greater their need to immerse themselves in nature-inspired beauty.

Gree nery

Green Peace A reflection of both foliage and the lushness of nature, Greenery is vital and refreshing. Described as “nature’s neutral,” the bright yellow-green makes a soothing yet crisp contrast when paired with airy whites. This

In Pantone’s Rev It Up palette, Greenery is shown with bright, clear hues of yellow, orange, violet, fuschia, black and white. In the Fathomless palette, ocean blues and aquas surround Greenery and a darker shade of lime. Forest Floor has Greenery partnered with earthier tones of green as well as the self-describing shades of “Grape Kiss,” “Redwood,” and “Silt Green.” The Moody Blooms palette pairs the leafy green with other colors straight out of the garden, such as “Red Dahlia,” “Pink Yarrow,” and “Goji Berry.”

The Perfect Partner

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“Depending on the season, there are several colors that pair well with this year’s Pantone Color of the Year,” says Kerry Howard of KMH Interiors in Atlanta, Ga. “I see a lot of citrus and turquoise accents at retail right now that work well with this bright green. I think it’s a great shade that can just about complement any color.”

An Earthy Shade As a hue that reflects the environment, Greenery brings a fresh, relaxed and open feel to spaces. Compared to the deep, luxurious Emerald that was Pantone’s 2013

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Here’s a look at what’s on the color horizon for 2018. These eight color groupings recently debuted in the 2018 Pantone View Home + Interiors palettes. Verdure: Berry-infused purples and an eggshell blue combine with earthy colors like Celery and Foliage. Resourceful: Utilizing complementary colors of oranges and blues, this clever and resourceful palette features both warm and cool tones.

Playful: An unconventional palette featuring bright colors with quirky names such as Skydiver and Lime Popsicle.

PHOTO CREDIT: Benjamin Moore

Color of the Year, 2017’s choice offers a feeling of simplicity and integration with nature. “Green is definitely a sign of growth, and in spring it’s visually appealing to see our landscape come to life overnight,” says Howard. Today’s popular botanical and tropical-patterned textiles make it easy to integrate shades of green and bring nature indoors. While wall color and textiles are two of the most direct applications for the shade, natural greenery works as well. “I think one of the best ways to introduce green into a space is by adding live plants... says Howard. “It’s always fun to add a fiddle leaf fig tree to any room that has natural light. I even love introducing succulents in small doses—not only do they add a pop of green, they’re easy to take care of.”

Discretion: The opposite of playful, this low-key palette has unassuming hues such as: Burnished Lilac, Hawthorne Rose, and Elderberry. Far-fetched: Reflecting cultural diversity, colors here range from Cornsilk yellow to Iced Coffee and Ruby Wine.

Intricacy: A striking assemblage of metallics (the new neutrals) and dramatic hues, this collection also features yellow Sulfur and Holly Berry Red. Intensity: This eclectic palette of fire-and-ice shades has cool blues, blue-greens and plums, as well as bold oranges (Molten Lava, Emberglow)—all accented with black and golds.

TECH-nique: A reflection of today’s focus on technology, this palette offers a range of colors from Frosted Almond and Brilliant White to energetic blues, greens, fuschia and purples.

As it debuted Greenery to the world as its color choice for the year, Pantone noted that the shade brings the feeling of the outside in, and similar to real plants, it can help improve self-esteem and reduce anxiety. ITA Showtime® Market • June 4-7, 2017

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Showtime® Trends

Full of inspiration, today’s freshest looks in textiles provide the foundation for the home décor stylemakers of tomorrow. From rich jewel tones to the softest whisper of color, each introduction has a story to tell. Influences range from nature to the fashion runway and add dimension and personality to these emerging beauties, culminating in looks designed to delight and inspire.

eco style

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In a world where everything’s disposable, it’s refreshing to find leathers that are timeless and sustainable. Rich jewel tones in shades of peacock blue, emerald, ruby and canary are as soft to the hand as they are stylish. Tanned with fallen olive leaves, Moore & Giles Olive Green Leathers are the world’s most sustainable leathers.


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it’s in the bag

Today’s hottest looks in textiles are inspired by a woman’s most valued accessory—her handbag. With runway-infused style, Al Fresco Fabrics are the epitome of sophistication. Look for new shades in Blue Spruce, Damson, Enamel, and Golden Rod. The aesthetic is updated yet classic, with a character that’s relevant for today.

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Bold and cosmopolitan, this fresh direction spans genre and style with timelessly intriguing designs. Its inspired looks are clean and balanced, and embody a sophisticated European sensibility. La Dolce Vita (the good life) expresses the beauty of modern living in a visual way, where color, pattern and texture converge to amazing effect.


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rose gold luxe

Bespoke elegance comes to life in this luxurious palette of rose gold. Reflecting today’s trend for livable luxury, it’s an exquisite look that’s confident and influential, yet subtly refined. Offering warmth and reflectivity, the richly complex aesthetic beautifies all it surrounds— making it easy to wrap yourself in layers of luxury.

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Modern yet timeless, this streamlined direction has mass appeal. Off the Grid features fine, subtle lines that create a distinctive design. Executed in a fresh, refined neutral color palette, it has just a kiss of a sanding in the finish—giving the leather a soft and supple hand. With this level of creativity, walking the straight and narrow is anything but boring.


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legal ease Untangling the complexity of protecting intellectual property. By Trisha McBride Ferguson

While many business owners want to protect their intellectual property, the process can be confusing and overwhelming. Understanding what is protectable and the steps required to secure or enforce those rights is just the beginning. Incorporate international protection issues and matters become even more complex. For expert advice on the topic, we interviewed High Point, N.C.-based attorney Cory Rayborn.

What is the difference between a copyright, trademark and patent? Great question, because in my experience many people use these terms interchangeably—yet they’re really not at all the same. Copyrights are generally used to protect creative works such as artwork, designs, music and film. A trademark is typically a word or logo used to differentiate one supplier of goods or services from any other supplier. Patents are reserved for inventions or developments and are basically a government-granted monopoly to the rights associated with such invention for a specified period of time.

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How does the process differ for securing each of these and how long do those rights last?

Is there such thing as global/ international protection for a design?

Copyrights are typically the easiest protection to secure. They require the least amount of originality and generally last 70-120 years (depending on a few factors). Copyright applications are relatively simple and cheap and can be filled out online without an attorney, so I typically recommend people do it themselves. The average cost of filing for a copyright online is $35.

Sadly, there is no such beast as an “international copyright.” There are means by which a trademark application can be made into a multi-territory application. Costs are higher for those than for a United States-only application and those applications do have additional wrinkles.

Trademarks are a little more complicated. Once successfully registered, trademarks can last in perpetuity as long as you continue using the mark within commerce and maintain the necessary filings (essentially something has to be filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office every five years). They cost $1,500 - $2,000 on average for an initial Federal application, including both application and legal fees. Depending on client needs, state trademark protection is also available. Patents are the most difficult to obtain and require the most originality in thought and process. It’s not uncommon for a given application to take years to work through the registration process. Obtaining a patent can be expensive—aggregate costs in excess of $10,000 are not uncommon. Design patents are more common for furniture than textiles, and more applicable to three-dimensional products than twodimensional ones. Patents last approximately 20 years and after that time they can be utilized by anyone with no royalty required.

Can fabric designs be protected? If so, how? Fabric designs can be hard to protect unless they are truly original. To the degree that a design is distinctive and original, you can file a copyright application. I’ve had many people ask me how different a pattern or design must be to be considered safe. The bar for what is considered original isn’t very high. You just need to be able to look at it and see the distinction. My recommendation is to improve on the original— make it a better design or produce a higher-quality product. Create something that adds value to your brand.

How can a company determine if it’s worth it to protect a design? Really, it all depends on how big a part of the business that product is or will become, the life-cycle of products within the business, business models, and other factors. If nothing else, a copyright application is always relatively affordable and can help carve out a bit of space for your unique product in the industry.

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How can a company know if the pattern or product they’re buying from an international supplier is truly original? Unfortunately, there’s no way to know for sure, and many companies don’t find out that what they have purchased isn’t original until some third party hits them with a copyright infringement claim. My best advice to protect yourself is to have as strong of a relationship as possible with your vendors. The degree to which they will work with you to make matters “right” if something like this occurs can sometimes be your best recourse. Further, only work with suppliers who stand behind their claims of originality. You can also carry good insurance that could step in to assist with copyright infringement claims.

What is public domain? Public domain refers to intellectual property assets that are not protected by otherwise applicable laws, and can be used by anyone without royalty. Most often, materials are considered public domain because either the time that they could be protected has expired or the concept was never originally protected in the first place.

How do I find an attorney that truly specializes in these areas?

As with choosing any attorney, I recommend asking for references and a discussion of their experience. Many attorneys offer copyright and trademark services; patent lawyers are a recognized specialty with extra credentialing, and can be harder to find.

Cory Rayborn is a partner at Wyatt Early Harris Wheeler where he practices business law, including copyright and trademark topics.


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The Market Square Textile Tower features more than 40 textile manufacturers on 10 floors within this landmark building in downtown High Point. Since its launch in July 1990, the Showtime ® Market has called Market Square its home. When the Suites at Market Square section of the building opened in 2000, it was the natural location for the temporary exhibits for the biannual Showtime events. Discover more while you’re here! • Fresh, new resources and design • 150 exhibiting companies • Trend displays, seminars, social events • International Pavilions featuring over 20 companies Lacefield Designs

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connections happen here The New International Textile Alliance. Uniquely positioned at the epicenter of the textile, leather and trimmings industries, the International Textile Alliance (ITA; formerly ITMA) is focused on providing resources and opportunities that promote industry advancement through education, awareness, advocacy and technology to its membership. The association is comprised of mills, converters, distributors, agents, tanneries and trimming manufacturers that produce decorative coverings for the home furnishings and related industries. Industry suppliers are also accepted under a supplier membership. Members pay an annual fee that funds the association’s industry events and education programs. A primary membership benefit is that only ITA members are permitted to exhibit at the biannual Showtime Market—the one and only biannual trade show dedicated to the growth and success of the textile industries. In December 2016, the association underwent a rebranding, including a new name, International Textile Alliance, chosen by its board for its ability to communicate the organization’s many benefits beyond Showtime Market, with which it is most closely associated.

“We’ve worked closely with our board and members to hone our mission and define our reason for being,” says Catherine Morsell, executive director of ITA. “The result of this exploration is our new name: International Textile Alliance. We chose it for its ability to represent our commitment to our members and the industry year-round. Following that model, we have renamed our biannual event the ITA Showtime Market, and our education program is now called the ITA Educational Foundation.” The association’s educational foundation ensures the future of the textile industries through education, scholarship and career development initiatives. Along with its new name, the ITA also has a new logo that reflects the organization’s rebranding. With modern colors and a refreshed design, it features the organization’s new tagline: Connections Happen Here. The logos for ITA Showtime Market and ITA Educational Foundation have also been updated to reflect the association’s new direction. “The association has always been, and continues to be, dedicated to investing in the future of the textile, trimming, and leather industries,” adds Todd Nifong, president and COO of Al Fresco Functional Fabrics.

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The benefits of ITA membership extend to textile professionals working in a variety of roles, at all ages and levels of responsibility, across the industry.

Special Advantages for Industry Reps Did you know ITA’s valuable membership benefits extend to sales representatives of ITA member companies as well? It’s true! For only $110 a year, reps can join ITA and enjoy a Representative Level membership. With benefits designed to help members connect with more customers and save on business expenses, now’s the time to become a part of ITA. By joining ITA, reps can save on office supplies and receive discounts on rental cars, hotel rooms, mobile phone plans, shipping and legal services. “We’ve had members tell us that their cell phone plan savings alone paid for their membership,” says Catherine Morsell, ITA executive director.

Members also gain access to insurance discounts, including: health insurance, personal property and liability, auto and home insurance plans. “ITA members really value these insurance benefits, and can realize valuable savings,” explains Morsell. Additional discounts on trade publications, clothing and equipment are additional benefits of membership, says Morsell. Continuing education opportunities and networking events are also popular reasons reps join ITA. “We have events throughout the year that promote the industry and facilitate personal and professional development,” says Morsell. “For example, our participation in the Piedmont Charity Golf Tournament for VCHFRA is a lot of fun, and benefits a worthy cause.” ITA rep members also gain furniture market access with their IHFRA pin, and get a complete listing in the ITA Directory and ITA website.

To join ITA or get more information, email info@internationaltextilealliance.org or call 336.885.6842.

Spotlight on With the vision to bring industry leaders together to support textile evolution and sustainability while making an impact on local communities, YTP is an innovative group with passion for the industry. Its mission is to bridge young talent and tradition to develop the next generation of successful professionals. Now officially a part of ITA, YTP is another way for members to get connected and involved. As part of its mission, YTP is focused on hosting social and educational events and coordinating community outreach opportunities. It recently hosted networking events at Brown Truck Brewery in High Point in March and at High Point Furniture Market at REAL Wine & Taps Bar. Drawing professionals from a variety of ITA-member companies, including King Textiles, STI, Fabricut, GTA, De Leo Textiles, and JLA, the events were the first of several planned for this year. Upcoming events include a Showtime Social on June 6, at 5:30 p.m., in the Crypton showroom on the fourth floor of MSTT; a community outreach event at Reconsidered Goods in Greensboro, N.C., planned for July; and an NYC event during Printsource on August 8, 2017. If you would like more information on being a YTP member or mentor, or would like to be added to the email list for upcoming events, email youngtextileprofessionals@gmail.com. Also look for the group on Facebook @youngtextileprofessionals.

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ITA New Member Introductions Springs Creative is a U.S.-based digital printer offering printing capabilities that span a variety of fabric types—including natural, synthetic and outdoor. In addition to its exceptional printing capabilities and creative services, the company houses the secondlargest textile archive in the country. SMS

Darnel, Inc. is a leading textile importer and exporter offering a wide range of fabrics. In addition to the quality of its fabrics, its customer service team is what really differentiates the organization. Its friendly and attentive client service team members are focused on two main areas of expertise: quick response time and total efficiency. SMS 1-1029

Rioma has been designing and manufacturing upholstery and decorative fabrics for more than 40 years. With experience working in more than 80 countries, it’s distinguished by the originality of its designs. Its new Organic+ line of organic fabrics combines the hallmark quality of Rioma designs with the use of natural fibers and sustainable production. SMS 1-646

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ITA welcomes the following new and returning members in June 2017: Darnel, Inc.................................................................SMS 1-1029 Rioma........................................................................... SMS 1-646 Springs Creative........................................................ SMS TBA

ITA Welcomes Turkish Pavillion

International Market Centers (IMC) – in collaboration with the International Textile Alliance (ITA) – is pleased to announce our selection of Exhibit Network Trade (ENT) as the exclusive international recruiter in Turkey for the International Pavilions at Showtime. There will be two Turkish companies participating in June Showtime, Depar Deri and Lider Kimya, with many more expected in December.

Movers and Shakers

The following ITA members have moved to a permanent showroom in Market Square Tower. Adesal Jacquards Al Fresco Functional Fabrics Classical Elements Crypton Home Fabricut Hamilton Fabrics Home Accent Fabrics Lacefield Design Premier Prints

Duralee and Robert Allen Become One

The Robert Allen Group and Duralee Fabrics, Ltd have merged. They are each a division of a new company called The Robert Allen Duralee Group. Both The Robert Allen Group and Duralee will continue to operate as separate divisions and will continue to sell products unique to their respective brands. By combining forces, both companies and their multiple brands have become better positioned to provide expanded world class service and support to interior design professionals and commercial customers. As one large organization, it now provides an enormous and extensive product line, multiple brands and expanded product categories. The Robert Allen Duralee Group will be run by a new management team which, collectively, has decades of experience in the industry. Lee Silberman, former Executive Vice President of Duralee, has been named CEO of The Robert Allen Duralee Group. The new management team is comprised of talented professionals from both The Robert Allen Group and Duralee divisions. Its combined resources allow it to return to a more personalized approach to customer

service, capitalizing on the experience, industry knowledge and talents of its workforce.

Congratulations to the 2016 Awards Gala Winners! Most Loyal Buyer Award Regenia Payne, Bernhardt Furniture Outstanding Performance Fabric Sunbrella Best in Innovation Crypton Sustainability Award Valdese Weaving Mills Most Dedicated Representative, Non-Furniture John Kearns, Hamilton Fabrics, Classical Elements, Crypton, Softline, & J.B. Martin Outstanding Representative, Leather Wil Walker, Carroll Leather Outstanding Representative, Fabric John Shane, Diversitex, Conneaut Leather, Benartex Outstanding Representative, Trimming Jana Platina Phipps, Classical Elements Best in Marketing STI Outstanding Global Market Mill/Tannery De Leo Textiles, Turkey Outstanding Domestic Market Mill/Tannery Keystone Weaving Mills Future Industry Leader Under 40 Kelly DiFoggio, JLA Home

Property Brothers Debut Fabic Line

Jonathan and Drew Scott (HGTV’s “Property Brothers”) recently unveiled Scott Living Fabrics, an all-new fabric collection as an extension of their Scott Living furniture and décor collection. The debut fabric line, manufactured and distributed by Premier Prints Inc, includes over 70 fabric selections that are available to retailers at premierprintsinc.com. Jonathan and Drew spent months working with Premier Prints Inc to design a mix of quality fabrics with crisp textures, cool colors and distinct patterns. View the Scott Living Fabric Collection in Premier Prints new showroom at MSTT 4th Floor. ITA Showtime® Market • June 4-7, 2017

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ITA Educational Foundation Education First

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A key part of ITA Educational Foundation’s mission is the growth and development of future industry leaders. Our 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, our initiatives create opportunities for the long-term advancement of the industry through education and recruitment. 2016 DECEMBER WINNER

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Founders’ Scholarship Emma Becker, a high school senior at Tiverton School District, was awarded the first ever Founders’ Scholarship during the ITA Awards Gala in December 2016. She is the daughter of Paula Becker, an employee with Regal Fabrics. She will be studying Theatre and Education at the University of Rhode Island. The Founders’ Scholarship was established in 2016 by the ITA Board of Directors, along with the Educational Foundation, to further education and our industry’s future. It’s made possible by the founding board members of the ITA. The Founders’ Scholarship is an annual scholarship set up as a benefit for members and their children, as well as children of parents who are employed by a member. The scholarship recipient receives $2,500 for each of their first two years of college.

Savannah College of Art & Design The inspiration for this repeat pattern comes from learning to let the nuances of nature and the process of creating show through in a design. I created mono-prints by rolling ink onto various sprigs and leaves and pressing them to paper, and one set stood out with its organic yet defined shapes. I then scanned in the image, inverted and filled the color and began rearranging the sprig to showcase the natural beauty of the monoprint that would not have been reached solely by drawing. The assignment for my screen-printing class was to utilize only two colors for the design, so I also played around with stretching the values and dimension with a half-tone effect of two different sizes for both a shadow and lattice-work structural grid.

For more information, visit internationaltextilealliance.org and click on Educational Foundation.

2017 JUNE WINNER

If you are interested in becoming involved with the future of the Educational Foundation, please call the ITA office at 336-885-6842 or send an email to info@InternationalTextileAlliance.org

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Shelby Williams Ever since reading the book, Jane Eyre, I’ve been inspired by Charlotte Bronte’s novel. Each flower used in the design is mentioned within the book, and the birds are a reference to Jane as she often calls herself a bird of sort.


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JBS Couros Home Fashions Resource Center, 2nd Floor JBS Couros presents its Authentic Collection, exploring nature as inspiration for its leathers produced in its plants in South America, Italy and Asia. It’s a flexible and complete collection that explores a wide range of raw materials. It features an array of designs including contemporary, transitional and traditional styles, and emphasizes leather’s most natural features.

Al Fresco Functional Fabrics

MSTT 4th Floor Elaborate new textures and stripes have been added to The Wesley Mancini Outdoor Fabric Collection by Al Fresco Functional Fabrics.

Covington Fabric & Design

MSTT 7th Floor Covington is bringing the glitz with these new 100% polyester fabrics. Available in fun metallic colors, these fabrics will add a little bling to your project.

Euroleather, Inc.

SMS 1-421 Legends is hand-crafted with a light protective top utilizing Euroleather’s proprietary formula. Visit us at booth 1-421 to learn more about this bestselling hand-rub.

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Europatex, Inc.

SMS 1-902 From our multi-purpose Serenity collection inspired by nature’s ornaments, this beautiful Jacquard is available in two stylish patterns and multiple color choices.

Global Textile Alliance

MS 246 GTA represents two upholstery brands: Symphony and TerMolst. These collections fulfill all your interior needs with an array of stylish colors and diverse textures.

Hamilton Fabric Sales, Inc.

MSTT 4th Floor Our new cut-velvets, embroideries, and jacquards in neutral tones offer a variety of textures and designs to enhance any solid. Neutrals allow for a pop of color to complement any décor.


Morgan Fabrics

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.

Nassimi

MSTT 2nd Floor Performance has never been more stylish than in these stunning fabric introductions designed for today’s homes.

Symphony Mills

MS 246 Symphony Mills offers fashionable fabrics at competitive prices. This extensive line of interior textiles is stock supported in the USA, Belgium, India, and China.

TerMolst International

MS 246 Founded in 1953, TerMolst International specializes in beautiful fashion-forward interior textiles, and maintains an in-house production facility in Reidsville, North Carolina.

Phifer

SMS 1-638 Phifer’s GeoBella® Indoor/Outdoor High Performance Fabrics are designed with comfort and style in mind. Eclectic patterns and vibrant colors offer endless design possibilities.

Richloom Fabric Group

MSTT 9th Floor Brilliant blues, ranging from cobalt to indigo, are debuting this market in a variety of patterns and textures.

STI

HFRC 3rd Floor Our new pattern, True Colors, features textural oversized spheres in aquatic hues. Complement this artful pattern with the simplistic and always popular, Grande, in a soft blue.

Sunbrella

336 S. Wrenn St. Visit Sunbrella during Showtime to explore textiles featuring globally-inspired designs, colors and textures. Legendary performance fabrics that are always fade proof, easy care and bleach cleanable.

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Restock, Relax, Refuel HOTELS

JH ADAMS INN 1108 North Main Street, High Point 336.882.3267 jhadamsinn.com COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT 1000 Mall Loop Road, High Point 336.882.3600 EMBASSY SUITES 204 Centreport Drive, Greensboro 336.668.4535 HAMPTON INN 7803 National Service Road, Greensboro 336.605.5500 MARRIOTT AIRPORT One Marriott Drive, Greensboro 336.852.6450 O. HENRY HOTEL 624 Green Valley Road, Greensboro 336.854.2000 / ohenryhotel.com

I DON’T KNOW… COFFEE??? 10233 North Main Street, Archdale 336.858.5716 GREEN BEAN Suites at Market Square

LULU & BLUE 2140 North Main Street, High Point 336.886.1077

ENTERTAINMENT & SPIRITS

BLUE BOURBON JACKS 1310 North Main Street, High Point 336.882.BLUE (2583) BREWER’S KETTLE 2505 North Main Street, High Point 336.885.0099 BROWN TRUCK BREWING CO. 1234 North Main Street, High Point 336.886.1234 JH ADAMS INN 1108 North Main Street, High Point 336.882.3267

PROXIMITY HOTEL 704 Green Valley Road, Greensboro 336.379.8200 / proximityhotel.com

REAL CREATIONS 136 West Lexington Avenue, High Point 336.882.2299

PHARMACY/DRUG STORE

HOOTERS® 274 Eastchester Drive, High Point 336.882.4668

CVS / HIGH POINT 124 Montlieu Avenue 336.881.1050

1119 Eastchester Avenue 336.881.1040 HARRIS TEETER / HIGH POINT 265 Eastchester Drive, #121 336.869.6317 RITE AID / HIGH POINT 2012 North Main Street 336.882.0039 WALMART / HIGH POINT 2628 South Main Street 336.869.9644

THE VINO SHOPPE 3800 Tinsley Drive, Suite 103, High Point 336.885.0081

BREAKFAST/LUNCH

ALEX’S HOUSE RESTAURANT 1223 North Main Street, High Point 336.885.4161 BLUE ZUCCHINI & COMPANY 1506 North Main Street, High Point 336.883.2583 GHASSAN’S Suites at Market Square

TARGET / HIGH POINT 1050 Mall Loop Road 336.884.1260

PENNY PATH CAFÉ AND CREPE SHOP 104 East Kivett Drive, High Point 336.821.2925

WALGREENS / HIGH POINT 904 North Main Street 336.887.1036

THE BISCUIT FACTORY 2013 Kirkwood Street, High Point 336.869.7217

2019 North Main Street 336.885.7766

PREMIER DINING

COFFEE BARS

DE BEAN ESPRESSO 709 West Lexington Avenue, High Point 336.889.2107 STARBUCKS 2101 North Main Street, High Point 336.889.8987

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GREEN VALLEY GRILL (at the O. Henry Hotel) 622 Green Valley Road, Greensboro 336.854.2015

CRISTINA GRAY’S AT JH ADAMS INN (Open for Dinner Only) Four Star, Fine Dining 1108 North Main Street, High Point 336.882.2002

STEAK STREET 3915 Sedgebrook Street, High Point 336.841.0222

AMERICAN

BLUE ROCK PIZZA & TAP 1529 North Main Street, High Point 336.889.2583 CHOP HOUSE AT MENDENHALL 4001 Meeting Way, High Point 336.841.7156 LIBERTY STEAKHOUSE & BREWERY 914 Mall Loop Road, High Point 336.882.4677 MERCER DELI Market Square, 1st Floor Courtyard Entrance Open 11am - 8pm SAMMY G’S TAVERN 3800 Tinsley Drive, High Point 336.884.3474 SOUTHERN ROOTS 119 East Main Street, Jamestown 336.882.5570

CHINESE

FULL KEE RESTAURANT 3793 Samet Drive, High Point 336.841.1895

JAPANESE/SUSHI

SAKE 2207 North Centennial Street, High Point 336.882.1450 FIRE & STICKS 3917 Sedgebrook Street, High Point 336.887.3473

THAI

98 ASIAN BISTRO 1800 North Main Street, Suite 106, High Point 336.887.3388 THAI BANGKOK 3935 Brian Jordan Place, High Point 336.841.8424

BLUE WATER GRILLE (Open for Dinner Only) 126 State Avenue East, High Point 336.886.1010

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The “Other” Market in High Point 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

SUITES AT MARKET SQUARE or “the suites”

“SMS”

The Suites house more than 90 well-established 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.

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.”

RESOURCE CENTER & HOME FASHIONS “RC” RESOURCE CENTER “HFRC” or “the resource centers” 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 above –, RC, and surrounding venues.

MARKET SQUARE TEXTILE TOWER or “the tower”

“MSTT”

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.

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Showtime® Exhibitors 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............................................................... SMS 1-936 Abercrombie Textiles..................................... 333 S. Wrenn St. Adesal Jacquards.............................................. MSTT 4th Floor Advantage International Fabrics................................. MS 290 Affiliated Importers...................................................... SMS 1-910 Al Fresco Functional Fabrics....................... MSTT 4th Floor Algemene, USA, LLC.......................................MSTT 2nd Floor Amalgamated Textiles Inc........................................ SMS 1-445 American Decorative Fabrics..................... HFRC 2nd Floor American Foam & Fabric, Inc..................................SMS 1-750 American Silk Mills.................................................. RC 4th Floor Anthem Leather.............................................................SMS 1-922 Aydin Tekstil Tic. ve Paz. A.S....................................SMS 1-633 Barbarossa Leather..................................................... SMS 1-434 Bartson Fabrics, Inc..........................................MSTT 6th Floor Belagio Enterprises, Inc............................................. SMS 1-848 Bella Home Furnishings................................... HFRC 1st Floor Belle Maison Textiles, Inc........................................... SMS 1-641 Benartex Home..................................................MSTT 2nd Floor Boxmark Leather Upholstery Corporation......SMS 1-1028 Boyteks Tekstil San Tic A.S...................................... SMS 1-803 Braemore Textiles..............................................MSTT 7th Floor Brentwood Textiles........................................... HFRC 3rd Floor Bryant Industries............................................................SMS 1-912 BS Trading Co. LLC.....................................................SMS 1-900 Carroll Leather.......................................................... 110 S. Elm St. Catania................................................................................SMS 1-616 CeCe Design Group..................................................... SMS 1-747 Chesterfield Leather......................................................SMS 1-411 Claridge Home LLC...................................................... SMS 1-416 Classical Elements LLC................................... MSTT 4th Floor Comersan Fabrics Corp.............................................SMS 1-427 Conceria Montebello S.P.A.......................................SMS 1-400 Conneaut Leather.........................................................SMS 1-749 Covington Fabric & Design, LLC.................MSTT 7th Floor Crest Leather................................................................. SMS 1-439

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Crestmont Fabrics....................................................... SMS 1-838 Crypton Home...................*Sponsor*..... MSTT 4th Floor Culp, Inc....................................................... 1823 Eastchester Dr. Custom Leather Finishers........................................ SMS 1-450 Darnel, Inc..........................Returning............ SMS 1-1029 David Rothschild Co., Inc................................MSTT 7th Floor De Leo Textiles...................................................MSTT 2nd Floor De Poortere USA LLC.....................................MSTT 2nd Floor Direct Textiles Inc......................................................... SMS 1-432 Diversitex Inc......................................................MSTT 2nd Floor Dorell Fabrics Co................................................. MSTT 1st Floor Due Process Stable Trading Company............... MS 211-216 Duralee Fabrics, LTD, Suburban Home Division................................MSTT 6th Floor Edgar Fabrics Inc...............................................MSTT 6th Floor Edinburgh Weavers..................................................... SMS 1-603 Elite Textiles, Inc.............................................................SMS 1-817 Eroica Enterprises, Inc............................................... SMS 1-648 E-TEX-LA..........................................................................SMS 1-720 Euroleather Inc................................................................SMS 1-421 Europatex, Inc................................................................ SMS 1-902 Expand Systems, LLC................................................SMS 1-604 EZ Fabrics........................................................................SMS 1-724 Fabricut................................................................. MSTT 4th Floor 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 Haining Good Time Textile Co., Ltd.......................SMS 1-729 Hamilton Fabric Sales, Inc............................. MSTT 4th Floor Harper Home.............................................................. RC 1st Floor Heico Fasteners Inc...................................................... SMS 1-410 Home Accent Fabrics...................................... MSTT 4th Floor Home Secrets Textile...................................................SMS 1-728 J. Allen Fabric............................................................. RC 1st Floor J.B. Martin Co., Inc.............................................MSTT 7th Floor JBS Leather......................................................... HFRC 3rd Floor JLA Home Fabrics.............................................MSTT 9th Floor 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 L.A. Fred’s Fabric......................................................... SMS 1-946 Lacefield.................................................................MSTT 8th Floor Laura & Kiran.................................................................. SMS 1-628 Leather Research Laboratory at the University of Cincinnati................................. SMS TBA Lee’s Decorative Showcase......................................SMS 1-522 Libas Limited................................................................. SMS 1-700 Libeco.....................................................................MSTT 3rd Floor Light Tex Fabric Intl.................................................... SMS 1-836 LTM Textile Resources, LLC..................................... SMS 1-830 Marlatex Corporation.......................................MSTT 7th Floor Master Fabrics Ltd....................................................... SMS 1-446 Mayafab.................................................................MSTT 2nd Floor


Merrimac Textile.................................................MSTT 9th Floor Miami Drapery Hardware.......................................... SMS 1-634 Michael Jon Designs.............................................. RC 3rd Floor Millennium Textile, Inc................................................ SMS 1-647 Moore & Giles, Inc....................................................... SMS 1-1326 Morgan Fabrics........................................................ RC 3rd Floor MPress................................................................... HFRC 2nd Floor MTL.....................................................................................SMS 1-523 Nassimi LLC.........................................................MSTT 2nd Floor New Pel Company SRL................................................SMS 1-521 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 Global, LLC............................................. RC 2nd Floor Penelope by De Leo.........................................MSTT 2nd Floor Phifer Incorporated..................................................... SMS 1-638 Phoenix of Anderson.................................................. SMS 1-502 PK Lifestyles.........................................................MSTT 8th Floor Plastex International, Inc......................................... SMS 1-1000 PMT Fabric, Inc.............................................................. SMS 1-610 Portfolio Textiles.................................................MSTT 3rd Floor Premier Prints, Inc............................................. MSTT 4th Floor Prismatek International LLC.................................... SMS 1-402 RaDa srl.............................................................................SMS 1-928 Radiate Textiles...................................................MSTT 9th Floor Ramtex, Inc......................................................... 341 S. Wrenn St. Regal Fabrics, Inc..............................................MSTT 2nd Floor Richloom Fabrics Group.................................MSTT 9th Floor Rioma.................................Returning.............. SMS 1-646 Robert Allen.........................................................MSTT 7th Floor Rose Lace & Braid Inc.................................................SMS 1-622 S & D Fine Upholstery Leather SRL......................SMS 1-828 S & R Sales, LLC..............................................................SMS 1-621 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 1-940 Springs Creative...............*NEW*..................... SMS TBA 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.............................SMS 1-748 Tempo Fabrics.....................................................MSTT 3rd Floor TerMolst International...................................................... MS 246 Textile Fabric Associates, LLC......................MSTT 3rd Floor TNT Sales..........................................................................SMS 1-437

Trapo.......................................................................MSTT 2nd Floor Trimland Janaj Int............................................................SMS 1-811 True North Fabrics.............................................MSTT 7th Floor Ulster Linen..................................................................... SMS 1-607 Unique Fine Fabrics Import.......................................SMS 1-551 Unique Quality Fabrics, Inc...................................... SMS 1-742 Universal Leather......................................................... SMS 1-428 UTP America.................................................................. SMS 1-629 Valdese Weavers, Inc........................................MSTT 6th Floor Valiant Fabrics................................................................ SMS 1-723 Vilber USA LLC..................................................MSTT 2nd Floor Vision Fabrics......................................................MSTT 9th Floor Westwood Weavers..........................................MSTT 8th Floor WIPELLI Inc. USA.........................................................SMS 1-404 World Linen & Textile Co., Inc.................................SMS 1-906 World Wide Fabric, Inc...............................................SMS 1-739 Z - Wovens............................................................. HFRC 1st Floor

thank you TO O U R S P O N S O R

*** ATTENTION MEMBERS *** Join us Sunday, June 4 at 9 a.m.

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! Meeting held in the Suites at Market Square Presentation Area.

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Showtime® Schedule of Events

June 4-7, 2017 Sunday, June 4 10am - 6pm

SUNDAY

TIME

Monday, June 5 8am - 6pm

Tuesday, June 6 8am - 6pm

Wednesday, June 7 8am - 12pm

EVENT 9:00 AM Bi-annual ITA Membership Meeting – ITA Members Only

10:00 AM - 6:00 PM OFFICIAL OPENING, All Exhibitors Open to Buyers NOTE NEW OPENING TIME 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Toast to Textiles, compliments of IMC/Market Square on MSTT 4th Floor 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM All Exhibitors Open to Buyers

Trends Mean Business MONDAY

10:00 AM

The newest hues expected to be in play over the next 2-3 years will be unveiled, pointing out which families are trending up and which ones are in decline. presented by Michelle Lamb, The Trend Curve™

Cindy Hodnett, Furniture/Today

Leather in Today’s World

2:00 PM Industry Overview and Sourcing, History of Leather and How Leather is Made presented by Whitney Tinsley, Moore & Giles

SHOWTIME TAILGATE! in the Courtyard

6:00 PM sponsored by De Leo Textiles, Gum Tree Fabrics, Moore & Giles, and IMC/Market Square. Contact ITA Office to become a sponsor.

WED.

TUESDAY

8:00 AM - 6:00 PM All Exhibitors Open to Buyers

Michelle Lamb, The Trend Curve™

Tuesday in the Suites

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Enjoy crépes and gelato with fellow Showtime attendees! sponsored by IMC/Market Square

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Young Textile Professionals Social hosted by Crypton in their new space located on MSTT 4th Floor

8:00 AM - 12:00 NOON All Exhibitors Open to Buyers NOTE NEW CLOSING TIME

PRESENTATIONS WILL BE HELD IN THE SUITES AT MARKET SQUARE PRESENTATION AREA. For more information, download the “Showtime Market” mobile app!

Whitney Tinsley, Moore & Giles

JOIN US FOR THE NEXT SHOWTIME®, DECEMBER 3-6, 2017

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