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THE LARGEST DECORATIVE FABRIC SHOW IN THE UNITED STATES

December 2016

the peak of performance How today’s hottest textiles are changing the face of the industry

Shipping Smart

What you need to know about the upcoming carrier increases for small parcel shipping

INDUSTRY OUTLOOK:

Window Coverings Why labor shortages and an aging workforce are jeopardizing the future of this home furnishings segment

Profiles & Products See what our members are unveiling

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from the President So what constitutes performance? A triathlete friend of mine told me he had just purchased a new high performance racing bike.   I also had another friend go on and on about his new high performance sports car that he custom ordered with all the bells and whistles.   Since that exhausts the extent of the friends that I have, I also read an article about the new Boeing 737 Max jet that Southwest Airlines plans on using and how the performance characteristics of the new jet will be the future of commercial air travel.   Now, I am not completely familiar with all aspects of these three modes of transportation, but I am going to make a safe bet that the performance of the bike, sports car, and jet are not the same.   So what exactly is performance? A description? A level of quality? Or is it more about the capabilities?     In our world of textiles, leather, and trimming, buzz words like performance, functional, durable, cleanable, resistant, contract grade, and the uses of a plethora of different fibers and treatments for different applications have left the buyer as confused as a chameleon in a bag of skittles.   To help sort through the confusion, the ITMA membership committee is hard at work addressing the issue at hand. We have reached out to professionals in the industry, testing agencies, and are seeking the wisdom of our member companies to come up with a set of standards that all buyers can easily understand and immediately recognize during the process of considering a product to purchase. Some people may ask: Why? Because the ITMA is an association that takes pride in its efforts to promote their members, provide them with support in an ongoing process, not only during Showtime, but also throughout the year. So enjoy the article on page 12, and feel free to share your opinion with us, and your fellow members and buyers, your input is greatly appreciated.   We work diligently throughout the year to put on the best show possible, and the December 2016 edition is no exception. We have a full slate of educational opportunities, an updated registration process, and on Monday evening we will be holding the ITMA Awards Gala benefiting the Educational Foundation. If you did not attend the inaugural gala, you do not want to miss out on this year’s event. The ITMA has planned an evening that will applaud our members, award the best and brightest in our industry, and announce initiatives that will change the course for a sustained and bright future of our association, and our industry as a whole.   On behalf of the ITMA board of directors, committee members, and its staff, enjoy this awesome edition of Showtime, and I look forward to welcoming you all on Monday evening to the gala event, and the future of the ITMA.

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ITMA 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

Mac Lane, American Silk Mills Jesse Rector, Portfolio International Kathryn Richardson, Libeco Jana Platina Phipps, Classical Elements

ITMA Industry Liaisons

Brian Bunch, Greenhouse Fabrics Tom Forrester, Avanti Furniture

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ITMA Educational Foundation Chair: Wesley Mancini, Wesley Mancini, Ltd.

ITMA Directors

Catherine Morsell, Executive Director Carrie Purgason, Assistant Director

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features The Peak of Performance

How today’s hottest textiles are changing the face of the industry.

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Industry Outlook: Window Coverings

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Shipping Smart

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Why labor shortages and an aging workforce are jeopardizing the future of this home furnishings segment.

What you need to know about the upcoming carrier increases for small parcel shipping.

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Member Profiles...................7 Style Makers.................. 18 Trends..................29 New Member Introductions.................40 ITMA News................. 43 Educational Foundation................. 44 Member Products................. 46 Around Town..................52 Shopping at Showtime..................53 Exhibitor List................. 54 Showtime Schedule..................56 ITMA Showtime® Market • December 4-7, 2016

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Sophisticated Colors Meet Classic Design Following an amazing debut this summer, the Somerset Bay Collection by Abercrombie Textiles is appearing for its second season at Showtime. In June of 2016, Abercrombie Textiles teamed up with Somerset Bay to launch the collection and garnered an overwhelming response. This market, the company is introducing even more distinctive patterns and colorways. Somerset Bay’s brand-DNA has always been about sophisticated colors paired with classic American design. The Abercrombie Textiles design team expanded on that identity by focusing on cotton constructions in a mixture of bright and natural colors. Textured stripes are featured throughout the collection and lend themselves to both casual and finely tailored furniture. The introductions create a palette of colors and patterns that embody a life well-lived. Also big news at Abercrombie Textiles is the upcoming expansion of its wide-width fabric offerings. In early 2017 the company will launch its new wide-width finishing line, creating numerous possibilities for

applications in the hospitality and home furnishings markets. While wide-width weaving capabilities—of up to 130 inches—have always distinguished the mill within the U.S., the company has only recently begun to finish wide fabrics in its own plant. Once the company opens the finishing line at its Cliffside, N.C. weaving plant, it will be able to offer turnkey solutions to its customers. “We’ve been hearing the calls from the industry that they want someone to figure out how to weave and finish jacquard duvets and bedding in the U.S.,” says Chip Stroup, President of Residential Fabrics at Abercrombie. “Having our own finishing line is a huge step forward in logistics and cost-savings. We see tremendous growth opportunities for wide-weaving, particularly in hospitality bedding, drapery and napery.”

ABERCROMBIE TEXTILES AT A GLANCE LOCATION: Cliffside, NC PRODUCTS: Woven fabrics for upholstery, wallcovering, drapery and bedding FOUNDED: 1983 CONTACT: abercrombietextiles.com or 828.202.5875 EXHIBITING: 333 S. Wrenn St.

The innovations will position Abercrombie Textiles to solve an industry-wide challenge of offering low minimums and short leadtimes on domestically made, wide-width, top-of-bed fabrics. ITMA Showtime® Market • December 4-7, 2016

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For more than 60 years Fabricut has been delivering high-quality fabrics in bold textures, patterns and colors. Today, it provides designers with 100,000 options from which to choose.

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“Fabricut offers an array of traditional, transitional and contemporary styles, patterns and palettes available through our family of brands—Fabricut, Stroheim, Vervain, S. Harris and Trend,” says David Finer, Chief Executive Officer of Fabricut. “We take pride in being the designer’s choice for stylish designs. We are an employee-owned company, and more than anything else, we deliver great design for exceptional value, backed by superior customer service.”

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Focused on the future, yet committed to its history, this Oklahoma-based company has a clear vision. Fabricut is a company with a long history of customer satisfaction, and it continues to thrive as a premier resource for style-driven decorative fabrics, trimmings, drapery hardware and wallcoverings.

CONTACT: fabricut.com or 800.999.8200

LOCATION: Tulsa, OK PRODUCTS: Drapery, multipurpose and upholstery fabrics, trimmings and wallpapers FOUNDED: 1954

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A New Partnership for Success Exciting things are happening at De Leo Textiles this season. De Leo is proud to announce the debut of their new partnership with Penelope. You can now find these luxurious mid- to high-end textiles offered exclusively by De Leo. The two companies have over 100 years of combined experience in the upholstery industry servicing furniture manufacturers, retailers, and jobbers. Together they create the ultimate resource for the industry. Penelope prides themselves on their development of innovative techniques and processes. Their use of the most decadent natural fibers available combined with unique constructions and novelty designs has made them an exceptional resource in the home furnishings industry. Having their in-house yarn department gives this mill the flexibility to experiment at the raw material stage. It’s no surprise Penelope has established a worldrenowned brand with distinctive aesthetic appeal in the market.

The De Leo design team is continually focused on staying ahead of the trend while keeping sight of timeless traditions in home furnishings. Their market research and creative abilities allow them to create new constructions, develop noteworthy designs, and introduce new color combinations each season—all while offering custom color and design development year-round. This, combined with their superior customer service and reliability, makes De Leo a leading choice for manufacturers today. With the integration of these two brands, De Leo and Penelope are showcasing a striking collection that is a must-see for the season. Craig De Leo says, “We are excited to share a presence with such a prestigious brand like Penelope. The enhancement to our already diverse De Leo brand will be a treat to our valued customers.” Both companies are anticipating great success on this journey to provide the very best design, quality and customer service to their combined customer base.

PENELOPE BY DE LEO AT A GLANCE LOCATION: Fairfield, NJ PRODUCTS: Upholstery fabrics FOUNDED: 1962 CONTACT: deleotextiles.com or 800.443.6909 EXHIBITING: MSTT 2nd Floor

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THE PEAK of PERFORMANCE How today’s hottest textiles are changing the face of the industry. By Trisha McBride Ferguson

As the performance textile market grows and evolves, it creates both challenges and opportunities. While it’s generating consumer appeal and growth for manufacturers and retailers, its progress also illuminates the lack of definition of the ‘performance’ designation within the home furnishings industry.

What Constitutes Performance? Today’s definition of performance fabrics and leathers varies widely. At its broadest, a consumer might describe it as a material that’s stain-resistant or easy-to-clean. Yet within the industry, the term has a variety of meanings. “Performance can be anything that makes a fabric easier to live with, use, or design with,” says Randy Rubin, chairman, The Crypton Companies. “Crypton® technology begins at the molecular level and makes fabrics moisture-, odor-, and stain-resistant. They repel and release stains easily including oil-based stains, and they stop odors from spreading.” At Culp, performance fabrics utilize technology that combines performance fibers and yarns with chemistry encapsulations to provide moisture repellency and stain

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resistance. “A performance fabric is one that passes all ATMA requirements, plus has a water repellency of 80 and a cleanability code of 4/5,” says Liam Waters, executive vice president of sales at Culp. Performance fabrics at Prismatek must be stainresistant, antibacterial, breathable, oil-repellant, easyto-clean, and have high double-rubs, says Anke Kondek, president and owner. “In the past, performance fabric was notoriously rough and had a different texture than untreated fabrics; now you can’t even feel the difference.” A recognized pioneer in the field, Sunbrella® has performance features developed to withstand difficult environments such as prolonged direct sunlight and saltwater exposure, says Greg Rosendale, market manager for residential furniture fabrics for Glen Raven. “For the interiors market, performance isn’t worth discussing if the fabric isn’t comfortable or attractive. Sunbrella’s design and performance brings the best combination to the marketplace,” he says. At STI, the performance story has a different angle. “Our Revolution Performance Fabrics are not only easy


to clean and very durable, but also free of PFC chemicals, constructed from upcycled fibers that are inherently stain-resistant and 100 percent made in the U.S.A.,” says Katherine Shoaf, director of design and merchandising at STI. In the leather segment, Conneaut Leathers Powered by Crypton offers leathers that are specially treated to have unique, stronger performance characteristics than similar untreated products, says Jack Prause, president of Conneaut Leather. “Our customers focus on three primary performance characteristics: stain-resistance, cleanability (stain-removal), and superior wear-resistance. Of course, the look and feel need to be similar to non-performance leather in order for the product to be useful or desirable.”

Design Matters Though technological advancements are at the forefront of this evolving category, aesthetics are equally important. Consumers must be attracted to a sofa or chair before they will stop to hear about the performance story of its cover. “We also understand the tremendous value design brings to the equation,” says Rosendale of Glen Raven. “In applications where end-users value comfort and aesthetics, the assurance of durability and cleanability becomes more attractive. We now have a combined team of over 30 designers who work with our R&D teams to bring our highly fade-resistant, easy care and bleach-cleanable technologies to upholstery fabrics without compromising luxury and softness.” Designed specifically for interiors, Culp’s Livesmart performance fabrics are available in a wide variety of popular interior upholstery fabrics, including velvets, textures, chenilles, jacquards, prints, and PU constructions. At STI, design is a priority. “We are constantly innovating our designs, from different constructions to developing yarns that are not currently in the marketplace,” says Shoaf. Thanks to the variety of colors in its collections, Prismatek’s performance fabrics are a fit for any

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location, says Kondek. “That said, they are designed with hospitality locations, manufacturers, and even families with kids and pets in mind.” “For us, creating performance fabrics for the home that allow the use of natural fibers, including cotton and linen, as well as home fabrics in luxury textures such as suede, velvet, and leather are great breakthroughs,” says Crypton’s Rubin.

Game-Changing Innovation From durability and cleanability to technical innovation, the advanced solutions available from today’s performance textiles continue to evolve. STI recently introduced its Revolution Plus Performance Fabrics that include all of the same qualities of its Revolution products, plus the added benefit of being machine-washable. “Our most unique performance fabrics are Active Line and Aqua Clean,” says Kondek of Prismatek. “Between their green treatment processes, natural texture, and pure cleaning processes, they are utilizing cutting-edge technology.”

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The longevity of the Sunbrella brand validates its technological capabilities. “The specific fiber formulations, color recipes, UV packages, and finishing technologies have been tested over time to ensure the best performance possible,” says Rosendale. “Our fabrics stand up to indoor entities such as markers, crayons, salad dressing, soda, coffee, and so forth,” says Crypton’s Rubin. “They afford people the freedom to allow pets on the furniture without worry about odors and stains, and they hold up amazingly. Our contract fabrics also have a barrier that prevents moisture from getting past the fabric into the furniture substrate or cushions.” While the primary market for its leather with Crypton is residential furniture, Conneaut Leather has experienced a sharp uptick in demand from designers in hospitality and healthcare—where the ability to keep furniture sanitary by cleaning with bleach is valued tremendously.

Growth Potential With consumers and designers increasingly embracing ‘performance’ as a must-have characteristic for upholstered furnishings, textile features originally seen only in outdoor and commercial applications are now becoming standard. “People are busier than ever. They are looking for anything that will make their lives a little easier,” says Shoaf of STI. Consumer awareness and desire for performance fabrics has lead to increasing demand for performance leathers as well. In addition to customers asking for the material, much of Conneaut Leather’s growth has come

from furniture companies who appreciate the flexibility of having a leather they can use on all their furniture, says Prause. Performance leathers are moving from a niche product to widely available in the colors and looks everyone wants, he adds. This year the company has launched three new performance leather lines that come standard with Crypton. “Performance fabrics have come of age,” says Waters of Culp. “It has become very obvious that the consumer now demands performance. As the leading supplier of upholstery fabric in the U.S. today, Culp believes it fulfills this demand at a value never seen before in the true performance category.” As consumers learn more about the advantages and availability of performance fabrics, they’ll likely become as prevalent in home furnishings as they are in athletic apparel. “Now that performance fabrics are visually and in a tactile way indistinguishable from ordinary fabrics, people who know about them no longer want to settle for non-performance,” says Rubin of Crypton. “Performance is no longer an added benefit; rather, it has become essential in designing interiors for the way people live. For young families, pet owners and people who entertain at home, it is crucial. In the contract market, it is required. We see the future market share for performance growing to eclipse that of non-performance goods. Once the public at large is educated in the technical, sustainability, and aesthetic advances in performance for home textiles, they won’t want to purchase fabrics unless they have performance characteristics.”

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DEFINING PERFORMANCE

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Noting the inconsistencies in the use of the term “performance,” as it relates to describing textiles, ITMA has identified the opportunity to adopt an industry-standard definition and will be working toward this objective in 2017.


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Style Makers

Mary Catherine Folmar


Mary Catherine’s Sources of inspiration: My travels abroad are main influencers in my designs, especially Asia. I also get inspired by fashion, architecture and even periods in time – I adore the Roaring 20’s.

Colors or color combinations: Drawing on her traditional Southern roots, Mary Catherine Folmar folds in exotic Asian themes to create designs for living. Throughout her career, Folmar has woven the traditional and the unexpected together to achieve her own signature look. Her inspiration comes from travel across Europe, Asia and the U.S. Folmar is a graduate of Auburn University with a degree in Industrial Design; her inspirations are fashion, architecture and eras like the Roaring 20s. A big step for Folmar came in 2012 when she introduced Cotton & Quill, a hand-illustrated collection of home textiles, wall coverings and trimmings. Her offerings are featured in 27 stores throughout the U.S. and the Dominican Republic. In 2016, she opened the Cotton & Quill flagship store in Mountain Brook, Ala. Through this store, Folmar is able to work one-on-one with interior designers and their clients to craft rooms with vivid colors, unique patterns and refreshing style.

I love mixing blues and greens, especially navy and turquoise hues… I’ve even been known to throw in pops of melon and orchid.

Room in your home: The Breakfast Room/Kitchen… I spend most of my time here because my husband and I love to cook and it has a view of the pool surrounded by trees.

Quote/words of wisdom: “If it were easy everyone would be doing it.” – My Grandmother’s words from my Pop.

Snack: Snyder’s Buffalo Pretzel Bites Project or collaboration: The Cotton & Quill Flagship – it keeps me creative every day and I love meeting new people every day!

Books (business or pleasure): In with the Old by Jennifer Boles & can’t leave out Harry Potter

Vacation destination: Amalfi Coast Things to do when you’re not working: Cuddle my dogs, Marley & Butters, visit the local farmer’s market with my husband, and cook.

App or website: Instagram City: Rome, Italy Vice or indulgence:

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The Club Main Dining Room in Birmingham, Ala., but really my own kitchen.

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Dana Gibson


Dana’s Sources of inspiration: Movies, art, historical references like textiles or decorating books and fashion.

Colors or color combinations: I like two tones of the same color – turquoise and periwinkle. Jade green and lime. Using the cool and hot versions of the same color is unexpected and can be seismic. Dana Gibson has spent 20 years molding her style and refining her eye. She started out by creating her own line of handcrafted porcelainware. As major retailers such as Neiman Marcus and Saks picked up her line, she turned her hand to other kinds of home furnishings, including decorative accessories, fine prints, furniture, fabric, trimmings and wallpaper. As demand for her inimitable style grew, Gibson licensed her designs to companies like Stroheim, The MT Company, Soicher Marin and Caspari. Although she likes the hustle and bustle of city life, inspiration for many floral and pastoral themes springs from a love of country life. All of these influences can be seen in her vivid brushstrokes, with classical motifs played out in bold colors. Through her work, she has been able to transform countless homes with her unique combination of blended themes and unmatched style.

Room in your home: My bedroom. It’s light, bright and airy with painted floors and oversized windows.

Quote/words of wisdom: “Beauty will save the world” by Dostoevsky. This not only validates what I do, it’s what I believe.

Snack: Greek Yogurt. Project or collaboration: Designing fabric and trimmings for Stroheim has been a lot of fun. My color palette and love for large-scale pattern and global design has come to life in a new fabric collection and soon to be offered wovens. (Spring 2017)

Books (business or pleasure): I read a biography of Edie Sedgewick in my twenties. Reading about famous people like Winston Churchill and Andre Agassi fascinates me.

Vacation destination: Pawley’s Island used to be our favorite spot to vacation because of how untouched it is. We now have a humble cottage on the Rappahannock River and it’s a pretty nice place to relax.

Things to do when you’re not working: Taking walks, hot yoga, shopping and reading.

App or website: Pinterest and Instagram City: New York. It’s a lot of hustle and bustle. Vice or indulgence:

Wine and chocolate.

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window coverings Why labor shortages and an aging workforce are jeopardizing the future of this home furnishings segment. By Trisha McBride Ferguson

Despite a diminishing skilled labor force industry-wide, window treatments—like these designed by designer Tobi Fairley—continue to be a key element in well-designed rooms.

Like many parts of the home furnishings industry, the window coverings segment is experiencing a decline in skilled labor. As its current workforce ages, fewer and fewer young workers are pursuing training or entering the field. “Who’s going to keep these businesses alive?” asks Sandra VanSickel, national treasurer of the Window Covering Association of America (WCAA). “We’re not effectively bringing the youth into the industry. We need to be asking ourselves: ‘How do they find us?’ and ‘How do they get the necessary training?’” As owner of a custom window treatment fabrication business, Sew What’s New, in Apex, N.C., VanSickel has personally experienced the lack of skilled labor. “It’s hard to find industrial machinists, and people who can operate and repair industrial sewing machines,” she says.

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Now that once-standard classes such as home economics and woodshop are no longer a staple in the public school curriculum, students have limited exposure to these types of industry and career opportunities. Most of today’s workroom employees have a family member who was in the trade or had some type of first-hand exposure to it, explains VanSickel. “We need to raise awareness of the field and its opportunities.”

A Model Program When several of today’s leading furniture manufacturers identified skilled labor shortages in their area, they turned to Catawba Valley Community College for assistance. “It’s a continuing education program designed to train a younger workforce,” says Mary Reynolds, public information officer for Catawba Valley Community College. In partnership with Century Furniture, Lee Industries, Lexington Home Brands, Sherrill Furniture, and Vanguard Furniture, the college developed its now highly regarded Catawba Valley Furniture Academy. “Our mission is to serve the needs of our community and its industries,” says Reynolds. “These companies came to us and said, ‘We need these PHOTO CREDIT: people and we need them Catawba Valley Furniture Academy to come work for us.’” The college responded by developing an industry-driven training program designed to prepare students for skilled positions that are currently in high demand. The Furniture Academy offers a series of classes such as pattern making, manual cutting, automated cutting, sewing, and upholstery. The program also helps students explore specific career paths by providing plant tours, career previews, and assessments to help them identify their best career options. And it has a simulated furniture manufacturing facility that provides hands-on training opportunities.

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Launched in 2014, the Catawba Valley Furniture Academy has been extremely successful, with a 100 percent job placement record, says Reynolds. Based on it success, a second program—the Alexander Country Furniture Academy—was launched in summer of 2016.

Nurturing Future Generations In an effort to find and recruit young talent for all areas of the textile industry, ITMA offers an internship program designed to let students see and experience a variety of industry-related careers first-hand. Led by its Educational Foundation, a committee of leaders throughout the industry, the internship program pairs students with ITMA member company sponsors. Most internships are paid eight-week positions, although other opportunities can be available. Financial assistance may be available through the ITMA Educational Foundation for sponsor companies, including $2,000 salary per intern and an additional $2,000 travel and housing stipend. Internships are open to upperclassmen and graduate students who have declared a major in textile design.

An Interior Designers’ Perspective While the workforce is diminishing, the need for high-quality window coverings is not. They continue to be a key component in today’s design plans. “I honestly don’t think a room is complete without window treatments,” says Tobi Fairley, of Arkansas-based Tobi Fairley Interior TOBI FAIRLEY Design. “They add a warmth and coziness to a room, and they really finish the design. I would say they are one of my signature design elements.” For many, the value of the designerworkroom relationship goes beyond just that of a typical client and vendor. Window treatment fabricators and workrooms are an integral part of a designer’s business. “I have a person that I contract with to do all of my window treatments,” says Fairley. “He knows me so well that he is always one step ahead of what I want or need in a project. He’s so critical to my business that I joke that I would fire myself before I would fire him! And I’m actually not joking.”


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Showtime® Trends From soft and subdued to fresh and bold, today’s top textile directions are the foundation of tomorrow’s home furnishings. New looks are emerging that capture the colors of the earth and tell the story of her beauty. From the warm gold of daybreak to the deep navy of the night sky, mother nature’s inspiration is richly on display.

enduring classic presented by Anthem Leather

modern baroque presented by Classical Elements

white hot presented by Richloom

urban distressed presented by Carroll Leather

a collector’s eye

presented by Madcap Cottage for Robert Allen at Home

return to nature presented by Ulster Linen

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A new twist on a timeless palette, Enduring Classic is the quintessential convergence of red, white and blue. As authentic as they are elegant, these colors radiate energy, comfort and style. It’s a collection of rich hues and nuanced patterns truly worth saluting.


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white hot

A cool, modern look where less is more, White Hot reflects an understated design sensibility. Its refreshing purity emerges in the absence of color allowing the inherent textures and dimensions of the yarns and weaves to tell its story. Sophisticated yet minimalist, it is a tale best told in crisp, icy, elegant white.

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Color and pattern take center stage in A Collector’s Eye. Inspired by the Madcap Cottage gents’ travels and visits to estate sales and auctions, this new collection channels a passion for history and adventure. Fresh and inviting prints and wovens work together harmoniously to engage a spirit of wonder. We give you the tools, make the collection your own.


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distressed

As comfortable as it is fashionable, today’s top leather look is Urban Distressed. Featuring a crackle or buffed finish, these intriguing styles have a weathered appearance that ranges from subtle to bold. Each distinctive interpretation works in a variety of design applications, from traditional to contemporary.

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Rooted in natural tones and a simplified palette, the most comforting of looks is a Return to Nature. An emphasis on texture and weave give these easygoing neutrals added significance while natural fibers such as linen bring the beauty of nature indoors. The epitome of everyday elegance, it’s a nature-based direction that harmonizes with all design styles.


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Offering a fresh take on old world art, architecture, furnishings and fashion—Modern Baroque is all about drama. Ornate details and surface interest convey a sense of exuberance and grandeur. Look for damasks, paisleys printed or embroidered on velvets, gold finishes and graphic passementerie in palettes ranging from chiaroscuro to saturated brights.

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Let the Color Take You.

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shipping smart

What you need to know about the upcoming carrier rate increases for small parcel shipping. ITMA Showtime® Market • December 4-7, 2016

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Looking ahead to small parcel shipping in 2017, many companies will be facing challenging—and costly—new rate calculations. Although an annual General Rate Increase (GRI) from UPS and FedEx is typical, an analysis of this year’s increases reveals unusual changes. These new charges and calculations apply to all shippers, even those under contract, and could have a major impact on transportation and logistics budgets.

What’s Unusual for 2017? There are a number of notably unusual elements of the 2017 rate increase for both carriers. First, the changes were announced earlier than usual. The UPS rate increase also goes into effect earlier than normal—on December 26, 2016—while FedEx’s increases begin January 2, 2017. Another notable change is that the rate increases vary significantly between carriers. Rate increases in past years were almost identical, yet this year there are key differences between the two carriers— most notably in DIM charge calculations and with residential packages.

When is 4.9% not 4.9%?

with two increases. Shippers should take a multifaceted approach to managing their contract provisions, packaging procedures, and procurement practices to protect themselves from these potential double-digit rate increases from FedEx.

Accessorial Charges Both carriers have increased multiple accessorial charges. A few examples from UPS include: The Residential Surcharge for UPS Ground Services will increase $0.15 (4.6 percent) to $3.40; the Residential Surcharge for UPS Air Services will increase $0.35 (9.6 percent) to $4.00; the Additional Handling charge will increase $0.35 (3.3 percent) to $10.85; and effective January 8, 2017, an Additional Handling Surcharge will apply to UPS SurePost packages.

“The rate increase is non-linear; it isn’t a flat 4.9% increase across all weights, zones and service levels.”

The published rate increase for both UPS and FedEx for 2017 is 4.9 percent (for FedEx ground and home delivery), and 3.9 percent (for air and international). Many shippers assume adding 4.9 percent to their 2016 shipping spend will accurately predict their 2017 expense. Unfortunately, this is typically an underestimation. The rate increase is non-linear; it isn’t a flat 4.9 percent increase across all weights, zones and service levels. Rates for many zone and weight combinations will increase significantly more than 4.9 percent.

FedEx DIM Changes FedEx has introduced a new change to its DIM Weight calculation. It has reduced its DIM Divisor from 166 to 139—increasing the billable weight on all DIM-weighted packages. The new calculation results in a higher billed weight, which will fall into the newly increased ground rate chart, effectively hitting DIM-weighted packages

Defending the Bottom Line

There are several tactics for managing these impending increases. Carrier audits, contract renegotiations, packaging practice reviews and supply chain analysis can all yield savings. A professional, comprehensive contract review and negotiation is also important for mitigating carrier increases. These carriers employ trained and knowledgeable pricing professionals to construct and negotiate contracts on their behalf, and shippers should employ the same tools in their defense.

Kenneth Moyer is vice president of supply chain strategies with

Shipping Seminar at Showtime

For more information about how these impending increases will affect your business, don’t miss ITMA’s free informational seminar at 2pm on December 5, 2016 and 10am on December 6, 2016, in the Suites at Market Square presentation area at Showtime. Kenneth Moyer, vice president of supply chain strategies at LJM Consultants, will provide details about 2017 increases from both UPS and FedEx, as well as offer strategies for mitigating them. A 24-year veteran of the industry, Moyer spent almost 10 years developing, analyzing, and implementing pricing and costing models for UPS. Today, he helps clients by directing audit and contract negotiation activities to maximize their transportation dollars.


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ITMA New Member Introductions Boxmark Leather Upholstery Corporation is an American tannery that offers products ranging from raw hides to cut-and-sew kits. No middlemen are necessary, because customers can buy quality leathers directly from the tannery in North Carolina. Count on them to provide quality products, short reaction times and superior service. SMS Bryant Industries Corp. is a new addition to the ITMA. They’re experts in design and color for indoor and outdoor fabrics and they work hard to keep abreast of current market directions. Their knowledge and experience sets them apart; they understand what’s selling at the mass-market retail level and provide the products customers need to fill every market niche. SMS 1-947 Conneaut Leather has gone international. With their recent acquisition of Cortina Leathers, they now offer the finest Italian-made leather as well as premium American leather. With more than 100 years in the business, Conneaut Leather can now provide worldclass leather choices to the furniture, A&D, aviation and office furniture markets. SMS PMT Fabric is an entrepreneurial entry to the ITMA. The company sources products from Chinese and American mills, so they are able to offer what their customers need and want in jacquards, wovens and prints of various constructions. As a new company, PMT Fabrics is nimble, so they can grow right alongside their customers, providing quality textiles. SMS 1-933 Symphony Mills is a new ITMA member and proudly offers competitively-priced fabrics to the home furnishings industry. Their fabrics are stock-supported in a wide-ranging array of colors and their quick service allows the customer to respond to their markets more quickly. MS 246

TerMolst International is a U.S.-based company that provides a diverse array of textiles primarily to the home furnishings industry. All of their products are made in America and are available in a wide range of colors to suit any décor. MS 246

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ITMA News J.Allen Moved their exhibiting location to RC 1st Floor.

Penelope Joins De Leo De Leo Textiles is proud to announce their new partnership with Penelope. Beginning with Showtime this December, you will now find these luxurious mid to high-end textiles offered exclusively by De Leo. The two companies have over 100 years of combined experience in the upholstery industry servicing furniture manufacturers, retailers, and jobbers.

Al Fresco Teams Up with Wesley Mancini ITMA’s lifetime achievement award winning designer, Wesley Mancini, teams up with industry leading outdoor fabric trendsetter Al Fresco Functional Fabrics. Debuting at the December Showtime, The Wesley Mancini Outdoor Fabric Collection will change the landscape of outdoor fabric design. The collection will feature over 35 new designs, incorporating a wide array of new colors, novelty yarns, and constructions. Made in the USA, all fabrics are bleach-cleanable, anti-microbial, and UV resistant, with durable quality that you can expect for any lifestyle. Al Fresco Functional Fabrics are designed to add an element of culture and conversation to your home, or anywhere you live comfortably.

Conneaut Leather Partners with Crypton for New Collections Conneaut Leather introduced the Florence line of aniline leathers and the Chesapeake collection, both protected with Crypton finishes. Conneaut Leather is known for embedding Crypton protection in their leather finishings. The stain and water resistant, bleach-cleanable, antimicrobial features of Crypton integrate within the finish treatment. The protection will not diminish from frequent cleaning and heavy use over the leather’s life cycle. Read Furniture Today’s full article at http://bit.ly/2epXYdt

Phifer Promotes Fabric Design Director Specialty textile manufacturer Phifer Incorporated is pleased to announce the promotion of Monica Thornton to director of design. With more than 24 years in the outdoor fabric arena, Thornton possesses in-depth knowledge of the industry and its global member 2016 • 2017 evolution over the last 20 years. She has been employed as senior designer at Phifer for the past three years and previously held design and marketing positions as a consultant in outdoor furniture development, design manager for an outdoor furniture company and as creative director with a replacement cushion company. Thornton will head up trend and design efforts for the Designed Fabrics division, the umbrella over Phifer’s sling and indoor/outdoor high performance fabric lines. Using her unique industry perspective, she will also work with outdoor furniture retailers on product education as well as to gain their confidence and involvement with Phifer products. Read Casual Living’s full article at http://bit.ly/2edZ5dY

Crypton Sponsors Showtime The ITMA is pleased to announce that Crypton Home Fabrics has increased its commitment to the industry through its sponsorship support of Showtime®. Sponsor participation serves two purposes – it provides an opportunity for the sponsoring company to demonstrate support for its customers and to endorse ITMA’s main objective which is to stimulate growth in the industry. Thank you Crypton for your commitment and support.

Founder’s Scholarship A $2,500 scholarship per year for two years is available to high school seniors who are dependents of ITMA Member company employees. The scholarship is funded through industry donations made to the ITMA Educational Foundation. We hope to honor the first recipient of the Scholarship in person at the ITMA Gala on December 5, 2016.

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ITMA Educational Foundation The ITMA is proud to showcase the 2016 Winners of the Virginia Jackson Design Competition. The mission of the Virginia Jackson Design Competition is simple and constant: to educate our future designers. A majority of textile design students have little or no interaction with our industry unless they are fortunate enough to participate in ITMA industry tours or land an internship. They are taught to create without heed to any particular end use. In the VJDC, they are required to target their creative energies on furniture and learn what is needed when doing so.

Print 1st Place NINA DEVASSAL, Philadelphia University 2nd Place LUXIN LI, Michigan State University Honorable Mention BIT NA KIM, University of Georgia

Jacquard 1st Place AMELIA SOLANO, Rhode Island School of Design 2nd Place ANANYA BEVINAKATTI, Philadelphia University Honorable Mention AAKANKSHA SIROTHIA, Rhode Island School of Design

Did You Know? • The ITMA Educational Foundation awards over $10,000 each year to the students and schools that participate in our competitions.

• Each year, the ITMA hosts an Industry Tour for students from schools across the country. The three-day tour gives them an inside look at the textile industry from concept to consumer through visits to textile mills, design studios, upholstery manufacturers and printing facilities.

• On average, the ITMA EF contributes over $20,000 per year in salary and stipends to interns working for our member companies.

• The ITMA EF sponsors the students that design our trend area in the Suites at Market Square.

• The cover design for each ITMA Member Directory and Pocket Guide is designed by a student in a textile design program.

• The bi-annual cover competition receives more than 20 student submissions per contest.

• The Virginia Jackson Design Competition receives more than 50 submissions from students across the country in three categories: jacquard, dobby and print.

• The International Textile Market Association Design Award was established in 1995; in 1997 it was re-named to honor the late Virginia Jackson. The Virginia Jackson Design Competition recognizes the most talented students in the field of textile design and creates a vehicle to bring new talent into the design industry.

• The Founders’ Scholarship was established in 2015-2016 in honor of the founding members of the ITMA.

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Weaving Together Students & Industry A key part of ITMA’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. We ask for support from current industry leaders through a financial contribution. Your donation means the world to our students.

DONATE TODAY! Make checks payable to ITMA Educational Foundation and mail to 305 West High Avenue, High Point, NC 27260

For more information on the Educational Foundation, visit showtime-market.com/educational-foundation If you are interested in becoming involved with the future of the Educational Foundation, please call the ITMA office at 336-885-6842 or send an email to info@itmashowtime.com.


ITMA Member Products STI Home Fashions Resource Center, 3rd Floor Introducing Revolution+ Performance Fabrics®. The Revolution story you have come to love has just gotten cleaner! Revolution+ Performance Fabrics® are machine washable!! These multi-purpose fabrics are suitable for a variety of applications: slipcovers, draperies, dog beds or wherever you need a little extra performance in your life.

JBS Couros Home Fashions Resource Center, 2nd Floor In its new showroom, JBS Couros presents its entire furniture leather collection featuring pigmented, semi-aniline, aniline and nubuck leathers produced in its plants in South America, Italy and Asia. A flexible and complete collection, with an array of designs fluctuating among contemporary, transitional and traditional styles, and aimed at different price points.

Modern facilities producing quality leather for the most demanding markets.

Al Fresco Functional Fabrics

MSTT 3rd Floor Don’t miss the unveiling of The Wesley Mancini Outdoor Collection by Al Fresco Functional Fabrics! All fabrics are bleachcleanable, antimicrobial, and UVresistant. Made in the USA.

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A wide range of articles for different needs and designs.

Anthem Leather

SMS 1-922 Introducing Marquesa, a soft, luxurious full grain aniline leather in 13 colors; ranging from light, clean and contemporary to a darker more sophisticated neutral palette.


Belle Maison

SMS 1-643 Cordelia, a 100% cotton, multipurpose fabric, puts a modern spin on the traditional Jacobean print. Available in five colorways for upholstery and drapery.

*NEW* Boxmark Leather Upholstery Corporation

SMS A full grain, translucent finish, natural product that hits a starting price point. Lux is cut 1.2 mm thick for a full body and features a rich pebble grain.

Brentwood Textiles

HFRC 3rd Floor We are expanding our showroom at Showtime and are excited about our new introductions: shown here are our Revolution Plus Washable performance fabrics!

Crypton Home Fabric

MSTT 2nd Floor INTRODUCING… Nomad by Crypton Home. Find new performance fabrics with an amazing hand and rich, tactile natural accents, available in a variety of fresh, soft colors.

Culp

1823 Eastchester Drive LiveSmart technology combines a performance fiber with a performance finish to give our fabrics inherent durability and longevity. LiveSmart fabric lets you relax.

David Rothschild Company

MSTT 7th Floor Annabelle is a new transitional pattern from David Rothschild Company. It features a stylized chrysanthemum and vine pattern that gives you a fresh take on a graphic floral design.

De Leo Textiles Bryant Industries Corp.

SMS 1-947 Cabana is a 100% polyester fabric that is water-repellent, and meets all outdoor spec requirements.

Carroll Leather

110 S. Elm St. Applause features a hand-wiped look found on many lightly finished leathers yet it exhibits the protection found on fully protected leathers.

MSTT 2nd Floor This sexy distressed texture uses one full layer of viscose chenille which creates a soft luxurious hand. A subtle ombre of raisin tones emerge in the ground from our signature planted warp.

Edgar Fabrics

MSTT 6th Floor Jigsaw, a classic yet sophisticated stylized embroidery look, is timeless with a handcrafted feel in elegant colors and livable cotton/linen.

Euroleather Inc. Covington Fabric & Design

MSTT 7th Floor Egremont, by Covington, is a beautiful stylized Jacobean print. Printed on a linen blend, Egremont is available in five fresh colorways.

SMS 1-218 Maestro is a top of the line addition to Euroleather’s Signature Collection. This full grain, full aniline leather is hand-antiqued in North Carolina for ultimate effect, transparency, and a sumptuously supple hand.

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Fabricut, Inc.

SMS 1-647 Fabricut and French General: reinterpreted 18th Century French textiles, curated for a simplified lifestyle; fabrics and trimmings with a French flair and a lived-in simplicity.

Global Textile Alliance

MS 246 GTA is introducing two upholstery brands, Symphony and Termolst. These collections fulfill all your interior needs with an array of stylish colors and diverse textures.

Green Hides

SMS 1-402 Green Hides introduces Venus, leather that embodies classic elegance as well as contemporary sophistication. It has a rich, transparent finish and a smooth, silky hand.

Noveltex, Inc.

MSTT 3rd Floor Our new solid and print collections are excellent for draperies, slipcovers, beddings and upholstery. Available in other colorways, dyed, printed and finished in USA.

Phifer Incorporated

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

PMT Fabric

SMS 1-933 Fresh inspirations are debuting at PMT Fabric. Look for these stunning intros (clockwise from top right): Razz—a poly linen in wheat; Paisley—a linen print in French Blue; Blossom—a Jacquard in Blush; and Asha—a grey woven linen.

Regal Fabrics Gum Tree Fabrics

RC 4th Floor Offering Elk River, a Modern Lodge soft chenille jacquard construction offered in four colors.

MSTT 2nd Floor This beautiful R-Hummingbird print pops with the vivid colors of our transitional velvets. Regal offers a wide range of solids complementing exclusive jacquards and prints.

Richloom Moore & Giles

SMS 1-1326 Halo, Berkshire and Suri – the finest new leathers of the season from Moore & Giles.

MSTT 9th Floor Timeless Transitions is part of Richloom’s Upholstery Studio December 2016 line. This collection executes timeless drawings and constructions that are accompanied with fresh livable color.

MTL

South Pacific Textile

SMS 1-523 MTL is North America’s most diverse and premier weaver of custom fabrics. Our offerings include: dobby, jacquard, sheer, and velvet constructions that utilize premium yarns.

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SMS 1-940 New pattern PLUME, available in 3 colors, provides an artful rendition of peacock feathers, a trend in high-end design. 100% Polyester, passes CA117-2013 and abrasion testing.


Sunbrella

Textile Fabric Associates, LLC

336 South Wrenn St. Explore inspired designs, colors and textures from Sunbrella; always fade proof, easy care and bleach cleanable. Learn more about the legendary performance fabrics at sunbrella.com.

MSTT 3rd Floor Honorary Member in color Carnival is a playfully whimsical design that is digitally printed with a hint of embroidery yarns accentuating the painterly effects.

Swavelle Mill Creek Fabric

Ulster Linen

*NEW* Symphony Mills

UTP America

*NEW* TerMolst International

Valdese Weavers

MSTT 8th Floor IZNIK: a whimsical floral drawing its inspiration from Suzani motifs in a modern fashion. Its bright colors and chenille yarns give an updated twist and sophistication.

SMS 1-607 Ulsterlinen.com provides the largest range of high quality European linen in both weight and color, stocked in the US. Enjoy the natural beauty of linen.

MS 246 Symphony Mills has an extensive range of interior textiles, which are stock supported in the US, Belgium, India, and China. Fashionable fabrics at competitive prices.

SMS 1-629 Dynamically created, UTP America presents its new collection. The variety of designs, textures and colors gives you endless possibilities to bring harmony to your spaces.

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

MSTT 6th Floor Calcasieu is a geometric design inspired by vintage Moroccan rugs with a modern flair. It features a multi tonal boucle yarn for a hint of texture.

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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

STARBUCKS 2101 North Main Street, High Point 336.889.8987 I DON’T KNOW… COFFEE??? 10233 North Main Street, Archdale 336.858.5716 GREEN BEAN Suites at Market Square

BLUE BOURBON JACKS 1310 North Main Street, High Point 336.882.BLUE (2583)

STEAK STREET 3915 Sedgebrook Street, High Point 336.841.0222

BREWER’S KETTLE 2505 North Main Street, High Point 336.885.0099

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BROWN TRUCK BREWING CO. 1234 North Main Street, High Point 336.886.1234

PROXIMITY HOTEL 704 Green Valley Road, Greensboro 336.379.8200 / proximityhotel.com RADISSON HOTEL 135 South Main Street, High Point 336.889.8888 / radisson.com

REAL CREATIONS 136 West Lexington Avenue, High Point 336.882.2299

PHARMACY/DRUG STORE

HOOTERS® 274 Eastchester Drive, High Point 336.882.4668

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 TARGET / HIGH POINT 1050 Mall Loop Road 336.884.1260 WALGREENS / HIGH POINT 904 North Main Street 336.887.1036 2019 North Main Street 336.885.7766

COFFEE BARS DE BEAN ESPRESSO 709 West Lexington Avenue, High Point 336.889.2107

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GREEN VALLEY GRILLE (at the O. Henry Hotel) 622 Green Valley Road, Greensboro 336.854.2015 LULU & BLUE 2140 North Main Street, High Point 336.886.1077

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BLUE WATER GRILLE (Open for Dinner Only) 26 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.

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.”

“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 ITMA exceeds $1.6 million each and every time exhibitors and buyers honor us with their presence.”

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.

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

SUITES AT MARKET SQUARE or “the suites”

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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.

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 Inc....................................................... SMS 1-936 Abercrombie Textiles.................................... 333 S. Wrenn St. Adesal Jacquards.........................................................SMS 1-736 Advantage International Fabrics................................ MS 290 Al Fresco Functional Fabrics.......................MSTT 3rd Floor 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 1-1022 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 1-643 Benartex Home............................................................. SMS 1-810 Boxmark Leather Upholstery Corp. *NEW*............ SMS Boyteks Tekstil San Tic A.S..................................... SMS 1-803 Braemore Textiles.............................................MSTT 7th Floor Brandon Godwin Architect LLC *NEW*.................. SMS Brentwood Textiles.......................................... HFRC 3rd Floor Bryant Industries .........................................................SMS 1-947 BS Trading Co. LLC ..................................................SMS 1-900 Carroll Leather......................................................... 110 S. Elm St. Catania Silk......................................................................SMS 1-616 CeCe Design Group.................................................... SMS 1-747 Claridge Textiles............................................................SMS 1-416 Classical Elements LLC..............................................SMS 1-635 Comersan Fabrics Corp............................................SMS 1-427 Conceria Montebello S.P.A......................................SMS 1-400 Conneaut Leather.............*NEW*............................. SMS Covington Fabric & Design, LLC................MSTT 7th Floor Crest Leather................................................................ SMS 1-439 Crestmont Fabrics...................................................... SMS 1-838 Crypton Fabric..................................................MSTT 2nd Floor

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Culp, Inc...................................................... 1823 Eastchester Dr. 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 1-646 E-TEX-LA.........................................................................SMS 1-720 Euroleather Inc...............................................................SMS 1-218 Europatex, Inc............................................................... SMS 1-902 EZ Fabrics....................................................................... SMS 1-724 Fabrics in Fashion....................................................... SMS 1-836 Fabricut............................................................................SMS 1-647 Golding Fabrics Inc.........................................MSTT 3rd Floor Green Hides Leather Studio .................................. SMS 1-402 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....................................... SMS 1-442 Harper Home.............................................................................TBA Heico Fasteners Inc..................................................... SMS 1-410 Home Accent Fabrics................................................ SMS 1-606 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 Klein Karoo International Pty Ltd.........................SMS 1-750 L.A. Fred’s Fabric........................................................ SMS 1-946 Lacefield.......................................................................... SMS 1-830 Laura & Kiran..................................................................SMS 1-628 Leather Research Laboratory at the University ........... of Cincinnati *NEW*...............SMS - Supplier Section Lee’s Decorative Showcase.....................................SMS 1-522 Libas Limited................................................................ SMS 1-700 Libeco....................................................................MSTT 3rd Floor Light Tex Fabric Intl....................................................SMS 1-824 LTM Textile Resources, LLC..........................MSTT 3rd Floor Magitex Decor.............................................................. SMS 1-939 Marcovaldo.................................................................................SMS Marlatex Corporation......................................MSTT 7th Floor Master Fabrics Ltd...................................................... SMS 1-446 Mayafab................................................................MSTT 2nd Floor Merrimac Textile................................................MSTT 9th Floor


Miami Drapery Hardware.*NEW*.................................... .....................................................SMS - Supplier Section Michael Jon Designs ............................................ RC 3rd Floor Millennium Textile, Inc............................................... SMS 1-438 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 Outdura............................................................................ SMS 1-749 P. Kaufmann Fabrics........................................MSTT 7th Floor PARA’...................................................................................SMS 1-611 Paragon Global, LLC............................................ RC 2nd Floor PDF Systems, Inc. *NEW*..........SMS - Supplier Section Penelope USA LLC..........................................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 1-933 Portfolio Textiles................................................MSTT 3rd Floor Premier Prints, Inc........................................................SMS 1-928 Prismatek International LLC....................................SMS 1-822 RaDa srl..............................*NEW*............................. SMS Radiate Textiles .................................................MSTT 9th Floor Ramtex, Inc..................................................................... SMS 1-910 Regal Fabrics, Inc.............................................MSTT 2nd Floor Richloom Fabrics Group................................MSTT 9th Floor 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................*NEW*............................. SMS Sandown & Bourne.................................................... SMS 1-639 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 Stadler Leather Inc. ................................................... SMS 1-508 Standard Embossing Plate Mfg. Co.................... SMS 1-450 STI........................................................................... HFRC 3rd Floor STOF ................................................................................SMS 1-1010 Sunbrella............................................................ 336 S. Wrenn St. Sunbury Textile Mills, Inc................................MSTT 7th Floor Swavelle Mill Creek Fabric.............................MSTT 8th Floor Symphony Mills.................*NEW*....................... MS 246 Tactus Leather, LLC. ..................................................SMS 1-633 Tana Bana Design Services LLC............................ SMS 1-748 Tempo Fabrics....................................................MSTT 3rd Floor TerMolst International......*NEW*....................... MS 246 TFA..........................................................................MSTT 3rd Floor

TNT Sales.....................................................................................SMS Trapo......................................................................MSTT 2nd Floor Trimland Janaj Int...........................................................SMS 1-811 True North Fabrics............................................MSTT 7th Floor Ulster Linen.................................................................... SMS 1-607 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 Viuda De Rafael Gandia S.A. ...................................SMS 1-617 Westwood Weavers.........................................MSTT 8th Floor WIPELLI Inc. USA........................................................SMS 1-404 World Linens ....................*Returning*..................... SMS 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, December 4 at 9 a.m.

for our bi-annual Membership Meeting.

member

2016 • 2017

Learn how to make the most of your ITMA 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

December 4-7, 2016 Sunday, Dec. 4 10am - 6pm

SUNDAY

TIME

Monday, Dec. 5 8am - 6pm

Tuesday, Dec. 6 8am - 6pm

Wednesday, Dec. 7 8am - 12pm

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

10:00 AM - 6:00 PM OFFICIAL OPENING, All Exhibitors Open to Buyers

NOTE NEW OPENING TIME

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Happy Hour in the Suites, compliments of IMC/Market Square 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM All Exhibitors Open to Buyers

MONDAY

9:00 AM

10:00 AM 2:00 PM

Lifestyle Trends: What Consumers Want at Home Sponsored by Furniture/Today & Home Textiles Today presented by Cindy Hodnett, Upholstery & Fabrics Editor

Cindy Hodnett, Furniture/Today

The Future is Now: Key Currents Shaping Design and your Business presented by Deb Barrett, Principal at Window Dressings

Sheltering the Storm of 2017 Small Parcel Rates presented by Kenneth Moyer, LJM Freight Auditing & Consulting

6:00 PM ITMA AWARDS GALA – High Point Country Club

TUESDAY

8:00 AM - 6:00 PM All Exhibitors Open to Buyers 10:00 AM 2:00 PM

Sheltering the Storm of 2017 Small Parcel Rates

Deb Barrett, Window Dressings

presented by Kenneth Moyer, LJM Freight Auditing & Consulting

The Future is Now: Key Currents Shaping Design and your Business presented by Deb Barrett, Principal at Window Dressings

WED.

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Happy Hour in the Suites, compliments of IMC/Market Square

Kenneth Moyer,

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!

JOIN US FOR THE NEXT SHOWTIME®, JUNE 4-7, 2017 Showtime®, the United States’ largest semi-annual fabric market, is produced by and for the members of the International Textile Market Association (ITMA). Twice a year, ITMA brings all segments of the home furnishings industry together, in one place, at one time, for Showtime. During the months of June and December, this internationally acclaimed market offers the most thorough fabric, leather and trimming presentations in the United States. Please support our members investment in Showtime by only shopping ITMA members during their show.

info@itmashowtime.com www.Showtime-Market.com 305 West High Avenue, High Point, NC 27260 336-885-6842

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MONDAY • DECEMBER 5TH • 6PM

AT THE

HIGH POINT COUNTRY CLUB 800 Country Club Drive, High Point, NC 27262 ( Shuttle services will be available. )

You won’t want to miss this must-attend event as we embark on the beginning of a new era. There’s only one way to find out what all the excitement’s about...


Timeless Transitions

Market Square Tower • 317 West High Street, 9th Floor, High Point, NC 27260 • 212.685.5400 www.richloom.com

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