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from the ITA President This June marks my 38th Showtime Market and the last one serving as your president. Over the years, I’ve built a great network of professional relationships, but more importantly, I’ve developed deep, meaningful friendships that will last me forever. During my tenure, we’ve helped one another, learned from each other, worked hard, grown, and had fun together. With our members’ support and the support of our board members Kelly DiFoggio, Kathryn Richardson, Brian Bunch [rotated], Nathan Copeland, Tom Forrester [rotated], Carmen Herndon Barbee, Mendy Kearns, Dada Patil, Jana Platina Phipps, Jessie Rector, Katherine Shoaf, and David Stunda, we have continuously worked to improve the organization to better serve you. I am grateful for all the ITA board members and our awesome staff, Brian Casey and Carrie Dillon, for their tireless work year-round.

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I am excited to introduce—and congratulate—my best friend Kelly DiFoggio as your incoming president. Kelly has the unique distinction of being the very first female president of ITA. I have known Kelly for many years and seen that she’s hard working, a problem-solver, and always willing to go the extra mile. With her vast industry experience and networking skills, I have no doubt that ITA will grow bigger and better under her leadership. I’d like to take one more opportunity to reiterate the importance of “giving back” to our organization and the industry. Please support our upcoming ITA Educational Foundation golf tournament on September 27, get involved with our YTP (Young Textile Professionals) group, and join us at all of ITA’s events and activities. Let us know if you would like to serve on one of our committees or on our board—get involved, raise your hand! I wish you all the best and hope you enjoy the summer Showtime Market and all the activities we’ve planned for you to learn, engage and network. Enjoy them all and bring your team and customers along as well. Thank you for your sincere collaboration and friendship during my tenure. I look forward to seeing you and chatting with you at the show or wherever our paths cross again. Respectfully,

Ismail Arslan, ITA President

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

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Industry insiders highlight the trends and innovations shaping today’s home furnishings performance fabrics.

New and notable directions in performance leathers.

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ITA Member Showcases................................10

Style Influencers ...............................16

Showtime Forecasts by Fashion Snoops...............................29

New ITA Member Introductions............................. 39

ITA News..............................40

ITA Educational Foundation..............................44

ITA Member Products.............................. 46

The “Other” Market...............................52

Exhibitor List...............................53

ITA Showtime Schedule...............................56

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American Silk Mills™ Debuts EnduroSilk™ – a New Direction in Livable Luxury Depth of product and timeless designs set American Silk Mills™ apart from other textile brands and energizes its debut of four diverse collections: Essentials, Pattern Play, Silk Heritage, and EnduroSilk™. While each brand embraces innovation and performance uniquely, all originate from American Silk Mill’s rich design heritage. The pinnacle collection, EnduroSilk™, makes the once impossible dream of an indoor/outdoor performance ‘silk,’ a reality! Combining the elegance of silk with Nanotex® performance technology, this collection captures the essence of livable luxury. EnduroSilk™ features the beauty and hand of silk combined with performance features that make it stainresistant, lightfast, abrasion-resistant and bleach-cleanable. Designed for today’s active lifestyles, EnduroSilk™ offers an approachable, affordable array of indoor/outdoor fabrics in luxurious looks that perform exceptionally. For more than 120 years, American Silk Mills™ has built an archival-inspired textile story rich in brand heritage, style and color. Acquired by Sutlej Textiles and Industries Limited in November 2017, American Silk Mills™ remains among the oldest and most established of American textile brands specializing in the design, weave and distribution of exquisite silks, high-performance textiles, luxurious velvets, fine jacquards, and the Sensuede™ brand of socially responsible synthetic suedes.

This market, look for: EnduroSilk™: Enduring elegance, vibrant color and the look and feel of silk in an outdoor performance textile. Essentials: Fundamental, must-have looks with chameleon textures that complement everything. Pattern Play: Signature graphics and playful color combine with a diverse mix of yarns and textures. Silk Heritage: Approachable luxury blends in silk and linen create refined patterns in sophisticated palettes. Brussels™ and Brussels Stria™: Iconic luxury velvets created for beauty, developed for value.

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Get Inspired with Fresh Performance Looks from Richloom Known throughout the industry as a design leader, Richloom arrives at market this season with a fresh palette of colors and constructions with inspired appeal. Offering an array of new looks and constructions, its introductions are designed to meet the ever-changing demands of the residential, outdoor and performance textile markets. While the essence of Richloom’s business strategy is beautiful design, innovation follows close behind. The company’s design and product development specialists are dedicated to developing the most on-trend directions using the latest technology while its production and logistic teams work closely with customers to ensure a smooth, rewarding experience. Richloom’s Fortress Performance brand has become a “go-to” product for customers looking for a durable, easy-clean fabric. Its Solarium brand continues to dominate as a stylish, innovative solution for outdoor performance fabrics. A privately held, family company, Richloom has built its business model on creativity and innovation. The organization continues to thrive as a design-oriented logistics operation. Focused on the future, yet committed to excellence, Richloom partners with its customers to create unique products backed by exceptional service and operations.

This market, look for: Dynamic color palettes in fresh, juicy hues, elegant neutrals, and timeless classics. Design motifs ranging from fun and whimsical to modern and traditional. An array of intriguing patterns and highly touchable textures.

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De Leo Debuts Looks Inspired by “Escapism” When it comes to trend-forward color and design, De Leo Textiles is at the forefront of the industry. A key resource for manufacturers, retailers, and jobbers, its stylish mid to high-end fabrics are synonymous with fashion and quality. This market, De Leo’s color stories and design directions are based on the idea of “escapism.” “As usual, our design team has been hard at work finding inspiration and trend research from around the world to share with our customers this Showtime,” says Creative Director Katie Atwater Williams. “January’s trend hall at Heimtextil served as a jumping off point for our June collection. The colors we are channeling this season are inspired by the concept of “escapism”—each palette evokes the feelings of “escaping reality.” One can escape reality by going off the grid, taking an indulgent getaway, or simply engaging in the digital world from the comfort of home. Visit us at Showtime to see how these and our other “escapism” concepts translate into dynamic yet usable color palettes.” With steady, impressive growth, De Leo has emerged as a leader in the industry and has earned a reputation as a color-trend resource. The organization continues to thrive by maximizing efficiencies, fostering relationships with customers and suppliers, and constantly refining and focusing its product mix. De Leo invites customers to stop by for mimosas in the mornings and its famous Todd-gria in the afternoon. And, visit the showroom Sunday evening at 5:00 pm for a casual industry social to kick off Showtime week!

This market, look for: Dynamic, highly usable color palettes inspired by “escapism.” An impressive array of luxurious chenilles, velvets, and textured fabrics.

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Christi Barbour Uniquely situated at the intersection of the residential, showroom and retail design worlds, Christi Barbour and her partner, Christi Spangle, are involved with design from product development and sales to visual merchandising and finally into the homes and workplaces of American and international consumers. With more than two decades of award-winning design projects in their portfolio, their company, Barbour Spangle Design, is regarded as the ultimate “market insiders,” employing their wide-angle view of the design landscape to help manufacturers and retailers select and sell more product, and bring luxury residential clients, educational institutions, healthcare facilities and commercial and hospitality venues access to aheadof-the-curve designs. Their inspiration comes from an openness to see the design world without boundaries and completely embrace the notion that anything is possible. Christi is also the founder of the much-touted High Point Discovered blog highlighting the best the city of High Point has to offer.

What are your favorite sources of inspiration? Travel is the best way I find my inspiration. My wanderlust runs so deep it’s doubtful I’ll ever finish my travel bucket list.

What’s the last gift you gave someone or a go-to host/hostess gift you give? I love giving

What is your dream project or collaboration?

the gift of life with plants from the Friendship Plant Company—a startup here in High Point whose mission is to cultivate connections in the community by encouraging people to give a friend a plant.

Perhaps a boutique luxury hotel in the Caribbean. Or designing creative co-working spaces for female entrepreneur places like The Wing or The Riveter. Oh, and I’d love to design a space for Glennon Doyle!

What is your favorite quote or words of wisdom? “No one is you, and that is your

What’s your favorite Instagram account you follow? Travel @dametraveler; Society/Culture

superpower.” - Elyse Santilli

@theeverygirl; Inspiration @gritandvirtue; Local Love @highpointdiscovered

Do you prefer a book or Kindle? No doubt, I am a bibliophile. I love books and the experience of turning a page. I got this from my father who took me to the public library each week for a father/daughter reading date.

What is your go-to paint color? Benjamin Moore White

Do you prefer concerts, plays or movies? Tough

Bonney. It sits on my cocktail table and I come back to it over and over again. It’s filled with stories from beautiful, smart and talented women. Grace sums it up best in her introduction where she states: “While each woman’s story is unique, their messages are universal...In many cases, they have inspired one another, and they are role models for the generation to come. Any one of these women would inspire someone to pursue their own passion, but together, they are an undeniable force.”

question! I love all three. My two all-time favorites, however, were seeing Hamilton with my daughter for Mother’s Day and The Revivalists, Live at Red Rocks, in Colorado last summer. Enjoying the sunset and summer breeze while listening to live music was amazing!

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Dove. It’s perfect and chameleon-like for wood trim.

Do you have a favorite coffee table or interior design book? In the Company of Women, by Grace


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The Property Brothers Drew and Jonathan Scott (also known as The Property Brothers) are multi-faceted entrepreneurs, authors and television personalities. The twin brothers are best known as home renovation and real estate experts, they are also co-founders of Scott Brothers Global, which includes Scott Brothers Entertainment, Scott Living, and the digital design and renovation platform, Casaza. The Scott Brothers are hosts of multiple toprated HGTV series including the Emmy-nominated and Canadian Screen Awards-winning Property Brothers, Brother vs. Brother and Property Brothers at Home. Their shows are enjoyed by millions of viewers in over 150 countries and their books, Dream Home, It Takes Two: Our Story and Builder Brothers: Big Plans, are New York Times best sellers. Find more information about Drew and Jonathan on their site drewandjonathan.com.

What are your favorite sources of inspiration? Jonathan: There’s a lot! But, at the top of our list: fellow designers, whether they’re veterans in the industry or up-and-coming talent like the ones we vet for our new design platform, Casaza; beautiful scenes from our travels and the people we meet along the way; and our family—especially our parents. Since day one, they have encouraged us to tap into our creativity and trust our instincts.

You’re a new addition to the crayon box, what color would you be and what name would you have? Drew: Emerald was one of my

the perfect host/hostess gift because they can use it right away! I recommend Codenames, which is always a hit when we host our own game nights.

wedding colors, so I’d love to be a vivid green and name it in honor of my wife, Linda. Jonathan: I’d figure out a way to create a tartan crayon as a nod to our family’s Scottish heritage.

What is your favorite quote/words of wisdom?

What are your go-to paint colors? Drew: We love

What is your favorite vacation destination? Drew:

classic colors with a slight twist, like soft greys, notso-bright whites, and soothing blue-greens. They’re just interesting enough that you won’t get sick of them, but they’re not so trendy that you’ll want to repaint every few years.

What is your dream project or collaboration? Drew: Just putting it out there: A Property Brothers episode where we renovate The Rock’s home…and he does all the demo himself!

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Jonathan: When we were kids, our dad always told us, “If someone says you can’t do something, find five ways to do it.” That’s really stuck with us over the years. Italy—it’s where I got married last year and I plan to return many times in the future! Jonathan: While I do love a good low-key staycation, I’m always fascinated by the rich history in Europe. I’ve traveled everywhere there from Germany to Hungary to Spain and of course the home of our family...Scotland. There’s something in the air there that makes me feel alive.

What’s your favorite app? Jonathan: Currently, The Room Three—it’s like an escape room, but with puzzles. Drew: I’m all about Ultimate Guitar: Chords & Tabs! I also use the Nike training app.


Do you prefer concerts, plays or movies? Drew: All of the above! We are huge culture and entertainment junkies. We try to see as much live entertainment as we can wherever we happen to be. Jonathan: I‘ve been on a bit of a live music roll lately. Over the past month, I’ve been lucky enough to see Justin Timberlake, Lady Antebellum, Celine Dion and Lady Gaga. All are so different but oh so great.

What’s your favorite Instagram account you follow? Jonathan: We love Saturday Night Live, so we follow their cast members like Beck Bennett and Vanessa Bayer. Their accounts are so funny. Animals Being Jerks is hilarious and showcases just that. LOL.

What is your favorite thing to do when you’re not working? Jonathan: I love doing escape rooms. They challenge the brain and who doesn’t love a good riddle?

What is your favorite vice or indulgence? Jonathan: For me, it’s haunted houses. It’s my guilty pleasure, I can’t get enough of them. Drew: It’s not a vice or indulgence, necessarily, but I feel the need to state that I’m extremely good at ping-pong.

Do you have a favorite charity or one you like to support? Jonathan: We’re big supporters of Habitat for Humanity. In 2017, we were named Habitat Humanitarians, which is a huge honor for us. We’ve seen firsthand how affordable homeownership changes lives. Owning your own home isn’t just the American dream, it’s a human dream, it’s a family dream. Habitat for Humanity truly leads the way in helping every family have a decent place to live. Drew: Linda and I also work closely with WE, which is a global movement that inspires people to work together to make the world a better place. With the help of WE, we turned our honeymoon into a charitable trip to Ecuador to learn about the importance of clean water.

What’s the best advice you’ve ever been given? Jonathan: “Never settle for less than your best”—another powerful nugget from our dad.

What’s still on your professional bucket list? As we continue to strive to bring real solutions to real families, we want to make it ridiculously simple to beautify your home and improve its functionality. So, we do see in the future that we will bring the full Scott Living/ Property Brothers experience to retail brick and mortar stores. We want people to be able to touch and feel the products we’ve created and get inspired.

Any interesting tidbit we don’t know about you that you’d like to share? We are beyond excited about the new offerings coming from our design platform Casaza. We are working on some augmented reality technology that will allow you to choose a design aesthetic for your home and then actually view it transformed digitally in person through your smart device. We can’t wait for these features to roll out later this year.


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Laurie Reed Raised in North Carolina’s furniture region, Laurie Reed was destined to work in home furnishings. Her family was part of the industry in the areas of upholstery and furniture finishing, which led to her interest in interior design. As a creative person, Laurie knew she wanted to learn the skills of furniture display and marketing. She attended Appalachian State University and went on to complete an internship at Thomasville Furniture. It was there she learned the store concepts that have become the foundation of her career. Laurie went on to work for several high-end furniture companies, including Henredon, Beacon Hill, Century and Theodore Alexander. She loves working with fabrics and color and draws on those inspirations as she creates inspiring displays and brand visuals.

What are your favorite sources of inspiration? Fabrics, color, antique stores, beautiful imagery of interior design publications and Instagram. They all offer such unique and visually inspiring opportunities.

You’re a new addition to the crayon box, what color would you be and what name would you have? Aquamarine—a light blueish green. It reminds me of the water colors of the Caribbean that are so breathtaking. And, the color is special to me because it’s also my birthstone.

What’s the last gift you gave someone or a go-to host/hostess gift you give? The last gift I gave was to my mother and it was roses for Valentine’s day.

What are your favorite colors or color combinations? I love so many, I actually have a hard time picking just one color.

What is your favorite quote/words of wisdom?

What’s your favorite app? Pinterest because I find it so useful and inspiring for interior design.

What’s your favorite Instagram account you follow? Right now, I really enjoy @maximalistcandy,

I would have to say to “follow your gut instinct.” It applies to every facet of your life.

but @stiltje.se has to be a close second. I also like @thegoodquote because the quotes they feature always seem to apply to my life at the appropriate time.

What is your favorite vacation destination?

What is your go-to paint color? I love Benjamin

France by far. Even though I was there for work trips, the scenery and lifestyle were so good for my soul.

Moore’s Revere Pewter. It’s a neutral that can go gray or taupe, and it works with everything.

What is your dream project or collaboration?

Do you have a favorite coffee table or interior design book? I have lots of favorites, but most

I have been lucky enough to have already experienced my dream collaboration. I was fortunate enough to work with Oscar de la Renta at Century. We had the opportunity to visit his homes and get a glimpse of his wonderful life and fashion career.

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Do you prefer concerts, plays or movies? It’s so hard to choose. I like all three but in order of preference I would say movies, then concerts and plays.

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recently the McAlpine Book, Poetry of Place. I could live in that book.

What is your favorite thing to do when you’re not working? Spending time at the lake with family and friends, especially our dogs.


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PERFORMANCE by design Performance fabrics have undergone quite a makeover in recent years. Upcoming product lines reveal a category that is still evolving and advancing—not just in performance, but also in style. The reputation for stiff, scratchy outdoor fabrics is long gone. Performance fabrics are now a highly competitive option for soft, livable and fashionable indoor upholstery and casegood collections. Current trends show consumers are seeking out performance fabrics not only for casual furnishings, but for furnishings throughout the home. Thanks to the design innovations of many fabric manufacturers, options are available for every home décor style and budget.

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“Performance fabrics have come a long way from when they were first introduced,” says Katherine Shoaf, director of design and merchandising at Revolution Performance Fabrics. “I can remember when outdoor fabrics were first marketed to be used indoors as performance fabrics. I remember thinking, ‘Wow, what a great idea!’ But they were stiff as a board and the patterns and styling were uninspiring. That has changed.”


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Furniture manufacturers are seeing increasing demand for performance fabrics among a wide range of end buyers, including fashion- and lifestyle-oriented consumers. Sandi Teague, vice president of sales and merchandising for Sam Moore, says the popularity of performance fabrics is growing as consumers become more educated on their benefits.

The trend toward a softer hand also includes leather, where suppleness is key. “We’re adding 20 new performance leathers to the line, which offer consumers ‘livable’ attributes, including high-durability, soilresistance and cleanability,” says Teague. “The leather assortment is available in a variety of fashionable colors and rich, supple textures, including hand-wiped, aniline looks and a few novelty styles.”

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What shoppers seem to want most are fabrics that are livable. Not only should they be able to bear the rigors of daily life for a typical family; they should also have an inviting look and soft hand that makes home feel cozy and welcoming.

SOFTER THAN EVER The hand and touchability of performance fabrics are increasingly luxurious, says Cheryl Sigmon, director of merchandising at Bradington-Young. “When they first came out, they were not soft and looked very commercial,” she explains. Shoaf says today’s performance fabrics are quite a departure from where they started—in large part due to consumer demand. “Designers I recently worked with were amazed at how soft the hand of our fabrics are,” she says. “We know that consumers are wanting fabrics with performance qualities that still feel good— so we engineer our fabrics to have both!” Harrison Hood, sales manager for Sunbrella, says performance fabrics with soft, luxurious hands are definitely what consumers want to buy. “We as a company continue to explore new and innovative finishing techniques and machinery to continue to achieve this,” he says. As performance fabrics have gotten in touch with their softer side, furniture manufacturers have enthusiastically embraced them and continue to seek more options to offer consumers. “We are always on the lookout for new fabrics that don’t look or feel like performance fabrics,” says Teague. “We have partnered with some great mills this Market that offer those attributes and will be adding 17 new performance fabrics to our line, bringing our total offering to more than 65. This category gives us confidence that our quality product is dressed to keep the end-consumer happy for years to come.”

CASUAL LIVING The trend shift toward more casual, informal living is also a major driver in the growth and popularity of performance fabrics, continues Teague. “We get requests every day for performance fabrics,” she says. “We think it has a lot to do with the convenience and low maintenance the products offer. Consumers are so busy with work and kids and pets—at the end of the day, all they want to do is come home and relax without the additional worries of keeping their furniture spotless. Performance fabrics provide a peace of mind that life is messy, and that’s OK.” Relaxed living spaces continue to grow in popularity, agrees Sean O’Connor, senior vice president of sales at Universal Furniture. “Even the formal sitting room has taken on a cleaner, casual feel,” he says. ITA Showtime® Market • June 2-5, 2019

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Consumers love selecting performance fabrics in whites and off-whites because they’re cleanable. The shades are especially popular in coastal categories as shown in Universal’s Escape Collection with Coastal Living.

DESIGN FRIENDLY Today’s consumers are no longer willing to sacrifice style for function. As Sigmon points out, “they want something user-friendly that is also stylish and meets their design needs.” She notes that as the popularity of performance fabrics grows at the retail level, it drives the demand for more innovative and fashionable options. Bradington-Young is seeing this even though they are primarily a luxury leather upholstery manufacturer.

Bradington-Young marries performance fabric with leather upholstery in the Caroline 3-way lounger.

“We have experienced tremendous growth in our fabric products in the last two years and we attribute that growth to the widespread availability and popularity of performance fabrics,” says Sigmon. “We feel that carrying a broad range of performance fabrics is important to us, especially with the recent uptick in the motion upholstery category.” Bradington-Young will be adding 18 new performance fabrics at the spring High Point Furniture Market, bringing its total to 134. As performance technology improves, it’s easier for fabric manufacturers to offer options that blend well with current design directions. “Performance technology has grown, and many of the [fabric] companies we use have adopted immersion technologies that are stronger and will not limit the weave or design of the fabric,” explains O’Connor.

FOR EVERY ROOM While they were once relegated to outdoor furnishings, performance fabrics are now firmly entrenched in every room of the home. Universal is even using performance fabrics in its casegood collections. “We’re trying to incorporate performance fabrics throughout our whole home offering,” says O’Connor.

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Sigmon of Bradington-Young says a popular trend they’re seeing is consumers pairing performance-fabric side chairs and recliners with their leather sofas or sectionals.


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TRENDING STYLES The evolution in the styles and textures of performance fabrics has been a game changer in the industry, says Teague. She sums up this trend shift, saying: “The fabrics no longer have that stereotypical ‘performance’ look and feel. Not only that, they are now available in a variety of stylish colors, patterns and textures, each with a soft hand that is comparable to other nonperformance upholstery fabrics in the industry.” So what exactly are the hottest-selling styles in performance fabrics? Both furniture and fabric manufacturers note rich textures and surface dimension are in highest Aura, Bohemian and Athena by Milliken Specialty Interiors demand. In color, neutral reflect the popularity of and earthy color palettes texturized fabrics. are trending with warm reds and perennial blues at the forefront. Also look for botanicals, jacquards and striped patterns, and ecoconscious construction options. “Texture is sometimes more important than the pattern itself, so we provide many textural fabrics and fewer patterned,” says LeAnne Flack, marketing manager for Milliken Specialty Interiors. Shoaf says Revolution sees customers wanting textured fabrics with more surface interest and design, but that fabrics with flatter weaves sell equally well. “Some want a very clean, modern look,” she says. Traditional patterns— such as paisleys, frames and simple geometrics—are also in demand, she adds. The hottest selling items for Sunbrella indoor right now are heavy textural plains in

a variety of neutral color palettes, as well as pastel or dusty jacquards and stripes as accent fabrics, says Hood. “Skins in general are leading the pack in this category,” he says. He points out that the heavy textures consumers are looking for are ones that also have soft, luxurious hands. “We have beautiful fabrics that meet these qualities and still marry very well with Sunbrella’s legendary performance attributes.” In keeping with a trend toward luxury, Ann Reynolds, vice president design for Valdese Weavers, says its Inside/Out brand features drapeable velvet as a key offering, although its collection of textures covers a broad base of looks and uses. She adds, “Texture in itself is important. Our jacquard loom capabilities allow our designers to create a variety of patterned plains, and our mill has the unique capability of quilting on any of our fabrics, which gives customers a special and custom look.”

Warm-based blues and intriguing textures continue their popularity, as seen in these fabrics from Valdese Weavers.

Flack says Milliken has combined consumers’ desire for luxurious fabrics with the demand for ecoconscious options. Its Breathe by Milliken™ collection is the first fluorine-free performance fabric available in natural or synthetic fibers made from recycled plastic bottles. “Our cottons and cotton-linen blends, especially our denim collection, have been very popular as they have a classic, textural look and super-soft hand,” says Flack. “Customers expect more across the board, and sustainable performance and luxurious performance are no longer oxymorons.” Consumer color preferences are also moving toward warm shades, she says. “As a result, we’ve expanded our palette to include more vegetable-dyed colors ... but blues are still extremely important.”

Color preferences are warming, as shown in this selection of performance fabrics offered by Revolution Performance Fabrics.

Flack also says blues are here to stay. “Starting with great neutrals and adding small touches of the ever-present blues are what is shaping our color lines,” she says.

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Carrot or Radish? Whether you’re shopping for performance fabrics or marketing them, it’s all about the lingo. Communicating the features and benefits of hightech constructions is key to selling them to home furnishings manufacturers, retailers and consumers. Yet, today’s marketing claims reflect wide interpretations of industry-standard language and can be more confusing than helpful. Here are some popular terms and what to ask:

SOLUTION-DYED

Valdese Weavers’ multi-tonal looks offer texture and depth of color, creating a watercolor effect.

Shoaf says that white is a particularly popular color choice when it comes to performance fabrics because they’re easier to keep clean. “As much as we want to think people are moving away from grey and white, they aren’t!” she says. “We sell so much white fabric now because customers can finally have that crisp, pure look and not have to worry about being able to keep it clean. Grey is also so important because it’s a livable color that customers don’t get tired of.” Like other manufacturers, Shoaf says Revolution is still seeing a high demand for blue. “We’re seeing more and more of the soft blue shades but with a grey cast,” she says. “I think that allows customers to have a hint of color, but it still feels neutral.” As for what’s on the horizon in performance fabrics, manufacturers say the commitment to innovation is ongoing—both in function and in fashion. “Our designers are continuously pushing the envelope on new constructions and looks,” says Reynolds.

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One of the most popular terms, solutiondyed, explains how color is added to synthetic fibers while they are still viscous (before they are extruded) compared to textiles that are yarn-dyed or piece-dyed. “Is it a carrot or a radish?” is a frequently cited concept illustrating how this production method results in color that runs all the way through the fiber (similar to a carrot’s coloration). Ask about what type of fiber has been solution-dyed—is it acrylic, polypropylene, nylon, polyester?

FADE-RESISTANCE Describes the degree to which a fabric is resistant to a loss of color or color deterioration from sunlight exposure. Ask about UV-stable pigments and the hours of lightfastness used for the testing standard. Colorfastness is also measured as a reaction to water, cleaning chemicals, and abrasion.

CLEANABILITY A fabric’s cleanability is one of its most desirable features and can be measured in a variety of ways. Ask for the specifics—in terms of stain-resistance, liquid-repellency, oil-repellency, mold/mildew-resistance, resistance to abrasion, and whether it’s bleach-cleanable.


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Crypton Home creates intelligent stain-resistant fabrics, giving designers the canvas to create and homeowners the freedom to live life without limits. Available in a wide variety of colors and styles. Helping life’s most beautiful things stay that way.

Come see the possibilities during Showtime Market. Visit Crypton’s showroom on the 4th floor (404) and the Valdese Weavers showroom on the 6th floor.


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Fashion Snoops, a global trend forecasting and creative agency, has partnered with Showtime and ITA to present the upcoming consumer trends for your experience at market. In this edition, Fashion Snoops explores the trends of Fall | Winter 2020/2021, noting the consumer storylines, color palettes, and color combinations for the season. Our FW 20/21 Color Projection addresses the overarching shifts from our analysis of leading trade events, consumer behavior research and analysis throughout the home interiors market.

FW 20/21 COLOR SUMMARY HOME KEY TAKEAWAYS BROWN MOMENT Browns have officially taken over as the must-have color family, working as both a fashion and core. They are also influencing other color families (like green and yellow), producing brown-casted shades.

NEW NON-BINARY

THE SOOTHERS

Finding strength in softness, a variety of commercially-viable, gender neutral shades emerge.

Creating the foundation to build upon, designers are seen using blues and greens as calming mood soothers.

THE NEW TIERED HARMONY

UPDATE THE CLASSICS

Tonal contrasts make up the harmonies for pattern play that are inspired by nomadic finds and exploration of playfulness/fantasy aesthetics.

Representing a shift toward softened tones, three of our 2021 Macro Colors serve as calming updates to the perennial navy, black and wine shades.

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CLARION FALL | WINTER 20/21

Clarion (meaning “loud and clear”) is an evolution of our SS20, that addresses the need for quiet moments and conscious experiences. Identifying the growing appetite for refined utility, an impact of serenity heavily influences a look that’s all about crafted minimalism with an immense amount of soul and meaning. Nothing is there if it doesn’t need to be. Scandinavian heritage on America, and its impact on areas such as the Berkshires which, as a rising influential destination, does a brilliant job at incorporating elegant functionality that blends in with the surroundings. Examining the aspects of modern lodge lifestyles and dissecting how luxury and function can coexist, we identified new approaches to folklore that emphasize charm, magic and whimsy.

Macro Color: Euphoria

Kava

Secret

Macro Color: Mushroom

Portrait

Macro Color: Flush

Dip

Secret

Cardinal

Peat

Kava

Kava

Dip

Curry

CULTURAL INFLUENCES

ARTISAN & CRAFT CULTURE Authentic objects with culture, history, and heritage are being increasingly sought out by consumers.

MACRO TREND: HUMAN LEVEL

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Society is exploring what it means to be human in the digital age by finding ways to nurture our creativity and connect with our spiritual core. Finding our human level is not about refusing all that technology has to offer; rather, it’s about living our best life alongside it. As we aim to amplify our humanity, it’s become apparent that craftsmanship and skilled tradesmen have become a commodity. Products, experiences, and even technology that promote the entire human being, beyond just the visual and cerebral are greatly important to our future.

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SLOW LIVING

KEY TAKEAWAYS

The opposite of instant gratification, it’s an emphasis on an overall slower approach to all aspects of everyday life.

DIGITAL WELLBEING Incorporating wellness into finding new ways of nurturing and coexisting with advancing technologies.

TRADE MASTERY Skilled laborers, builders, and other trade workers are in high demand, changing the narrative around vocational education.

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INHABIT FALL | WINTER 20/21

Inhabit evolves what it means to occupy and adapt in an ever-changing environment. A growing interest in primitive life serves as a coping mechanism for the present as well as preparation for the future. Implications of climate change provoke elements of protection and utility into design, fostering a fascination for new frontiers and the growing survivalist movement. Different preservation movements and artists addressing climate change are examining new efforts in sustainable design. Hyper-functionality was a common thread throughout as was the desire for everlasting essentials that protect and perform.

Macro Color: Mushroom

Macro Color: Humanoid

Macro Color: Deja Vu

Sublime

Orbit

Settle

Verglas

Obscure

Macro Color: Gentle

Embark

Macro Color: Gentle

Stark

Verglas

Macro Color: Mushroom

Macro Color: Humanoid

Verglas

CULTURAL INFLUENCES

RENEWABLE ENERGY We look to energy that is collected from renewable resources to reduce CO2 emissions in a race to save our planet.

MACRO TREND: LIVING LABORATORY

Cities are home to more than half of the world’s population, and are expected grow significantly by 2050, increasing environmental pressures and infrastructure needs. In order to deliver a better quality of life, municipal leaders are realizing that smart city strategies start with people not technology. The speed of urbanization today is driving infrastructure innovation, and the U.N.’s twelve-year deadline to reduce carbon emissions.

SHARING ECONOMY The idea of ownership is fading as priorities shift in favor of a sharing economy becoming a part of our everyday lives.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

SUSTAINABLE INFRASTRUCTURES New ways of living in more densely populated areas include considering the impact it will have on the environment.

TRANSPORTABILITY

Projects like Mars City push innovation by building a prototype city with the tools and environmental conditions we would encounter on Mars.

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The future of travel is being re-imagined, merging transportation with hospitality for a seamless experience.

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RESONANCE FALL | WINTER 20/21

Resonance, evolved from SS20, acts a love letter to ourselves and the world around us, simultaneously addressing the need for mindful retreat and purposeful design. In a time of unprecedented division and differing opinions, there is a growing need for empathy and compassion. Finding strength in softness is derived from social movements around gender, sex and racial equality and the new wave of businesses and influencers founded on inclusivity. Exploring the correlation between these cultural pain points encourages the inclusion of interpersonal and interactive escapes within design.

Merit

Halcyon

Vow

Flush

Flush

Noor

Gentle

Burrow

Halcyon

Vow

Flection

Mushroom

Diversion

Mushroom

Serein

Clever

CULTURAL INFLUENCES

ACTIVE LIFESTYLE An active lifestyle speaks to the 360-degree approach to wellness including travel trends, fitness centers, at home fitness tech, and beyond.

MACRO TREND: BETTERMENT

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People are looking for optimal levels of wellbeing; there’s a proactive attitude to enhance the quality of life in our mental, physical, and emotional state. Research shows people are willing to pay a premium to be surrounded in environments that boost their holistic health and wellbeing. Trailblazers in the hospitality industry are remodeling and offering lifestyle experiences to meet the needs of transformative travelers. The food industry is investing heavily in plant-based products as veganism has seen a dramatic increase of over 600% in the last three years.

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CONSCIOUS EATING

KEY TAKEAWAYS

From ingredient transparency to the rise of organic products and plantbased diets, consumers are learning that food can actually heal us.

SELF-CARE The search for solutions and services which can relieve stress from our busy lifestyles continues.

MENTAL HEALTH The stigma around mental wellbeing is shifting with increased awareness.

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TECHTOPIA FALL | WINTER 20/21

Techtopia explores humanity’s ever-evolving digital awareness and emerging rebellion for an expressionist collective. Society has ultimately created an insatiable desire to stay limitlessly connected which presents a challenge of losing identity and conscious thought amongst the rapid alerts. Living in a realm of rampant distrust, self awareness is challenged among the overstimulated consciousness where the present and the future exist in a simultaneous fashion. Solace is found by exploring superhuman innovations that strive for integrated intellect that enhance our environment’s positive imprint. Sleek yet unexpected, Techtopia gives a refreshing glimpse into a surreal yet realizable future of harmonious perception.

Launch (Made for FS)

Macro Color: Circuit

Macro Color: Joy

Hacked

Macro Color: Awe

Macro Color: Immune

Heat Glow

Intellect

Instinctual

Macro Color: Villainous (Made for FS)

Dystopia

Surveillancity

Hacked

Launch (Made for FS)

Surveillancity

CULTURAL INFLUENCES

AI ASSISTANTS Voice interfaces are advancing in industries of all kinds, ranging from smart homes and phones to healthcare and banking.

MACRO TREND: THRESHOLD

Technological singularity is the idea that artificial intelligence will reach a point where machines become exponentially smarter than humans. Artificial Intelligence is not something we should be afraid of; this technology provides the opportunity for humankind to improve as much as it does machines. Consumers are embracing AI’s awareness through Voice User Interface (VUI) with over 39 million Americans owning a smart speaker.

AI & CREATIVITY

KEY TAKEAWAYS

AI will serve as a catalyst to an explosion in the volume and quality of creative work.

HEALTHCARE & AI AI is redrawing the healthcare landscapes from helping people stay healthy, to earlystage disease detection and more.

AI is a partner to the creative world, relieving designers and artists of timeconsuming “busy” work so they can jump right to the ideation phase.

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IOT Internet of Things (IoT) is an ecosystem of connected physical objects that are accessible through the internet.

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TOUGHhides Cortina Leather’s Florence line offers the beauty of aniline leather with the protection of a Crypton finish—perfect for settings where other aniline leathers wouldn’t be a fit. It’s shown here in Terra with a waxy, lightly distressed finish highlighting the natural markings of authentic leather.

New and notable directions in performance leathers. By Madison Brazier

Leathers have traditionally played an important role in interior design and as manufacturers and suppliers push the boundaries of finish and surface treatments, it’s becoming an increasingly viable option for consumers looking for durable home furnishings. “Undoubtedly, there’s a continuing trend towards performance across all surface finishes,” says Paul Clynch, vice president of sales at Cortina Leathers, which offers a line with a Crypton finish. “While this is not a new category, it’s maturing to the point consumers no longer need to choose between standard finishes and performance finishes that feel less natural.”

While leather has always been a popular choice in interiors, recent consumer popularity is driving the demand for easier to clean, durable, fade-resistant materials that stand the test of time. For instance, an aniline leather-covered chair may be coveted for its natural beauty and finish, yet has a lower resistance to scratching, staining and fading—ruling it out for some shoppers.

The Untouchable leather line from Carroll Leather features a wax crackle look that retains its appearance even around snug arms and corners. The finish process provides a natural-looking leather that offers protection characteristics similar to those of a fully pigmented leather.

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UltraFabrics’ Takumi technology is engineered to achieve premium quality and performance with four layers—a protective surface layer, a topskin, a microfoam layer, and the substrate, explains marketing director A.R. Swan. “The surface layer is key; it adds extreme durability with ease of care and low maintenance,” he explains. “It protects from stains and withstands cleaners and disinfectants. The second component is the topskin, with polycarbonate resins engineered for maximum hydrolysis resistance and enduring strength, its quality pigments help with lasting color vibrancy.” The Cheyenne leather featured in Carroll Leather’s slicker chair was inspired by the ongoing need for an abrasion-resistant wax and crackle leather. Its unique design delivers the vintage look consumers want with a protective finish suitable for high-traffic areas.

“Leather is inherently a performance product, as it will last 40 to 50 years on a chair in a demanding environment and only look better with time,” Clynch explains. “But if we understand that for most consumers, leather performance means anti-stain and scratch-resistance, then the future will see us pushing further into additional performance of the most naturallooking leathers. For busy households—children, pets, parties, etc., having the added assurance that highperforming leathers provide will always be a win-win.” Emerging technologies are bridging the divide with solutions delivering the appearance of natural leathers backed by performance features. “Our Purely Protected collection offers the aesthetics of highly sought-after natural aniline, wax or oil leathers, yet the performance is similar to our other protected leathers,” explains Joe Franck, vice president of Carroll Leather. “Advancements in finishing techniques have allowed us to reproduce ‘natural’ leather looks while reducing scratching, fading, staining and color variation which can occur on natural leathers.”

DESIGNED TO PERFORM While faux leathers have traditionally been acknowledged for their affordability and durability, they’re also being recognized as a performance material from a design standpoint. “Many consumers are looking for the next thing because woven textile offerings often look the same,” says Swan. “For customers who want to differentiate themselves from the pack, this is a great resource to the industry, whether it’s unique grains, colors, or textures.” Trends in leather colors and textures come in cycles, largely in sync with textile directions. Earthy tones and natural textures continue to be popular while corrected-grain leather and brighter dyed leathers are gaining momentum. Look for leather in furniture around the home, including leather drawer pulls, leather accessories and leather insets on casegoods. Furnishings featuring a mix of fabric and leather are also trending as consumers embrace global, eclectic, and southwestern-inspired design directions.

FLEXIBLE FAUX Along with natural leathers, innovative options in faux leathers are evolving to meet consumer demand for performance furnishings.

UltraFabric’s Brisa Original Outdoor faux leather combines the texture and finish of a natural dyed leather with a fashion-forward color.

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GRANDOVER RESORT & SPA The NEWLY renovated Grandover Resort features luxurious accommodations, 36 holes of golf, and a full-service day spa. Its AAA 4 Diamond-rated DiValletta restaurant offers breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. The adjoining 1808 Bar has live entertainment on Friday and Saturday evenings. Check out the 19 & Timber bar near the golf shop Thursdays through Sundays or visit Café Espresso for casual dining with billiard tables and a fire pit patio. Website: Grandover.com Location: 1000 Club Rd., Greensboro, NC 27407 Phone: 336-294-1800

SWEET OLD BILL’S A new addition to High Point, Sweet Old Bill’s offers barbecue from all over the South. Enjoy specialties like slow-smoked Texas brisket, St. Louis-style ribs and smoked chicken with Alabama white sauce. You’ll also find tempting Southern sides ranging from cheesy tomato pie to deep fried deviled eggs as well as a variety of burgers, sandwiches and soup options featuring exciting and bold flavors. Location: 1232 North Main St., High Point, NC 27262 Phone: 336-807-1476

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Welcome Our New ITA Members

Bella-Dura is a family-run mill based in New Jersey offering the ultimate performance fabrics for indoor/ outdoor use by jobbers, furniture manufacturers and retailers. Woven with a proprietary polyolefin fiber, BellaDura fabrics are 100% solution-dyed, inherently stain-, pill-, microbe- and fade-resistant, exceed 50,000 double rubs, are bleach-cleanable, fully recyclable, warrantied and made in the USA.

Beverly Angeles offers a wide range of quality home textiles. Based in Los Angeles, the company’s home décor fabrics include current looks and styles designed for upholstery, draperies and sheers in constructions such as polyester and cotton velvets, linen-style polyester drapery fabrics and polyester sheers.

Eureka Leather Inc. is a distributor of leather imported exclusively from Italy. The company’s target industries include furniture, office furniture, automotive and designers. Its new signature leather line, the Novabuk Collection, is a high-performance suede leather offered in 13 colors.

Great Scot International works with the main woolen mills in Scotland to bring tartan (aka plaid in the US) to home and commercial furnishers and upholsterers looking for high-quality wool fabrics. Its extensive range of tartan fabrics are available in a range of wool weights as well as colors categorized as modern, ancient and muted.

Greenhouse Fabrics proudly offers 10,000+ fabrics to the upholstery and interior design trade. Recognized for exceptional customer service for four generations, we have fabric specialists who offer fabric research, free sample books, free memo samples, and a one-yard memo program. Our Anna Elisabeth brand is a curated line with the interior designer in mind.

Impiger Technologies partners with furniture manufacturers, jobbers, top of bed manufacturers, drapery manufacturers and retailers to facilitate their digital transformation through Augmented Reality (AR), chatbots with AI, interactive catalogs, retail kiosks, sales force automation, business intelligence, RPA, and other technology solutions.

Neon Faux Leather produces quality interior textile products designed for upholstery, drapery, wall covering, and outdoor applications. Our stock-supported collection consists of polyvinyl artificial leather and polyester warp knit fabric. All products are produced with attention to the needs of our customers, both furniture manufacturers and fabric jobbers.

Rana Textile Mills Ltd is a leading manufacturer and supplier of all types of textile fabrics. With textile mills in Pakistan, the company offers jacquard fabrics, dobby fabrics, lining fabrics, striped satins and printed sheeting fabrics. It also sells finished items such as curtains, table linens, bed covers, bed sheets, pillows, duvet covers and bedspreads. Continued on next page... ITA Showtime® Market • June 2-5, 2019

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LACEFIELD HIRES TEXTILE DESIGNER Tenthorey has been a family-owned business since 1906 and offers 100% linen and blended cotton linen fabrics. Its target markets include the furniture industry and interior home decoration markets. The company makes its own electricity from natural resources and prides itself on its environmentally friendly manufacturing.

Yarn and Loom is a new company bringing fresh fabrics to furniture manufacturers. Its skilled designers in China produce fabrics ranging from luxury prints to beautiful jacquards and chunky solids. As a mill-direct company, it offers quick turnaround times and lower prices while enabling the creation of custom work that makes customers’ visions a reality.

ITA ANNOUNCES CHANGES TO FUTURE SHOWTIME® DATES Responding to the needs of its membership, the International Textile Alliance (ITA) has revised the dates of its upcoming Showtime® Market to better align with the industry’s product introduction and buying cycles. Starting with its Fall/Winter market this November, the new official dates are: November 17-20, 2019; May 17-20, 2020; and November 15-18, 2020. There is no change to the currently scheduled Spring/Summer market which will take place June 2-5, 2019. In conjunction with the new dates, Showtime Market, sponsored by Crypton®, has revised its hours of operation for the temporary spaces in the Suites at Market Square. Beginning with the November 2019 Showtime Market, market will continue to open Sunday at 10:00 a.m., however, the temporary floor spaces will be open Monday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; Tuesday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; and Wednesday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

DIFOGGIO JOINS YARN & LOOM Kelly DiFoggio has been named Director of Sales and Marketing for Yarn & Loom. Previously, DiFoggio was a sales rep for JLA fabrics for 12 years and worked for Covington Fabrics prior to that role.

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In January, Ross Andrews joined the Lacefield Designs team as a Textile Designer. Andrews was previously with Henredon/Thomasville where she gained valuable knowledge and mentorship in the furniture industry. She studied Graphic Design at NC State, and while studying abroad, was able to focus on her passion of textile design. “At Lacefield Designs each design is like an unfolding story that can be traced back to a paintbrush and paper; this organic and handcrafted approach is the core of Lacefield Designs and I am thrilled to be a part of their team!” says Andrews.

NEW WAREHOUSE AND OFFICE SPACE FOR SOUTH PACIFIC South Pacific Textile is excited to announce its move to a larger, centrally-located warehouse and office space. The new location at 1931 W. Green Drive, High Point, offers easy access from Business I-85, the downtown market showrooms and local factories. It includes more expansive and efficient warehousing, dock-high and walk-up access for customer pickup and a showroom displaying all stocked and new collection items. Appointments for showings or pickup of orders may be made by calling Bill Wang, 336.803.4124 or bill@southpacifictextile.com.

AMERICAN SILK MILLS™ HIRES CORBIN AND NIFONG David R. Corbin has joined American Silk Mills™ (ASM/Company) as Chief Executive Officer (CEO). He assumes responsibilities previously held by Cynthia Clark Douthit prior to her retirement. Douthit will consult with the company in areas of design and product development. Corbin is an accomplished, entrepreneurial business leader with experience across the home furnishings industry. Prior to joining ASM, Corbin held positions as President and CEO at Real Home Furniture by Oak West, a leading manufacturer of youth and home entertainment furniture; Chief Operations Officer (COO) at Steve Silver Company, a leader in casual dining, upholstery and occasional furniture; President of Southerland, Inc., a leading independent bedding company; COO/Senior Vice President at Chromcraft Revington, a furniture and upholstery company manufacturing product lines that include Chromcraft, Peters Revington and Cochrane; and, Chief Marketing Officer (CMO)/Vice President of Marketing at Home Meridian International, a furniture company developing


ITA MEMBER NEWS and marketing a portfolio of branded product lines that include: Antiques Roadshow, Build-A-Bear Workshop Home, Keepsakes, Pulaski and Samuel Lawrence. Under his direction, Corbin will focus the company around building the ASM brand among current and prospective customers as well as improving operations through continuous improvement and innovation. Future plans for the company also include expanding its business through strategic acquisition. Todd H. Nifong has joined the company as Director of Residential Sales and New Business. Nifong will report to David Corbin, CEO of American Silk Mills, and will lead a sales team that will focus on the residential, jobber, designer and e-commerce end markets. Under his direction, Nifong will be responsible for the development of the company’s sales and marketing strategies, as well as exploring and validating growth opportunities in adjacent markets. Nifong has more than 17 years of experience in the home furnishings and textile industries, with executive positions at Altizer & Co. Decorative Textiles and Swavelle Performance Fabrics LLC. Nifong has also served as a past chairman of the International Textile Alliance (ITA) Educational Foundation, and has been a past recipient of the ITA Future of the Industry Award as well as the ITA Best in Innovation Award. Nifong will be a part of the leadership team at American Silk Mills, and will recruit and expand the sales force to better service top priority markets and territories. He will also be responsible for gathering unique customer insights and market knowledge that will help increase the speed-to-market of American Silk Mills’ innovations.

ROBERT ALLEN @ HOME COLLABORATES WITH DOMINO MAGAZINE FOR FIRST FABRIC COLLECTION From the start, Domino has defined an audience, a design aesthetic, a creative movement. It created a new visual language for the next generation of design lovers—one that is approachable, happy, and infused with color. Domino’s foray into fabric echoes this spirit. With graphic patterns, coveted colors and high-contrast designs, the highly anticipated Edition Collection by Domino Magazine for Robert Allen @ Home brings the style and sensibility of the beloved publication home. The lively collection of prints and wovens—serving multi-purpose and upholstery applications—brims with modern brushstroke stripes and looks to artists like Matisse, Monet and O’Keeffe for cues.

Subscribing to the creed design for life, the colorfully clad line was designed to create inspired spaces, supporting fun, aspirational, and attainable interiors. “We’re thrilled to partner with the Robert Allen team to create an inspired fabric collection that reflects Domino’s style and sensibility,” said Jessica Romm Perez, editor in chief of Domino. “We always want to inspire our audience to express their personal style at home in new and interesting ways. This collection is layered with amazing pattern and color at an attainable price point. We’re excited to debut this collection and to extend the Domino brand to new ventures and new audiences, both consumer and trade.”

NEW MILLIKEN PERFORMANCE AND PROTECTIVE TEXTILES WEBSITE PRESENTS FULL SCOPE OF TEXTILE EXPERTISE Milliken, a renowned global leader in performance and protective textiles, debuted a new website unifying the manufacturer’s diverse textiles portfolio built on 154 years of industry experience and awardwinning research and development. Under the overarching Performance and Protective Textiles Division, Milliken serves a range of industries, including apparel, automotive and transportation, building and infrastructure, hospitality, industrial, military, interiors, and protective markets. Showcasing a breadth of capabilities, the website refines the division’s marketplace presence and highlights the extensive and successful history of Milliken textiles. One of the largest American-based textile manufacturers still in existence with 26 facilities across the world, Milliken combines a legacy of quality and expertise with cutting-edge technology for the global textile market. In addition to the breadth of textile products, Milliken also applies its award-winning research and design capabilities to collaborate with customers to solve their unique complex problems. The website (textiles.milliken.com) presents the Milliken textiles portfolio in a customer-centric manner for enhanced understanding. Customers can navigate by market or search key performance characteristics to find solutions that best fit their needs. Users can also learn more about the innovations and technologies that drive Milliken’s suite of textiles solutions and power its research and development capabilities.

DURALEE JOINS ROBERT ALLEN Better Together...Duralee has joined Robert Allen in Suite 780, Floor 7. Fulfilling its goal to house its unique brands under one roof, the company is committed to continuing on in that journey.

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ITA MEMBER NEWS

NEW HIRES AND PROMOTIONS AT CRYPTON Katie Smarr Hired as Residential Outreach Manager Julia Gillespie Promoted to Vice President of Marketing

Sydney Vigotov Promoted to Director of Residential Outreach

Kevin Smith Hired as Manager of Furniture Sales Crypton Home

Elise Gabrielson Promoted to Director of Marketing Crypton Home

BELLA-DURA® AND PARENT COMPANY WEARBEST ACQUIRED BY SWAVELLE Bella-Dura®, the textile brand designed to provide ultimate performance fabrics for indoor and outdoor use, along with its parent company, Wearbest Sil-Tex Mills, have been acquired by New York City-based Swavelle/Mill Creek Fabrics, Inc.—a major supplier of fabrics for the home furnishings industry. Wearbest originated as a company that served the high-end decorative residential market. With BellaDura®, the tools were developed to create a textile designed for specialty performance, suitable for both indoors and out. Bella-Dura® will continue to be woven in the Garfield, NJ facility under renamed Wearbest Weavers. Ari Gasner— son of previous owner and CEO Irwin Gasner (who has retired)—will remain as an owner and President. Bella-Dura® marketing efforts will continue under Susan Lobel, who was brought to the company in 2013 to oversee and develop the brand. She plans to reinvigorate programs that involve more interaction with designers to educate them on the performance

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attributes. “We always lead designers to our distributors (a Where-to-Buy list can be found on the website), but it is our job to make them aware of Bella-Dura®, so they will ask for it by name when shopping for their own projects.”

DE LEO HIRES FULL TIME NORTH CAROLINA SALES REPS De Leo is happy to announce that AE Lowder and Todd Bowles will serve as the NC reps for De Leo. Lowder has been in the textile industry for 30 years with a wealth of sales experience working with furniture manufacturers. She has been a loyal member of the De Leo sales team for many years and has built valuable relationships with many of its key customers. In this role, she will be an important part of the continuing growth of the NC territory by helping implement new programs and initiatives. Bowles has also been an important part of the De Leo team for the past five years, with significant contributions in design and sales. He will continue to style his Carousel by De Leo collection, while also serving as an NC rep for the rest of the De Leo collections. Bowles brings a tremendous amount of skill to the sales team with a strong background in sales as well as design. He has been a part of the De Leo product development team for several years, so he is well-equipped to work closely with customers on custom projects and be a direct connection back to its design team. Having full-time De Leo reps will allow customers to receive a greater depth of attention and collaboration.


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A key focus of ITA, its Educational Foundation is dedicated to ensuring the future of the textile industries through the nurturing and promotion of education, scholarship, and career development initiatives. The foundation relies on the support and financial generosity of ITA members and industry leaders to fund these efforts. COMMITTEE CHAIR Kelly DiFoggio / Yarn & Loom COMMITTEE MEMBERS Todd Nifong, American Silk Mills Katherine Shoaf, STI Katie Atwater Williams, De Leo Textiles Jack Eger, Crypton Todd Bowles, De Leo Textiles Terrell Gary, P. Kaufmann

To make a donation to the foundation, contact the ITA office at 336-885-6842 or info@internationaltextilealliance.org.

COVER COMPETITION WINNERS 2019 JUNE WINNER

Claire Chang

Savannah College of Art & Design This pattern was inspired by the feathered beauties that flew around my childhood home. While all other kids had dogs and cats running around their homes, I had Australian cockatiels flying around. These birds hold a close place in my heart and will always be a symbol of comfort, happiness, and home.

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Haritha Yadala

North Carolina State University This is a contemporary Aztec-inspired pattern with influences from techno music. It is a euphoric-themed print for a high-energy environment. ITA Showtime® Market • June 2-5, 2019

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

Al Fresco Functional Fabrics MSTT 8th Floor

Alendel Fabrics SMS T-607

American Silk Mills™ RC 4th Floor

Anthem Leather SMS T-922

Aydin Tekstil SMS T-637

Bella-Dura® MSTT 8th Floor

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Belle Maison USA SMS T-641

Beverly Angeles SMS T-741

Brentwood Textiles HFRC 3rd Floor

Carroll Leather 110 S. Elm St.

Catania Fabrics SMS T-700

Covington Fabric & Design MSTT 7th Floor

Crest Leather SMS T-437

Darnel, Inc. SMS T-623

David Rothschild Co., Inc. MSTT 7th Floor ITA Showtime® Market • June 2-5, 2019

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De Leo Textiles MSTT 2nd Floor

Edgar Fabrics MSTT 6th Floor

Elite Textile, Inc. SMS T-736

Eureka Leather SMS T-508

Euroleather SMS T-421

Europatex MSTT 4th Floor

Great Scot International SMS T-640

Greenhouse Fabrics Not Exhibiting

Hamilton Fabrics MSTT 4th Floor

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JB Martin Co. MSTT 7th Floor

JBS Leather HFRC 2nd Floor

Libeco MSTT 3rd Floor

Marlatex Corporation MSTT 7th Floor

Milliken Specialty Interiors MSTT 4th Floor ITA Showtime® Market • June 2-5, 2019

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Morgan Fabrics RC 3rd Floor

Neon Faux Leather SMS T-622

Nice Link Home Furnishings MSTT 10th Floor

Optima Leather SMS T-802

PMT Fabrics MS 294

Premier Prints, Inc. MSTT 4th Floor

Regal Fabrics, Inc. MSTT 2nd Floor

Robert Allen Duralee Group MSTT 7th Floor

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Rana Textile Mills Ltd. SMS T-648

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Tayo Originals SMS T-520

Tenthorey SMS T-729

Textile Fabric Associates, LLC MSTT 8th Floor

Valdese Weavers, Inc. MSTT 6th Floor

Wipelli, Inc. USA SMS T-402

Yarn & Loom MSTT 3rd Floor ITA Showtime® Market • June 2-5, 2019

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SHOWTIME® LOCATIONS

Featured (from left to right): Carroll Leather, Brentwood Textiles, and Greenhouse Fabrics

EXHIBIT LOCATIONS SMS

“the suites”

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

MARKET SQUARE TEXTILE TOWER “the tower”

317 West High Avenue 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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RESOURCE CENTER 329 South Wrenn Street

HOME FASHIONS RESOURCE CENTER “the resource centers”

312 South Hamilton Avenue

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SUITES AT MARKET SQUARE 200 West Commerce Street

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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, the RC, and surrounding venues.

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

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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.

Culp, Inc.............................................................................MSTT 4th Floor Dani Leather USA, Inc......................................................... SMS T-633 Darnel, Inc. .................................................................................SMS T-623 David Rothschild Co., Inc.........................................MSTT 7th Floor De Leo Textiles..............................................................MSTT 2nd Floor **Depar Vynils...........................................................................SMS T-822 De Poortere USA LLC...............................................MSTT 2nd Floor Diversitex Inc.................................................................MSTT 2nd Floor Dorell Fabrics Co..................................................................RC 1st Floor Duralee Fabrics..............................................................MSTT 7th Floor E.T.G. Tekstil San. Ve Tic. Ltd. Sti......................................SMS T-551

14 Karat Home................................................................MSTT 3rd Floor

Eagle Leather Resources................................................... SMS T-428

Abercrombie Textiles..................3400 Hwy 221A, Cliffside, NC

Edgar Fabrics Inc.........................................................MSTT 6th Floor

Affiliated Importers, Inc...................................................... SMS T-436

Edinburgh Weavers..............................................................SMS T-603

Al Fresco Functional Fabrics................................MSTT 8th Floor

Elite Textiles, Inc.......................................................................SMS T-736

Alendel......................................................................................... SMS T-607

Eroica Enterprises, Inc..........................................................SMS T-720

Algemene, USA, LLC.................................................MSTT 2nd Floor

E-TEX-LA.....................................................................................SMS T-723

Amalgamated Textiles Inc.................................................SMS T-445

Eureka Leather Inc. *NEW*.................................... SMS T-508

American Decorative Fabrics............................. HFRC 2nd Floor

Euroleather Inc..........................................................................SMS T-421

American Silk Mills.............................................................RC 4th Floor

Europatex, Inc................................................................MSTT 4th Floor

Anthem Leather.......................................................................SMS T-922

EZ Fabrics.......................................................................MSTT 2nd Floor

Aydin Tekstil Tic. ve Paz. A.S............................................SMS T-637

Fabricut..............................................................................MSTT 4th Floor

Barbarossa Leather.....................................................MSTT 3rd Floor

Fiama Textiles LLC...................................................................SMS T-516

Bartson Fabrics, Inc....................................................MSTT 6th Floor

Golding Fabrics Inc.....................................................MSTT 7th Floor

Belagio Enterprises, Inc...........................................MSTT 2nd Floor

Great Scot International, Inc. *NEW*.................SMS T-640

Bella-Dura *NEW*...........................................MSTT 8th Floor

Green Hides Leather Studio............................................SMS T-403

Bella Home Furnishings............................................ HFRC 1st Floor

GTA - Global Textile Alliance...................................................MS 246

Belle Maison Textiles, Inc......................................................SMS T-641

Gum Tree Fabrics, Inc......................................................RC 4th Floor

Beverly Angeles Textiles, Inc. *NEW*.................. SMS T-741

*Haining Yuanben Textile Co., Ltd................................ SMS T-928

Boxmark Leather Upholstery Corporation............SMS T-1022

Hamilton Fabric Sales, Inc.......................................MSTT 4th Floor

Boyteks Tekstil San Tic A.S...............................................SMS T-803

Harmel Home, Inc.......................................................MSTT 2nd Floor

Braemore Textiles.........................................................MSTT 7th Floor

Harounian Rugs International ................................MSTT 1st Floor

Brentwood Textiles..................................................... HFRC 3rd Floor

Harper Home............................................................... 320 S. Wrenn St.

Bru Textiles.......................................................................MSTT 3rd Floor

Heico Fasteners Inc................................................................ SMS T-410

BS Trading Co. LLC.............................................................. SMS T-900

High Rock Fabrics........................................................MSTT 7th Floor

Carroll Leather.....................................................................110 S. Elm St.

Home Accent Fabrics................................................MSTT 4th Floor

CATANIA FABRICS...............................................................SMS T-700

Home Secrets Textile.................................................MSTT 4th Floor

Classical Elements LLC.............................................MSTT 4th Floor

HP Fabrics, Inc............................................................. HFRC 2nd Floor

Comersan Fabrics Corp..................................................... SMS T-429

Impiger Technologies *NEW*............................... SMS T-821

Cortina Leathers......................................................................SMS T-749

J.B. Martin Co., Inc........................................................MSTT 7th Floor

Covington Fabric & Design, LLC.........................MSTT 7th Floor

JBS Leather................................................................... HFRC 2nd Floor

Crest Leather.............................................................................SMS T-437

JLA Home Fabrics.......................................................MSTT 9th Floor

Crestmont Fabrics................................................................... SMS T-731

Kara Group S.R.L................................................................... SMS T-1326

*SHOWTIME SPONSOR*

KasLen Textiles..........................................................................SMS T-618

Crypton Fabric .............................................................MSTT 4th Floor

Keystone Weaving Mills, Inc...................................MSTT 8th Floor

*Chinese Pavilion Participant **Turkish Pavilion Participant

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INTERNATIONAL PAVILIONS AT SHOWTIME

The International Pavilions at Showtime include companies from China and Turkey, offering buyers with a selection of quality designs, new colors, and constructions for use in the residential, contract, and hospitality markets. Turkish and Chinese Pavilions will be located on the Top Floor of the Suites at Market Square. The International Pavilions join over 150 permanent showrooms and temporary exhibitors to make Showtime the most thorough fabric, leather, and trimmings presentation in the western hemisphere. China’s Pavilion is located in Suites at Market Square Turkey’s Pavilion is located in Suites at Market Square

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SHOWTIME® EXHIBITORS

King Textiles, LLC....................................................... HFRC 2nd Floor

Silk Crafts, Inc................................................................MSTT 2nd Floor

Kravet Inc............................................................................................. MS 217

SOUTH PACIFIC TEXTILE...................................................SMS T-716

**Kutnia........................................................................................SMS T-820

Springs Creative Products Group......................MSTT 4th Floor

L.A. Freds Fabric.....................................................................SMS T-728

Stadler Leather Inc................................................................SMS T-508

Lacefield............................................................................MSTT 8th Floor

STI........................................................................................ HFRC 3rd Floor

Laura & Kiran............................................................................ SMS T-628

Sunbrella......................................................................... 336 S. Wrenn St.

Leather Research Laboratory

Sustainable Furnishings Council...................................... SMS TBA

at the University of Cincinnati.......................................SMS T-411

Suzhou Mary Do Textile Co. Ltd.....................................SMS T-732

Lee’s Decorative Showcase...............................................SMS T-522

Swavelle Mill Creek Fabric.......................................MSTT 8th Floor

Libeco.................................................................................MSTT 3rd Floor

Symphony Mills...............................................................................MS 246

Light Tex Fabric Intl.............................................................. SMS T-638

Tana Bana Design Services LLC.............................................. MS 141

*Lullaby/Hangzhou Hengye Time Textile Co., Ltd... SMS T-828

Tayo Originals........................................................................... SMS T-520

Magnus Leather Company SA DE CV........................SMS T-822

Tempo Fabrics...............................................................MSTT 3rd Floor

Marlatex Corporation.................................................MSTT 7th Floor

Tenthorey *NEW*................................................... SMS T-729

Master Fabrics Ltd.................................................................SMS T-446

Ter Molst International.................................................................MS 246

Merrimac Textile............................................................MSTT 9th Floor

Textile Fabric Associates, LLC..............................MSTT 8th Floor

Michael Jon Designs.........................................................RC 3rd Floor

*Tongxiang Sinovel Textile Fabric Co., Ltd...............SMS T-832

Millennium Textile, Inc.......................................................... SMS T-647

*Tongxiang Yidong Textile Fabric Co., Ltd..............SMS T-930

Milliken & Company....................................................MSTT 4th Floor

Trimland Inc..................................................................................SMS T-811

Moore & Giles, Inc.................................................................. SMS T-1326

True North Fabrics....................................................330 S. Wrenn St.

Morgan Fabrics....................................................................RC 3rd Floor

ULTRAFABRICS.......................................................................SMS T-746

MPress............................................................................... HFRC 2nd Floor

Unique Quality Fabrics, Inc...............................................SMS T-742

*NANTONG YAMEI PLASTICS Co., LTD................... SMS T-836

UTP America............................................................................. SMS T-629

Nassimi LLC....................................................................MSTT 2nd Floor

Valdese Weavers, Inc.................................................MSTT 6th Floor

Neon Faux Leather *NEW*................................... SMS T-622

Valiant Fabrics...............................................................MSTT 2nd Floor

Nice Link Home Furnishing..................................MSTT 10th Floor

Vilber USA LLC.............................................................MSTT 2nd Floor

Noveltex Inc.....................................................................MSTT 3rd Floor

Vision Fabrics.................................................................MSTT 9th Floor

Optima Leathers..................................................................... SMS T-802

Westwood Weavers...................................................MSTT 8th Floor

P. Kaufmann Fabrics...................................................MSTT 7th Floor

WIPELLI Inc. USA...................................................................SMS T-402

PARA’...............................................................................................SMS T-611

WithIt................................................................................................ SMS TBA

Paragon-Chinasia..............................................................RC 2nd Floor

Yarn & Loom...................................................................MSTT 3rd Floor

PK Lifestyles....................................................................MSTT 8th Floor

Z - Wovens........................................................................ HFRC 1st Floor

Plastex International, Inc..................................................SMS T-1000 PMT Fabric, Inc................................................................................MS 294

**SHOWTIME SPONSOR**

Premier Prints, Inc........................................................MSTT 4th Floor Radiate Textiles ............................................................MSTT 9th Floor Ramtex, Inc..............................................................341 S Wrenn Street Rana Textile Mills Ltd............................................................SMS T-648 Regal Fabrics, Inc........................................................MSTT 2nd Floor Richloom Fabrics Group..........................................MSTT 9th Floor Rioma, Inc...................................................................................SMS T-646 RM COCO Decor Ltd...........................................................SMS T-606 Robert Allen....................................................................MSTT 7th Floor Rose Lace & Braid Inc.......................................................... SMS T-634 S & D Fine Upholstery Leather SRL..................MSTT 4th Floor Se7en, LLC.......................................................................MSTT 8th Floor Sheldon and Barnett Fine Textiles.................................SMS T-431 *Chinese Pavilion Participant **Turkish Pavilion Participant

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SHOWTIME® SCHEDULE

June 2-5, 2019 Sunday, June 2 10am - 6pm

Monday, June 3 8am - 6pm

Tuesday, June 4 8am - 6pm

Wednesday, June 5 8am - 12pm

SUNDAY

TIME EVENT 9:00 am

Bi-annual ITA Membership Meeting – ITA Members Only Presentation Area / SMS T-1016 Following the success of his presentation in December, Bill Perdue of AHFA will share the latest updates on Prop 65.

10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Official opening, All Exhibitors, Open to Buyers

MONDAY

8:00 AM - 6:00 PM All Exhibitors, Open to Buyers 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Happy Hour in the Suites!

Showtime® Networking Event – Open to All Attendees

5:30 PM - 8:00 PM Hawaiian Shirt Night in the Courtyard

Join us for live music, craft beer, and delicious food.

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

Textiles and Water - What You and Your Company Need to Understand

10:00 AM Presentation Area / SMS T-1016

Presented by: Susan Inglis, Sustainable Furnishings Council Only 1% of the water on our planet is fresh water. That 1% is all we have for our agro-industrial processes, not to mention bathing and drinking for 7.7 billion people. What does that have to do with us in textile production? Come to this presentation to gain clarity on the difference your company can make now, and to learn how to position yourself for success. Sustainable Furnishings Council’s Susan Inglis will share some fascinating facts and figures, as well as perspective you can use when making business development decisions.

TUESDAY

A Forward Look into Fall 2020/21

2:00 PM Presentation Area / SMS T-1016

Presented by: Boyd Tasker, Fashion Snoops Fashion Snoops is a global trend forecasting agency that helps brands and companies harness future trends and act on the opportunities they bring. Their advisory focuses on connecting the dots between cultural influences and product development. They believe in the art and science of creativity, understanding that business leaders must be part innovator and part analyst in order to succeed in today’s competitive marketplace. Fashion Snoops will share their forward look into Fall 2020/21, as well as explore the evolution between key product trends. Thus, exploring how the consumer behavior shifts of today validate the design and trends to buy into at market.

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Happy Hour in the Suites!

Young Textile Professionals (YTP) ‘Que & Brew

6:00 PM Resource Center, 4th Floor WED.

Sponsored by American Silk Mills

8:00 AM - 12:00 NOON All Exhibitors Open to Buyers For more information, download the “Showtime Market” mobile app! The largest tradeshow in the U.S. dedicated to textiles, leathers and trimmings, Showtime Market brings together the industry’s leading manufacturers, suppliers, wholesalers, and retailers. Produced bi-annually by and for the members of ITA, Showtime is the “can’t-miss” market for textile professionals.

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Showtime Magazine | Spring & Summer 2019 Issue  

In this issue, industry insiders highlight the trends and innovations shaping today’s home furnishings performance fabrics.

Showtime Magazine | Spring & Summer 2019 Issue  

In this issue, industry insiders highlight the trends and innovations shaping today’s home furnishings performance fabrics.

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