ITA Partners with AHFA to Bring Members Enhanced Benefits

HIGH POINT, N.C. – Expanding its benefits to members, ITA (International Textile Alliance) has formed an alliance with AHFA (American Home Furnishings Alliance), the premier industry organization for home furnishings manufacturers and importers. The new relationship between associations will give ITA members and the textile industry as whole, increased opportunities for legislative representation as well as access to educational programming.

“We’re excited to be bringing our members new benefits through this relationship with AHFA,” said Catherine Morsell, executive director of ITA. “Our membership will truly benefit from AHFA’s legislative representation and educational resources. AHFA’s webcasts, technical seminars and professional development programs are valuable member benefits we plan to extend to our membership. This is the beginning of what we believe will be a long-term reciprocal relationship that will benefit members of both organizations.”

“Our industry has always benefited when its business sectors communicate, network and partner on issues that advance our common interests. AHFA looks forward to cultivating this new relationship with ITA and its members as we seek to further support the mission of both organizations,” said Andy Counts, AHFA CEO.

For more information, contact Catherine Morsell of International Textile Alliance at or Andy Counts of American Home Furnishings Alliance at

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Formed in 1990 to advance the textile industries through the promotion of education, networking and collaboration year-round, ITA hosts the bi-annual ITA Showtime Market and directs the ITA Educational Foundation. The non-profit, member-driven organization is based in High Point, North Carolina and is supported by leading companies across the industry. For more information, visit

The American Home Furnishings Alliance, based in High Point, N.C., represents more than 230 leading furniture manufacturers and distributors, plus about 150 suppliers to the furniture industry worldwide. AHFA serves as the industry’s advocate in Washington, D.C., on all legislative and regulatory matters and leads the development of voluntary environmental, product safety and construction standards for home furnishings products.