ITA Cancels June 2020 Showtime® Market

Next Showtime® market remains as scheduled for November 15-18, 2020

April 9, 2020, HIGH POINT, N.C. – Based on the effect of COVID-19 on the home furnishings industries and current business conditions, International Textile Alliance has canceled its spring Showtime market. Initially rescheduled to June 12-16, 2020, to help members planning to attend the rescheduled High Point Market avoid traveling twice in one month, the spring Showtime market will no longer take place. The next Showtime market remains as scheduled for November 15-18, 2020.

“Based on the input of our board and membership, it is clear that holding our Spring/Summer Showtime market in June will not be possible,” explained Kelly DiFoggio, president of ITA’s board of directors and director of sales and marketing for Yarn & Loom. “The majority of our members have been severely impacted by this pandemic and do not have the staffing or financial resources for the product development, show setup and travel needed to make this a full, productive market.”

During this time between Showtime markets, ITA is refocusing its efforts to deliver value to its members by developing online and multimedia tools designed to support its ongoing role as a leading industry connector and central base of information.

Should the furniture market occur June 12-14 in High Point, ITA will continue to support any members that want to show their product, including marketing and procurement of temporary space. Buyers that wish to view fabrics, leather and trimmings in June, July and thereafter are encouraged to contact our members through the online directory at internationaltextilealliance.org.

To provide feedback on the show cancellation or share ideas on how ITA can support members, contact Brian Casey, executive director (brian@internationaltextilealliance.org) or Carrie Dillon, assistant director (carrie@internationaltextilealliance.org).

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The International Textile Alliance (ITA) is the go-to resource for textile professionals around the world. Founded in 1990, ITA (formerly called ITMA) offers education, networking and collaboration opportunities designed to support member companies and advance the industry. 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 www.InternationalTextileAlliance.org