American Silk Mills to Launch “Sprezzatura Home” by Christine Rendino

High Point, NC – American Silk Mills announced today that it will launch a stocked luxury textile collection created and curated by long-time industry veteran Christine Rendino. With over 45 SKUS, the collection includes luxury velvets, intricate embroideries, silk jacquards, beaded cords and tapes. The name “Sprezzatura” means studied carelessness in Italian- “the collection reflects the style, detail, luxury and …

Milliken Specialty Interiors Expands Environmental Leadership with Membership in Sustainable Furnishings Council and Champion of Sustainability Award

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Leading global innovation company with textile, specialty chemical and floor covering manufacturing expertise, Milliken & Company’s Specialty Interiors business, has extended its sustainability leadership by recently joining the Sustainable Furnishings Council (SFC) and being honored by Unifi as a REPREVE® Champion of Sustainability. Milliken Specialty Interiors has joined the Sustainable Furnishings Council as a qualifying member, pending …

Valdese Weavers Names Reynolds Vice President of Design

VALDESE, N.C., – Valdese Weavers, a global leader in decorative textiles, announces the promotion of Ann Reynolds to vice president of design. In her new role, Reynolds will report to Chief Creative Officer Laura Levinson and oversee the styling of several product lines including Circa 1801, Valdese Weavers Residential, Dicey Fabrics and the newest performance brands, Inside Out and Sustain. …

Textile Design Students Attend ITA Industry Tour

HIGH POINT, N.C. – The ITA Educational Foundation hosted a three-day tour in February that gives textile design students an inside look at the textile industry from concept to consumer through visits to textile mills, design studios, upholstery manufacturers and printing facilities. A group of 23 students and professors from schools across the country took part in the twenty-second annual …

International Textile Alliance Adds to Board of Directors

HIGH POINT, N.C. – Two new members have been elected to join the International Textile Alliance (ITA) Board of Directors – David Stunda, Sales Director for Barbarossa Leather, and Dada Patil, President of Catania Silks. “I am pleased to welcome our new board members,” said Ismail Arslan, President of the ITA Board of Directors. “In joining this dedicated group of …

STI CELEBRATES MASSIVE MANUFACTURING EXPANSION

KINGS MOUNTAIN, NC – STI, a family-owned textile mill that has been in continuous operation since 1964, celebrated the completion of a 150,000 square foot expansion with a ribbon cutting ceremony this past Tuesday, January 9th. The expansion was driven by the rapid growth of Revolution Performance Fabrics. Unlike many other performance fabrics, Revolution is 100% made in the United …

ITA ANNOUNCES NEWEST EXHIBITORS AT SHOWTIME®

HIGH POINT, N.C. – Celebrating the 56th textile market, Winter Showtime 2017 is set for December 3-6.  The International Textile Alliance is pleased to welcome eleven new members for the 2017-2018 fiscal year.  The companies, which are based throughout the world, represent the growing variety of goods that define the home furnishings industry. The newest members of the ITA include …

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. …

Allison Hocker Joins JLA Home Fabrics

High Point, NC – Allison Hocker has joined JLA Home fabrics as Director of Design and Product Development. She will work alongside current Director of Design, Alana Hernandez. Formerly of Seven Textiles, Hocker brings 22 years of design experience in the textile Industry to JLA. Mrs. Hocker will be responsible for new product development, product sourcing and merchandising. “The addition …

ITA Names Fashion Snoops as its Official Trend Forecasting Agency

HIGH POINT, N.C. – ITA is partnering with global creative agency Fashion Snoops to bring high-quality trend forecasting information and resources to it members. The new relationship will provide ITA members with greater access to the timeliest directional information for the home industries. Exclusive trend forecasts will appear in the bi-annual issues of Showtime® magazine and Fashion Snoops will present …