The Crypton® Companies Appoint Brian Burke VP Product Development for Abercrombie Textiles

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI – November, 2020 – Lance Keziah, CEO of the Crypton Companies, leading providers of performance textile technologies, has announced that Brian Burke has been appointed Vice-President of Product Development for Abercrombie Textiles, a North Carolina textile mill which Crypton acquired in October 2019. With decades of expertise in mill management and a record of proven business growth, …

Outdura Introduces Ovation 4 at Showtime

Outdura’s new Ovation 4 collection will be introduced at the November 2020 Showtime Market. The colors in the new Ovation 4 collection were inspired by an appreciation of nature as seen in the Starry Night, Morning Sky, Garden Spots, Warm Winter and Tawny Sunsets fabric groups. The Night Out group reflects a desire to get back to a “normal life.” …

Antimicrobials in the Time of Coronavirus

Antimicrobials are often unnecessary and can do more harm than good. In an effort to protect our health from microbes, antimicrobial chemicals are added to consumer products and building materials such as face masks, clothing, cutting boards, door handles, and countertops. They may be marketed as antimicrobial, antiviral, antibacterial, or anti-odor. However, for most of these uses, their effectiveness to …

November 2020 Showtime Webinar

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE RECORDED WEBINAR Join us on Tuesday, November 3rd at 2PM Eastern for a brief webinar covering all things new for the upcoming Showtime Market on November 15-18, 2020. There will be an overview of safety protocol, update on our new temporary floor and related changes including the closure of the entrance at the Suites at …

ISFD Honors 2020 Pinnacle Awards Winners at Online TV Presentation

“Good Designs Unmasked” event, October 24, 6 pm ET CLICK HERE TO WATCH LIVE High Point, N.C. Sept. 21, 2020 — The International Society of Furniture Designers (ISFD) will host their annual Pinnacle Awards, the industry’s most coveted recognition for professional furniture designers and their creations, via a streaming TV-style program on the organization’s YouTube channel. The theme of the …

Material Trends

Written by Sophia Bennett, Editor in Chief of Window Fashion VISION Reposted from Window Fashion VISION Fabric is a foundational part of all draperies, soft shades and other home goods. What textiles are consumers clamoring for right now? And what can workrooms and designers expect from the fabrics of the future? We asked a group of experts for their thoughts. …

WithIt Announces 2020 WOW Awards Honorees

WithIt is proud to announce the nominees for the 2020 WOW Awards. Due to the pandemic and uncertainty about safe gatherings, the board of directors has postponed the gala celebrating the WOW Awards until Friday, April 16, 2021. Finalists and recipients will be celebrated during a small gathering. The 2021 WOW Awards gala will return to celebrate 2020 and 2021 …

New Breathe by Milliken® Fabric Offerings on Rowe Furniture

Partnership expands Rowe’s sustainable, natural performance fabric options SPARTANBURG, S.C. (OCTOBER 14, 2020) – Milliken’s Specialty Interiors business announces its partnership with Rowe Furniture to offer the Breathe by Milliken® collection across Rowe’s furniture and slipcover lines. The eco-elegant performance fabrics partnership launches at the High Point Fall Market, where Rowe debuts Breathe’s New Delhi, a 100 percent cotton slub …

 ITA Goes Where the Buyers Are This Showtime

HIGH POINT, N.C., October 8, 2020 – International Textile Alliance is launching a major, dual-city outreach to connect wholesale fabric, leather, and trim suppliers with buyers during its bi-annual Showtime Textiles show in November. Traditionally held in High Point, NC, ITA’s November Showtime edition will be expanded to reach buyers closer to home, to be held in-person in Mahwah, NJ, …

HEARTS Awards Honorees Announced

DALLAS – October 6, 2020 – Dallas Market Center and ART, the creative home furnishings network, have announced the 13 honorees for the HEARTS Awards, taking place January 8. The HEARTS Awards, to be hosted by Carson Kressley and Thom Filicia, is a one-time special event to take place during the January Total Home & Gift Market in Dallas. The …