Crypton® Launches New Collections at ITA Showtime Market: Fernweh Theme Evokes a Passion for Travel and Global Design

Crypton® Launches New Collections at ITA Showtime Market: Fernweh Theme Evokes a Passion for Travel and Global Design BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI – September 2019 – A longing for the colors, textures and handcraft of far-off places is the inspiration for Crypton’s new collection of performance upholstery fabrics launching at the ITA Showtime market in Hight Point this November. Inspired by …

Crest Leather Announces New Showroom for Showtime

Greensboro, NC – September 2019 – Crest Leather, a global tanning group headquartered in London, is making monumental moves locally. As a leading supplier of upholstery leather, the company has announced the opening of a permanent showroom on the 3rd floor of the Home Fashions Resource Center. The new showroom will feature over 200 colors and patterns ready to ship …

Bella-Dura® to launch HOME line at November Showtime

New York, NY – September 2019 – Bella-Dura®, the textile brand known for the ultimate performance for indoor and outdoor use, is set to unveil a brand-new line of residential fabrics this coming November. Designed towards today’s lifestyle, Bella-Dura® HOME features a luxurious blend of fibers, materials and colors, specially created for residential interior and exterior environments, where beautiful, worry-free …

ITA Announces New Executive Committee

International Textile Alliance welcomes its first female president and all female executive committee for the 2019-2021 term HIGH POINT, NC – September 2019 – The International Textile Alliance is pleased to announce that Kelly DiFoggio has been named President of the 10-member Board of Directors of the International Textile Alliance, producers of the semiannual Showtime Market and governing body of …

The Crypton® Companies Acquire Abercrombie Textiles

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI – September 2019 – The Crypton Companies (Crypton LLC & Nanotex LLC), leading providers of performance textile technologies in the contract, home furnishings, and apparel markets, announced they have entered into a formal agreement to acquire the operations of Abercrombie Textiles, a North Carolina-based textile mill. With a deep commitment to U.S. manufacturing and the preservation and …

Milliken Names Jeff Price EVP of Milliken Operations, Chad McAllister President of Performance & Protective Textiles Division

SPARTANBURG, S.C. — Milliken & Company, a global diversified manufacturer with specialty chemical, floor covering, healthcare and performance and protective textiles expertise, has named Jeff Price, executive vice president of operations for Milliken & Company. Chad McAllister has been named the successor to Jeff president of its Performance & Protective Textiles division. Price was tapped to spearhead a new comprehensive …

Richloom Announces New Hires

July 8, 2019 Richloom is pleased to announce two new additions to the Richloom Family on the heels of our strategic partnership with Chambers Fabrics and the launch of our newest line extension to our Fortress Performance brand. Mike Grimsley will join Richloom as National Sales and Key Account Specialist. Mike comes with a well-rounded fabric background including indoor, outdoor …

The Richloom Group Partners with Chambers Fabrics

Effective June 1st 2019, The Richloom Group and Chambers Fabrics are proud to announce an exciting and innovative strategic partnership. Richloom’s industry leading sales, marketing, design and distribution combined with Chambers’ impeccable quality, service and domestic manufacturing is the collaboration our industry needs during these challenging times. This strategic partnership will further expand Richloom’s design leadership in the Home Furnishing …

CORTINA LEATHERS ANNOUNCES PLANS TO EXPAND

(June 2019 – New York, NY) Business growth is leading to major expansion for Cortina Leathers—both in terms of physical operating space and personnel. This past May, the manufacturer announced a major expansion to its leather finishing plant in Ohio. The $2 million project is currently in the design and permitting phase and will nearly double the footprint of its …

American Silk Mills Unveils Updates to Iconic Brussels® Velvet – Company adds new Brussels® Stria and improves quality and durability of Brussels®

HIGH POINT, NC – May 31, 2019 – American Silk Mills is introducing Brussels® Stria at Showtime Market in High Point, N.C., which takes place June 2-5. Combining a textured and nuanced look with the rich, luxurious hand and soft shimmer of its iconic velvet, Brussels® Stria adds a modern feel to any room. Brussels® Stria will be available in …