ITMA Announces Rebranding

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FOR MORE INFORMATION: December 6, 2016 Catherine Morsell, 336.885.6842 cmorsell@itmashowtime.com ITMA Announces Rebranding A new name—International Textile Alliance (ITA)—and logo reflect the association’s updated vision and mission. HIGH POINT, N.C. – Serving as the go-to resource for the textile industry since 1990, ITMA has recently undergone a total rebranding, resulting in its new name: International Textile Alliance …

ITMA Gains New Board Member, Director Positions, and Committee Chairs

HIGH POINT, NC – September 18, 2015 — Industry trimmings expert has joined the 10-member Board of Directors of the International Textile Market Association, producers of the semiannual Showtime® textile show and the ITMA Educational Foundation. The ITMA welcomes new director, Jana Platina Phipps, Design & Sales Agent, Blogger “Trim Queen.” Phipps began her career translating handbag specifications from Italian …

Phifer Unveiling New Designs at SHOWTIME

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Phifer is returning to Showtime with a sprawling collection of indoor/outdoor furniture fabrics, including color-themed and coordinated pairings in solids, classic and trendy designs from the eco-friendly GeoBella cushion line. The company will show in a new location at the Dec. 8-11 fabric fair in High Point’s Suites at Market Square, 1-617. Visitors can view Phifer’s new …

Bella-Dura Unveiling Spring 2015 Collection at SHOWTIME

NEW YORK – Performance fabrics producer Bella-Dura is introducing its latest collection at the semiannual Showtime fabric fair, set for Dec. 7-10 in High Point, N.C. Bella-Dura shows in the Suites at Market Square in booth 1-900. “Bella-Dura Spring 2015 was developed as a ‘Boutique’ line to address the ongoing demand for beautiful performance fabrics with a luxurious hand, in …

The Mitchell Group Introduces New Category of Polyurethane Fabrics

CHICAGO – Enhanced PU! It’s the new category of polyurethane fabrics that The Mitchell Group is introducing at Showtime (June 1-4) adding to its Mitchell Collection brand, Bill Fisch, president, announced. www.mitchellfauxleathers.com Four new patterns will be unveiled to kick-off the Enhanced PU category, with more on the way, Fisch said. The innovative Enhanced PU construction consists of a 100% …

The Mitchell Group Introduces New Recast Polyurethane Collection

CHICAGO – The Mitchell Group is unveiling a new and improved ReCast® polyurethane collection, formulated with polycarbonate polymers that contains the strongest resins available for coated fabrics, Bill Fisch, president, announced. www.mitchellfauxleathers.com Mitchell markets ReCast that is designed for contract, hospitality and residential applications. ReCast is a technically advanced recycled leather product that exceeds 100,000 double rubs for abrasion. It …

Belgian Linen Mill Operates Fully Carbon Neutral; Launches Organic Linen

Libeco, one of Europe’s leading linen weaving mills, furthers its environmental commitment by implementing a comprehensive ecological strategy. Efforts to reduce CO2 have now culminated in the certification of the mill as carbon-neutral in April 2014. In conjunction with this company-wide reform, Libeco has launched a collection of GOTS-certified organic linen, assuring the highest levels of social and environmental responsibility. …

Gum Tree Fabrics Moves to Resource Center for SHOWTIME

HIGH POINT — Gum Tree Fabrics is celebrating 25 years in business with a move that will more than double its showroom space for Showtime in June. From a 1,400-square-foot showroom on the ninth floor of Market Tower, Gum Tree is relocating to a 3,175-square-foot showroom on the fourth floor of the Resource Center at 329 Wrenn. “We simply outgrew …

Vision Fabrics Opens Showroom in The Market Square Tower

Indianapolis, IN (April 25, 2014) – Vision Fabrics, a leading textile converter, is pleased to announce the opening of a permanent showroom in Market Square Tower 978. The new showroom will be over 2,500 sq. ft. featuring luxurious collections of exclusive upholstery, bedding, and drapery fabrics. All Vision Fabrics products have been sourced globally to bring the best of the …

Textile Students Attend ITMA’s Industry Symposium

HIGH POINT, N.C. – March 17, 2014 – For three days last month, a packed tour bus shuttled among fabric mills, furniture plants and showrooms in North Carolina on an educational tour that brought eager textile students face-to-face with companies interested in meeting the next generation of talent. A group of 38 students, from schools across the Unites States, took …