DiFoggio joins Stein Fibers as Director of Sales and Merchandising

Industry veteran and current ITA president, Kelly DiFoggio, has joined Stein Fibers as the Director of Sales and Merchandising for the company’s fabric division. Kelly has served in the textile industry for more than 15 years, most recently as the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Yarn & Loom. She has been a board member of the International Textile …

Covid-19 Sets Stage for IHFRA Reps to Shine

By Ray Allegrezza Executive Director, IHFRA Ask anyone in the home furnishings sector about the impact the Covid-19 virus has had on the business and you would be hard pressed to hear any glowing remarks. But for those insistent on finding anything positive to say about the virus one could make the following two points: * The virus is an …

Special Discount for ITA Members on Better Faster Stronger Webinar Series

ITA members will receive a 10% discount on any webinar in the Better Faster Stronger CEU webinar series. Discount code is: ita720 Code can be applied during checkout. Better Faster Stronger Webinar series Presented by Deb Barrett and Susan Schultz July 21- August 25,2020 All webinars start at 11 am EDT/ 10 am CDT/ 8 am PDT 7/21/20 Industry Pivot …

Claudine Simone Returns to Kravet

Kravet Inc. is excited to announce the return of Claudine Simone as its new North Carolina Sales Representative. Claudine has an expansive sales and merchandising background, which includes a previous tenure with Kravet Inc. in various different management positions. In her new role, Simone will call on furniture manufacturers with the complete Kravet Inc. fabric line. Simone’s career spans over …

SFC Webinar: The Textile Circularity Roadmap

Join SFC for their June Sustainability Essentials Webinar The Textile Circularity Roadmap Thursday, June 18, Noon – 1 PM EST Learn from Karla Magruder and James Ewell of Accelerating Circularity about what it will take to effectively recycle our textile waste, fiber, fabric, and finished products included. We will explore the roadmap, and get a look at an open-source tool …

ITA Virtual Roundtable: Doing Business in the New Normal

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE RECORDING After completing the registration, you will be asked to enter a password. Password: 8E#1n.B* The International Textile Alliance (ITA) will lead a virtual roundtable discussion on the effects of COVID-19 on the home furnishings industry, and how doing business will change as the industry begins to reopen. The effects of COVID-19 on the home …

Virtual Mask-Making & Happy Hour with TrimQueen

Learn to Make a Face Mask with Jana Platina-Phipps Wednesday, April 29th 5:30 – 6:30 pm Link for Meetup on ZOOM All you need is a little fabric, or a pillowcase or tea towel to cut, needle and thread and be able to make a simple stitch. Jana Platina-Phipps will host our virtual mask-making & happy hour and teach us …

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 …

Milliken pivots textile manufacturing to produce advanced medical PPE

Focused on engineering textiles into medical-grade fabrics using anti-microbial and fabric barrier coatings SPARTANBURG, S.C. — Global textile manufacturer Milliken & Company is leveraging its materials science expertise to manufacture much needed personal protective equipment (PPE) for the healthcare industry amid the current COVID-19 global pandemic. Milliken’s new advanced medical fabrics and barriers are currently available and complement Milliken’s breakthrough …

ITA Announces New Spring 2020 Showtime® Dates

International Textile Alliance revises dates of upcoming spring Showtime market to June 12-16 to coincide with new High Point Market dates. March 23, 2020, HIGH POINT, N.C. – In response to the ever-evolving state of the home furnishings industry related to the COVID-19 situation, the International Textile Alliance (ITA) has moved the dates of its upcoming spring Showtime® Market to …