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 …

Inaugural ITA Design Symposium Held at Jefferson University

HIGH POINT, N.C. – On October 5-6, ITA held its inaugural Design Symposium at the newly opened ITA Textile Design Collaborative Studio at Jefferson University in Philadelphia. In addition to a ribbon cutting ceremony and dedication of the studio, the event included two days of educational presentations led by textile industry leaders. Developed by ITA’s Educational Foundation to support the …

Federal Flammability Act Proposed

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday, November 2, Representative Morgan Griffith (R-VA) introduced the Safer Occupancy Furniture Flammability Act, legislation that would require the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to adopt California Technical Bulletin 117-2013 as a federal flammability standard. “I was pleased to introduce this legislation creating a clear federal standard on furniture flammability,” Griffith said. “If enacted, furniture …

American Silk Mills Purchased by Sutlej Textiles and Industries Ltd.

HIGH POINT, NC, October 18, 2017 — American Silk Mills announced today at High Point Market, that its design, sales and distribution business is being purchased by Sutlej Textiles and Industries Ltd (STIL) of Mumbai, India, thus adding this leading boutique designer and distributor of residential and contract textiles to Sutlej’s brand portfolio. Following the transaction, American Silk Mills will …

ITA Educational Foundation Makes $100,000 Donation to Jefferson University

HIGH POINT, N.C., September 25, 2017 – As part of its ongoing vision to support the growth of the textile industry through education, ITA is donating $100,000 to Jefferson University (the newly named institution resulting from the merging of Philadelphia University and Thomas Jefferson University). A gift from ITA’s Educational Foundation, the donation will be recognized by the university at …