JLA Fabrics Curate Collection brings heart and art to Showtime – Leading textile company collaborates with non-profit for design inspiration

HIGH POINT (November 28, 2018) – JLA Fabrics, a leading textile designer and producer, is unveiling at ITA Showtime, Dec. 2-5, its new Curate Collection inspired by original artwork from local non-profit The Arc of High Point. The Curate Collection debuts at ITA Showtime, Dec. 2-5, with two upholstery fabrics inspired and designed from paintings by local artists at The …

Nice Link covers modern lifestyle with Vintage Remix for Showtime Key supplier of upholstery fabric and leather debuts four new collections from Echo Essentials

ORLANDO, Fla. (November 26, 2018) – Nice Link Home Furnishings, a leading resource to top furniture brands for upholstery fabric and leather, is featuring Vintage Remix for the modern lifestyle among its four new collections for the upcoming ITA Showtime, Dec. 2-5. In addition to the headlining Vintage Remix collection, Nice Link will introduce three other distinctively crafted collections from …

Ramtex Inc. Expanding their Cut Velvet Collection for F/W 2018

It’s no surprise that Ramtex, the company that made cut velvets relevant throughout American home decor, would offer a new collection that offers more cut velvet patterns and design choices than ever before. Brett Barker, Creative Director for Ramtex, states, “It’s my intention to bring something new, fresh, and innovative to each Showtime market and our F/W 2018 collection is …

Gum Tree Fabrics Announces New Director of Sales and Product Development

Gum Tree Fabrics is pleased to announce that Greg Morgan has accepted the position as Director of Sales and Product Development. Greg comes to Gum Tree with over 20 years of experience in the furniture industry. Greg began his career with Mastercraft Fabrics (1999) and then spent 12 years merchandising for furniture companies (Bauhaus USA, Lane Furniture and Simmons Upholstery) …

Swavelle/Mill Creek Fabrics, Inc. Agrees to Acquire Al Fresco Functional Fabrics

Swavelle/Mill Creek Fabrics, Inc., a trusted name in the home furnishing textile industry for over 35 years, and Altizer & Co. Decorative Textiles, an innovative market leader in outdoor and performance fabrics, announced on Thursday that they have reached an agreement in principle for Swavelle to acquire Altizer & Co.’s Al Fresco Functional Fabrics division. Jeff Thomases, Swavelle’s CEO, stated …

Ramtex, Inc. announces new Creative Director and New Collection

Ramtex, Inc., a company that manufactures the highest quality home décor textiles, is excited to announce the hiring of BRETT BARKER as Creative Director and Principal Designer for the company. Brett brings a modern, high-end aesthetic and a knowledge of cutting-edge technical processes to Ramtex’s design division. Ramtex, Inc. will celebrate the debut of its new “Sojourn” collection, created exclusively …

American Silk Mills to Launch “Sprezzatura Home” by Christine Rendino

High Point, NC – American Silk Mills announced today that it will launch a stocked luxury textile collection created and curated by long-time industry veteran Christine Rendino. With over 45 SKUS, the collection includes luxury velvets, intricate embroideries, silk jacquards, beaded cords and tapes. The name “Sprezzatura” means studied carelessness in Italian- “the collection reflects the style, detail, luxury and …

Milliken Specialty Interiors Expands Environmental Leadership with Membership in Sustainable Furnishings Council and Champion of Sustainability Award

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Leading global innovation company with textile, specialty chemical and floor covering manufacturing expertise, Milliken & Company’s Specialty Interiors business, has extended its sustainability leadership by recently joining the Sustainable Furnishings Council (SFC) and being honored by Unifi as a REPREVE® Champion of Sustainability. Milliken Specialty Interiors has joined the Sustainable Furnishings Council as a qualifying member, pending …

Valdese Weavers Names Reynolds Vice President of Design

VALDESE, N.C., – Valdese Weavers, a global leader in decorative textiles, announces the promotion of Ann Reynolds to vice president of design. In her new role, Reynolds will report to Chief Creative Officer Laura Levinson and oversee the styling of several product lines including Circa 1801, Valdese Weavers Residential, Dicey Fabrics and the newest performance brands, Inside Out and Sustain. …

Textile Design Students Attend ITA Industry Tour

HIGH POINT, N.C. – The ITA Educational Foundation hosted a three-day tour in February that gives textile design students an inside look at the textile industry from concept to consumer through visits to textile mills, design studios, upholstery manufacturers and printing facilities. A group of 23 students and professors from schools across the country took part in the twenty-second annual …