Material Trends

Written by Sophia Bennett, Editor in Chief of Window Fashion VISION Reposted from Window Fashion VISION Fabric is a foundational part of all draperies, soft shades and other home goods. What textiles are consumers clamoring for right now? And what can workrooms and designers expect from the fabrics of the future? We asked a group of experts for their thoughts. …

WithIt Announces 2020 WOW Awards Honorees

WithIt is proud to announce the nominees for the 2020 WOW Awards. Due to the pandemic and uncertainty about safe gatherings, the board of directors has postponed the gala celebrating the WOW Awards until Friday, April 16, 2021. Finalists and recipients will be celebrated during a small gathering. The 2021 WOW Awards gala will return to celebrate 2020 and 2021 …

New Breathe by Milliken® Fabric Offerings on Rowe Furniture

Partnership expands Rowe’s sustainable, natural performance fabric options SPARTANBURG, S.C. (OCTOBER 14, 2020) – Milliken’s Specialty Interiors business announces its partnership with Rowe Furniture to offer the Breathe by Milliken® collection across Rowe’s furniture and slipcover lines. The eco-elegant performance fabrics partnership launches at the High Point Fall Market, where Rowe debuts Breathe’s New Delhi, a 100 percent cotton slub …

 ITA Goes Where the Buyers Are This Showtime

HIGH POINT, N.C., October 8, 2020 – International Textile Alliance is launching a major, dual-city outreach to connect wholesale fabric, leather, and trim suppliers with buyers during its bi-annual Showtime Textiles show in November. Traditionally held in High Point, NC, ITA’s November Showtime edition will be expanded to reach buyers closer to home, to be held in-person in Mahwah, NJ, …

HEARTS Awards Honorees Announced

DALLAS – October 6, 2020 – Dallas Market Center and ART, the creative home furnishings network, have announced the 13 honorees for the HEARTS Awards, taking place January 8. The HEARTS Awards, to be hosted by Carson Kressley and Thom Filicia, is a one-time special event to take place during the January Total Home & Gift Market in Dallas. The …

ITA Members Open During High Point Market

The following ITA members will be available by appointment during High Point Market on October 13-21, 2020: Aydin Textiles Daniel Dietrich, 850-218-9859 MSTT 4th Floor Retailers: Yes | Designers: Yes Covington Fabric & Design Hal Pines, 336-420-9641 MSTT 8th Floor Retailers: Yes | Designers: No Culp, Inc. Kelly Dillard, 336-341-6782 MSTT 4th Floor Retailers: Yes | Designers: Yes Fiama Textiles …

TSG Finishing Reports on First Steps Toward Plant – Based Technology

Hickory, NC September 14th 2020. TSG Finishing, LLC is thrilled to announce the market launch of the first phase of incorporating plant-based technology into its DEFEND® Finishing Program. Going forward, all High Performance DEFEND immersion processes now contain up to 30% USDA approved plant-based technology, making it one of the first performance brands in the market to claim this progress. …

Crest Leather Acquires I.C. Industria Conciaria S.r.l.

Crest Leather, a leading manufacturer of upholstery leather announces the acquisition of I.C. Industria Conciaria S.r.l in Arzignano, Italy. IC produces wet-blue and wet-white hides, meeting the highest environmental standards and is Gold Certified by the Leather Working Group (LWG), like Crest’s flagship tannery in Chiampo. The acquisition further strengthens Crest’s position as a vertically integrated operation, having full control …

ITA Members Participate in Premarket 2020

With a larger than usual turnout expected for Premarket in High Point on September 14-15, the following ITA members will be available by appointment to meet with customers. Many are open to retailers and designers as well. Affiliated Importers, Ltd. Justin Shinn, 336-841-0117 240 Berkley Street, High Point NC Retailers: No | Designers: No Aydin Textiles Daniel Dietrich, 850-218-9859 MSTT …

Ultrafabrics: Cleaners and Disinfectants Recommended by CDC

As COVID-19 increasingly impacts all of our day-to-day lives, repeated cleaning and disinfecting of frequently touched surfaces is recommended by the CDC as a way to avoid exposure. Cleaners and disinfectants recommended by the CDC to combat COVID-19 have also been tested on Ultrafabrics materials with no adverse effects when cleaning guidelines are followed as directed: Detergent or Soap and …