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 …

Shelton Joins ITA Board of Directors

HIGH POINT, N.C. – Patrick Shelton, Vice President of Sales with Valdese Weavers, has been elected to join the International Textile Alliance (ITA) Board of Directors. “I am very excited to be adding another member to our board.” said Kelly DiFoggio, President of the ITA Board of Directors. “Not only does Patrick represent one of our oldest member companies but …

Regal Fabrics Acquires Diversitex Home

Dtex by Regal Fabrics will extend product line significantly MIDDLETON, MA: Regal Fabrics today announced its acquisition of the Diversitex Home division of Diversitex, Inc. The product line will be rebranded as Dtex by Regal Fabrics. Regal will provide continuity and fulfillment for current customers as of Monday, August 24th. “We are excited to add the Dtex by Regal Fabrics …

ITA Promotes Dillon to Managing Director

HIGH POINT, N.C. – Effective September 1st, ITA will begin its 2020-2021 fiscal year with the promotion of Carrie Dillon to the newly created position of Managing Director. Dillon has been with the organization since 2014 and has grown through its ranks, first as Assistant Executive Director, then taking on the additional management of the ITA’s Educational Foundation in 2017. …

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 …