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 …

ITA Welcomes New Board Members

HIGH POINT, N.C., September 20, 2017 – Mendy Kearns of Hamilton Fabric Sales, Inc. and Katherine Shoaf of STI have joined the 11-member Board of Directors of the International Textile Alliance, producers of the semiannual Showtime Market and governing body of the ITA Educational Foundation. Mendy began her textile career in 2012 when hired to transition into the management of …

ITA Showtime Supports High Point Stadium Project

HIGH POINT, N.C., September 19, 2017 – The International Textile Alliance (ITA), producers of Showtime, unanimously passed a resolution supporting the High Point Stadium Project. ITA Showtime is the largest home textiles show in the United States and is held in downtown High Point each June and December. It attracts approximately 3,600 to our area and is the third largest …

ITA Announces Newest Exhibitors at Showtime

HIGH POINT, N.C., May 25, 2017 – Celebrating the 55th textile market, Summer Showtime 2017 is set for June 4-7. The International Textile Alliance is pleased to welcome four new and two returning members. 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 …

Showtime Schedule of Events

HIGH POINT, N.C., May 25, 2017 – Celebrating the 55th home textiles market with show sponsor, Crypton Fabric, Summer Showtime 2017 is set for June 4-7. Please note that the hours of the show have changed. The show now opens at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, June 4 and closes at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 7. Social Events As always, …

ITMA Announces Rebranding

ITMA Announces Rebranding A new name—International Textile Alliance (ITA)—and logo reflect the association’s updated vision and mission. HIGH POINT, N.C. – Serving as the go-to resource for the textile industry since 1990, ITMA has recently undergone a total rebranding, resulting in its new name: International Textile Alliance (ITA). After updating its vision and mission statements, the association and its board …

ITMA Gains New Board Member, Director Positions, and Committee Chairs

HIGH POINT, NC – September 18, 2015 — Industry trimmings expert has joined the 10-member Board of Directors of the International Textile Market Association, producers of the semiannual Showtime® textile show and the ITMA Educational Foundation. The ITMA welcomes new director, Jana Platina Phipps, Design & Sales Agent, Blogger “Trim Queen.” Phipps began her career translating handbag specifications from Italian …