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 …

SFC Webinar: The Textile Circularity Roadmap

Join SFC for their June Sustainability Essentials Webinar The Textile Circularity Roadmap Thursday, June 18, Noon – 1 PM EST Learn from Karla Magruder and James Ewell of Accelerating Circularity about what it will take to effectively recycle our textile waste, fiber, fabric, and finished products included. We will explore the roadmap, and get a look at an open-source tool …

ITA Virtual Roundtable: Doing Business in the New Normal

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE RECORDING The International Textile Alliance (ITA) will lead a virtual roundtable discussion on the effects of COVID-19 on the home furnishings industry, and how doing business will change as the industry begins to reopen. The effects of COVID-19 on the home furnishings business have been far and wide – closing of retail stores, manufacturing plant …

Virtual Mask-Making & Happy Hour with TrimQueen

Learn to Make a Face Mask with Jana Platina-Phipps Wednesday, April 29th 5:30 – 6:30 pm Link for Meetup on ZOOM All you need is a little fabric, or a pillowcase or tea towel to cut, needle and thread and be able to make a simple stitch. Jana Platina-Phipps will host our virtual mask-making & happy hour and teach us …