SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3
9:00 a.m. – Biannual ITA Membership Meeting (ITA Members Only)
Learn how to make the most of your ITA Memberships! We don’t want you to miss out on any of it!
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Official Opening, All Exhibitors Open to Buyers (NEW OPENING TIME)
4:00 p.m. – The Emerging Challenge to Performance Fabrics
PRESENTED BY BILL PURDUE, AHFA
An overview of the California Safer Consumer Products Priority Work Plan and its impact on the chemical treatment of performance fabrics with Perfluorochemicals to resist stain and moisture.
Monday, December 4
8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
All Exhibitors Open to Buyers
6:00 p.m. – Low Country in the Courtyard
Sponsored by De Leo and STI
Tuesday, December 5
8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. – All Exhibitors Open to Buyers
10:00 a.m. – 2017 Consumer Research: Prioritizing Environmental Safety
Presented by Susan Inglis, Sustainable Furnishings Council
Though consumers are more concerned than ever about environmental issues and want to choose eco-friendly textiles and home furnishings, the terminology and emphasis you choose to market your products will make a big difference in how effectively you reach your target. Sustainable Furnishings Council’s Susan Inglis will review the findings of the latest SFC survey, conducted by RSI and sponsored by Hohenstein Institute and Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams. The news confirms concerns about a range of environmental issues inside and clarifies priorities, noting the habits consumers have developed. Learn how to respond to get in on the action, building your business while helping to sustain a healthy future.
2:00 p.m. – Culture to Product Development, A Forward Look into Spring ‘19
Presented by Jaye Anne Mize, Fashion Snoops
Fashion Snoops is a global trend forecasting agency that helps brands and companies harness future trends and act on the opportunities they bring. Their advisory focuses on connecting the dots between cultural influences and product development. They believe in the art and science of creativity, understanding that business leaders must be part innovator and part analyst in order to succeed in today’s competitive marketplace.
Jaye Anna Mize will share their forward look into Spring 2019, as well as explore the evolution between key product trends. Thus exploring how the consumer behavior shifts of today validate the design and trends to buy into at market.
5:00 p.m. – Young Textile Professionals (YTP) Karaoke Party
De Leo Showroom MSTT – 2nd Floor
Wednesday, December 6
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
All Exhibitors Open to Buyer
(PLEASE NOTE NEW CLOSING TIME)