SUNDAY, JUNE 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)
Monday, June 4
8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
All Exhibitors Open to Buyers
6:00 p.m.– 9:00 p.m.
Outside main entrance to the Suites
Tuesday, June 5
8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. – All Exhibitors Open to Buyers
10:00 a.m. – Sustainability in Textiles
Presented by Susan Inglis, Sustainable Furnishings Council
Sustainable Furnishings Council’s Susan Inglis builds on research showing growing consumer concern for environmental issues and interest in eco-safe products. Learn what is significant to the home textiles industry in textiles, but also what simple steps any company can take to reduce environmental footprint and attract more customers. Understand what fibers are “preferable” and why; what harmful chemicals are common in upholstery and drapery fabrics and how to avoid them; what processes save energy and water – and why all these things matter to your bottom line as as the planet’s.
2:00 p.m. – Culture to Product Development, A Forward Look into Fall/Winter ‘19/’20
Presented by Jaye Anna 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 Fall/Winter 2019/2020, 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.
6:00 p.m. – Young Textile Professionals (YTP)
Networking at Brown Truck Brewery – 1234 North Main Street
Wednesday, December 6
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
All Exhibitors Open to Buyer
(PLEASE NOTE NEW CLOSING TIME)