Healthy Materials Lab Textile Guides

HML Textile Guides The polluting practices of the textile industry are responsible for widespread impact on people and the environment. Learn about innovation in six major categories that can collectively transform the industry. These guides detail sourcing strategies, alternatives to current processes, and resources that exemplify the future of healthier textiles. CLICK HERE FOR TOOLS & GUIDES

Revolutionary Performance Fabric Supreen™ from Nassimi Joins Material ConneXion LibrarySupreen™ marks the evolution and future of performance textiles with a remarkably supple hand and a proprietary, impermeable liquid-barrier

(JUNE 2021 – NEW YORK, NY) Nassimi, a leading market innovator in premium faux leather, is proud to announce that its revolutionary new performance fabric, Supreen™, has been approved for the Material ConneXion Library — the world’s largest subscription-based materials library of innovative and sustainable materials.“We are honored to have Supreen™ displayed alongside some of the most cutting-edge materials in the world,” states Iwan Nassimi, …

Ultrafabrics launches Spectra at Showtime 2021, a Breathable Performance Textile with a Woven Appearance

FABRIC OF OUR TIMES New York-based Ultrafabrics launches Spectra, a textured and breathable addition to its portfolio of the world’s best performance fabrics. Launching this month at the ITA Showtime Market in High Point, North Carolina, attendees can see the product in-person from May 16-19th, 2021. This ground-breaking collection has been carefully formulated to look like a woven surface, and …

Jon Cochran 1953-2021

Jon CochranFather, Husband, Friend, Textile representative July 18, 1953 – May 7, 2021 Great men don’t know they are great. I’ve been fortunate to know several and they all have that in common. If you tried to give them a description of themselves, they would not recognize it. Other men recognize it when they see it. Good men take what …

Three Top Designers Showcase Their Outdoor Visions Using Sattler Outdura Fabrics

View their creative vision boards in the Outdura Showroom at the May Showtime Market Hudson, NC, May 12, 2021 – Top designers, Vicky Serany from Southern Studio Interior Design in North Carolina, Lisa Kahn from Lisa Kahn Designs in Florida and Jeanne Chung from Cozy Stylish Chic in California are sharing the imaginative ways that they use Outdura fabrics to …

Fabric Buyer Greg Curry Passes Away at 55

Gregory Andrew Curry, 55, passed away unexpectedly on May 5, 2021 of natural causes. It was far too early for this son, father, brother, friend, and colleague to leave us.  Greg was born on September 25, 1965 in Fort Wayne, IN; and later moved to CT where he spent most of his youth.  He graduated from Johnson & Wales University …

Kena Cohenour joins American Silk as Director of Design & Merchandising

American Silk Mills announced that textile and furniture industry merchandising veteran Kena Cohenour has joined its Senior Executive Leadership Team as Director of Design & Merchandising. Cohenour was the former Vice President of Textiles & Upholstery Merchandising for Bassett Furniture with over 20 years of proven success in creatively leading and building a productive textile assortment and merchandising for various …

Professional Headshot Opportunity at Showtime Market

Need a new headshot? You’re in luck! On Sunday, May 16th, and Monday, May 17th, you can have a new headshot taken. For $75/person, you get a 10-minute session with a professional photographer, Aura Marzouk. Advanced retouching is available when the headshot is received for an additional $50. Learn about Aura’s work here: https://www.auramarzouk.com/

America Leather Resources: New Address, New Colors, Same Exquisite Quality

With a brand new showroom conveniently located on Main Street, right next to the train station, for this market ALR not only brings new additions to their leather collection, but also debuts it’s new Stock Program. By having it’s best seller leathers stocked in High Point, ready to ship and sold by the box, they allow for very low MOQs …

Regal Fabrics Sees Strong Growth Through Pandemic

Like most companies, Regal Fabrics was forced to close its doors due to Covid-19 last March, only two months after moving into its brand new 90,000 sq ft offices and warehouse. Faced with cancelled and paused customer orders, Regal was forced to make a decision; slow things down to wait out the pandemic or continue to create great new designs, …