Introducing Supreen™: A Revolutionary Performance Upholstery Fabric You Have to Feel to Believe

Supreen™ marks the evolution and future of performance textiles with a remarkably plush hand and a proprietary, impermeable liquid-barrier (JANUARY 2021 – NEW YORK, NY) Supreen™, a revolutionary new performance fabric, tackles the spills and stains of everyday life without compromising high-end design, sustainability, or materiality. A fusion of beauty and brawn, Supreen™ brings cutting-edge woven and coated technology to …

Benji Bagwell joins Textile Division at Milliken & Company

Bagwell named Vice President of Specialty Interiors SPARTANBURG, SC (Feb. 23, 2021)—Milliken & Company is pleased to announce that Benji Bagwell has been hired as vice president of sales and marketing for the specialty interiors business within the Textile Division. Joining the company from UltraFabrics, Bagwell is now responsible for leading the specialty interiors business growth strategy and alignment with …

TSG Finishing Completes Conversion of its DEFEND® Brand of Finishing to Plant-Based Technology

Hickory, NC January 26th, 2021. TSG Finishing LLC is pleased to announce that 100% of their DEFEND® brand of water and stain repellent finishes now utilize plant-based technology. Thru the efforts of TSG’s technical and development teams, DEFEND will continue to excel in repelling both water and oil-based products while carrying the label of being ‘plant-based’. Utilizing and perfecting these …

ITA Showtime Market Announces New Dates for Spring 2021

HIGH POINT, N.C., January 7, 2021 – The International Textile Alliance (ITA) announces a change in the dates for Spring 2021 Showtime Market. Originally scheduled for May 23-26, the Showtime Market core event will be moved up one week to May 16-19, 2021. ITA will support permanent showrooms and temporary exhibitors by appointment during Premarket on April 25-27 and during …

WithIt Announces 2020 WOW Award Recipients

HIGH POINT, NC — WithIt, the women’s leadership development network for the home and furnishings industry, announces the recipients of the 2020 WOW Awards. WithIt is proud of this year’s distinguished nominees. The annual WOW Awards honor the achievements of home furnishings professionals that embody the organization’s mission. In November, a panel of five judges scored packages and recommendations submitted …

Doing Business in the New Normal: Part II

CLICK HERE TO WATCH PART II CLICK HERE TO WATCH PART I The International Textile Alliance (ITA) will revisit a virtual roundtable discussion on the effects of COVID-19 on the home furnishings industry, and how doing business has changed during 2020. The effects of COVID-19 on the home furnishings business have been far and wide – closing of retail stores, …

Lenzing recognized as sustainability champion by renowned CDP

  Date December 08, 2020   Lenzing is the only first-time discloser recognized with prestigious double ‘A’ score for global climate and forests stewardship by CDP.   Lenzing – The Lenzing Group has been recognized by the global environmental non-profit CDP, securing a place on its prestigious ‘A List’ for tackling climate change, as well as acting to protect forests. …

Live and Learn: Lenzing Austria Virtual Open House

Live and Learn: Lenzing Austria Virtual Open house with Andreas Dorner, Georg Spindler, Ebru Bayramoglu, Eva Mcgeorge, Caroline Ledl and Tricia Carey Lenzing Austria Virtual Open house Experience a live tour of the Lenzing headquarters to see the environmentally responsible production of TENCEL™ Lyocell and Modal fibers. Join Andreas Dorner, Georg Spindler, Ebru Bayramoglu, Eva Mcgeorge, Caroline Ledl and Tricia …

The Crypton® Companies Appoint Brian Burke VP Product Development for Abercrombie Textiles

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI – November, 2020 – Lance Keziah, CEO of the Crypton Companies, leading providers of performance textile technologies, has announced that Brian Burke has been appointed Vice-President of Product Development for Abercrombie Textiles, a North Carolina textile mill which Crypton acquired in October 2019. With decades of expertise in mill management and a record of proven business growth, …

Outdura Introduces Ovation 4 at Showtime

Outdura’s new Ovation 4 collection will be introduced at the November 2020 Showtime Market. The colors in the new Ovation 4 collection were inspired by an appreciation of nature as seen in the Starry Night, Morning Sky, Garden Spots, Warm Winter and Tawny Sunsets fabric groups. The Night Out group reflects a desire to get back to a “normal life.” …