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Jan 31, 2023

Press Release: WITHIT ANNOUNCES ANNUAL PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE:

NEXT GENERATION LEADERSHIP – BUILDING BRIDGES AND LADDERS JUNE 12-14, 2023 IN GREENVILLE, SC HIGH POINT, NC (JAN. 26, 2023) – WithIt’s annual Professional Conference is known as the best forum for professional development in the home furnishings industry. This year’s conference, entitled, “Next Generation Leadership – Building Bridges and Ladders” is being held June […]

Jan 17, 2023

Press Release: WithIt Announces 2023 Board of Directors

Emily Boyst Serves as WithIt President in 2023 High Point, N.C. — WithIt, the women’s leadership development network for the home and furnishings industry, announces its 2023 Board of Directors.  The WithIt Board of Directors oversees events for the year, fundraising, and ensures all they do aligns with WithIt’s mission– to encourage and develop leadership, […]

Jan 1, 2023

Member Showcase: Swavelle USA

Breck, Havi, Manfred, Joe Inspiring, invoking, and celebrating a release from worry and burden, the lighter weight constructions of Swavelle USA provide the comfort and visual calm necessary for instant serenity. A soft color palette ignites a reconnection to the mindful well-being of ourselves through classic motifs, natural fibers, and recycled yarns while transforming any environment […]

Jan 1, 2023

Member Showcase: Europatex

Tailored Blackout 3 Pass blackout contract drapery fabric Shopping Options: Fabric Representative: Gregory Kiriakou 201-418-8588 Greg@europatex.com www.europatex.com

Jan 1, 2023

Member Showcase: Valdese Weavers

InsideOut Performance Fabrics + SEAQUAL INITIATIVE InsideOut Performance Fabrics has partnered with the SEAQUAL INITIATIVE  to launch an inspiring collection that is helping to solve the major global issue of marine plastic pollution. By choosing this special performance fabric, you are choosing to be a part of a community that is helping to save our […]

Jan 1, 2023

Member Showcase: Sunbrella

Fascinate Laguna Reflective of bold details and curated clashing, Fascinate’s striking multicolored stripe features a patchwork of textures through various constructions and yarns. This standout pattern brings depth, richness and materiality to a space and is available in 4 colorways. Shopping Options: Fabric, Outdoor, Performance Lively Sage Featuring Sunbrella’s new Sage yarn color balanced on […]

Jan 1, 2023

Member Showcase: Kravet

Kravet Wellness Textures by Celliant for Crypton HomeKravet introduces a new state of the art performance fabric, Wellness Textures by Crypton Home Celliant, engineered to reflect a person’s natural body heat back as infrared energy. Celliant has been clinically tested and proven to increase cellular oxygenation for improved energy, stronger performance, quicker recovery and overall […]

Jan 1, 2023

Member Showcase: UTP AMERICA, LLC.

Jacquard Fabric Jacquard fabrics single and double width Shopping Options: Contract Fabrics, Cut Yardage, Decorative Hardware, Fabric, Outdoor, Rugs Pillows From pillows of all shapes and sizes to blackout privacy curtains, we provide a product for every need at home. Shopping Options: Contract Fabrics, Decorative Hardware, Designer Friendly, Fabric, Outdoor Furniture Ready to assemble sofa […]

Jan 1, 2023

Member Showcase: Crypton Home Fabric 

Wabi Sabi Inclusiveness. Belongingness. The ultimate beauty of human diversity and culture has a forever place inside of the design aesthetic. Crypton Home’s design team asked – Can these ideas be captured in the warp and weft? In answer they offer two collections for the season that allude to belonging. Wabi Sabi is a nod […]

Jan 1, 2023

Member Showcase: Brentwood Textiles

Spoletto Chenille Jacquard Shopping Options: Closeouts, Cut Yardage, Designer Friendly, Eco Friendly, Fabric, Outdoor, Performance Confetti Bright happy watercolor type print Shopping Options: Closeouts, Contract Fabrics, Cut Yardage, Designer Friendly, Eco Friendly, Fabric, Outdoor, Performance Representative: Perry Skeen 336-210-2626 perry@brentwoodtextiles.com www.brentwoodtextiles.com

Nov 7, 2022

Member News: HPU DESIGN, VISUAL MERCHANDISING STUDENTS GAIN EXPERIENCE VIA REDESIGN PROJECT

Article written by Cinde Ingram of High Point University & shared with permission. HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 28, 2022 – High Point University interior design students gained experience and helped enhance the theme for Culp Inc.’s 50th anniversary event in the fabric manufacturer’s Congdon Yards showroom on Friday, Oct. 21. Culp President and CEO Iv Culp […]

Nov 2, 2022

Sattler Outdura® Presents Award Winning VIRAGE Design Line Collection at Interwoven 

Virage Sherwood Jacquard Recognized with ICFA Design Excellence Award for Fabric Hudson, N.C., Nov. 13, 2022 – Sattler Outdura, a division of The Sattler Group, Austria, is showing their dynamic new VIRAGE Design Line Collection of 100% solution-dyed acrylic fabrics at Interwoven in High Point, NC, Nov. 13-16, Space MST 505. Punctuated by four distinct […]

Oct 31, 2022

Press Release: Dorell Fabrics Names Andrea Sapp as Global Director of Quality Assurance and Technical Service

Dorell has added textile expert Dr. Andrea Sapp to its quality assurance team in a newly-created role as Global Director of Quality Assurance and Technical Service. Sapp is a 20+ year industry veteran and published author whose experience includes 14 years at Glen Raven Technical Fabrics where she worked on environmental compliance and certification. Sapp […]

Oct 31, 2022

Press Release: Tempo Fabrics

Tempo Upholstery and Drapery Fabrics, Inc. has entered into a licensing agreement with Lillian August Brands International, LLC to manufacture decorative pillows, outdoor cushions and fabrics with high performance characteristics for use both indoors and outdoors. Lillian August’s lifestyle brand, known for blending periods and styles with the ability to produce creative color and pattern, […]

Oct 31, 2022

Press Release: De Leo Textiles

Ismail Arslan Celebrates 20 Years With De LeoVice President of Business Development Is Vital To Company Growth. High Point, NC: 2022 marks a major anniversary for long-time De Leo Textiles executive Ismail Arslan, whose outstanding presence has been instrumental in developing De Leo’s connection to the decorative fabric ecosystem. De Leo President Craig De Leo […]

Oct 31, 2022

Press Release: Aydin

Aydin continues its innovations in the world of sustainability. With a commitment to reducing waste and finding new ways to reuse materials, they are making it easier for people to make eco-friendly choices. Their goal is to make sustainability not only easy but also stylish. From home living rooms to bedrooms, Aydin has something for […]

Oct 31, 2022

Press Release: Valdese Weavers

Domestic textile manufacturer, Valdese Weavers, introduced Sustain Performance Fabrics in 2016 as a performance fabric option that offered on-trend designs and a high level of cleanability, while still being environmentally friendly, PFAS Free and available at a value-driven price point. Sustain Performance Fabrics has grown significantly since its launch, appealing to customers that are seeking […]

Oct 31, 2022

Press Release: Milliken & Company

Global textile manufacturer Milliken & Company is pleased to announce Maida Cameron, Linda Alley and Elizabeth Stuart have joined the Textile Business’ Decor team. Maida Cameron will lead the team as director of design overseeing the styling of Milliken’s residential indoor and outdoor lines as well as the contract decor lines. Linda Alley, design manager, […]

Oct 31, 2022

Press Release: Sunbrella

As part of its ongoing commitment to be the most dependable partner in the textile industry and meet record demand for its Sunbrella® performance fabrics, Glen Raven recently announced significantly reduced lead times for Sunbrella. Stock fabrics are available to ship today with made-to-order styles shipping in 8-14 weeks. System enhancements and upgraded equipment resulting […]

Oct 18, 2022

Member News: WithIt Launches New Website in Line with Their Mission to Empower and Inspire Women in the Home Furnishings Industry

High Point, NC, October 2022 — WithIt, the women’s leadership development network for the home and furnishings industry, announces their new website: https://withit.org/ Designed with enhanced features and an easy-to-navigate interface, the new site introduces a modern look with improved functionality and dynamic tools that establish the website as a leading industry resource for education, […]

Oct 10, 2022

Press Release: 33rd ARTS Awards to Honor CULP, Inc. with a HEARTS Award

October 10, 2022 – Dallas Market Center and ART, the creative home furnishings network, are thrilled to announce CULP, Inc. as the recipient of the HEARTS Award for the upcoming 33rd ARTS Awards. The gala event honoring home industry excellence will take place Friday, January 6, 2023 at the Hilton Anatole Hotel (2201 N. Stemmons […]

Sep 27, 2022

Press Release: ISFD Announces Libby Langdon as Keynote Speaker for 2022 Pinnacle Awards Gala

ISFD also extends a special thanks to expert industry judges for their commitment to designers High Point, N.C. Sept. 27, 2022 — The International Society of Furniture Designers (ISFD) has selected interior design icon, author, product designer and makeover television personality, Libby Langdon, as the keynote speaker for the organizations’ 26th annual Pinnacle Awards, the […]

Sep 1, 2022

Press Release: ITA Announces Addition of Two New Board Members

Bill Herren and Rick Lovegrove join International Textile Alliance Board of Directors September 1, 2022, HIGH POINT, N.C. – The International Textile Alliance (ITA) has added two industry veterans to its Board of Directors: Bill Herren and Rick Lovegrove. Herren, corporate and sales representative for Woodard Furniture and Lovegrove, president of upholstery at Four Hands, […]

Aug 31, 2022

Member News: CULP, INC. ANNOUNCES LEADERSHIP ADDITION AT CULP HOME FASHIONS, PLANNED RETIREMENT OF DIVISION PRESIDENT SANDY BROWN

HIGH POINT, N.C. (August 31, 2022) – Culp, Inc. (NYSE: CULP) (together with its consolidated subsidiaries, “CULP”) today announced that Tommy Bruno will be joining the company as Executive Vice President of Culp Home Fashions, effective September 6, 2022.  The company also announced the planned retirement of Sandy Brown, President of the Culp Home Fashions division, […]

May 13, 2022

Member News: Crypton Announces Its New Vice President, Marketing

Elise Gabrielson to Guide Crypton’s Brand Strategy Bloomfield Hills, MI, May 2022 — Crypton, leading makers of performance fabric for the contract and residential markets, has announced the promotion of Elise Gabrielson to the post of Vice President, Marketing. Crypton CEO Lance Keziah made the announcement, saying that Gabrielson, “Possesses the right skill set to […]

May 9, 2022

Member News: TSG Finishing Begins Phase 1 of its Modernization Initiative.

Hickory, NC – May 9th 2022. TSG Finishing LLC is pleased to announce it has begun phase 1 of its project to modernize all of its primary textile finishing equipment. TSG currently relies on 7 tenter frames to coat or process almost every yard of fabric it receives. Though the basics of textile coating have […]

May 9, 2022

Member News: Nice Link to debut largest collections to inspire big upholstery refresh

Nice Link to debut largest collections to inspire big upholstery refresh HIGH POINT (May 9, 2022) – Nice Link Home Furnishings, one of the largest suppliers of fabric upholstery in the industry, will make its largest introduction at the upcoming Interwoven, formerly Showtime market, May 22-25. Nice Link’s new collection of body cloths this season […]

May 9, 2022

Member News: MDC Upcoming Launch

We will be launching a new line of textures and plains using 100% sustainable yarns including Tencel fibres and organic cottons. We are currently sourcing the fibres and developments will start this month. With the world moving in a much more sustainable direction, we are excited about the possibilities for this new line. In addition […]

May 9, 2022

Member News: Uf Select: Global leader in performance fabrics Ultrafabrics launches its first offering made in North America

Ultrafabrics, the world’s finest animal-free performance fabric producer, has launched a new offering called Uf Select, a North American-made collection with an inaugural offering of three different lines of fabric. This newest incarnation in the Ultrafabrics world comes as the company, which leads in 11 different markets worldwide, continues to invest and innovate in key […]

May 9, 2022

Member News: Dorell Fabrics Names Kate Gothreau VP of Product Development &Merchandising, Elevates Claudia Lampert Frankel to Chief Merchandising Officer

Dorell has added textile and upholstery industry veteran Kate Gothreau to its core executive team in a newly-created role as Vice President, Product Development & Merchandising. Gothreau is a 20+ year industry veteran whose experience includes 10 years at Williams Sonoma, Inc., where she worked with all WSI brands to develop upholstery fabrics with both […]

May 9, 2022

Press Release: Milliken & Company Tracks Progress on Sustainability Initiatives in Fourth Annual Sustainability Report

Spartanburg, S.C. — Today, diversified global manufacturer Milliken & Company published its fourth annual Sustainability Report, a key reporting component in the company’s progress toward its 2025 Sustainability Goals. In 2019, Milliken laid out 12 sustainability goals, focused on its people, its products and the planet, as a roadmap to achieving a healthier tomorrow. Guided […]

May 9, 2022

Press Release: ULTRAFABRICS partners with MERCATO PLACE to bring textile samples to designers faster and more sustainably

Ultrafabrics, the world’s finest animal-free performance fabric producer, is excited to announce its partnership with Mercato Place, an online resource where interior designers and architects can quickly access textile samples. Offering a curated selection of fabric manufacturers, Mercato Place is an easy-to-use online resource library for specifiers to browse and order premium samples more efficiently, […]

May 6, 2022

Member News: Sunbelieveable Fabrics

Announcing 100% acrylic fabrics from Sunbelievable. Our solution-dyed fabrics represent the very best durability, stain and fade resistance available, protected by a 5 year warranty. Select patterns and colors in this beautiful collection are available now via our Quick-Ship program, assuring prompt delivery in as little as 6 weeks’ time. Contact us or visit sunbelievable.com […]

May 6, 2022

Member News: Lenzing successfully opens world’s largestlyocell plant in Thailand

Project delivered on schedule and at budget after two and a half years of construction despite challenges arising from a global pandemic new state-of-the-art lyocell plant with a capacity of 100,000 tons will help serve the growing demand for sustainably produced fibers Important milestone towards a carbon-free future has been set Prachinburi (Thailand) – The […]

May 6, 2022

Member News: Ultrafabrics announces Theo Haag as new European Sales Director

Ultrafabrics is proud to announce its most recent hire, Netherlands-based Theo Haag, asEuropean Sales Director. With experience in the textile industry that spans three continents, Ultrafabrics looks forward to integrating his knowledge base into its global strategy. “I am delighted to be joining this vibrant brand to help it grow in Europe,” says Haag. “The […]

May 6, 2022

Member News: Ultrafabrics announces Jennifer Hendren as new Senior Director of Product Development

Ultrafabrics is excited to announce that Jennifer Hendren has been hired as Senior Director of Product Development. With over 30 years of industry experience, Jennifer is an outgoing, creative and motivated lead whose fine-tuned sensibility continues to innovate and disrupt the textile industry. Hendren’s extensive experience with woven performance jacquards and expertise in textiles is […]

May 6, 2022

Member News: Ultrafabrics Color Lab launches annual color trend forecast, kicks off 2022 with Luxury of Experience panel talk

Ultrafabrics, the world’s finest animal-free performance fabric producer, has launched its yearly cutting-edge color trend forecast. For 2022, the forecast theme is titled Unexplored Territories and presents five key trends and color palettes articulated through references to international fashion, architecture and pop culture. Each year an internal team of designers and thought leaders scan the […]

May 6, 2022

Member News: Seaqual Initiative Collection

The positive and passionate reaction to the first SEAQUAL INITIATIVE collection drove the Valdese Weavers team to develop and engineer fabrics made with SEAQUAL® YARN that would meet the high performance criteria for InsideOut Performance Fabrics®. The result is a Greenguard Gold Certified, PFAS free, all-in-one performance fabric that has the core performance qualities of […]

May 6, 2022

Member News: Home Secrets Textile Launch

Home Secrets Textile is launching their fourth wide width fabric design collection in as many seasons. These fabric designs are reversible, washable, and generously stocked in their new, larger warehouse/distribution center, Los Angeles. Home Secrets Textile proudly announces the hiring of two new sales representatives for the southwestern USA, Ron Hensley & Duane Collins.

May 6, 2022

Press Release: Milliken & Company Named to 2022 World’s Most Ethical Companies for 16th Straight Year

Definitive ethics award listing marks notable recognition for diversified manufacturer Spartanburg, S.C. — Milliken & Company has been recognized by Ethisphere, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, as one of the 2022 World’s Most Ethical Companies. The diversified global manufacturer, with more than 60 locations and approximately 8,000 […]

May 6, 2022

Member News: Richloom New Senior Designer

Richloom is thrilled to announce that Stephanie Puckett has joined the NYC based company as the Senior Designer – Imports for the Upholstery Design team. Stephanie has a tremendous design background, working at Phillips Weaving, Culp, Chatham and American Silk. Her most recent adventure took her to Shanghai, China to live and work for the […]

May 5, 2022

Member News: The Next Generation in Textiles & Design – Families Interwoven in the Business

John Kearns of Hamilton Fabrics, spotted a design on Instagram from a “friendly” competitor’s daughter, Isabella Rocque. John approached Isabella and asked if she would like to have her design made into a fabric. People in the fabric & furnishings industry are like family, a tight knit group of innovative, creative thinkers setting the path […]

May 5, 2022

Member News: “A BETTER, GREENER WORLD WITH WATER-FREE PRODUCTION”

Water-free production for nature, livable tomorrows. With the current climate crisis plaguing the World, protecting our natural resources is now more important than ever. Aydin Textile proceed all our production activities with an environmentally friendly production policy for a livable world and expands its ecological production targets each passing day. Traditional weaving methods use approximately […]

May 3, 2022

Press Release: ITA INTERWOVEN PARTNERS WITH TREND FORECASTERS FASHION SNOOPS

Collaboration brings Fashion Snoops’ exclusive trend forecasting insight to ITA members. HIGH POINT, N.C.—The International Textile Alliance (ITA) announces a partnership withglobal trend forecasting agency Fashion Snoops. The partnership joins the leading resource for home textiles professionals with the go-to source for trend forecasting. The partnership brings Fashion Snoops’ exclusive research and trend forecasting content […]

May 3, 2022

Press Release: CULP, INC. HAITI FACILITY RECEIVES U.S. EMBASSY VISIT

HIGH POINT, N.C. (May 3, 2022) – Culp, Inc. (NYSE: CULP) (together with its consolidated subsidiaries, “CULP”) recently received a visit from the U.S. Embassy at its Culp Upholstery Fabrics facility located in the CODEVI industrial park in Ouanaminthe, Haiti. The CODEVI park sits on the border between Haiti and the Dominican Republic. As part […]

Apr 28, 2022

Press Release: Sattler Outdura’s® New VIRAGE Collection Makes a Powerful Fabric Statement

Hudson, N.C., April 28, 2022 – Award-winning Sattler Outdura, a division of The Sattler Group, Austria, is presenting their dynamic new VIRAGE collection of solution-dyed acrylic fabrics at the Interwoven Show in High Point, NC, May 22-25, Space MST 505. Punctuated by four distinct fabric statements, VIRAGE offers 176 jacquards, textured dobbies, and stripe selections […]

Apr 26, 2022

Press Release: Nice Link Home Furnishings refreshes fabric division and design team

CEO Echo Yu leads design team and hires U.S.-based veteran textile designer ORLANDO, Fla. (April 26, 2022) – With its eye on key market trends and customer needs, Nice Link Home Furnishings announced a refresh of its fabric division with the hiring of a veteran textile designer based in High Point, N.C. Anastasia Frandsen has […]

Apr 21, 2022

Press Release: AHFA FURNITURE FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES GRANT RECIPIENTS

HIGH POINT, NC – The American Home Furnishings Alliance (AHFA) Furniture Foundation announces $54,000 in grants have been awarded for 2022. The Furniture Foundation was established in 1948 to fund research and educational initiatives aimed at improving management, manufacturing and marketing within the home furnishings industry. Since 1990, it has distributed more than $4.2 million […]

Apr 15, 2022

Earth Day: Meet the Pioneers Behind the 1st Phthalate-Free Faux Leather

With Earth Day approaching this Friday, April 22nd, and National Textiles Day on May 3rd, we wanted to share relevant insights on how Nassimi – leading-edge performance textile manufacturer, pioneer of the industry’s 1st phthalate-free faux leather, and innovator of the revolutionary stain-resistant, sustainable Supreen™ – is tackling sustainability. Below we’ve included some guiding principles […]

Mar 1, 2022

Member News: Sattler® Outdura® Promotes Sanders and Weiss; Adds Key Members to Team

(From Left) Klaudia Sanders, Steve Weiss, Melissa Miller, Nat Powell, Michael Tollison New Customer Service Manager, Director of Operations, and Inside Sales Specialist named Hudson, N.C., Mar. 1, 2022– To continue to provide their clients with award-winning service and to handle the increased volume in production and sales, Sattler Outdura, a division of The Sattler […]

Feb 3, 2022

Press Release: Ultrafabrics extends product warranty to five years, an impressive guarantee in the commercial textile industry

Ultrafabrics, the world’s finest animal-free performance fabric producer, has extended its product warranty period from two years to five years from date of shipment. The extension from the industry’s standard two years proves Ultrafabrics’ commitment to its portfolio of expertly crafted polyurethane fabrics. Specifiers, designers and manufacturers, across industries, trust Ultrafabrics and its ability to […]

Feb 3, 2022

Press Release: Ultrafabrics and TENCEL™ announce brand partnership, setting an industry benchmark in sustainability and transparency

Ultrafabrics, the global leader in animal-free performance fabric, is proud to announce its partnership with Lenzing AG, an industry leader in the production of sustainable wood-based fibers. The partnership will see Ultrafabrics as the first and only polyurethane material to incorporate LENZING AG’s TENCEL™ Modal fibers as a backcloth in its collections with 100% reinforced […]

Jan 11, 2022

Member News: CULP’S LIVESMART® PERFORMANCE FABRIC NOW COVERSSEATING IN UNC’S DEAN DOME

HIGH POINT, N.C. (January 11, 2022) – As a way to honor the late Rob Culp, co-founder of Culp, Inc. (“CULP”) and his beloved alma mater, UNC Chapel Hill, the seats in the Smith Center are newly covered with fabric created by the company he started 50 years ago. When Carolina Athletic Director, Bubba Cunningham, […]

Dec 3, 2021

Member News: Moore & Giles Announces New President

Forest, VA – December 2021 – Moore & Giles announced a transition of leadership today, with the naming of Tray Petty as the company’s new president effective December 20, 2021. Petty joined Moore & Giles in 1994 and has served in a variety of roles–most recently as executive vice president. Outgoing president Sackett Wood will […]

Nov 9, 2021

Member News: HELP SLOW SWATCH WASTE!

Take Your First Review Digitally If you’ve been in the upholstery business for even a season, you know how many pounds of swatch fabric goes to waste in each factory as selections for the next season are made. You know the routine: Attend Showtime (Good For You!), select patterns to be sent as swatches or […]

Feb 5, 2023

Member News: Ultrafabrics announces partnership with 2022 Sustainable Design Summit

Shaping sustainable interiors for land, sea and air Ultrafabrics, the global leader in performance fabric across 11 markets, is proud to announce its platinum sponsorship of the Sustainability Design Summit on 29 November 2022, The Brewery London. The Summit (SDS) brings together brand owners, designers, and trusted suppliers from across cruise, hotel, and aircraft interiors […]

Feb 5, 2023

Member News: ULTRAFABRICS X PANTONE

The world’s finest performance fabric collaborates with the global leader in color trends and development Ultrafabrics, the world’s leading producer of high quality performance fabrics, announces its collaboration with color expert PANTONE to inspire the use of the new Pantone Color of the Year 2023, PANTONE 18-750 Viva Magenta. “This year’s PANTONE Color of the […]

Feb 5, 2023

Press Release: FS announces partnership to bring Trend exhibit to High Point Market

FS (Fashion Snoops), the global trend forecasting agency, has partnered with The International Textile Alliance, High Point Market Authority, and the American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame Foundation as an official trend partner.   This partnership will align trend exhibits four times a year in High Point. FS will launch four themes at Interwoven Textile Fair by ITA […]

Feb 5, 2023

Press Release: New Dates for Upcoming Interwoven Textile Fair by ITA Announced

NEW DATES ANNOUNCED BEGINNING FALL 2023 HIGH POINT, N.C. — In order to better serve our industry and increase show accessibility, changes have been made to future Interwoven Textile Fair by ITA show dates. The Spring 2023 dates will remain as planned, scheduled for Sunday, May 21-Wednesday, May 24. The dates for the forthcoming shows, […]