STI Announces Expansion

STI has recently made investments to increase our domestic capacity by over 30 percent. This capital expenditure investment included yarn manufacturing equipment, new looms, and adding machinery in our finishing plant. STI has seen tremendous growth the past 5 years since they launched the Revolution Fabric brand. Their newest fabric line “ Revolution Outdoor Fabrics’ has picked up market share …

Andy Pacuk and Elise Gabrielson Join ITA Board of Directors

HIGH POINT, N.C. – Elise Gabrielson, Marketing Director of Crypton Home Fabric, and Andy Pacuk, Sales Executive with Ultrafabrics, have been elected to join the International Textile Alliance (ITA) Board of Directors.   “Elise and Andy will make outstanding additions to our Board,” said Kelly DiFoggio, President of the ITA Board of Directors. “Each of them is a proven leader …

ISFD Celebrates 25th Anniversary of Pinnacle Awards® With the Addition of Home Textiles Category

Entries open for the ISFD 2021 Pinnacle Awards’ 25 highly competitive categories High Point, N.C. March 10, 2021 — The year was 1996 when the American Society of Furniture Designers (ASFD) held their first Pinnacle Design Achievement Awards to promote superior design qualities and encourage the recognition of designers within the retail home furnishings industry. Fast forward 25 years, ASFD …

ITA Webinar – Talk to the Textile Buyers: What they need NOW

  Your chance to speak directly to the buyers! Join us for roundtable discussion of current trends in textile buyer behavior. A deep dive interview with a panel representing four companies – two furniture manufacturers, one jobber, and one retail store – in the home furnishings sector. We’ll discuss their new buying strategies and what they see sticking as business …

Introducing ITA Member Showcase: Quick Ship

The supply chain challenges created by COVID-19 have led to delays in manufacturing due to the inability to source the appropriate materials. In an effort to keep the manufacturing lines moving, we have created a showcase of product from our members that is available for immediate delivery.  Click here to access the Quick Ship Showcase.

BLAKE MILLINOR NAMED PRESIDENT OF VALDESE WEAVERS

Millinor will be the 5th President of the company since 1935 (Valdese, North Carolina – March 1, 2021) – Mike Shelton, President and CEO of Valdese Weavers, announced Blake Millinor’s appointment as President today at the company’s headquarters in Valdese, North Carolina. Shelton will continue to serve as CEO of the company. Millinor will assume CEO responsibilities when Shelton steps …

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 …