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

March 9th at 2PM 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 …

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 …

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, …