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Sep 28, 2022

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 […]

Sep 28, 2022

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 […]

Sep 28, 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, […]

Sep 28, 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 […]

Sep 28, 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 […]

Sep 28, 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 […]

Sep 28, 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 […]

Sep 28, 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 […]

Sep 28, 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 […]

Sep 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 […]

Sep 28, 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 […]

Sep 28, 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 […]

Sep 28, 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 […]

Sep 28, 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 […]

Sep 28, 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 […]

Sep 28, 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 […]

Sep 28, 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 […]

Sep 28, 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 […]

Sep 28, 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 […]

Sep 28, 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 […]

Sep 28, 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.

Sep 28, 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 […]

Sep 28, 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 […]

Sep 28, 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 […]

Sep 28, 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 […]

Sep 28, 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 […]

Sep 28, 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 […]

Sep 28, 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 […]

Sep 28, 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 […]

Sep 28, 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, […]

Sep 28, 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 […]

Sep 28, 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, […]

Sep 28, 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, […]