Jon Cochran 1953-2021

Jon CochranFather, Husband, Friend, Textile representative July 18, 1953 – May 7, 2021 Great men don’t know they are great. I’ve been fortunate to know several and they all have that in common. If you tried to give them a description of themselves, they would not recognize it. Other men recognize it when they see it. Good men take what …

Three Top Designers Showcase Their Outdoor Visions Using Sattler Outdura Fabrics

View their creative vision boards in the Outdura Showroom at the May Showtime Market Hudson, NC, May 12, 2021 – Top designers, Vicky Serany from Southern Studio Interior Design in North Carolina, Lisa Kahn from Lisa Kahn Designs in Florida and Jeanne Chung from Cozy Stylish Chic in California are sharing the imaginative ways that they use Outdura fabrics to …

Fabric Buyer Greg Curry Passes Away at 55

Gregory Andrew Curry, 55, passed away unexpectedly on May 5, 2021 of natural causes. It was far too early for this son, father, brother, friend, and colleague to leave us.  Greg was born on September 25, 1965 in Fort Wayne, IN; and later moved to CT where he spent most of his youth.  He graduated from Johnson & Wales University …

Kena Cohenour joins American Silk as Director of Design & Merchandising

American Silk Mills announced that textile and furniture industry merchandising veteran Kena Cohenour has joined its Senior Executive Leadership Team as Director of Design & Merchandising. Cohenour was the former Vice President of Textiles & Upholstery Merchandising for Bassett Furniture with over 20 years of proven success in creatively leading and building a productive textile assortment and merchandising for various …

Professional Headshot Opportunity at Showtime Market

Need a new headshot? You’re in luck! On Sunday, May 16th, and Monday, May 17th, you can have a new headshot taken. For $75/person, you get a 10-minute session with a professional photographer, Aura Marzouk. Advanced retouching is available when the headshot is received for an additional $50. Learn about Aura’s work here: https://www.auramarzouk.com/

America Leather Resources: New Address, New Colors, Same Exquisite Quality

With a brand new showroom conveniently located on Main Street, right next to the train station, for this market ALR not only brings new additions to their leather collection, but also debuts it’s new Stock Program. By having it’s best seller leathers stocked in High Point, ready to ship and sold by the box, they allow for very low MOQs …

Regal Fabrics Sees Strong Growth Through Pandemic

Like most companies, Regal Fabrics was forced to close its doors due to Covid-19 last March, only two months after moving into its brand new 90,000 sq ft offices and warehouse. Faced with cancelled and paused customer orders, Regal was forced to make a decision; slow things down to wait out the pandemic or continue to create great new designs, …

ITA Members Open by Appointment at High Point Market June 8-10

The following exhibitors will be available by appointment  June 8-10 at High Point Market: American Leather Resources; 336.905.4788 American Silk Mills; 336.870.2180 Aydin Textiles; 850.218.9859 Comersan Fabrics; 336.210.5621 Covington Fabric & Design, LLC; 336.420.9641 Crest Leather; 336.763.0826 Green Hides Leather Studio; 335.404.7848 Gum Tree Fabrics; 662.871.5047 Hamilton Fabrics; 336.906.2407 Harmel; 336.889.2072 Harper Home; 336.906.0015 Home Secrets Textile; 205.936.4121 JBS Leather;828.855.9571 …

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 …