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 Member Discounts

Learn more about The Textile Eye. ITA Members will receive a one time 10-15% discount. Discount is based on the size of the project. Email hello@barbourspangle.com for information. Click here for details. Receive 25% off your first order of 250+. Email kim@ddiprint.com for more information. Click here for details. Special packages for ITA members. Contact Mark Caudill for more information. View …

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 …

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 …