Show Schedule


May 2024

Tuesday, May 7- Thursday, May 9
8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

TUESday, May 7

8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

11:00 AM

Fashion Snoops Trend Forecast Spring/Summer 2025
Seminar Room, The Pavilion on Floor 5 of Market Square

Presented by:
Kristen Moonjian, FS (Fashion Snoops)

Join FF Director of Home + Lifestyle, Kristen Moonjian, as she deep dives into the Spring | Summer 2025 season for the textiles industry. During this immersive presentation, she will break down the consumer insights, design direction, market alignment and inspiration needed to approach the season ahead with confidence and clarity.

3:00 PM

Threaded Through Time: The Evolution of Domestic Textile Mills in Home Furnishing Fabrics
Seminar Room, The Pavilion on Floor 5 of Market Square

Step into the rich tapestry of heritage and legacy as we delve into the evolution of domestic textile mills in home furnishing fabrics. From their pivotal role in shaping the history of textiles to their enduring legacy in our homes today, our panelists will guide us through the intricate threads of the past three decades.

Discover how these mills have adapted and innovated to meet the demands of modern supply chain capabilities while preserving their storied heritage. Gain insights into the innovations from a design perspective that have revolutionized the industry, from sustainable practices to cutting-edge technologies.

As we trace the legacy of mills through time, we’ll uncover the enduring impact they’ve had on the home furnishing industry and the broader landscape of design. Join us for an enlightening discussion that weaves together the threads of history, heritage, and innovation, illuminating the remarkable journey of domestic textile mills.

Moderated by:
Thomas Russell, Editor-in-Chief, Home News Now

Panelists include:
Brian Burke, Director of Operations, Crypton Mills
Sean Gibbons, President and CEO, Revolution Fabrics by STI
Ann Reynolds, VP of Design, Valdese Weavers
Suzie Roberts, VP and GM of Furnishings, Sunbrella

5:00- 7:00 PM

Connections and Cocktails: A Networking Happy Hour
Pandora’s Manor, 407 W High Ave

Join us at Pandora’s Manor for a cocktail party. All attendees are invited to enjoy a selection of beers, wines, and hors d’ oeuvres accompanied by live music. Ideal for a post-show gathering or a pre-dinner meet-up, don’t miss this opportunity to connect with others in the industry.

Sponsored by International Textile Alliance & ANDMORE


8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

8:30 AM

Fiber & Froth: Coffee and Confections
Fiber Pavilion, Floor 5 of Market Square

9:00 AM

Fiber Evolution: Exploring Trends in Fabric Life Cycles
Seminar Room, The Pavilion of Floor 5 of Market Square

Embark on a journey through the dynamic landscape of textile innovation with our panel discussion on ‘Fiber Evolution: Exploring Trends in Fabric Life Cycles.’ Delve into the cutting-edge advancements and evolving trends shaping the life cycles of fabrics, from inception to disposal. Our esteemed panel of industry experts will navigate topics such as sustainable sourcing, technological breakthroughs, circular economy initiatives, and consumer-driven shifts in textile preferences. Join us as we unravel the intricate threads of fabric evolution, offering insights into the future of sustainable and socially responsible textile practices. Discover how these trends are reshaping the industry and driving forward-thinking strategies for a more resilient and eco-conscious future. Don’t miss this opportunity to gain valuable perspectives and be at the forefront of textile innovation!

Moderated by:
Anne Flynn-Wear, Assistant Managing Editor, Furniture Today

Chad Bolick, VP_Global Brand Sales, Unifi Manufacturing, Inc.
Walter Bridgham, Sr Business Development Manager, Lenzing Group
Marcy Gang, Executive Account Manager, Global Supply Chain Marketing, Cotton Incorporated

11:00 AM

The Beauty of Nature: Marketing Cotton’s Natural Benefits
Seminar Room, The Pavilion on Floor 5 of Market Square

Presented by:
Marcy Gang, Executive Account Manager, Global Supply Chain Marketing, Cotton Incorporated

Discover the allure of cotton’s natural benefits in our presentation hosted by Cotton Incorporated. We will explore the positive attributes of cotton and how to effectively communicate its inherent benefits to consumers.  Discover how strategic marketing can showcase cotton’s qualities, resonating with consumers and tapping into the growing demand for comfortable and sustainable fabrics.  Join us as we unlock the power of cotton and inspire impactful storytelling!

5:00- 6:30 PM

Young Textile Professionals Mixer
Valdese Weavers, 311 N. Wrenn St. 3rd Floor

Join us for an evening of networking and collaboration tailored specifically for young textile professionals! Connect with like-minded individuals passionate about the textile industry, exchange ideas, and forge valuable connections that could shape your future. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to mingle, learn, and elevate your textile career to new heights.

Sponsored by Valdese Weavers


8:00 AM – 6:00 PM