November 17, 2014

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Phifer is returning to Showtime with a sprawling collection of indoor/outdoor furniture fabrics, including color-themed and coordinated pairings in solids, classic and trendy designs from the eco-friendly GeoBella cushion line. The company will show in a new location at the Dec. 8-11 fabric fair in High Point’s Suites at Market Square, 1-617. Visitors can view Phifer’s new furniture fabric trends, including soft neutrals paired with soothing palettes like indigo and orchid; pops of playful colors like coral...

November 17, 2014

NEW YORK – Performance fabrics producer Bella-Dura is introducing its latest collection at the semiannual Showtime fabric fair, set for Dec. 7-10 in High Point, N.C. Bella-Dura shows in the Suites at Market Square in booth 1-900. “Bella-Dura Spring 2015 was developed as a ‘Boutique’ line to address the ongoing demand for beautiful performance fabrics with a luxurious hand, in fresh, interesting color palettes,” said MJ Ramos, senior merchandiser for Bella-Dura. This new collection includes about 30 patterns with eight colorways...

May 30, 2014

CHICAGO – Enhanced PU! It’s the new category of polyurethane fabrics that The Mitchell Group is introducing at Showtime (June 1-4) adding to its Mitchell Collection brand, Bill Fisch, president, announced. www.mitchellfauxleathers.com Four new patterns will be unveiled to kick-off the Enhanced PU category, with more on the way, Fisch said. The innovative Enhanced PU construction consists of a 100% polyurethane face coated on a three-layer polyester backing. This unique hybrid construction makes for an incredible leather look with the softness of fabric, Fisch said.

May 28, 2014

The Mitchell Group Introduces New and Improved ReCast® Polyurethane Collection, Now with Polycarbonate Polymers that Contains Strongest Resins Available for Coated Fabrics — The look and feel of leather, minus the high cost – CHICAGO – The Mitchell Group is unveiling a new and improved ReCast® polyurethane collection, formulated with polycarbonate polymers that contains the strongest resins available for coated fabrics, Bill Fisch, president, announced. www.mitchellfauxleathers.com Mitchell markets ReCast that is designed for contract, hospitality and residential applications. ReCast is...

April 29, 2014

Libeco, one of Europe’s leading linen weaving mills, furthers its environmental commitment by implementing a comprehensive ecological strategy. Efforts to reduce CO2 have now culminated in the certification of the mill as carbon-neutral in April 2014. In conjunction with this company-wide reform, Libeco has launched a collection of GOTS-certified organic linen, assuring the highest levels of social and environmental responsibility. In terms of both ecology and sustainable development, linen is a real champion. Flax is a natural, recyclable fiber that...

April 28, 2014

New showroom will be double the size of previous location Furniture Today Staff — Furniture Today, April 28, 2014 HIGH POINT — Gum Tree Fabrics is celebrating 25 years in business with a move that will more than double its showroom space for Showtime in June. From a 1,400-square-foot showroom on the ninth floor of Market Tower, Gum Tree is relocating to a 3,175-square-foot showroom on the fourth floor of the Resource Center at 329 Wrenn. “We simply outgrew our...

April 25, 2014

Indianapolis, IN (April 25, 2014) – Vision Fabrics, a leading textile converter, is pleased to announce the opening of a permanent showroom in Market Square Tower 978. The new showroom will be over 2,500 sq. ft. featuring luxurious collections of exclusive upholstery, bedding, and drapery fabrics. All Vision Fabrics products have been sourced globally to bring the best of the world to any home. “We are very excited to move into our new showroom this June,” says Jim Ennis, President...

March 17, 2014

HIGH POINT, N.C. – March 17, 2014 – For three days last month, a packed tour bus shuttled among fabric mills, furniture plants and showrooms in North Carolina on an educational tour that brought eager textile students face-to-face with companies interested in meeting the next generation of talent. A group of 38 students, from schools across the Unites States, took part in the eighteenth annual “Fabric: From Concept to Consumer” educational tour sponsored by the International Textile Market Association’s Educational...

March 5, 2014

HIGH POINT, N.C., March 5, 2014 – The International Textile Market Association (ITMA Showtime) unanimously passed a resolution supporting the Ignite High Point initiative at its most recent board of directors meeting in February. ITMA Showtime is the largest home textiles show in the United States and is held in downtown High Point every June and December. It attracts approximately 3,600 to our area and is the third largest revenue generating event in the city, after Furniture Market and the...

December 4, 2013

Showtime at Highpoint, Fort Myers, Florida, December 04, 2013 – Prismatek Fabric in partnership with Hoepke Textilverlag have announced they will present their innovative and broad range of upholstery fabrics at Showtime in High Point, NC, December 8th to the 11th. Prismatek serves the North American interior design market with innovative European fabrics and since 1989 has built a reputation for its innovative and high quality fabrics for the hospitality and residential markets. Hoepke for more than 60 years, is...

December 3, 2013

For Immediate Release December 3, 2013  CHICAGO IL. – Textile company The Mitchell Group will be exhibiting at Showtime™, when the twice-yearly market, produced by and for the members of the International Textile Market Association (ITMA), convenes in High Point, NC, December 8 – 11, 2013. [The Mitchell Group will be located in the Suites at Market Square, 1-1317]. Mitchell will be showcasing new products from each of its three lines: Sta-Kleen®, ReCast® and the Mitchell Collection. “We’re excited to...

May 1, 2013

New and Returning exhibitors debut at Showtime, June 2013 HIGH POINT, N.C., May 1, 2013 – Celebrating the 47th textile market, Summer Showtime 2013 is set for June 2-5. The International Textile Market Association is pleased to welcome new and returning companies. The companies, which are based in the United States and abroad, represent the growing variety of goods that define the home furnishings industry. “Showtime is the venue in the United States for buyers and sellers of decorative coverings....

May 1, 2013

Textile event adds to event schedule HIGH POINT, N.C., May 1, 2013 – Celebrating the 47th textile market, Summer Showtime 2013 is set for June 2-5. Social Events As always, there are many networking opportunities at Showtime, giving attendees and exhibitors a chance to relax, mingle and network in an informal atmosphere. Events are free to all, and welcome everyone. Sunday, June 2, International Market Centers is hosting the “International Pavilion at Showtime” reception at 4:00 p.m. in the Suites...

February 21, 2013

High Point, NC, Feb. 8, 2013 – The International Textile Market Association, producers of SHOWTIME, announces date changes for December 2015 SHOWTIME.  Original dates of Dec. 13-16, 2015 have been changed to Dec. 6-9, 2015. “We work hard to recognize all holidays surrounding December SHOWTIME and are sensitive to their importance. Upon consulting industry members, the ITMA Board of Directors voted to adjust the winter show dates,” says Catherine Morsell, ITMA Executive Director.  “It’s a rarity that we make such...

February 15, 2013

High Point, NC, Feb. 15, 2013— The International Textile Market Association (ITMA), producers of SHOWTIME, and Web4Retail are teaming up for a series of webinars on how to use Pinterest for Businesses. The series entitled, “Pinterest Marketing: Track Top Trends and Bright Ideas” will illustrate how businesses can increase traffic, leads and sales by reaching more than 11 million people on Pinterest. “We’re very excited about this webinar series”, says Catherine Morsell, Exec. Dir. of ITMA, “Pinterest is so popular...

November 29, 2012

Sattler AG Unveils New OutduraR Logo Graz, Austria- Global performance fabric manufacturer Sattler AG takes another step toward the future. After recently announcing the restructuring of its two US based subsidiaries, Sattler North America Corp and Outdura Corp into Sattler Corp, Sattler AG will formally unveil a new logo for the OutduraR brand. In line with the company’s vision to further grow the brand, the Outdura logo has been refined and updated to reflect a modernized version of the previous...

November 29, 2012

DEBUTS AT SHOWTIME, Booth 1-544 HIGH POINT, NC, NOVEMBER 29, 2012- Brilliant redefined prints set apart The Nicolette Mayer Collection from the rest of the market for its exciting, refreshing approach to design. Modern, yet timeless. Bold, yet workable in both contemporary and traditional settings. Historical references, vintage and pop culture mix with cutting-edge new directions and global mixes in an excitingly fresh tone. Inspired by the beauty of nature, history and modern life as well as generational and pop...

October 10, 2012

Over ½ a year has passed since Carroll Leather purchased theleathercollection and we have settled down and business is growing. The review of the leathers is complete and stock is in place to support our customers. We have invested heavy in stock to give our customer another reason to add leather from Carroll Leather. theleathercollection products are immersed into the Carroll line and we are ONE company with ONE goal: To be your go to leather resource! Showtime we will...

October 10, 2012

In the new Parà collection, designers have taken a leap into the past, with lines, weaves, and colors inspired by Feng Shui, and a range of nearly 450 colorways. The solution dyed acrylic of the new TEMPOTEST® collection offers 96 plain fabrics, and a range of blockstripes from classic to sophisticated, which creates infinite versatility. Look for a refreshed company logo, too, presenting a contemporary image, in line with the company’s value for innovation. The new logo reinforces the tricolors of Italy, a reminder of quality, performance and Italian style, for which Para is proud to...

October 10, 2012

De Leo Textiles offers an entertaining challenge for Showtime buyers. Visit the De Leo showroom and study the Artist’s Studio in the front window. Is that her drop cloth, or is it art? Name the colors you see. Where’s the green yarn? This fun exercise has something to teach about what goes into very complex fabric constructions, this one featuring an end-and-end warp. De Leo, Textile Tower 2nd floor.

October 10, 2012

Glen Raven is investing $10 million to allow it to more quickly manufacture and customize Sunbrella products. The textile maker will convert a 130,000 s.f. facility in Burlington, NC, into a highly automated yarn plant for its Sunbrella fabric brand. The plant is adjacent to Glen Raven’s headquarters building.

October 10, 2012

BRUVATEX, a Belgium-based company, took home a Blue Drop Award from MoOD, the international trade fair for producers of upholstery, window and wall coverings, held annually in Brussels. Awards are chosen by a panel from among exhibitor creations. The award for the outdoor category went to Bruvatex, which prides itself on outdoor fabric that feels like fabric, and design that combines trendy motif in a trendy colour palette. DEPOORTERE won the Blue Drop award for best upholstery in 2011.

October 10, 2012

Place your silent bids in the Designer Plate Auction at Showtime. It’s a fundraiser for the ITMA Educational Foundation and a fun way to acquire custom-designed dinner ware, painted and glazed by brilliant talent in the textile industry. The plates will be on display in the Suites at Market Square. Silent bids can be made Sunday and all day Monday, closing at 8 PM. See you there for cocktails and mostly-friendly bidding at this one-of-a-kind auction on Monday, Dec. 3...