Show Preview May 2017

Showtime Preview

A roundup of resources on view during Showtime Market, held in High Point, NC, from June 4 to 7, 2017

Wide Ranging Options

The company’s lines include medium and high-end trimmings,tiebacks, tassels, braids, fringes, curtain tapes, cotton brushes, jute and jacquard products. The collections span from traditional to contemporary in a multitude of colorways. Trimland USA, 631-667-2333,

Cuban Chic

The Island Scene grouping is anchored by a hand-drawn Cuba-inspired scenic watercolor print. Left to right: Meyer Aegean, Vault Indigo, Cuban Scene Indigo, Sardinia Indigo, Passion Indigo and Dustin Cream. Regal Fabrics, 978-777-6868,

Watercolor Wonder

Zoey, shown in indigo, is a painterly floral printed on 100 percent cotton that offers a fresh take on the traditional floral pattern with its watercolor quality and beautiful range of blues and greens. Belle Maison, 718-805-0200,

“Crowned Goddess”

Inspiration The new collection is inspired by Beth Lacefield’s recent trip to San Miguel in Mexico and reflects elements of Old World charm and colors found in Colonial facades, hand-crafted pottery, tiles and floral embroidery. Shown is the lead pattern, Sofia, inspired by a character who wears a crown of flowers in the book Love In The Time Of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. The youthful and exuberant pattern is available in a variety of colorways. Lacefield Designs. 800-207-7402,


This new collection presents luxurious colors in a palette that moves soft neutrals forward with luxe shades of gold, a touch of metallic and multi-colored chenille. The diversity of looks can bring character to virtually any home. World Wide Fabric Inc., 323-263-1111,

Elegant Textures & Motifs

The new Lexington Collections include cotton, linen and velvet richly textured fabrics. Elite Textile, Inc., 213-689-3247,

Peacocks On Parade

From Kelly Ripa Home’s second fabric collection called Spring Forth, Flora Flaunt is a hand-painted mix of perched peacocks in a flower-filled garden. Printed on 100 percent cotton oxford, this key collection print is in keeping with the whimsical style of the Kelly Ripa line. P/K Lifestyles, 877-292-8375


Glamming It Up

The Glam Slam Collection features patterns with glitz. Made with 100 percent polyester, the multi- purpose fabrics are offered in fun metallic colors that add glamour to virtually any décor. Covington Fabric and Design, LLC, 864-804-5124,

World Travel Inspired

The Vern Yip – Volume II Collection from Trend features fabrics inspired by the designer’s extensive worldwide travels and experiences. The eclectic mix of contemporary and traditional patterns provides a look that is accessible, fresh and timeless. Fabricut, 800-999-8200,

Fashionable Splendor

The new Colorado Collection includes a variety of traditional and contemporary designs woven on a polyester jacquard base cloth. Each of the nine rich patterns coordinates with a solid fabric and brings versatility and fashion to home décor. Belagio International/Como, 323- 731-6934

Majestic Medallion Panels

Available as panels, the 100 percent polyester Hillston Drapery Collection features a bold medallion jacquard design. Softline Home Fashions, 800-701-4220,

Indoor & Outdoor

The Vibe Collection is an eight-piece addition to the GeoBella®Indoor/Outdoor High Performance Fabrics cushion stock line. It is distinguished by bright and contemporary GeoBella tones, such as kiwi, indigo, red mountain, aqua, ash and platinum, that pair well with new Vibe Stripes in sky and platinum. Made from reclaimed fibers, GeoBella fabrics blend the texture and comfort of indoor furniture with the strength and durability needed for outdoor cushion applications. The fabrics resist mold and mildew growth and stains. Phifer, 800-221-5497,

Showtime Events

The International Textile Alliance (ITA), a non-profit business association dedicated to promoting its members and supporting industry development, presents the Showtime Market, a biannual trade show dedicated to the growth and success of the textile industries. Following is the Showtime schedule for the June 2017 event:

Sunday, June 4

  • 7:30 a.m.—Breakfast at Showtime: A panel discussion hosted by Cindy Hodnett, Furniture Today
  • 9:00 a.m.—Biannual ITMA Membership Meeting (members only)
  • 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.—Official opening: All exhibitors open to buyers (note new opening time)
  • 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.—Happy Hour in the Suites, compliments of IMC/Market Square

Monday, June 5

  • 8:00 a.m. to 600 p.m.—All exhibitors open to buyers
  • 9:00 a.m.—To be announced
  • 10:00 a.m.—“Michelle Lamb Presents….”
  • 2:00 p.m.—“Well Tan Your Hide…”
  • 6:00 p.m.—SHOWTIME TAILGATE in Market Square Courtyard

Tuesday, June 6

  • 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.—All exhibitors open to buyers
  • 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.—Happy Hour in the suites, compliments of IMC/Market Square

Wednesday, June 7

  • 8:00 a.m. to noon—All exhibitors open to buyers (note new closing time) (Presentations are held in the Suites at Market Square presentation area. For more information, download the “Showtime Market” mobile app or visit

The Robert Allen Group and Duralee Fabrics Merge

On March 31, 2017, The Robert Allen Group and Duralee Fabrics, Ltd. announced that they merged and are now operating divisions of a new company, The Robert Allen Duralee Group (The RAD Group). By combining forces, both companies and their multiple brands are positioned to provide an expanded offering of world-class products and services to the interior design community and commercial customers. The existing brand portfolio of both companies will continue to exist within the combined business. Lee Silberman, long-time Duralee executive, has been named ceo of The Robert Allen Duralee Group. The broader management team of the newly formed company will be comprised of senior leaders from both companies. The Robert Allen Group was owned by investment firm Altamont Capital Partners (Altamont) prior to the merger. Altamont will continue to serve as a financial partner to The Robert Allen Duralee Group on a go-forward basis. The Robert Allen Duralee Group will be headquartered in Hauppauge, N.Y. and will have locations worldwide. For more details, as of press time visit