Show Preview November 2017

Showtime Preview

A roundup of resources on view during Showtime Market, held in High Point, NC, from Dec. 3 to 6, 2017

Something For Everyone

The company offers contemporary, classic and transitional trimmings—tassels, tiebacks, fringes, cords, string curtains, jacquard tapes, etc.—in open line and exclusive collections for use on curtains, with upholstery and in other applications. Trimland USA, 631-667-2333,

Inspiring Gracious Entertaining

From Robert Allen @ Home, the new collection of prints, wovens and embroideries by Madcap Cottage uses florals and botanicals with a painterly feel to reflect a spirit of tradition, ease, color and merriment, with a nod to travel and adventure. Robert Allen, 800-333-3777,

Floral Beauty

Macbeth, a new print on a textured linen-blend base cloth, is a contemporary interpretation of a floral bouquet design. Macbeth is available in four color combinations. Covington Fabric and Design, LLC, 864-804-5124,

Take On Toile

The Dixie design speaks to traditional toile with its hand-painted line work and tossed florals. Watercolor tones and bold ground colors update the look. Made with 100 percent cotton multipurpose fabric, Dixie is offered in five colors (blush shown). Belle Maison, 718-805-0200,


Artful Pairing

The Sun-Dial Collection features two patterns: the cut velvet Sun (above) shown in saffron and the woven Dial (right) shown in scuba. The multipurpose fabrics are available in 24 colors. Europatex, Inc., 201-418-8588,

Detailed Sheer

The Benson Sheer Collection includes a unique eyelet embroidered design on a linen-like sheer fabric. Softline Home Fashions, 800-701-4220,

Traditional Elegance

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

Snake Charmer

From the Genevieve Gorder Collection, Second Verse, the Sexy Serpentine pattern in the valentine colorway is printed on 100 percent cotton with a slub texture. The design, inspired by the spirit of the exotic snake, blends wood block and graphic techniques in its coiled layout. P/K Lifestyles, 877-292-8375

Modern Hand

Part of a new contemporary print collection, Driggs emphasizes the beauty of simplicity in its hand painted, line-work pattern. Made with 100 percent cotton multipurpose fabric, Driggs is available in four soft colorways (domino shown). Belle Maison, 718-805-0200,

Textures & Geometrics At Play

The Trey geometric print is complemented with textured solids and a modern take on crewel embroidery. Shown are: (background) Trey in mineral, (bottom left) Eli in black, (upper right, top to bottom) Ryker in turquoise, Value in midnight and Ashby in turquoise. Regal Fabrics, 978-777-6868,

Stringing Along

The ready-made, 100 percent polyester String Curtain is made using nanotechnology, sustainable production processes and no dyeing afterwards. The soft, silk-look curtain can be custom sized and has anti-microbial and anti-allergenic qualities. Available in a range of styles and colors, it can serve as room divider and window treatment, and in decorative applications in hotels, cafes, nightclubs and for special events. Trimland USA, 631-667-2333,

Peace & Harmony

The company’s newest fabric collections integrate the softer side of color and timeless motifs to create livable, harmonious interior spaces. With muted grays, cool blues, hazy greens and sanctuary pinks, the color combinations create peace and calm to balance our high-tech, digital lives. Fabricut, 800-999-8200,

Faux Leather

The Dakota Collection of faux leather trims is a streamlined program of lip cords, braids, tassel trim and fringe offered in dark brown (shown), black, navy blue, soft silver and tan. The company’s new showroom in High Point is in Market Square Tower, room 2010. Belagio is partnering with Valiant Fabrics and EZ Fabrics to offer a wide array of fabrics and trims. Belagio International/Como, 323- 731-6934

Fashion Forward

Founded in 1953, TerMolst International specializes in fashion-forward interior textiles, such as the one shown, and maintains an in-house production facility. TerMolst International, 336-347-7601,


Showtime Events

The International Textile Alliance (ITA), a non-profit business association that promotes its members and supports industry development, presents the Showtime Market, a biannual trade show dedicated to the growth of the textile industries. Following is the Showtime schedule for the December 2017 events:

Sunday, Dec. 3

10 a.m. to 6 p.m.: All exhibitors open to buyers (note new opening time)
4 p.m.: “The Emerging Challenge To Performance Fabrics” presented by Bill Purdue, AHFA, includes an overview of the California Safer Consumer Products Priority Work Plan and its impact on the chemical treatment of performance fabrics with perfluorochemicals to resist stain and moisture. Open to ITA and AHFA members, and Showtime attendees.

Monday, Dec. 4

8 a.m. to 6 p.m.: All exhibitors open to buyers
6 to 9 p.m.: Low Country in the Courtyard—live music, food, beer and games in the Market Square Courtyard, sponsored by De Leo and STI.

Tuesday, Dec. 5

8 a.m. to 6 p.m.: All exhibitors open to buyers
10 a.m.: “2017 Consumer Research: Prioritizing Environmental Safety” presented by Susan Inglis, Sustainable Furnishings Council (SFC), who reviews findings of the latest SFC survey, conducted by RSI and sponsored by Hohenstein Institute and Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams. The news confirms concerns about a range of environmental issues inside and clarifies priorities, noting consumer habits. Learn how to respond, building business while helping to sustain a healthy future.
2 p.m.: “Culture To Product Development, A Forward Look Into Spring ’19” presented by Jaye Anne Mize, Fashion Snoops global trend forecasting agency, who shares the agency’s look into Spring 2019 and explores the evolution between key product trends and how consumer behavior shifts validate the design and trends to buy into at market.
6 p.m.: Young Textile Professionals Social at the De Leo showroom, MSTT, 2nd floor.

Wednesday, Dec. 6

8 a.m. to 12 p.m.: All exhibitors open to buyers (note new closing time)
For more information, download the “Showtime Market” mobile app or visit


ITA Educational Foundation Donates To Jefferson University

As part of its ongoing vision to support the growth of the textile industry through education, the International Textile Alliance (ITA) has donated $100,000 to Jefferson University. A gift from ITA’s Educational Foundation, the donation was recognized by the university at a naming celebration for its textile design studio on Oct. 5, 2017, at 5 p.m. during ITA’s two-day Design Symposium at the university. The textile design studio will be named the ITA Textile Design Collaborative Studio.
“We are very excited to be partnering with Jefferson University to promote textile education and student development,” says Catherine Morsell, executive director, ITA. “It’s an honor to have the textile design studio branded with the ITA name.”