Show Preview November 2018

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A roundup of resources on view during Showtime Market, held in High Point, NC, from Dec. 2 to 5, 2018

Distressed Damask

The new Tatiana is a distressed woven damask made with 100 percent polyester. Available in three colorways, the pattern adds sophistication to any room. Covington Fabric and Design, LLC, 864-804-5124,

Distressed Medallions

Vivian features an intricate distressed medallion framed by floral accents. The design is printed in six colorways—slate (shown), seafoam, stone, claret, traditional and indigo—on a linen/viscose ground to create a modern romantic vibe. Belle Maison, 718-805-0200,

Seaside Inspired

The La Concha Collection includes (left to right): K-Spy in coral, 33 percent viscose, 28 percent polyester, 27 percent linen and 12 percent rayon, available in six colors; R-Breeze in coral, 100 percent polyester, available in four colors; R-La Concha in coral, 100 percent polyester, available in three colors; K-Izzy in slate, 80 percent polyester and 20 percent acrylic, available in seven colors; and R-Fix in indigo, 100 percent polyester, available in six colors. Regal Fabrics, 978-777-6868,

Domino Delights

With graphic patterns, coveted colors and high-contrast design, the Edition Collection by Domino magazine for Robert Allen @ Home brings the style and sensibility of the beloved publication home in an assortment of prints and woven fabrics. Robert Allen @ Home, 800-333-3777,

Indian Inspiration

The Clara textile, shown in cornflower, debuts at Showtime as part of the new Beyond the Loom Collection. The design inspiration for Clara began with elements of hand-blocked Indian paisleys. The motifs were hand painted and combined for a fresh, updated look. Printed in the U.S., the 85 percent cotton and 15 percent linen fabric measures 54 inches wide, is available by the yard and is offered in cornflower, indigo, berry, ruby and mineral. Lacefield Designs, 800-207-7402 ext. 110,

Sustainable Performance

Milliken Specialty Interiors has expanded its Breathe by Milliken™ line of sustainable performance fabrics to include several new cotton-linen and polyester fabrics. The collection of cleanable cottons and cotton blends, and recycled polyester fabrics for the residential and commercial markets is built to withstand just about anything life can throw at it—from kids spilling to dogs jumping. The eco-elegant, fluorine-free products feature the durability and stain-resistance needed for everyday living. Sustainably designed and responsibly manufactured, Breathe fabrics offer performance and protection without harsh chemicals and have achieved GREENGUARD® Gold certification. Milliken Specialty Interiors, Dan Baker, 630-908-7623,,

Elegant Motifs

Intricately embroidered trims shown are from the new Meander Tape Collection. Trimland USA, 631-667-2333,

Versatile & Playful

Amusements, kate spade new york’s second collection for Kravet, features a playful mix of signature bold prints and woven geometrics, layered with sophisticated bouclé and velvet textures, as well as innovative and whimsical drapery. Colors range from navy and black to softer aqua and blush, grounded in classic neutrals such as linen, camel and ivory. Suitable for transitional and contemporary home interiors, this collection can be used anywhere from the living room to the bedroom. Kravet, 800-645-9068,

Classic Chic

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

Pigment Dyed Linen

Pigment-dyed pure linen suited for curtains and upholstery from the Libeco Fabrics brand is offered in an on-trend color range in this collection featuring greens, cognacs and pinks. The pigment-dye technique typically results in an uneven color application that emphasizes the linen look to its maximum. Libeco Home, 212-764-6644,

Stain Repellent

Sporting the company’s new Europel stain-repellent solution, the new Studio fabric can withstand any spills. With its high quality construction, Studio is sure to hold up to normal wear and tear, insuring its long-lasting qualities. Twenty colors are available. Europatex, Inc., 201-418-8588,

Velvet Bouquet

A bevy of rich colors has been added to the company’s most popular Darling Collection. Made with 100 percent polyester, the velvet fabric is offered in denim, christmas, ocean, pool, kiwi, liberty, fuchsia, winberry,
wisteria and woodrose. The soft fabric is suited for upholstery, window and accessory applications. Belagio Enterprises, 323-731-6934

Berber Inspired

Available under the Libeco Fabrics brand, this new linen/wool fabric is inspired by traditional Berber rugs. The heavy fabric includes 70 percent linen, but there is a strong bouclé effect thanks to the tight dobby weave and the added wool. Wear-resistant and fit for upholstery, the fabric colors range from classic to on-trend. Libeco Home, 212-764-6644,

Performance At The Core

Shown are new Sunbrella performance fabric offerings. Most performance fabrics are regular fabrics with a surface finish. Sunbrella fabrics challenge expectations with performance capabilities that go to the core of every fiber. They feature a luxurious hand that is as soft and comforting as they are beautiful. Sunbrella, 336-221-2211,

The Novogratz Retro Collection

Created by husband-and-wife design team, Robert and Cortney Novogratz, the Novogratz Retro Collection brings the pair’s high-end boutique design to modern living spaces with adventurous and colorful designs. Bold solid colors highlight the contemporary, yet organic shapes. Prints feature a modern array of solid shapes and minimalist color palettes. Shown (left to right) are: Monkey Business, Arrowhead, Block Letters, X’s and O’s, and Faded Stripe patterns. P/K Lifestyles, 877-292-8375

Down On The Farm

The Farmhouse Collection includes (left to right): R-Sonic in luna and carmine, 70 percent polyester, 21 percent viscose and 9 percent linen, and available in 11 colors; R-Navarro in charcoal, 100 percent polyester, available in three colors; R-Cheerio in granite, 65 percent polyester and 35 percent rayon, available in eight colors; R-Sonic in charcoal, 65 percent polyester and 35 percent rayon, available in eight colors; and R-Cornell in redstone, 100 percent polyester, available in two colors. Regal Fabrics, 978-777-6868,

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, from Dec. 2 to 5, 2018, in High Point, NC. ITA member companies host more than 800 buying companies during the event. Showtime also features networking, social and educational events.
Here are highlights:

Exhibit Hours
Sunday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Monday & Tuesday: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m. to 12 noon

Scheduled Events (as of press time)
Sunday, Dec. 2
9 a.m., Biannual ITA Membership Meeting open only to ITA members

Monday, Dec. 3
6 to 9 p.m., the Jazz Fest in the Market Square Courtyard features live music from the Steve Haines Quintet and is open to everyone!

Tuesday, Dec. 4
10 a.m. presentation by Susan Inglis from the Sustainable Furnishings Council on “Sustainability In Home Textiles.” During this CEU-eligible presentation, learn what is significant to the home textiles industry: choices in materials and in production processes. See what simple steps your company can take to reduce environmental footprint and attract more customers. Understand what fibers are “preferable” and why; what chemicals in upholstery/drapery fabrics are harmful and how to avoid them; what processes save energy and water—and why all these things matter to your bottom line as well as the planet.
2 p.m., education presentation to be announced.
6 p.m., Young Textile Professionals event

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