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A roundup of resources on view during Showtime Market, held in High Point, NC, from June 2 to 5, 2019

Southwest Influence

Fabrics on display at Showtime include Mojave, shown in terra. Belle Maison, 718-805-0200,

It’s In The Details

P/K Lifestyles’ Bespoken II Collection shows exceptional attention to both printed and woven velvets and unique dressmaker embroideries that elevate the handcrafted applications. Fabrics shown are (left to right): Kashmiri in flame, Natural Delicacy in midnight, Pleat in coconut and Ikat Stitchery in festival. P/K Lifestyles, 877-292-8375

Contemporary To New Traditional

Trend’s Lifestyles by Color – Volume IX is a fresh mix of prints, wovens and embroideries ranging from contemporary to new traditional in beautiful, neutral hues. Fabricut, 800-945-3838,

Dense Chenille

Created with a very dense large pile chenille yarn, Dorado is soft and plush. A touch of linen in the warp adds a rustic quality and texture. The fabric is offered in a deep bench of usable neutrals and a handful of soft fashion colors. Crypton, 800-CRYPTON,

Cotton & Linen

Debuting fabrics include Athena (right), a cotton-linen jacquard fabric with a medium scale geometric pattern available in several colors and ideal for both large and small pieces, as well as Aura (left) and Bohemian (center), textural cotton-linen blends each available in six colors. Like all Breathe By Milliken fabrics, these offer a soft hand and superior sustainable performance. Milliken Specialty Interiors, Brock Henderson, 864-542-5336,,

Off To The Races

American Silk Mills combines the look and feel of silk with the endurance of performance in its new indoor/outdoor Thoroughbred Collection. The fabrics are bleach cleanable, stain resistant, light fast and abrasion resistant up to 30,000 rubs. These richly colored fabrics embrace the spirit of jockey silks and regatta flags in sophisticated yet casual patterns. American Silk Mills, 570-822-7147,

Complementary Components

Patterns shown (left to right) are: Lynwood in 522 peacock; Pebbletex in 523 caribbean and New Woven Ticking in 219 turquoise. Lynwood, an abstract contemporary floral, mixes well with the Pebbletex solid cotton and the New Woven Ticking. A range of 23 new colorways in New Woven Ticking are being introduced this season. Covington Fabric and Design, LLC, 864-804-5124,

Touchable Textures

The company offers fabrics in a wide range of colors, weaves and patterns. Also available are throws and blankets (shown) from the Bohemian Oasis Collection. Elite Textile, Inc., 213-689-3247,

Bermudian Beauties

Escape to Bermuda, a collection inspired by the island’s vibrant colors cultivated from historic colonial traditions and island customs, features brightly colored, transitional prints and novelty weaves. The color palette encompasses fresh new greens, pretty pinks and a range of blues combined with linens and grays. The signature prints include a grand Jacobean, a playful animal garden, a painterly plaid and a modern botanical illuminated with embroidered sheers, accented with contemporary velvets and supported with a transitional ticking and a classic solid. Kravet, 800-645-9068,

Dimension & Texture

Fabrics showcased include (fabric laid on top) a heavy sheer with clear slubs and influences from the ‘60s and ‘70s. This majority linen blend is ideal for decoration purposes and is available in a carefully selected array of colors. The fabric underneath is a yarn-dyed pure linen with a stonewash finish, ideal for curtains and decoration purposes. The combination of the yarn-dye and stonewash finish gives the fabric more dimension and color variation. Colors available are sober, but contemporary, influenced by the newest trends. Libeco Home, 212-764-6644,

Olefin Outdoors

The newest outdoor line features four patterns and a wide selection of colors.  The 100 percent olefin fabrics are eco-friendly, water resistant, capable of blocking 97 percent of uv rays and able to withstand direct sunlight for a prolonged period of time. Europatex, Inc., 201-418-8588,

Contemporary Chenille

Among the company’s extensive tape collections are the 3.5-inch chenille tapes woven with viscose/polyester in a new contemporary design. Offered in rich fashion colors, the tapes are suitable for a wide range of home décor needs, from bordering pillows and window coverings to bringing newness to upholstered furniture. Belagio International, 323- 731-6934

Celebrating Velvet

This curated collection of softly colored modern cut velvet designs includes (left to right): Prospero in mineral, Beatrice in mineral and vanilla, Cordelia in mineral, and Othello in mineral and charcoal. 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 June 2 to 5, 2019 in High Point, NC. ITA member companies host more than 800 buying companies during the event. In addition to product displays, a variety of networking, social and education events are presented. Here are highlights:

Sunday, June 2
9 a.m.—Biannual ITA Membership Meeting (ITA members only), Presentation Area/SMS 1-1016
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.—All exhibitors open to buyers
4 to 6 p.m.—Happy Hour in the Suites

Monday, June 3
8 a.m. to 6 p.m.—All exhibitors open to buyers
4 to 6 p.m.—Happy Hour in the Suites
5:30 to 8 p.m.—Hawaiian Shirt Night with live music, craft beer and food

Tuesday, June 4
8 a.m. to 6 p.m.—All exhibitors open to buyers
10 a.m.—Educational presentation in Presentation Area/SMS 1-1016 by Susan Inglis, Sustainable Furnishings Council
2 p.m.—Educational presentation in Presentation Area/SMS 1-1016 by Boyd Tasker, Fashion Snoops
4 to 6 p.m.—Happy Hour in the Suites
6 p.m.—Young Textile Professionals cocktail party

Wednesday, June 5
8 a.m. to 12 p.m. (noon)—All exhibitors open to buyers

For more information and updates on Showtime and these events, please visit

ITA Changes Future Showtime Dates

Responding to the needs of its membership, the International Textile Alliance (ITA) has revised the dates of its upcoming Showtime® Markets to better align with the industry’s product introduction and buying cycles. Starting with its Fall/Winter market this November, the new official dates are: November 17-20, 2019; May 17-20, 2020; and November 15-18, 2020.
Showtime Market has traditionally been held the week after Thanksgiving and the week after Memorial Day. The dates are being moved to the week before Thanksgiving and the week before Memorial Day.
“As we talked to ITA members, we learned that the former schedule was no longer meeting the current needs of many,” says ITA board president, Ismail Arslan, vice-president business development, De Leo Textiles. “While we knew it would be impossible to find dates that would satisfy everyone, we also felt we owed it to the industry to gather as many viewpoints as possible. The schedule reflects input we received from our members and representatives from all segments of the industry.”
In conjunction with the new dates, Showtime Market, sponsored by Crypton®, has revised its hours of operation for the temporary spaces in the Suites at Market Square. Beginning with the November 2019 Showtime Market, market will continue to open Sunday at 10:00 a.m., however, the temporary floor spaces will be open Monday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; Tuesday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; and Wednesday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.