Special Report May 2018

Showtime Preview


A roundup of resources on view during Showtime Market, held in High Point, NC, from June 3 to 6, 2018

Three Color Stories

The Jaclyn Smith Home – Vol. V Collection features a mix of print, embroidery and upholstery fabrics in three soft color palettes: light and dark hues of blue, Millennial pinks mixed with warm neutrals, and livable purples intermingled with cool grays. New colors of Jaclyn’s go-to Hollywood Velvet, including a fresh crushed velvet, and Pacific Linen round out the grouping. Jaclyn Smith’s debut wallcovering line will also be on display. Fabricut, 800-999-8200, fabricut.com, trend-fabrics.com

Performance Eco-Style

Breathe by Milliken™ fabrics are designed to reflect today’s lifestyles and the values of the consumer, the customer and Milliken—who all share the planet. Breathe eco-elegant performance fabrics are durable, repel everyday stains, clean easily, and are sustainably designed using natural or recycled fibers and a plant-based water repellent. Milliken Specialty Interiors, Dan Baker, 630-908-7623, breathebymilliken.com, millikenspecialtyinteriors.com


Running The Gamut

Trimland offers modern and transitional trims and is a reliable venue for exclusive collections. With its dedicated team of designers, the company presents the latest trends in trimmings, tassels, cords, string curtains, jacquard and more for a broad selection that can complement even the most eclectic interiors. Trimland USA, 631-667-2333, trimland.com

Designer Print Collection

Fabric designer and lifestyle expert, Stacy Garcia, has produced some of Crypton’s most fashion-centric contract textiles. Now she expands into the consumer sector with the brand’s first designer collection of Crypton Home Fabric prints. Garcia will be at the Crypton Market Square Tower showroom. Crypton Home Fabric, 248-855-6000, cryptonhomefabric.com

Luxurious Tapes

The Crest & Dimension tapes feature two new embroidered designs in 15 distinct colors. The elegant patterns and three-dimensional effects enable these tapes to achieve a modern and luxurious appearance. Europatex, Inc., 201-418-8588, europatex.com

Leaf Play

From the Studio NYC Design brand, Silva in palm is part of the Portfolio II—Natural Expressions Collection. Printed on 100 percent cotton twill, the pattern features leaves overlapping in a graceful play of light and form. P/K Lifestyles, 877-292-8375

Coral Motif

Key West is a 100 percent cotton multi-purpose fabric that features a hand-painted coral motif in bright, nautical colors. The print is available in driftwood (shown), caribbean and coral colorways. Belle Maison,
718-805-0200, bellemaisonusa.com

Global Inspirations

The company introduces more than 350 skus this season. Included in the mix is a collection of coordinated globally inspired prints and wovens with patterns that can stand alone or work together. Covington Fabric and Design, LLC, 864-804-5124, covingtonfabric.com

Intricate & Textured

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

Fade-Proof Variety

Featuring sophisticated, luxurious designs, colors and textures, Sunbrella® performance fabrics are soft to the touch, fade proof, easy care and bleach cleanable. Sunbrella, 336-221-2211, sunbrella.com

Animal Kingdom

The Meryl Collection includes: (background) Meryl—polyester offered in jute (shown) and gray; (top right) Liana—32 percent viscose, 28 percent polyester, 28 percent linen and 12 percent rayon in sprout (shown), cloud, coral and river; (below left, top to bottom) Markham—polyester, in moss (shown), fog, hazel, indigo, linen, mineral and smoke; Renley—polyester, in sprout (shown), camel, chocolate, fawn, fog, graphite, jade, midnight, mineral, pewter, teal, truffle, sienna, smoke and wine; and Sudan—60 percent cotton, 40 percent polyester, in linen (shown), pearl and taupe. Regal Fabrics, 978-777-6868, regalfabrics.com

Richly Detailed

Offered in a range of colors, shown are three patterns from the Safari Collection. Europatex, Inc., 201-418-8588, europatex.com

A World Of Blues

The Greenwich Collection from Kravet Portfolio brings an updated look to a traditional aesthetic through fresh color fused with the rich heritage of antique documents curated from the Kravet archives. Soft aqua blues transition to earthy greens and terracotta, with touches of red and pink, balanced with neutral ivory and white, for a well-rounded palette. Kravet, 800-645-9068, kravet.com

Southern Charms

The Southern Hospitality Collection captures a nod to a way of life that exudes grace, charm and subtle strength. From ferns to wrought iron motifs, the grouping presents iconic symbols in a sun-drenched color palette. Lacefield Designs, 800-207-7402 ext. 110, lacefielddesigns.com

Graphic Prints

The Sojourn Collection, inspired by timeless textile traditions, offers graphic prints that exude warmth and energy through a classic color palette including lapis, driftwood and cinnabar. Robert Allen @ Home, 800-333-3777, robertallendesign.com

Two Widths Of Tapes

From the company’s extensive collection, its newest tapes in poly/viscose include options in 4-inch widths for borders on pillows, window coverings and furniture, and 1-inch widths for all home décor needs. Both sizes are available in a range of fashion colors. Belagio Enterprises, 323-731-6934, belagioenterprises.com


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 3 to 6, 2018, in High Point, NC. Here are event highlights:

Exhibition Hours

Sunday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Monday and Tuesday: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Wednesday 8 a.m. to 12 noon.

Special Feature

Inception, a pavilion of textile and surface design studios, is open from June 2 to 4, 2018.

Monday, June 4

“Hippie Fest” from 6 to 9 p.m.—The fun involves henna tatoos, hula hoops, frisbees and bubbles outside the main entrance to The Suites at Market Square.

Tuesday, June 5

“Sustainability In Textiles” seminar at 10 am.—Sustainable Furnishings Council’s Susan Inglis builds on research showing growing consumer concern for environmental issues and interest in eco-safe products. Learn what is significant in home textiles, but also what simple steps any company can take to reduce its environmental footprint and attract more customers. Understand what fibers are “preferable” and why; what harmful chemicals are common in upholstery and drapery fabrics and how to avoid them; what processes save energy and water—and why these matter to your bottom line as well as to the planet.
“Culture To Product Development, A Forward Look Into Fall/Winter ’19/20” at 2 p.m.—Jay Anne Mize from Fashion Snoops shares the global trend forecasting agency’s forward look into Fall/Winter 2019/2020 and explores the evolution of key product trends, revealing how the consumer behavior shifts of today validate the design and trends to buy into at market.
Young Textile Professionals (YTP) at 6 p.m.—Socializing at the Brown Truck Brewery, 1234 North Main Street.
For more information on Showtime and these events, please visit internationaltextilealliance.org.