The International Textile Alliance (ITA) has postponed the dates of its inaugural dual-city outreach program, created to supplement its November Showtime event. Designed to connect more wholesale fabric, leather and trim suppliers with buyers who do not want to or cannot travel to North Carolina for its bi-annual fabric market, Showtime North will now run January, 26-27, 2021, at the MahWah, NJ Marriott Courtyard. It had been set for November 16-17, overlapping the High Point event.
During Showtime North, mills and converters will be seen by appointment for showings of new collections of textiles, leather and trim for the home furnishings sector – residential, hospitality and contract markets – just as at November’s traditional Showtime.
Through its partnership with the venue, the ITA has arranged for Showtime North to provide safe, personal and private environments in which fabric brands and buyers will be able to meet and show product. The association plans to support this expanded venue as a one-time supplement to its ongoing North Carolina shows and looks to make “even broader connections virtually,” according to an earlier release about the event.