ITA sets Showtime safety plans, announces layout changes

The International Textile Alliance (ITA) convened virtually earlier this week to review its safety and layout plans for Showtime before the market’s Nov. 15-18 dates.

Presented by Carrie Dillon, manager director of the ITA, and Kelly DiFoggio, president of the board of directors, the alliance started the webinar with information about registration for the event, with the ITA strongly encouraging all visitors to pre-register for the show online to prevent lines onsite. Exhibitors will receive access to the show by showing their registration confirmation and valid ID, and they may request a printed badge when there is no line at registration.

For those registering in person, three separate registration areas will be available at Market Square at the first floor entrance, second floor entrance and at Market Square courtyard.

When registering and upon entry to any and all buildings being used during Showtime each day, attendees’ temperatures will be taken, and those with a temperature of less than 100.4 will be provided with a colored wristband to identify that they have been checked. Wristband color will change daily, and attendee with a temperature of 100.4 or higher will not be allowed access to any building or showroom.

The ITA also

DTC site Perigold adds 22 new home brands

BOSTON – Luxury home furnishings e-tailer Perigold has added more than 22 new home brands to its selection of furnishings.

“As we continue to grow our business across home categories, we are so excited to welcome these new brand additions to our online platform,” said Rebecca Ginns, Perigold general manager, adding, “We are proud to better meet our community’s needs and offer a safe and convenient way to shop historically hard-to-find showroom brands.”

The new brands include :

  • DXV: Collections from DXV reinterpret the pivotal design eras of classic, golden, modern and contemporary, fusing design with innovation and modern sensibility.
  • Red from The House of Scalamandré: This furniture line is focused on upholstered seating through a fusion of timeless and modern offerings. The entire Red collection consists of 19 frames with 56 fabric choices.
  • Mackenzie-Childs: Since 1983, Mackenzie-Childs has brought furnishings made and hand-painted by artisans from around the world.
  • New Moon is a second-generation family brand that pioneered partnerships with weavers in Nepal, bringing home age-old techniques. Founded by rug historian John Kurtz, New Moon on Perigold includes a curated selection of hand-knotted rugs.
  • Pigeon & Poodle: This brand creates home accessories with the care