With more than 320 vendors set to show, fall Premarket is set to break several records for itself this year, among them a number of fabric resources making a first-ever Premarket appearance: 27 at the time of this writing.

“Our members are experiencing increased demand for their products, and Premarket is a great opportunity for them to meet with their customers and receive exposure to buyers that don’t traditionally attend Showtime market,” said Carrie Dillon, managing director of the International Textile Alliance. “With a larger than usual turnout expected for Premarket this year, we have compiled a list of our members that will be in High Point and available by appointment.”

Valdese Weavers has opted to open up its new 311 N. Hamilton St. space in suite 313 for the first time and its 200 Steele building gallery for its InsideOut performance fabric brand during Premarket because “we wanted to be sure we have every opportunity to meet our customers where they are today with their buying schedule and their travel schedule,” according to Vice President of Product Development and Marketing Christy Almond.

More specifically, Almond said that Valdese Weavers made the decision to attend because it had customers confirm that they would be present, including regional buyers and/or designers who want to get their shopping trips done.

“We’ve really just tried to prepare for every iteration we could dream of,” Almond said. “What if there’s only Premarket? What is there’s market and no Showtime? What if there’s Premarket, market and Showtime? What if there’s nothing? So we literally charted that out and talked to as many people as we could to gauge interest, and we felt like we were far enough along with our new space that it was worth finishing it up and inviting people to come.”

Premarket will mark the textile resource’s first use of Valdese Weaver’s new North Hamilton Street space, a move the company first announced in October, but Almond said the company will hold off on grand opening celebrations for the time being, calling this event a “soft opening.”

The list of fabric resources open during Premarket includes:

  • Affiliated Importers, Ltd.
    240 Berkley Street, High Point NC
    Retailers: No | Designers: No
  • Aydin Textiles           
    MSTT 4th Floor
    Retailers: Yes | Designers: Yes
  • Bella Home Furnishings
    HFRC 1st Floor
    Retailers: Yes | Designers: Yes
  • Crest Leather
    HFRC 1st Floor
    Retailers: Yes | Designers: Yes
  • Crestmont Fabrics Ltd
    Virtual Meetings
    Retailers: Yes | Designers: No
  • Gum Tree Fabrics
    RC 4th Floor
    Retailers: Yes | Designers: No
  • Hamilton Fabric Sales           
    Retailers: Yes | Designers: No
  • InsideOut Performance Fabrics       
    311 North Hamilton, 3rd Floor
    Retailers: Yes | Designers: Yes
  • Kravet Inc.
    MS 2nd Floor
    Retailers: Yes | Designers: Yes
  • Libeco
    MSTT 3rd Floor
    Retailers: No | Designers: No
  • Milliken & Company
    MSTT 4th Floor
    Retailers: Yes | Designers: Yes
  • Morgan Fabrics
    RC 3rd Floor
    Retailers: Yes | Designers: Yes
  • Nice Link
    MSTT 10th floor
    Retailers: Yes | Designers: No
  • Radiate Textiles
    MSTT 9th Floor
    Retailers: Yes | Designers: No
  • Regal Fabrics
    MSTT 2nd Floor
    Retailers: Yes | Designers: No
  • Richloom Fabrics
    MSTT 9th Floor
    Retailers: Yes | Designers: No
  • Silk-Crafts Inc.           
    MSTT 2nd Floor
    Retailers: Yes | Designers: No
  • Stein Fibers, LTD
    Retailers: Yes | Designers: No
  • STI Fabrics     
    HFRC 3rd Floor
    Retailers: Yes | Designers: Yes
  • Sunbelievable           
    HFRC 1st Floor
    Retailers: Yes | Designers: No
  • Symphony Mills
    MS 246
    Retailers: Yes | Designers: No
  • Termolst
    MS 246
    Retailers: Yes | Designers: No
  • True North Fabrics
    330 S. Wrenn St, High Point, NC
    Retailers: Yes | Designers: No
  • Ultrafabrics
    MSTT 4th Floor
    Retailers: Yes | Designers: Yes
  • UTP America 
    MSTT 2nd Floor
    Retailers: Yes | Designers: No
  • Westwood Weavers
    MSTT 8th Floor
    Retailers: Yes | Designers: Yes
  • Z-Wovens
    HFRC 1st Floor
    Retailers: Yes | Designers: No

Showtime Market, the ITA’s official textiles, leather and trimmings market, is scheduled Nov. 15-18 in High Point.

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