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    IMC Highlights Fabrics & Trimming At Showtime Market

    Relaunch of Market Square Tower’s 4th Floor Debuts this Month

    HIGH POINT, NC – (June 1, 2017) - International Market Centers (IMC) announced today that it is relaunching the fourth floor of Market Square Tower to spotlight an exclusive collection of decorative fabrics and trimming at the forthcoming Showtime Market, June 4- 7, 2017. Two celebratory events and a special appearance by Vern Yip, one of HGTV’s most recognizable designers, are planned in connection with the relaunch.

    “This concentration of fabrics and trimming on the fourth floor of Market Square Tower will make it far easier for buyers to shop and source related products, as well as gain valuable exposure to relevant suppliers within the industry,” said Rhonda Jackson, director of leasing, International Market Centers.

    Beginning this month, the fourth floor will showcase eight leading suppliers of decorative fabrics and trimming: Adesal Jacquards, a global supplier of yarn-dyed and jacquard woven fabrics; Al Fresco Functional Fabrics, a manufacturer of bright, vibrant and functional fabrics suitable for both outdoor and indoor use; Classical Elements, a provider of decorative upholstery and drapery fabrics; Crypton, manufacturer of stain-, moisture- and odor- resistant performance fabrics; Fabricut, one of the world’s largest, most progressive distributors of decorative fabrics and trimmings; Hamilton Fabrics, a provider designer fabrics, trims and specialty soft goods; Home Accent Fabrics, a supplier of printed, woven and embroidered fabrics created by well-known textiles designer Ronnie Gold; and Premier Prints, a manufacturer of a large variety of affordable designer fabrics including the Scott Living collection from Drew and Jonathan Scott, hosts of HGTV's popular Property Brothers television show.

    IMC is planning a slate of special activities to celebrate the relaunch of the fourth floor, including a ribbon-cutting on Saturday, June 3, at 3:30pm, the day before Showtime Market opens. Other special events include a special “Toast to Textiles” floor party featuring live music, food and champagne on Sunday, June 4, from 5pm to 7 pm.  In addition, special appearances by Vern Yip, a high-profile renowned American interior designer who appeared on TLC’s Trading Spaces through its first four seasons and on NBC’s Home Intervention, are planned for both Sunday and Monday in the Fabricut showroom.

    Showtime Market, the largest dedicated home textiles show in the United States, is held twice a year in High Point, NC, the epicenter of the global home furnishings industry. Showtime has become the pre-eminent upholstery and decorative coverings market in the Western Hemisphere offering the largest selection of textiles, leather and trimmings. Each Showtime, buyers from around the world are exposed to the latest and greatest new product introductions and color trends from more than 200 exhibiting companies. Showtime offers a unique buying opportunity for furniture manufacturers, home textiles manufacturers, fabric and furniture retailers, hospitality, RV, marine, contract, outdoor/casual furniture manufacturers, and more. The summer Showtime Market runs June 4-7, 2017; show hours are Sunday from 10am-6pm; Monday and Tuesday, 8am-6pm; and Wednesday, 8am – 12 noon. Visit the official Showtime website to register or get more information: http://internationaltextilealliance.org/.

    About Showtime Market
    Held twice a year in June and December in High Point, NC, the internationally-acclaimed Showtime Market offers the most comprehensive fabric, leather and trim presentations. Produced by and for the members of the International Textile Alliance (ITA), Showtime Market presents more than 40 manufacturers on 10 floors of Market Square Tower and hosts more than 800 buying companies during each semi-annual market. Typical exhibitors schedule an average of 100+ appointments during the week, making the market a strategic and cost-effective venue for showing and viewing fabrics. Throughout the market, ITA also offers a variety of networking, social and educational events designed to support its member organizations and their colleagues.

    About International Market Centers, L.P.
    International Market Centers, L.P. (IMC) is the world’s largest operator of premier showroom space for the furnishings, home décor and gift industries. IMC owns and operates 12.1 million square feet of world-class exhibition space in High Point, N.C. and Las Vegas, including the 14 primary buildings at the High Point Market. IMC’s High Point properties Market Square, Market Square Tower and Suites at Market Square are home to Showtime, the Semi-Annual Fabric Market, which is produced by and for the members of the International Textile Alliance (ITA). For more information on IMC, visit http://imcenters.com/.

    Press Contact:
    Cathy Steel, 203-340-9251