I'm back from an exciting few days at ITA Showtime Market in High Point, NC. ITA is the International Textile Alliance, and they produce two shows per year, June and December – in High Point. While I was there, I got to listen to The Trend Curve Seminar by Michelle Lamb, co-founder and chairman of Minneapolis-based Marketing Directions, Inc. Marketing Directions publishes The Trend Curve™. Michelle Lamb is the Editorial Director of this trade newsletter which forecasts trends in color, pattern and design for manufacturers, interior designers and retailers. So, here's what Michelle has to say about all things trends for the next few years…
CWC 2017 Nashville was a success! From classes, to happy hour, to the Market Place, and of course, the WCAA Shindig!
The Market Place was buzzing all day long! The attendees were taking it all in talking to all the vendors looking at the latest and greatest new products. There were so many great vendors at the show. I was excited to see so many of our WCAA Industry Partners participating as well as several new vendors. The Market Place is an important part of the CWC. We love our vendors!
A new school for Custom Workrooms will be opening in North Carolina in the summer of 2017.
Custom Workroom Technical Center or "Workroom Tech" will offer hands-on sewing classes for window treatments and soft furnishings for all skill levels.