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International Textile Alliance Design Symposium

  • Jefferson Hayward Hall 005 4201 Henry Avenue Philadelphia, PA, 19144 United States (map)
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This event is organized and presented by Jefferson.

The International Textile Alliance Design Symposium will feature a series of lectures, presentations and round table discussions on the state-of-the-art in the textile design, textile manufacturing and home furnishings industries. Premiere designers, innovative market leaders and entrepreneurs will share their experiences, discuss market trends, and provide sneak peeks into their current collections. All sessions are open to the general public. On Thursday October 5th, sessions will be held from 12:30pm to 6pm at Philadelphia University Hayward Hall 005. On Friday October 6th, sessions will be held from  9am to 12pm in Hayward Hall 005.

Thursday October 5, 2017

12:30pm: The Evolution of a Career in Textiles—Wesley Mancini; Wesley Mancini, Ltd.

2:30pm: Our Design Archives…Transforming Documents to Home Textiles for Interior Designers —Scott Kravet; Kravet, Inc. 

3:45pm: International Textile Alliance/Young Textiles Professionals Panel Discussion

· Todd Nifong; Al Fresco Functional Fabrics/ ITA Educational Foundation Chairman

· Kelly Difoggio; JLA Home Fabrics/ ITA Vice President

· Kathryn Richardson; Libeco /ITA Treasurer-Secretary

· Trim Queen, Jana Platina Phipps; Classical Elements /ITA Publications Committee Chair

· Wesley Mancini; Wesley Mancini Ltd./ ITA Educational Foundation Committee

· Catherine Morsell; ITA Executive Director

· Carrie Purgason; ITA Assistant Director

5:00pm: ITA Textile Design Collaborative Studio Naming Celebration and Networking Reception


Friday October 6, 2017 (concurrent sessions)

9:00am: Performance Fabrics: Design, Applications and Standards—Todd Nifong; Al Fresco Functional Fabrics

9:00am: Flax: From Field to Fiber to Fabric—Kathryn Richardson; Libeco (note: this is a 1 hour CEU)

10:00am: From Passamenterie to Trimmings: History, Manufacturing and Modern Embellishment—Trim Queen, Jana Platina Phipps; Classical Elements/ITA Publications Committee Chair

10:00am: Behind the Scenes at a High-End American Mill—Joy Alaoui; MTL

11:00am: Wool: Fiber to Fabric—Angela Domsitz; The Woolmark Company

11:00am: Understanding Coated Fabrics—Scott Warwick and Lindsey Josepayt; United Fabrics and Tobe Fitterman, Spradling International