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21 companies from Turkey, Taiwan and China to exhibit at Showtime

HIGH POINT — Three new International Pavilions at High Point's Showtime fabric show next month will welcome 21 companies from Turkey, Taiwan and China making their U.S. show debuts.

Officials from International Market Centers and the International Textile Market Assn. said the exhibitors will be in Suites at Market Square, which IMC owns and operates. ITMA hosts Showtime, which is set for June 3-6.

The 21 new companies will enhance the international offering at Showtime by joining more than 165 exhibitors that already participate, including 80 permanent showrooms and 85 temporary exhibitors.

"We are ecstatic with what has happened with the International Pavilions in such a short period of time," said Bob Patton, president of the ITMA board of directors. "We, as an association, don't have the resources to be as aggressive as IMC who has been an invaluable partner to us. This is the best thing that has happened to Showtime in years."

"We are fortunate to have had the full support on this initiative from Bob Patton and the ITMA from day one," said Bob Maricich, CEO of International Market Centers. "Not only does this group of exhibitors represent a 24% increase in temporary exhibitors for the June event, but really demonstrates a global trend in the fabric and textiles industry. With the stagnant European economy, these foreign companies view the United States as an opportunity to grow their business, and we are positioned to help them do that."

IMC said it has contracted with Al Bolton, a longtime fabric industry executive, and his agents in Turkey, Taiwan and China to assist in the development and coordination of the Pavilions effort. The agents include Sevim Keskinci in Turkey and western Europe and Carol Huang in Asia, concentrating on Taiwan and China for this first effort.

The International Pavilions will be separated into three sections showcasing sources from each of the three countries. Below are descriptions of the new exhibitors.

Turkish National Pavilion

The group of Turkish companies has been organized by UIB (Uludag Ihracatci Birlikleri), whose mission is to increase exports and ensure that the development of foreign trade is in accordance with the interests of the country. Participating companies include:

Akarca
Founded in 1990 in Bursa, Akarca specializes in the production of decorative curtains, fantasia tulle curtains and table cloths. Akarca, which exports 60 % of its products worldwide, produces 3 million square meters a year.

Burkay
The company utilizes the latest technology and modern machines to produce woven, embroidered and jacquard fabrics. With 30 years of experience, Burkay Tekstil says it's one of the five largest home textile companies in Turkey.

Dersiyon
Dersiyon Tekstil, which was founded in 1997, is a manufacturer of fabrics for home decoration and contract business. The company sells its products to manufacturers of ready mades, retail fabric stores, distributors, wholesalers and hotels all over the world under the brand names Stella and Tendenza. The company has a factory and headquarters in Bursa and branches in Istanbul, Bulgaria and the Ukraine. Its fabrics range includes high end, exclusive fabrics and first quality fabrics for the middle and lower segment of the market.

Vanelli
In business since 1929, Vanelli has earned a reputation for offering a wide variety of exclusive designs from its design team and technical department.

Elvin
Elvin is a producer of decorative sheers and drapery and exports to more than 40 countries, including Italy, Germany, the United States, Japan, Korea, Russia and China.

Guleser
Guleseer Tekstil was founded in 1985 in Ankara and now is in Bursa with modern jacquard looms. It has high capacity production and exports to more than 70 countries. Guleser is the worldwide brand name, and the Done brand is for the domestic market.

Kacar Textile
Kacar Textile is one of the oldest jacquard upholstery and drapery fabrics manufacturers in Turkey. Founded in 1945, it is dedicated to customer satisfaction and the use of contemporary technology. It has monthly production capacity of 300,000 square meters, of which 70% is exported to more than 50 countries worldwide.

Moral
Founded in 1985, Moral Textile says it is one of the leading curtain fabric producers in Turkey, specializing in the production of sheer and jacquard fabrics for curtains. The company exports 90% of its products to more than 50 countries.

Polyteks
Polyteks was founded in 1986 in Bursa. The factory specializes in the manufacture of synthetic yarns. The company has steadily increased its production capacity and its product diversity in accordance with customer needs. Its production capacity is more than 2,000 tons per month including POY, raw white and spun dyed FDY, texturized, air covered and twisted yarns.

Tanriverdi Mensucat
Tanriverdi Mensucat A.S. was incorporated in 1970 for the wholesale and retail sales of home textile products. Construction of the group's first plant at Çatalca was completed in 1986, and guipure, brocade and appliqué production began. Twelve new production facilities have been set up since 1986. Tanriverdi Group says it is an integrated curtain manufacturer that exports to more than 80 countries.

Teksko
Teksko was established for production of home textiles in 1980, specializing in velvet, curtain and interior weaving. With international high tech quality standards, Teksko produces jacquard and plain textiles with various quality options. In expanding its production line and product range, Teksko offers natural fibers (linen, cotton, silk, cashmere, wool and others), as well as TR CS, polyester, acrylic and outdoor textiles. The company exports 80% of its production to 52 countries.

Taiwan Pavilion

The Taiwan Textile Federation has been servicing the Taiwan textile industry since 1975 through market promotion, product design, fashion information analysis, online information, technology training, collection and analysis of market information, certification of functional textiles, publications of textile information, issuance of Certificate of Origin, and other textile-related services. TTF has acquired ISO 9001 certification from the British Standards Institution for quality control systems. The organization is bringing six companies to Showtime.

Everest Textile (Shanghai) Ltd.
Everest SH, a weaving, dyeing and finishing manufacturer, has an annual capacity of 36 million square meters. Everest SH supplies fabrics for home textiles and the contract market.

Li Peng Enterprise Co. Ltd..

Lealea Enterprise Co. Ltd.

Merryson Corp.
Merryson's products are exported to North America, Europe and Australia. Its home furnishings brand is Salamanka.

Sarich Textile Co. Ltd.
Sarich specializes in woven jacquard and dobby fabric purposes including drapery curtain and upholstery.

Tri Ocean Textile Co. Ltd.
Tri Ocean is a developer and manufacturer of polypropylene fiber, yarns and fabrics. Dreamfel is the registered trademark for its filament, which is made of 100% polypropylene in a production process that is UNI ISO 9001, Oeko-Tex 100 class 1 and Bluesign certified.

China Pavilion

The Yuhang Fabric Assn. has sponsored a group of four manufacturers at Showtime. Yuhang has a long history in the home textiles industry and was honored as the Famous Cloth Art City of China by the China Textile Industry Assn. and the China Home Textile Industry Assn.

ZheJiang Maya Fabric Co.,Ltd.
Mayafab is a supplier of high quality dobby and plain fabrics to the furniture and home textiles markets with more than 15 years of international experience.

ZheJiang Futurism Fabric Co. Ltd.
Futurism is an upscale quality producer targeting residential, hospitality and contract fabric markets with a full range of plain and textured constructions in a wide array of colors.

Hangzhou Kampf Textile Co. Ltd.
Kampf is a broad value producer of body and decorative fabrics for the furniture trade. It has more than 15 years of experience working with jobbers, wholesalers, and volume cut and sew internationally.

Kentex Mills
Kentex is a weaver creating original designs and constructions for the European and U.S. upholstery markets.

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