ITMA helps fight breast cancer
Cinde Ingram -- Casual Living, May 8, 2008
Members of the International Textile Market Association are showing their true color — pink — by supporting the fight against breast cancer. Elegant fabrics donated by textile manufacturers were used to construct women’s designer jackets that will be auctioned through silent bidding until June 1.
All of the funds raised will go to Friends for an Earlier Breast Cancer Test, a Greensboro, N.C.-based nonprofit whose mission is to support research for early diagnostic testing for breast cancer.
The jackets will appear on dress forms during Showtime and were displayed in showrooms during the High Point Furniture Market in April.
3 Sisters Clothing, a specialty apparel manufacturer based in Dallas, which incorporates home furnishings fabrics in its fashions, constructed the jackets. Fabrics were donated by these ITMA member companies: Costa Blanca, Classical Elements, Glen Raven Custom Fabrics, Sunbury Textile Mills, Hamilton Fabric Sales, Valdese Weavers, Craftex Mills and Textile Fabric Associates. In addition, a woven throw will be auctioned, courtesy of Textillery Weavers.
Proxy bids for all items can be made by calling the ITMA office at 336-885-6842. Successful bidders will be announced at a Showtime event on Sunday, June 1.
For more information on the auction, Showtime, the ITMA or its member companies, visit the Web site at www.itma-showtime.com or call 336-885-6842.