Overview

The Association for Contract Textiles was founded in 1985 as a not-for-profit trade association to address a variety of issues related to contract fabrics. Currently the membership of the association includes principal members, furniture associate members, and industry partners and individuals. Principal members are textile wholesalers directing all or the majority of their business to the contract interior market; associate members are furniture  manufacturers; and industry partners and individuals are suppliers to the principal member companies.

Mission & Goals

ACT is a professional trade association comprised of companies involved in the design, development, production and promotion of textiles for commercial interiors. ACT’s mission is to promote the value of contract textiles through the following goals:

1.
Establish and promote voluntary performance and environmental guidelines

2.
Serve as the definitive resource for contract textile information and education

3.
Monitor and report legislation affecting our industry and create lobbying efforts where necessary

4.
Support textile design education and vocation

5.
Serve as a forum for design professionals to provide input regarding their use of textiles for commercial interiors

Directors

Executive Director
Janan Rabiah
Association for
Contract Textiles
janan@contracttextiles.org
817.924.8048

Assistant Director
Joe Kilby
joe@contracttextiles.org
854.494.7830

President
Amanda Eaton
Arc-Com Fabrics
aeaton@arc-com.com
845.365.100 ext. 4879

Vice President
Karen Keating
Kravet Contract
karen.keating@kravet.com
212.655.7232

Secretary
Karen Keating
Kravet Contract
karen.keating@kravet.com
212.655.7232

Treasurer
Eduardo Elizondo
Momentum Group
eelizondo@momtex.com
949.833.8886 ext. 606

Board Member
Machell Apple
True Textiles
machell.apple@truetextiles.com
828.446.1376

Board Member
Susan Lyons
Designtex
slyons@designtex.com
212.791.6587

Board Member
John Rowan
CF Stinson
jrowan@cfstinson.com
443.327.8923

Board Member
Annette Schaich
Annette Schaich Consulting
annette.e.schaich@gmail.com
646.640.7922

Board Member
Barb Tasker
Herman Miller
barb_tasker@hermanmiller.com
616.654.8511

Board Member
Hank Truslow, Jr.
Sunbury Textile Mills
htruslowjr@sunburytextile.com
570.286.3800

Board Member
Dave White
LUUM
dave.white@luumtextiles.com
630.442.9123

Membership Benefits

Influence

Raise issues of common concern to the industry and participate in resolving them.

Establish and review industry standards such as the ACT Voluntary Textile Performance Guidelines.

Unite with other like companies to communicate industry positions to appropriate government bodies.

Educate and inform the A&D community on industry standards and promote the creative application of contract textiles through ACT’s Website, educational seminars and trade advertising.

Information

Stay informed on industry issues through reports from the educational, environmental and technical committees.

Participate in industry benchmarking surveys.

Receive legislative initiative updates.

Networking

Attend professional and social networking opportunities at special events, such as the Interact Conference and the annual ACT Membership Meeting at NeoCon.

Get involved by participating on the educational, environmental and technical committees.

Join

Principal Members

Textile companies that have a business engaging in the design, marketing, sale and distribution of interior furnishings textiles normally marketed to the contract architectural and design community.

Industry Individuals

Textile designers, technical consultants, public relations consultants and other consultants to the contract textile industry.

Associate Furniture Manufacturers

Furniture manufacturers that are engaged in the use of interior furnishings textiles normally marketed on a contract basis.

To Join

Contact Joe Kilby for more information about ACT.

Industry Partners

Mills, fiber companies, finishers, sample makers, testing tabs and other companies that provide products or services directly or indirectly to a company that is or would otherwise qualify as a principal member of the association.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Membership Conference

This two-day event for members provides informative sessions about industry related topics such as the global textile environment, sustainability, and business and design trends in the contract marketplace. Textile designers, technicians, sales reps, executives and others throughout the supply chain take advantage of ACT’s annual networking opportunity.

Interact 2017

October 10-11
New York University, Kimmel Center
60 Washington Square South
New York City

Contact us for more information.

Contact

Association for Contract Textiles

P.O. Box 101981
Fort Worth, TX 76185

Janan Rabiah
Executive Director
Tel: 817.924.8048
Fax: 817.924.8050

janan@contracttextiles.org

Joe Kilby
Assistant Director
Tel: 845.494.7830

joe@contracttextiles.org