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By: Malcolm Sims
February 28, 2019

Peter Goodman, who is well known in the UK carpet industry, has created a great new training course for anyone wanting to learn about the process of ‘Fibre to Floor’. This course covers all fibres used in carpets and rugs and much more. I have to say that in completing the course myself, I found […]

By: Paul Bakker
February 4, 2019

ITF Academy Library now has a fascinating and highly-informative paper on how to become a successful carpet stylist. To be a Carpet Designer is written by Tracey Bentham, a designer with over 30 years’ service in the carpet industry. She says: “If you are interested in design as a career, leaving carpets out of the […]

By: Paul Bakker
February 2, 2019

ITF Academy has the pleasure to announce that the British Wool has joined as a Corporate Member. Headquartered in Bradford, UK, British Wool are most active in the Carpet and Upholstery areas where their fibres are well suited. British Wool is owned by approximately 40,000 sheep farmers in the UK. They collect, grade, market and […]

By: Malcolm Sims
January 30, 2019

We are very pleased to welcome The Textile Institute as an Affiliate member of ITFA. Both Paul Bakker and I are supporters and members of the Textile Institute. They are a global organisation providing a well recognised and very respected industry support. When I worked for a carpet company in New Zealand we had an […]

By: Paul Bakker
December 5, 2018

Man-made, or synthetic, fibres have been with us for some eighty years now. They are all around us and very much part of our daily life. They are being used increasingly in textile floor coverings, replacing natural fibres whose position in the flooring industry seemed unassailable not so very long ago. But how familiar are […]

By: Paul Bakker
November 20, 2018

This on-line course for carpet inspectors has been developed from the popular two-day face-to-face training course which more than 200 delegates have attended. It is also highly recommended for all those responsible for the manufacturing, selling, installation, maintenance and inspection of carpets. The course provides detailed information regarding the investigation of carpet complaints on behalf […]

By: Paul Bakker
November 12, 2018

ITFA is very pleased to announce that another great training course has been added to the training courses already on offer. An Introduction to Handmade Rugs by Dr Sailen K Chaudhuri. This course is perfect for those who are new to handmade rugs, for those wishing to understand how and where these rugs are made, […]

By: Paul Bakker
October 15, 2018

After launching ITF Academy officially at the International Flooring Show in Harrogate in September, interest in the Academy from the carpet and rug industry has increased markedly. Many key industry personnel visited the stand and talked at length with ITFA’s Malcolm Sims and I, about what the Academy has to offer in the way of […]

By: Malcolm Sims
October 10, 2018

The Academy is very pleased to offer an excellent paper which gives a practical review of Patents and Trade Secrets, Trademarks, Copyrights and Design Rights. This paper has be written by Martin Bentham C.Col, BSc, ASDC. Martin is extremely experienced in the textiles area working as a Technical Director for a number of companies for […]

By: Malcolm Sims
September 21, 2018

The annual International Flooring Show was held at Harrogate on 16-18 September. This is the major UK show for carpets and rugs and it was at this show that ITFA had a stand and was formerly launched to the industry. We were very pleased with the reaction from the many visitors to our stand. The […]