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Greenland Launches Barefoot Bungalow Collection
Celebrating 20 years in home textile fashion design and development, Greenland Home (230 Fifth Ave., Suite 1316, NY) has created a new collection of quilts for trend-setters in their 20s and 30s. Featuring enticing bright colors in eclectic motifs from around the world, these quilts are desi...
New Trends On View In October at Hong Kong's MEGA SHOW
This coming October, MEGA SHOW will again be at the center of sourcing for the widest range of consumer retail products, produced in both Asia and abroad. More than 50,000 buyers will arrive in Hong Kong and for seven days they will be able to select resources from experienced homeware suppl...
Home Fashion Products Association Launches New Website & Database
In July 2016, the Home Fashion Products Association (HFPA) launched its new and improved website at homefashionproducts.com. The site serves as a resource to those involved in the home fashion products industry. Additionally, members gain exclusive access to resources that offer critical inf...
Colonial Mills Launches New Website
In July 2016, Colonial Mills launched a new website at colonialmills.com designed to showcase the company's extensive offering of braided textured area rugs and home fashion accessories, which features artfully styled product photography, including numerous room scenes and style shots along ...
Pollack, Elle Décor Present "Empowering Women In Business," Panel Includes Welspun's Dipali Goenka
Pollack, award-winning fabric brand, collaborated with Elle Décor, a Hearst Design Group publication, to host the reception and inspiring panel discussion "Empowering Women In Business" held on June 15, 2016 in New York's Hearst Tower Auditorium. The discussion was led by Kate Kelly Smit...
Micro Cotton Unveils New Towel Collection With Dillard's
In June 2016, Micro Cotton announced the official launch of its Noble Excellence Elite Towel Collection, available exclusively at Dillard's. With 22 color choices, this brand new product line features ultra-absorbent and plush washcloths, hand towels, bath towels and bath sheets. Soft, ...
Home Textiles Sourcing Expo At Javits In July Offers More Than 100 International Exhibitors
Returning to the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City, Home Textiles Sourcing Expo opens its doors on Tuesday, July 12 through Thursday, July 14, 2016. As one of the largest events in North America to focus solely on textiles and finished soft goods for all home applications, H...
IDFB Research Explore Sustainable, Humane Practices In Down And Feather Production
Newly published research on the global down and feather industry reports that the down and feather used in bedding, apparel and outdoor gear comes from ducks and geese raised for human consumption and that the material is simply a byproduct of the enormous global food industry. The Sus...
Commonwealth Home Celebrates 70 Years
Commonwealth Home Fashions, leading home fashion company, is celebrating its 70th anniversary. Baseed in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Commonwealth’s roots date back to November 28t, 1946 when three brothers—Myer, Philip and Saul Levenson—co-founded the Commonwealth Curtain Company, named after ...
Surya Holds Ribbon Cutting Ceremony For New 1M-Square-Foot Headquarters
Surya celebrated the official opening of its new corporate office space and distribution center with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house held onsite on Monday, May 9, 2016. More than 150 guests attended the event, which featured comments from Commissioner Chris Carr of the Georgia Depar...
Hua Fang USA Announces Luann de Lesseps Styled For Living Home Collections
On April 26, 2016, Hua Fang USA announced it has entered into a licensing agreement with Luann de Lesseps, known as Countess Luann to 1.8 million fans of Bravo TV's "The Real Housewives of New York City," to launch her Styled For Living home brand. Hua Fang USA will introduce LuAnn's Style F...
Chilton Appointed CEO Of Soft-Tex International, Perry Retires
On April 28, 2016, Jeff Chilton, president of sales and marketing of Soft-Tex International, has been promoted to ceo of the company, as Arthur Perry the company's current ceo announces his retirement. "I am humbled and honored by this opportunity," says Chilton. "I have learned a tremendous...
Sobel Westex Launches Sleep Like A King Collection With Larry And Shawn King
On April 26, 2016, Sobel Westex announced Sleep Like A King, a new luxurious collection of bed, bath and home from Emmy and Peabody Award-winning host Larry King and his wife Shawn, a global entertainer. Inspired by their international travels, the collection offers exquisite styling that br...
NCTO Welcomes U.S.-China MOU To Terminate Chinese Export Subsidies
The National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) applauded the April 14, 2016 announcement of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the United States and China with respect to an agreement by China to terminate export subsidies under its "Demonstration Bases-Common Services Platfor...
Sunbrella Receives Platinum ADEX Award
The Sunbrella 2016 Upholstery Collection was honored with a Platinum award in this year's ADEX awards competition, an industry recognition of design and product innovation. The 2016 additions to the Upholstery Collection emphasize design simplicity with new bright colors and natural-inspired...
Surya Collaborates With The Ted Baker Brand On New Rug Line
Surya introduces at High Point Market a new line of signature rugs developed in partnership with global lifestyle brand Ted Baker. Constructed of luxe materials, including high-luster New Zealand wool and Tencel, the rug designs feature a range of boldly patterned and richly hued looks inspi...
Capel Rugs Rolls Out Dealer Support Program At High Point Market
Capel Rugs rolls out a customer care program for retailers at the High Point Market in April with the introduction of "Uniquely Capel." The program is designed to give retailers a unique market experience as a way to demonstrate how Capel Rugs goes the extra mile to meet retailers' unique ne...
LDB Interior Textiles/295 Fifth Avenue Party At NY Market With Ron Chereskin
On March 14, 2016, during New York Home Fashions Market, LDB Interior Textiles and 295 Fifth Avenue co-hosted their semi-annual V.I.P. cocktail reception celebrating the artistry of home design. Held at 295 Fifth Avenue, the event boasted iconic American menswear fashion designer, Ron Cher...
LDB Interior Textiles/295 Fifth Avenue Party At NY Market With Ron Chereskin
Attending the LDB Interior Textiles/295 Fifth Avenue March 2016 New York Market Party: Guest of Honor Ron Chereskin (second from left) poses with Madeleine Barker, Molly and Alan Laytner from Melange Home, a licensee of the Ron Chereskin Home line. (Photo by Dan D'Errico.)...
LDB Interior Textiles/295 Fifth Avenue Party At NY Market With Ron Chereskin
Attending the LDB Interior Textiles/295 Fifth Avenue March 2016 New York Market Party are representatives from Ron Chereskin Home licensees: Cari Hamburger Kramer from Lintex, Jeffrey Erdheim from Jeffrey Fabrics, Scott Perretz from Elite Home Products and Larry Queen from AQ Textiles. (Photo...
LDB Interior Textiles/295 Fifth Avenue Party At NY Market With Ron Chereskin
Attending the LDB Interior Textiles/295 Fifth Avenue March 2016 New York Market Party: Howard Goldfarb and Jean Claude Weil, members of Ron Chereskin's management and licensing team flank Ron Chereskin, accompanied by Arthur Tauber from Avanti Linens on the far right. (Photo by Dan D'Erric...
Jaipur Rugs Renamed Jaipur Living
Jaipur Rugs Inc. has been renamed Jaipur Living Inc. The announcement comes as Jaipur celebrates more than a decade of steady growth and expansion in key categories that include rugs, pillows, poufs and throws. "We have been amazed and humbled by the company’s rapid expansion in recent ...
Micro Cotton Introduces Annur Cotton Collection At March N.Y. Market
Micro Cotton continues its tradition of high-quality textiles with the introduction of its Spring 2017 towel collection. The new product line, Annur Cotton, debuts during New York Home Fashions Market Week in New York City, beginning on Mar. 14, 2016, in its showroom at 295 Fifth Ave., Sui...
Scandia Home Certifies To RDS In All Down Products By July 2016
Scandia Home has begun conversion of its Scandia Down Products to 100 percent certified responsible down and expects the transition to be completed by July 2016. Scandia's first RDS (Responsible Down Standard) styles will become available in early March 2016. The down fill will be cer...
Noury Peykar, Chairman Of Nourison, Dies At Age 95
Noury Peykar, chairman of Nourison died on Feb. 20, 2016. He was 95. Funeral services were held on Thursday, 2/25 at the Temple Israel of Great Neck, Great Neck, NY. In leiu of flowers, donations can be made to Susan G. Komen at www.komen.org or to the Jewish National Fund at www.jnf.org. ...
KAS Rugs Shares High Point Market Specials Plus More
KAS Rugs has an exciting High Point Market, which runs from Oct. 17-22, 2015, in High Point, NC, ahead. With more than 100 newly designed rugs in multiple different textures, fibers and constructions, the company is launching a new Bob Mackie Home rug collection, "Vintage." KAS has market ...
ED By Ellen Partners With Revman International Inc.
Revman International Inc. has entered a partnership with Ellen DeGeneres' new lifestyle brand, ED. The 2016 bed and bath collection will launch at the New York Home Textiles Market in March. The collection will offer a wide range of bedding and bath products, as well as freestanding d...
Jennifer Adams Parties With LDB Interior Textiles & 295 Fifth Avenue
On September 28, 2015, during New York Home Fashions Market, LDB Interior Textiles and 295 Fifth Avenue co-hosted their semi-annual V.I.P. cocktail reception celebrating the beauty of home. Held at 295 Fifth Avenue, the event boasted designer, tv personality and entrepreneur, Jennifer Adam...
Jennifer Adams Parties With LDB Interior Textiles & 295 Fifth Avenue
At the NY Market Party sponsored by LDB Interior Textiles and 295 Fifth Avenue on Sept. 28, 2015 at 295 Fifth Avenue: Asha Chaudhary and Glen Giordano from Jaipur Rugs, a licensee of the Jennifer Adams brand.
Jennifer Adams Parties With LDB Interior Textiles & 295 Fifth Avenue
At the NY Market Party sponsored by LDB Interior Textiles and 295 Fifth Avenue on Sept. 28, 2015 at 295 Fifth Avenue: Randy Wright and Debra Ryan from Taymor Industries.
Jennifer Adams Parties With LDB Interior Textiles & 295 Fifth Avenue
At the NY Market Party sponsored by LDB Interior Textiles and 295 Fifth Avenue on Sept. 28, 2015 at 295 Fifth Avenue: Joe Aziz and Christine Bourke from Trademark Productions, a licensee of the Jennifer Adams brand.
Alabama-based HomTex Inc. continues expansion of its total production capacity with the leasing of a 24,000-square-foot plant in Waynesboro, TN, following the company’s late May announcement of a 300,000-square-foot facilities acquisition in its home state. Working in partnership with...
Capel Rugs Redesigns High Point Showroom For October Market
Capel Rugs is redesigning its historic Market Square showroom for the Oct. 17 to 22, 2015, High Point Market to enhance its product presentation and improve traffic flow. The showroom design will incorporate a "clean, efficient, 21st-century aesthetic" that will be much easier for retailer...
Catalina Estrada Bedding & Bath Debuts At Baltic During NY Market
Baltic Linen showcases its new Catalina Estrada bedding and bath collections at New York Home Fashions Market Week Sept. 28 to Oct. 1, 2015, in its 295 Fifth Avenue showroom. The collection includes luxurious bedding sets, decorative pillows, bath textiles and accessories as well as b...
Bouffants and Broken Hearts Adds Licensing Partners
Jewel Branding & Licensing announces new programs secured for Bouffants and Broken Hearts in a variety of product categories including fabric, wall art, digital cases, home décor, apparel, accessories and gifting. Only three years since illustrator and surface designer, Kendra Dandy, found...
Dallas Market Center Announces Best Visual Presentation Award Winners
Dallas Market Center announces the winners of the June Total Home & Gift Market Best Visual Presentation Awards. Judging for Best Visual Presentation takes place twice a year during the January and June Total Home & Gift Markets. Visual design experts recognize exhibitors with fresh, innov...
WestPoint Home LLC Completes Acquisition of Nostalgia Home Fashions, Inc.
WestPoint Home LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Icahn Enterprises L.P. has completed the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Nostalgia Home Fashions, Inc. Nostalgia Home Fashions markets and sells high-quality, hand- crafted quilts, bedspreads, coverlets and comforters. ...
Jeff Reeves Joins Rizzy Home As National Account Manager
In his position as national account manager, Jeff Reeves will lead the development and execution of retail sales strategies for Rizzy Home’s brick and mortar accounts. He will help manage dealer relationships and strengthen customer service within the rug and textiles division. Most recently,...
WithIt Conference In August Expands With Pre- And Post-Conference Events
The WithIt (Women In the Home and Furnishings Industry Today) Leadership Development Conference, organized around the theme of "The Leading Woman," will be held Monday evening, Aug. 17 through midday Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015 at the Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel & Conference Center. The con...
Christy Expands In U.S.
During 2014, Christy Lifestyle LLC made the decision to progress the Christy brand presence in the U.S. and, after an overwhelmingly positive response, the company is re-focusing on this expansion throughout 2015. Jamie Keenan, formerly of the U.K. office, has now re-located to the U.S. to...
Home Textiles Sourcing Expo Hits N.Y. In July
Home Textiles Sourcing Expo is one of the largest sourcing events in North America solely focused on fabrics and finished soft goods for all home applications. Held annually in July alongside Texworld USA and the International Apparel Sourcing Show, the shows create one of the largest fabr...
Surya Donates $20,000 To American Red Cross For Nepal
Surya has made a donation of $20,000 to the American Red Cross in support of the organization's relief efforts in Nepal in the wake of the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck the country in April. Donations were collected from Surya employees and sales reps and matched by Surya. An e...
KAS Rugs Donates $20,000 for Nepal Earthquake Relief
KAS Rugs will be helping those affected by the recent devastating earthquake in Nepal with a $20,000 donation. "What has happened is heart breaking," says Rao Yarlagadda, president, KAS. "There are so many things that are needed. Medical help, housing, food, water, etc. So many childr...
Bob Mackie Parties With LDB Interior Textiles & 295 Fifth Avenue
On March 23, 2015, during New York Home Fashions Market, LDB Interior Textiles and 295 Fifth Avenue co-hosted their semi-annual V.I.P. cocktail reception celebrating the art of design. Held at 295 Fifth Avenue, the event boasted Bob Mackie as its Guest of Honor. Mackie, renowned for...
More Photos From LDB & 295 Fifth NY Market Party Starring Bob Mackie
Shown at the March 23, 2015, semi-annual V.I.P. cocktail reception hosted by LDB Interior Textiles and 295 Fifth Avenue and held at 295 Fifth Avenue are Santhi Yarlagadda and Brianne Cordini from KAS Rugs, flanking Guest of Honor, Bob Mackie. Mackie designs a line of area rugs with KAS. <...
More Photos From LDB & 295 Fifth NY Market Party Starring Bob Mackie
Shown at the March 23, 2015, semi-annual V.I.P. cocktail reception hosted by LDB Interior Textiles and 295 Fifth Avenue and held at 295 Fifth Avenue are Glenys Reid and Barry Goodman from Commonwealth Home Fashions, flanking Guest of Honor, Bob Mackie.
Shown at the March 23, 2015, semi-annual V.I.P. cocktail reception hosted by LDB Interior Textiles and 295 Fifth Avenue and held at 295 Fifth Avenue are Guest of Honor, Bob Mackie with Randy Wright, Taymor Industries.
At KAS Rugs, Wendy Reiss has been promoted to vice-president sales and antaional accounts. She will oversee regional sales managers and national accounts. Reiss has been with KAS for more than 14 years and has been instrumental in the growth of national accounts and developing KAS' advert...
Piemonte Leaves Revman To Embark On New Ventures
After a long and distinguished career at Revman International, Diane Piemonte has resigned her position as vice-president of creative services to explore new creative opportunities as an independent consultant and fine artist. "This was a difficult decision to make," she states, "and I ...
Home Expo India 2015 In New Delhi April 16 To 18
Home Expo India 2015, scheduled from April 16 to 18, 2015 at India Expo Centre, New Delhi NCR, is a mega-show consisting of three b2b shows covering all major segments of the modern home—home furniture, furnishings, and decoratives and household products (kitchenware, tableware, gardenware...
Laura Ashley Launches Decorative Pillows With Victoria Classics
Laura Ashley, the quintessential English lifestyle brand, has partnered with home textiles veteran Victoria Classics to launch a line of decorative pillows to compliment the brand's extensive home furnishings range. "We are excited to work with one of the world’s most recognized brands,...
Chris Bradley Retires As Cuddledown President, Norma Wilkins-Gross Named Successor
Cuddledown, a luxury bedding and home fashions retailer, has announced the retirement of its president, Chris Bradley. Bradley's leadership at Cuddledown began in 1988, when he formed an investor group to purchase the fledgling company. Since that time, he has successfully grown the busine...
Leggett & Platt CPG Names William Healy Head Of E-Commerce
Leggett & Platt® Consumer Products Group (CPG), the leading U.S. retail supplier of bedding accessory products, has announced the appointment of William Healy as e-commerce manager. In this new position, Healy will lead the development and execution of online sales strategies for the compa...
Winners Of Winter 2015 Eco-Choice Awards Announced
From a pool of 30 product submissions, three have been selected via online balloting as winners of the 11th semi-annual Eco Choice Awards, co-sponsored by GREENRetailer magazine and NY NOW®, the Market for Home + Lifestyle. Two fair trade companies importing from Mexico and India—Tilonia (...
Carleton Varney Honored As 2015 Design Icon At Las Vegas Winter Market
Carleton Varney, one of America's best-known interior designers, will be honored as the 2015 Design Icon during the Winter Las Vegas Market, January 18-22, 2015. Varney is president of New York-based Dorothy Draper & Co. Inc., one of the oldest established interior design firms in the Unit...
Carolyn Kinder Receives Legacy Award From WithIt
WithIt, the women's leadership development network serving the home furnishings industry, will present its prestigious Legacy Award to Carolyn Kinder, founder and chief executive of Carolyn Kinder, Inc., during the 2015 WOW Awards dinner and ceremony. The Awards are set for Sunday, Ja...
Wozniak Appointed Nourison Midwest Account Executive
Nourison is pleased to announce the appointment of Christopher Wozniak as account executive for the Midwest region. Wozniak handles the IL and WI territory and reports to William Barlage, Midwest Regional Sales Manager. Wozniak has worked in the retail industry his entire career, most rec...
Brown Appointed Nourison Midwest Account Executive
Nourison is pleased to announce the appointment of Jeremy Brown as account executive for the Midwest region. Brown is responsible for managing and developing business for MN, ND, SD, IA, along with Manitoba and Saskatchewan in Canada. Brown reports to William Barlage, Midwest Regional Sale...
Remembering Leonard Mozer
Leonard "Len" Mozer, who served as window fashions editor for LDB Interior Textiles for more than 15 years, died at age 88 on Aug. 30, 2014, in New York from complications following numerous surgeries. A native of Chicago, IL, Len was born on April 26, 1926 to Rose and Morris Mozer. ...
More Pix From LDB/295 NY Market Party
On Sept. 15, 2014, during New York Home Fashions Market, LDB Interior Textiles and 295 Fifth Avenue celebrated the art of home design as co-hosts of their semi- annual VIP cocktail reception held at 295 Fifth Avenue. Event Guest of Honor Vicki Payne hosts "For Your Home" on the PBS channel,...
More Pix From LDB/295 NY Market Party
Here's Guest of Honor, Vicki Payne with Jason Carr from Softline Home Fashions.
Attendees included: Larry Scott, Blue Ridge Home Fashions; Jim Graham, Rizzy Home, and Bob Seaton Design Weave.
On Sept. 15, 2014, during New York Home Fashions Market, LDB Interior Textiles and 295 Fifth Avenue celebrated the art of home design as co-hosts of their semi- annual VIP cocktail reception held at 295 Fifth Avenue. Event Guest of Honor Vicki Payne hosts "For Your Home" on the PBS channel,...
Malouf Doubles Its Reach With Acquisition Of Building From La-Z-Boy
Bedding accessories manufacturer, Malouf, announced the acquisition of a 675,000-square-foot building from La-Z-Boy which will enable faster shipping and supply more space for its rapid growth in bedding products. The acquisition expands Malouf's domestic reach to more than one million squ...
NY NOW Home Textiles Best New Product Awards
Five companies participating in Home Textiles Market Week® in New York City have been named winners of Home Textiles Best New Product Awards. The Alya Collection by Antiochia USA LLC, which was deemed "Best of Market," and four other individual category winners, are eligible for NY NOW’s "...
 

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