Show Preview July 2017

Las Vegas Market Preview

Explore what’s new at Las Vegas Market, held at the World Market Center campus July 30 to Aug. 3, 2017

Pillow Plethora

Debuting is a range of decorative 18- by 18-inch pillow designs. The Recycled Printed Cushion features a white design on a blue ground and is made with recycled cotton. The Stone Wash Cushion offers a light gray pattern with handcrafted sewn edging in white. Made with recycled cotton, the Printed Cushion offers a white pattern on a dark gray ground. The Faux Fur Pattern Pillow displays a textured animal print in light gray. CDI Furniture, 514-428-5888, cdifurniture.com

Virtually One-Of-A-Kind

These 100 percent cotton prewashed fabrics revisit a traditional marbleizing technique. The collection is created with color-safe dyes and includes bound edges. The fabrics can be used in a range of applications from upholstery to tablecloths. Pattern, spotting, combinations and colors vary with no two alike. Designed by Allan Howze, three styles are offered in an 86.5-inch long by 59-inch wide size: blue/brown/green, yellow/red/black and red/burgundy. Gold Leaf Design Group, 877-738-1790, goldleafdesigngroup.com

Elegant Textures & Motifs

The new Lexington Collections include cotton, linen and velvet richly textured fabrics. Elite Textile, Inc., 213-689-3247, elitetextileinc.com

Flowers In Moonlight

The Moonlit Collection quilt and shams are made with 300-thread-count, 100 percent GOTS-certified organic cotton sateen. The design concept centers on oversized blooms in a moonlit garden. The quilt is offered in twin, queen/full and king sizes; the shams in standard and king. Also available is a Moonlit duvet cover and shams, rug and shower curtain. Company C, 844-242-6567, companyc.com

Rooster In The Kitchen

The Rise and Shine tea towel is one of nine new designs in the Backroads Collection. Each 20- by 28-inch, machine washable towel is made with 100 percent cotton and includes a corner hanging tab. The towels are sold in sets of four in a poly bag, individually wrapped with a paper band and a plastic hanger for easy display. CTW Home Collection, 800-433-5054, CTWhomecollection.com

Supima Sheets

Supima cotton bed linens are made with 100 percent American-grown, extra-long staple cotton finely woven to create softer, vibrantly colored fabric that is breathable and pill resistant. Featuring a sateen weave, the 600-thread-count sheets are generously sized with extra-deep pockets for tall and pillowtop mattresses. Universal Fit technology guarantees beautifully fitted corners. Malouf, 800-517-7179, maloufsleep.com

Standing Comfort

Three new colors added to the Studio Collection of wellness mats—granite gold (shown), granite emerald and granite steel—bring the total to 13. The “anti-fatigue” mats are made with proprietary polyurethane that is very strong, enabling a 20-year warranty, and 99.9 germ resistant. The mats can be used in the kitchen, bath vanity area, laundry room and near standing desks. Designs include the 36- by 22-inch semi-circular Sunburst (above) and 32- by 22-inch scalloped Bella (below). WellnessMats, 800-981-4979, wellnessmats.com

Colorful Cotton

The Hacienda pillow cover is handcrafted with vibrant, striped cotton fabric on a foot loom in Guatemala by artisans following Fair Trade guidelines. Bright pink pom poms trim the pillow cover. A polyester fill insert is included. Lumily, 619-955-6267, lumily.co

Blue Beauty

The Perry Indigo duvet cover features a deep shade of indigo blended with classic white stripes in woven yarn-dyed, cotton slub fabric. The duvet cover is shown with Jersey gray and Niles bedding elements. carol & frank, 888-889-9868, carolandfrankstyle.com

Kitchen Fun

These whimsical, individually made kitchen towels are machine washable and dryer safe. They are created on a one-of-a-kind sewing machine in the U.S. The towels are on view in the American Makers Showroom, Building C, #1156. Miss Mavis’ Fun House, 770-255-8637, missmavisfunhouse.com

Fabulous Felts

These 20- by 20-inch pillow covers are hand-stitched with 100 percent sustainable wool by artisans working in India and include back zippers. (The company recommends 22- by 22-inch inserts.) The facility in which the covers are produced runs on solar electricity, collects rainwater and recycles water on-site. The company is helping to preserve the tradition of felt-making in the area and to provide fair, safe employment for felt-makers, sheep herders and seamstresses. Arcadia Home, 212-366-1836, arcadiahomeinc.com

Hybrid Mattress

The REM-Fit Sleep 500 hybrid mattress combines memory foam and pocket-coil techniques. Topped with premium fabric, the mattress
optimizes airflow, wicks moisture away and features Nordic Chill fiber that disperses heat throughout the night for cooler, more sound sleep. A top gel-infused layer of Adaptive Foam quickly responds to changes in body position, while a lower layer of Cradle Foam tailors itself to the body’s shape. Between the top foam layers and the pocket coil bed, is Transition Foam that increases the coil mobility for increased motion
isolation. Protect-A-Bed, 866-297-8836, rem-fit.com, protectabed.com

Sumptuous Scallops

The Sophia Collection presents the look of classic luxury in an embroidered scalloped-edge design. Made in Portugal with 100 percent long-staple
cotton percale in a 400-thread-count construction, the collection includes sheet sets, duvets covers and shams in white/black (shown) and white/white scalloped-edge colorways. The ensemble is displayed on the company’s Jessica upholstered, tufted bed. DownTown Company, 800-776-3696, downtowncompany.com

Student Creativity

The 21.5- by 32-inch kitchen towels are made with 100 percent cotton pique. The artwork is created by students from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and printed on large-format presses for impact. The towels are sanforized to reduce shrinkage and maintain color clarity and brightness. All inks are water-based and environment friendly. In addition to the Rocky Mountain National Park design shown, also available are At the Museum, Grand Teton National Park, Pacific Crest Trail and a 2018 Calendar. Vestiges, Inc., 612-259-8262, vestigesinc.com

 

Las Vegas Market Seminar & Product Focus Highlights

Las Vegas Market announced an increase in handmade gift and home décor resources, craft-focused programming and artisan industry partners for the summer 2017 Las Vegas Market that runs at the World Market Center from July 30 to Aug. 3, 2017. Dorothy Belshaw, president of Gift Leasing and chief marketing officer, International Market Centers, reveals that 320 artisan resources have confirmed their participation in the Summer Market. In addition, she notes double-digit gains in the number of buyers identifying handmade as a category of interest.

Hand-crafted products can be found in the HANDMADE category and the Artisanal LA pop-up showcase in Pavilion 1, and in The American Made Collective showroom on C11, in addition to other showrooms throughout the World Market Center campus.

In addition to the wide range of resources on display during Las Vegas Market, seminars and special events are also offered. Here are a few seminar highlights:

July 30, 3 to 4 p.m.: “America Gets Crafty!,” Alexis Moyer, Mendocino Celebrates American Craft Week; Greg Worden, Vermont Artisan Designs, and Mavis Stevens, Miss Mavis’ Fun House, moderated by Diane Sulg, CRAFT

July 31, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m,: “Meet The Makers—Lunch Seminar” (RSVP required), Diane Sulg, CRAFT; Shawna Dawson, Artisanal LA and others

July 31, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.: “Taking Stock Of Retail: Trends And Takeaways,” Michelle Lamb and Leigh Ann Schwartzkopf, The Trend Curve

Aug. 1, 1 to 2 p.m.: “How Today’s Independent Retailers Can Achieve Success With High Impact, Low Budget Advertising And Marketing,” Jeff Giagnocavo, The Renegade Mattress Retailer Inner Circle

Aug. 1, 4 to 5 p.m.: “Turn Pins Into Profit,” Linley Paske and Lauren Pasqualone, LP2 Boutique Agency

Aug. 2, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.: “How To Make Live Broadcasts Work For Your Biz,” Linley Paske and Lauren Pasqualone, LP2 Boutique Agency

For more details, visit lasvegasmarket.com.

 

HomTex Introduces Degree 6 MicroTENCEL/Supima Bedding

U.S.-based company, HomTex Inc., introduces Degree 6, a MicroTENCEL®/Supima sheet set and quilted ensemble, the most recent addition to the DreamFit® line of sheets and other bedding products, including pillows and mattress protectors. The Degree 6 set consists of a fitted sheet, a quilted top sheet and two pillow shams that are quilted on one side for fashion and flat on the other side for function.

The patented design of the Degree 6 bedding elements combines MicroTENCEL with Supima cotton. Temperature regulating MicroTENCEL moves and releases excess moisture, delivering a dry and healthy sleeping environment that feels softer than silk. American-grown Supima cotton insures a fabric that is breathable, comfortable and durable. Degree 6 is also bacteria and allergen-resistant. DreamFit by HomTex, Inc., 256-734-3937, dreamfit.com, homtex.com