Industry Views October 2017

Seen & Heard At N.Y. Market


A roundup of tantalizing tidbits garnered during the September 2017 N.Y. Home Fashions Market.

CHF Industries

The company always had an abundance of kids’ programs, but they were sold in a quiet way via online retail. Now the company is bringing them forward for retailers to take to a national level. Shown are products in the Dream Factory line, which includes bedding, bath, shower and storage items.

Taymor Industries

Randy Wright, senior vice-president, Taymor Industries Inc., offered insights into product areas the company is addressing in response to trending demands:
• More bath accessories geared for men: shower caddies that are larger and stronger looking, and larger soap dishes, as men prefer using large soap bars, rather than the lotion or liquid soap dispenser usually included in an accessory set.
• Items that provide comfort and function for the sometimes overlooked Baby Boomers, who have disposable income and desire those qualities in bath accessory products.

Revman International

What Revman brand offers the largest assortment online? Laura Ashley. According to the company, many brick-and-mortar stores have embraced all things transitional and contemporary in response to the preferences of the Millennial generation. Customers who prefer traditional designs have taken to searching the internet for products that fulfill their cravings for English cottage garden florals and feminine eyelet motifs. Shown is the Katherine ensemble from the Laura Ashley brand, which has a toile-like appearance and an on-trend gray background updating the classic floral pattern.

What Revman brand has the most product categories online and in-store? Tommy Bahama. Shown is the Monte Verde ensemble, which spices up lush tropical ferns and foliage with pops of coral-toned flowers.

J. Queen New York

What pattern is the bestselling from the Piper & Wright line? Rosalie, the first pattern offered in the brand, still remains the bestseller today.