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Highlights of what’s showing at The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market, Jan. 8 to 15, 2019

Classic Jacquard
The Meridian comforter features soft, 320-thread-count, 100 percent combed cotton jacquard woven fabric with a lustrous design that encases lofty, responsibly sourced 700-fill-power duck down, or premium synthetic fill. Tested for harmful substances and certified safe to Standard 100 by OEKO-TEX®, the comforter is made in the U.S. by Cuddledown of fine imported materials. Colors offered are azure, sea glass and white. The look is an extension of Cuddledown’s Meridian Bedding Collection, with a variety of coordinating colors and exclusive textural accents available. Royal River Trading, exclusive wholesaler of Cuddledown, 207-761-0201,

Giza Greatness
Super Twill is a towel made with 100 percent Giza Egyptian extra-long staple cotton with 600 gr/m2. The towel is offered in these sizes: 12 by 12, 17 by 30, 21 by 39, 28 by 54 and 39 by 59 inches. The towels come in ten standard colors with custom colors also available. Shown are bluestone, dragonfly, ice, white and ecru. Abyss & Habidecor, Inc., 800-588-8565,

Classic Chic
The Lexington Collections present richly textured fabrics, including cotton, linen and velvet. Elite Textile, Inc., 213-689-3247,

Floral Abundance
A variety of vintage floral prints combine with traditional gingham for a look that feels at home in any rustic farmhouse or country cottage. Ruffles sewn into the faces of the quilt and shams add character. Reversing to an all-over ditsy floral print, the design is also available as a throw. Greenland Home Fashions, 800-677-8140,

Luxe Sleeping Bag
Giving new meaning to “sleeping bag,” the Cocoon combination pillow and silk individual sleeping enclosure insures that one sleeps in clean and luxurious bedding wherever she goes. It comes in an attractive silk pouch. DownTown Company, 800-776-3696,

Oversized Jacquard Towel
A dynamic blanket pattern is recreated in the super-sized Harding jacquard towel that is ideal for beach or poolside. Made with 100 percent cotton, the towel features cotton velour sheared on one side for softness and looped on the other for superior absorption. The 40- by 70-inch towel is offered in gray, aqua, coral and slate. Pendleton Woolen Mills, 503-226-4801,

Linen & Cotton Blend
The reversible Avalon duvet and shams set creates a quiet respite. The design presents an unstructured floral jacquard in an ideal blend of cotton and linen. Peacock Alley, 800-275-0784,

Atlanta Market & New Executive Leaders At IMC

The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market runs from Jan. 8 to 15, 2019, with temporaries open from Jan. 9 to Jan. 13, 2019.
In November 2018, following its recently concluded merger with AmericasMart, International Market Centers (IMC) announced a new executive leadership team that includes Greg Avitabile, executive vice-president, operations; Dorothy Belshaw, executive vice-president, chief marketing and digital officer; Scott Eckman, executive vice-president, president of furniture and home décor leasing; Bill Lacey, executive vice-president and chief financial officer; JoAnn Miller Marshall, executive vice-president, president of tradeshow leasing; Carrie Messina, senior vice-president, human resources; and Dave Savula, executive vice-president, president of gift and apparel leasing.
Working from offices in Las Vegas, High Point and Atlanta, IMC will function as one company with one mission, implementing best practices across the organization and leveraging expertise and customer relationships to support corporate goals and improve the customer experience. With IMC as its corporate brand and parent company, all three venues and the individual Markets will retain their unique identities, branding and differentiating features.
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