Product offerings on display during the Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market, July 9 to 15, 2019 at AmericasMart
The Organic Cotton Comfy Knit Throw measures 50 by 60 inches and is made with 100 percent organic cotton. The heavyweight, tasseled throw is offered in soft white (shown), stone and gray. Zestt Organics, 866-673-1773, zesttorganics.com
From the Boutique Gallery Collection, the 22- by 22-inch Helga Noir decorative pillow features a woven marbleized fabric of 100 percent cotton. Zipper closure and insert are included. Eastern Accents, 800-397-4556, easternaccents.com
Made with 100 percent cotton, the Nate pillow measures 20 by 20 inches and is available in a range of colors. Merben international Inc., 866-463-7236, merben.com
Gentle ewe, Sugar, shows off her holiday cheer on this Swedish Dishcloth from 1818 Farms. It’s part of a new collection of original sketches from the company’s farm. The machine washable and dishwasher safe eco-friendly cloth measures 6.5 by 5 inches and can take the place of 16+ rolls of paper towels. 1818 Farms Swedish Dishcloths utilize absorbent natural fibers to soak up spills and clean streak-free. 1818 Farms, 256-489-0777, 1818farms.com
Touch Of Scandinavia
The Oslo Evening modified plaid blanket in clear, natural colors reflects the simplicity of the Scandinavian aesthetic. Made with 82 percent pure virgin wool and 18 percent cotton, the blanket is napped with a whipstitch binding. Made in the U.S., Oslo Evening is offered in 54- by 64-inch throw, 90- by 90-inch queen and 108- by 90-inch king sizes. Pendleton Woolen Mills, 503-226-4801, pendleton-usa.com
Pretty Peacock Pattern
Pavo Sateen Bedding by Cuddledown features a dramatic peacock feathers design printed on silky 400-thread-count, 100 percent combed cotton sateen. Offered in sheeting, top of bed, quilted coverlet and shams, the bedding has been tested for harmful substances and certified safe to the STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX®. The print coordinates with Cuddledown’s 400-Thread-Count Sateen Bedding Collection, which is offered in many colors and styles. Royal River Trading, exclusive wholesaler of Cuddledown, 207-761-0201, royalrivertrading.com, service@-rrtmaine.com
Woven in Italy, the Modena by Legna in clay adds a warm and lively pop to any bedroom. The 100 percent wood fiber jacquard fabric offers the smooth and supple feel of silk and the easy care of cotton. Also available in cloud, the collection includes duvet covers, top and fitted sheets, pillowcases, shams and bedskirts. SDH, 707-864-8075, sdhlinens.com
Made with the highest quality linen from India, the tabletop line is an interpretation of artwork by the late William Dalton Manning, a Southern contemporary artist. Three designs—Allure, Crossroads and Elevation—are offered in table runners, square placemats, square dinner napkins and cocktail napkins. The color palette includes tone-on-tone embroidered white, ivory and natural linen. Deb&Bill by Burbenz LLC, debandbilldesigns.com
The Bohemian Oasis Collection of throws and blankets celebrates rich textures and neutral tones. Elite Textile, Inc., 213-689-3247, elitetextileinc.com
The 16- by 16-inch Emuna tasseled hook pillow design by Justina Blakeney is made with 100 percent wool and cotton. Peking Handicraft Inc. (PHI), 800-872-6888, pkhc.com
The Avril ensemble is digitally printed in a non-repeating arrangement. The deep visual layout and rich colors are paired with tessellated quatrefoil quilting. The floral quilt includes a solid blush reverse. Greenland Home Fashions, 800-677-8140, greenlandhomefashions.com
Element towels are made with 100 percent Giza Egyptian extra-long staple cotton. Element hand and bath towels, bath sheets and washcloths are available in four colors: salmon, white, atmosphere and nude. Abyss & Habidecor, Inc., 800-588-8565, abysshabidecor.com
The Omni by Nikki Chu Nomadic lumbar pillow measures 12 by 24 inches and is made with natural wool interwoven with metallic yarns in ivory, black and maple sugar. Jaipur Living, 888-676-7330, jaipurliving.com
Programming Highlights At AmericasMart Atlanta
The Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market® presents nearly 30 events and seminars, gourmet demonstrations, lounges and celebrations this July.
Shop the Show returns for its third season with a new group of design and lifestyle influencers who will shop the Market, present trend-focused seminars, meet buyers and share their experiences. They include: Monika Hibbs, Landyn Hutchinson of Living with Landyn; Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth; and Anissa and Brian Zajac of House Seven Design + Build.
The market’s tastemaker programming highlights successful retailers, top lifestyle brand creators and inspiring interior designers. Business-building programming touches on new ventures, creating in-store experiences and developing a successful e-mail marketing plan.
Here are highlights of seminars held in the Building 1, Floor 14, 14-D-9, Seminar Space:
Tuesday, July 9
“Fair Trade – Setting A Legitimate Ethical Standard For Businesses,” presented by Chris Solt, executive director of the Fair Trade Federation, 2 p.m. This session provides an overview of fair trade principles, code of practice, issues in and the future direction of the values of the fair trade movement.
Wednesday, July 10
“Boost Your On-Premise Sales With Events That Create An Experience,” presented by Lisa Ard of Vintage Market Tips and Tricks, 10 a.m. Ard teaches how to create a shopping experience that online retailers can’t deliver.
Thursday, July 11
“Inside Instagram: Learn How to Take Your Social Community & Content To An Entirely New Level Of Business Success,” with Shantel Khleif of Imagine Media Consulting, and Anissa and Brian Zajac of House Seven Design + Build, 2 p.m. Demand from the Instagram community helped propel the Zajacs to form their own firm. They and social media expert, Shantel Khleif, share advice on leveraging social media to redefine your business model and tips to create the most meaningful content and engagement.
Friday, July 12
“A New Kind of Traditional,” a conversation with Dennis Scully of Business of Home, Bunny Williams, Annie Selke and Mark D. Sikes, 12 p.m. The experts discuss their product lines, business growth, and the state of the marketplace for those with a more traditional sense of style.
For a full schedule of seminars and social events, visit AmericasMart.com.