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In Vogue – N.Y. Market For The Bath

Fall Bounty

A cornucopia full of resources in showrooms during the New York Home Fashions Market, Sept. 24 to 27, 2018

The demand for design options that express consumers’ interests and tastes is more than satisfied in that most personal of spaces, the bathroom. Whether it’s coastal or lodge, gender-inclusive or color-rich oversized floral motifs, today’s options truly offer something for everyone.

For Cat Lovers

From the Renaissance Home Fashions brand, Cats shower curtain with attached valance is made with 100 percent polyester and measures 70 by 72 inches, with 12 inches on the valance. Belle Maison, 718-805-0200,

Viva La Vacay!

The Paradise Beach Collection creates a “fun in the sun” atmosphere in the bath. The colorful printed shower curtain and novelty three-dimensional resin accessories are filled with bright colors that carry over to the tufted rug and embroidery in the cotton towels. Saturday Knight Ltd., 513-641-1400


Beach-Themed Beauty

One of the many Spring 2019 coastal and tropical bath groups on view during N.Y. Market is the Ocean Treasures Collection. With art by Ta Da Innovations, it includes a textured polyester shower curtain with a heat transfer print that features starfish, shells and messages in bottles in aqua and coral. The ground depicts textured/weathered wood. The resin accessories include a lotion dispenser and jar with dangling sand-filled bottle and seashell, a coral-shaped toothbrush holder, and a tumbler and soap dish with sand texture and raised, hand-painted icons. Bacova Guild Ltd., 540-863-2600,

Vegan Towel

The company claims to introduce the world’s first certified 100 percent Vegan Towel, produced entirely without ingredients or additives of animal origins. Made in Austria by Vossen, the towel is highly absorbent and exceptionally soft due to new Air Pillow technology. Available in the U.S. through Stellar Alliance, 236 West 26th Street, Suite 801, New York NY 10001, 212-563-6305

Vitamin E Infusion

The Nourish towel features a Supima cotton/Tencel blend infused with vitamin E to offer skin-softening and moisturizing properties in addition to natural softness, luster and
durability. The Nourish towel is ideal for those with sensitive skin and for babies. Trident, 212-684-6342,

Floral Bounty

The Floral Embroidery Collection features six styles in five seasonally appropriate colors. Each style showcases a different beautifully embroidered, colorful floral scene on a 6-inch linen-look border. The collection is available to ship in December. Avanti Linens, 800-360-0836,

Oversized Jacquards

The machine washable Iconic jacquard towel set is made with 100 percent cotton. Designs include (left to right): top row—Silver Bark and Chief Joseph Aqua, bottom row Canyonlands, Tucson Turquoise and Spider Rock. The oversized towels measure: 30 by 58 inches for bath, 18 by 30 inches for hand and 12 by 12 inches for washcloth. Pendleton Woolen Mills, 503-226-4801,

Tray Chic

Bringing more than a touch of elegant to the bathroom or bedroom vanity are mirror trays with ornate metallic designs. Taymor Industries, Inc., 800-388-9887,

Woven Stripes

The Horizon Blue shower curtain has an organic look and feel featuring woven stripes of blue, cream and taupe. Famous Home Fashions Inc., 800-465-4566,

Made In Turkey

The 700-gram viscose from bamboo towel is made in Turkey and has been rated best overall by The Wall Street Journal’s Catalog Critic. The towel is available in 25 solid and two striped colors. Daisy House, 303-665-9292,

Classic Beauty Underfoot

The set of two Medallion bath rugs are made with 100 percent tufted cotton and are offered in several colors (ivory/beige shown). Better Trends, 848-216-3247,

Versatile & Durable

The Zarya 100 percent Turkish cotton pestemal beach towel is adorned with exotic Central Asian motifs of sun discs and floral medallions. It has a double-layer woven construction with a reversible pattern. It is fast drying, eco-friendly, durable and does not mildew. This versatile towel can be used as a picnic, beach or travel blanket, sarong, shawl, tablecloth, bed topper, sofa throw, bath towel, etc. Hand-woven on ancient looms in Turkey, it includes securely woven fringed edges and is offered in black, gray, royal blue and turquoise. It is produced in a state-of-the-art vertically integrated “green” factory in Turkey that runs on solar energy. Visit Linum’s new showroom in Suite 908 at 295 Fifth Avenue. Linum Home Textiles, 855-933-0300,

Eco-Friendly Robes

Ecoluxe robes are 100 percent organic Turkish long-staple cotton grown and manufactured in a regulated process that uses no chemicals, synthetic fertilizers or pesticides. Environment friendly, the robes also are luxurious on the skin, with good absorbency and hand with an optimum spinning ratio. They will maintain softness and fluffiness even after repeated washings. Robes are available in 360, 380, 400, 420 and 450 gr/m2 weights. Hamam, 646-590-3891,

Color On The Beach

Made with 100 percent Brazilian cotton, the Saint Tropez velour beach towel offers plush, absorbent comfort. Measuring 40 by 70 inches, the towel is adorned with eye-catching edgy stripes and is offered in an array of bright multi-color options. Espalma By Cobra, 212-679-8046,

Modern Geometric

The Horizons 100 percent polyester shower curtain, shown in blue, features geometric shapes shaded to create the illusion of three-dimensional depth. J. Queen New York,

Metallic-Look Resin

The Serenity bathroom accessories have a metallic feel, but are resin with a subtle antique finish. The ensemble includes a tumbler, lotion dispenser, soap dish, wastebasket, toothbrush holder and tissue cover, as well as a (not shown) covered jar and amenity tray. A coordinating shower curtain is also available. Sparrowhawk International,
230 Fifth Avenue, space 1512 (with Pacific Coast Home Furnishings), 818-203-9125

Hotel Style At Home

The Hotel Collection Ultimate bath towel set is made with high-quality, ring-spun cotton for durability, ultra-absorbency and superior softness. The set is available exclusively at Macy’s. Micro Cotton, +91 (4254) 223450,

Absorbing Air Pockets

Air Rich yarns have many air pockets in each loop, making them super absorbent. They retain their loft and softness through washings. New this market is a reversible towel construction that pairs a two-ply Air Rich face with a traditional two-ply back for extra softness on one side and dense, unified loops for great absorbency on the other. Trident, 212-684-6342,

Navy Blue

The nautical-inspired Hawkins shower curtain presents a solid navy background adorned with a band of intricately woven cotton rope netting. The 100 percent cotton shower curtain measures 72 by 72 inches. J. Queen New York, 212-414-1555,

Concrete Solutions

The Oran Collection, shown in blush, is handmade with natural concrete. There is a hint of texture in the irregular dotted effect with subtle colors contributed via hand painting. The Oran grouping is also available in aqua and gray. Splash Home, 888-225-2709

Textural Elegance

The Cobblestone Collection is made in Turkey with 100 percent combed Aegean cotton. Bath towels measure 30 by 56 inches; hand towels, 18 by 28 inches; washcloths, 13 by 13 inches, and tub mat/rug (not shown), 20 by 24 inches. Colors available are dolphin gray, raindrop, blonde yellow, white and charcoal. Kassatex, 877-258-5177,


Robes For Everyone

Linum Kids hooded Unisex Terry Bathrobe (below) is offered in solid white, chic pink and navy blue, and in small, medium and large sizes. Soft and plush, it is the right weight to provide cozy comfort for little ones. For adults, the Unisex Terry Bathrobe (left) becomes softer with each wash. Available in pink, navy, white and gray, sizes include small/medium, large/xlarge and xxlarge sizes. All the robes have two patch pockets and are made in Turkey with 100 percent Turkish cotton in a “green” factory using 100 percent solar energy. Visit Linum’s new showroom in Suite 908 at 295 Fifth Avenue. Linum Home Textiles, 855-933-0300,

Contemporary Graphics

Metro Circles celebrates modern geometrics in a design made up of hand-drawn lines and circles printed on a polyester/cotton shower curtain. Coordinating ceramic accessories feature relief concentric bands in tone-on-tone white glaze with black accenting bands. Also part of the collection is a handcrafted round bi-color rug and jacquard towels with similar contrasting accent hems, both in 100 percent cotton. Creative Bath Products, Inc., 631-582-8000,

Soft & Lustrous

Liz Claiborne Superb bath towels are made with 100 percent cotton in a twisted, ring-spun construction. With low-to-zero lint and pilling, the 590-gsm towels are absorbent, durable, soft and lustrous. Micro Cotton, +91 (4254) 223450,

Textured Mats

Building on its organic cotton bath rug collection launched during the March 2018 market, the company now debuts a new reversible border design with a textured field constructed of ring-spun yarns. Colors shown are aqua and charcoal. Regence Home, a division of Riviera Home, offers a wide range of bath, accent and area rugs on view in its showroom at 10 West 33 St., Space 1200, 212-967-2014,

Elegant Circles

The vibrant, elegant Cascade Collection includes a shower curtain printed with intricate medallions in varied shades of blue. The heavy curtain fabric is made with a blend of linen and polyester. S.L. Home Fashions, 323-587-0800,

Silver & Grey

The Alta Gray Collection includes a jacquard shower curtain design with wide textured stripes in cool shades of gray with shimmery silver metallic accents throughout. The coordinating poly resin Alta Gray accessories feature three hand-painted stripes in tones of gray, highlighted by metallic silver beading. Famous Home Fashions Inc., 800-465-4566,

Leafed Lovelies

The Springtime Collection includes a polyester/cotton shower curtain adorned with a medley of overlapping silhouetted leaves in cool spa colors printed on a textured faille weave. Coordinating resin accessories have natural surface textures and recessed leaf motifs, decorative towels (not shown) include heat-transfer print end hems, and the handcrafted 100 percent cotton rug is emblazoned with similar leaf motifs. Creative Bath Products, Inc., 631-582-8000,