Continuing in popularity are medallion motifs, bohemian styles and colorful florals in vibrant hues. Perenially in bloom, floral designs today run the gamut from detailed prints of garden bouquets to contemporary semi-abstract renderings of over-scaled blooms.
Pink & Navy Combo
From Piper & Wright, the Braylee comforter set features an indigo and pink floral print with a reverse in a coordinating small ditsy floral print. The set include a comforter, two standard pillow shams and a bedskirt, and is offered in queen, king and California king sizes. The bedding is made with 100 percent cotton with 100 percent polyester fill. J. Queen New York, 212-414-1555, jqueen-ny.com
Large Scale Floral
The Peony Posy ensemble marries oversized flowers in florid colors with bold stripes. The brushstrokes of rose, Millennial pink, gold and verdant green on navy blue reverse to a painterly stripe in navy and white. A matching quilted throw, window panels, valance and shower curtain are available. Greenland Home Fashions, 800-677-8140, greenlandhomefashions.com
Blush & Gray Damask
Vince features a damask design created with intricate watercolor texture technique in soft hues of blush and gray to project a relaxing ambiance. Raymond Waites Design, 212-447-4700, raymondwaites.com
The Narcisi 300-thread-count cotton sateen quilt is offered in queen and king sizes. It’s shown with Piccoli Narcissi sheets.Gigi and Cici, 917-829-1088, email@example.com, mirabellocarrara.com
Warming & Cooling
The Serta® TempaCool® All Season Electric Mattress Pad features Serta® warming elements with the TempaCool® Cool Touch technology in a fabric made with a cooling mineral cool to the touch, so the pad can be used all year long. Queen, king and California king sizes provide two warming zones, each with its own controller. Perfect Fit Industries (PFI), 704-815-2200, pfisleep.com
From the Tommy Bahama line, Siesta Key features lush, tropical garden flowers and plants on a cantaloupe-colored background. Revman International, Inc., 212-894-3100, revman.com
From Ibena, the Contemporary Collection of throws and blankets is crafted in Germany in a range of fibers, from 100 percent GOTS-certified organic cotton to cotton/acrylic, cotton/merino wool and cotton/linen blends. Available in the U.S. through Stellar Alliance, 236 West 26th Street, Suite 801, 212-563-6305
Layered Feather & Down
Available in queen and king sizes, the Z™ TripleLayer™ down pillow features a top and bottom layer of 90 percent down and 10 percent feather, with an inner support core of 10 percent down, 90 percent feather. The cover is made with 100 percent undyed, unbleached cotton. The packaging is a fitted, self-fabric case in unbleached cotton. For every pillow purchased, Malouf donates $5 to support survivors of child sex trafficking (visit malouffoundation.org). Malouf, 800-517-7179, maloufsleep.com
Texture Through Weave
The Lattice Weave blanket is made in the U.S. with 100 percent virgin wool. Using tonal yarns, the innovative weave amplifies and enhances the blanket, offering lightweight insulation as well as textural beauty. Lattice blankets are available in twin, queen and king sizes. Pendleton Woolen Mills, 503-226-4801, pendleton-usa.com
Salerno 300-thread-count embroidered bedding is made with 60 percent Lyocell/Tencel™ and 40 percent long-staple cotton. Colors offered include white/gray (shown) and white/champagne. Salerno is shown paired with Lorimer bedding elements in coal. Kassatex, 877-258-5177, kassatex.com
The Sardinia Medallion comforter set is made with 100 percent polyester and features a jacquard medallion design in eucalyptus, chocolate, auburn and dark beige with a reverse in dark beige microfiber. The fill is 100 percent polyester. Queen, king and California king sizes are offered in the set that includes the comforter, bedskirt and two shams. J. Queen New York, 212-414-1555, jqueen-ny.com
Classic Meets Global
Lianna presents a clean-lined, contemporary look with a touch of global inspiration for those who crave classic design and who still wish to satisfy their inner gypsy. S.L. Home Fashions, 323-587-0800, slhf.com
From Wülfing, the Pastel Floral Collection offers printed luxury flannel made in Germany with 100 percent cotton. Available in the U.S. through Stellar Alliance, 236 West 26th Street, Suite 801, 212-563-6305
The Regency sateen 300-thread-count cotton and down alternative polyester comforter is engineered with NuAir™ allergen-barrier fabric to guard against dust mites, pet dander, pollen and other allergens. Crafted with ComforDry™ technology, which keeps the body dry by drawing away moisture, the comforter is filled with exclusive Duoloft™ hypoallergenic fiberfill. The comforter provides a silky-smooth sleep surface, all-seasons warmth and softness. The baffle box construction prevents fiber shifting and the 2-inch all-around gusset allows for maximum loft. The comforter is oversized and available in twin, full/queen and king sizes. J. Queen New York, 212-414-1555, jqueen-ny.com
From the Sherry Kline line, the Splendor comforter set in ocean presents a damask medallion print. Made with 100 percent cotton and a polyester fill, Splendor is offered in queen and king sizes. Each set includes
a comforter and two standard pillow shams. Pacific Coast Home Furnishings, 323-838-7808, pacificcoasthomefurnishings.com
Made in India, the Jaipur Collection of quilted throws and coordinating cushions is made with 100 percent velvet with the reverse in natural linen. The cushion fill is feather. Colors available include silver, dusky pink, jade, magenta, indigo and turmeric. For AW18 Christy is focusing on bedding accessories that refresh existing designs through accent pieces. The designs focus on textures from the sumptuousness of velvet and cashmere in throws to the rustic textures of the Agnes throw and pillow in deep, rich colors that can be paired with cool whites. Christy Lifestyle LLC, 800-261-6326, christylinens.com
The Emerson & Gray Crushed Velvet Quilt presents a modern spin on the classic stripe. Crafted with silky smooth velvet, it has a luxurious drape and hint of sheen that adds elegance to the bedroom retreat. WestPoint Home, Inc., 800-533-8229, westpointhome.com
The Bohemian Stripe seven-piece, brushed polyester microfiber comforter set is offered in full/queen and king sizes. The design is also offered in a throw, shower curtain and three-piece cotton quilt set. The Triangle Home Fashions showroom has relocated to Suite 801 in 295 Fifth Avenue. Triangle Home Fashions, 732-355-9800, trianglehf.com
The Jessica five-piece comforter set features a damask medallion pattern in bright colors on the front and a rustic blue chambray with a pleated texture on the reverse. The pillowcases and decorative pillow in the blue chambray also include the pleated design. Ramallah Trading Company, Inc., 718-439-5555, ramallahtrading.com
Hand Beading & Metallic Thread
Debuting in the brand’s 2019 color story—storm—the Wren Pillow adds a touch of luxury to bedding ensembles. It features intricate hand-beaded stripes comprised of metallic beads and metallic thread atop a cotton velvet ground. ELISABETH YORK, 888-889-9886, elisabethyork.com
Colors From Nature
The Painted Hills design is inspired by the red, yellow and gray striated hills of the same name in Eastern Oregon. The bedding is made in the U.S. with 82 percent wool and 18 percent cotton. Queen and king sizes are available, as well as standard shams and a coordinating robe. Pendleton Woolen Mills, 503-226-4801, pendleton-usa.com
Bedroom Furniture Debuts
Soft-Tex International announces a new collection of high-quality, ready-to-assemble bedroom furniture constructed with solid wood from sustainable kiln-dried Brazilian pine. Jeff Chilton, Soft-Tex ceo, states, “Based on the success of our product offering in the e-commerce mattress category, we felt that offering easy-to-assemble bedroom furniture items makes perfect sense. Additionally, the introduction offers retailers the ideal cross-sell opportunity to build out the entire bedroom environment with a merchandised collection of mattresses, utility bedding and furniture.” The initial introduction includes a dresser, mirror, chest of drawers, nightstands, headboard and platform bed frame available in espresso, slate gray and parchment finishes. Soft-Tex Manufacturing Co., 800-366-2324, soft-tex.com
Cotton & Linen Duvet Set
Take a soft organic linen fabric and give it freckles—and you have a stunning Dorothy duvet set ideal for a shabby chic loft. Imbued with a texturally rich dot pattern and short fringe trim, this all-natural cotton/linen set features calming neutral tones. The set is offered in queen and king sizes, and includes one duvet cover, two decorative shams and two cotton pillowcases. Versailles Home Fashions, Inc., 514-351-8402, versailles-inc.com
The all-natural organic bedding features a waffle weave in crisp white cotton. Park B. Smith Inc., 212-889-1818, pbsltd.com
Sophistication Meets Whimsy
From the ED/Ellen DeGeneres line, Pacifica presents the modern look of hand-painted stripes. Touches of texture and whimsy are added with decorative pillows from the line. Revman International, Inc., 212-894-3100, revman.com
Lenzing Group Reports Solid Results In A Demanding Market
The Lenzing Group generated solid results in a challenging market environment in the first half of 2018. The Lenzing Group’s strategic orientation with a focus on specialty fibers had a positive impact. The corporate strategy sCore TEN is being implemented to expand the company’s offering of specialty fibers and more extensively support customers and business partners.
In June, the Lenzing Group and Duratex, the largest producer of industrialized wood panels in the southern hemisphere, announced agreement on terms to form a joint venture to investigate building the largest dissolving wood pulp plant worldwide in Minas Gerais, Brazil.
As a pioneer in sustainable fiber solutions, the Lenzing Group will invest more than EUR 100 mn in sustainable production facilities by 2022 to realize its commitment to higher standards in textiles and nonwovens. Lenzing also announced an investment of up to EUR 30 mn in another pilot line for the production of TENCEL™ Luxe filaments at the Lenzing site. The company has introduced the environment friendly process for the production of LENZING™ ECOVERO™ branded viscose fibers at its Chinese site.
The company also invested in capacity expansions in Heiligenkreuz, Austria, and Mobile, AL, plants and the expansion of the existing dissolving wood pulp plant in Lenzing. The company is planning construction of the next state-of-the-art lyocell production facility in Prachinburi, Thailand.
The Lenzing Group started a new phase of brand communication in 2018. The brand architecture focuses on fewer brands and a strong message to consumers. With the TENCEL™ brand as an umbrella brand for all specialty textile products and the VEOCEL™ brand as the umbrella brand for all specialty nonwoven fibers as well as the new master brand presented in March 2018, Lenzing showcases its strengths in a targeted manner.
Lenzing, 212-944-7898, lenzing.com
Premier Fine Linens Grows In Several Areas
Linacel is a blend of linen and lyocell in a fabric that projects the appearance of linen, yet embodies the soft hand of lyocell. Linacel is well received by the company’s clients in the U.S. for its feel and casual look. Offered by several retailers and catalogues, interest in it is still growing. The company is displaying a large assortment of designs and a complete bed made with Linacel during N.Y. Market. Also look for a new bed on display made with leading fibers, such as Tencel, Refibra and Ecovera.
2017 was a big year for the company’s expansions. It doubled and automated its dyeing and making up capacities, and is in the process of achieving Greenhouse certification. The company has installed sufficient “green” power generation through windmills to fulfill 100 percent of its energy requirements. Almost 98 percent of the water used in the manufacturing plant is recycled.
Premier Fine Linens is certified now for ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, SA 8000, Fairtrade international and BCI. Oeko-Tex, GOTS, SUPIMA and BCI are gaining high importance today, with each retailer desiring some newness to the product in terms of speciality of raw material and special finishes with functionality. Premier Fine Linens, +91-422-2221223, premierfinelinens.com