Fresh resources on display in showrooms during New York Home Fashions Market, March 18 to 21, 2019
For every movement there is a counter movement. So as streamlined contemporary styles continue to grow in popularity, there will always be those consumers who enjoy classic floral motifs updated with fresh colors and designs. Examples of both are featured on this page.
The Frances bedding ensemble from Piper & Wright is a delight for admirers of shabby chic or vintage décor. Featuring a blue and cream watercolor floral print on supple cotton twill, the comforter reverses to a classic blue stripe framed with solid blue piping along the edges. J. Queen New York, 212-414-1555, jqueen-ny.com
The Venezia Comforter set by ED Ellen DeGeneres presents a shibori print in cool greens and blue with navy accents. The design has been inspired by vintage textiles from around the world. Revman International, Inc., 212-894-3100, revman.com
Sleek and durable, the new Weekender line is a streamlined suite of products including sheets, protectors, pillows, and more that embody a touch of luxury. Weekender products are made using a variety of fabrics, depending on the product, including 100 percent cotton, 60/40 cotton blends and polyester. Malouf, 800-517-7179, maloufsleep.com
Made with 100 percent polyester fabric and 100 percent polyester fill, Reyna Lace bedding presents lace and ruffles bordering a solid ground. The solid color and romantic details create a versatile look that allows Reyna Lace to be used as a stand-alone ensemble or to be mix-and-matched with other patterned pieces. Triangle Home Fashions, 732-355-9800, trianglehf.com
The Skye Medallion five-piece comforter set features a bright, fresh multi-colored medallion pattern. The set includes the comforter, two matching shams and two throw pillows. The comforter is made with a 100 percent microfiber polyester shell and 100 percent polyester fill. Hedaya Home Fashions, Inc., 212-889-1111, hedayahome.com
Cotton & Linen Luxury
The Cotton–Linen Bedding Collection includes a duvet cover, shams and sheet set with flat and fitted sheets and pillowcases. The grouping also includes a quilted bedding set with the cover and two shams. The cotton linen fabric provides a luxurious hand in contemporary styles. The collection features several colors, designs and sizes, along with linen decorative pillows in varied designs and colors. Veritas USA, 646-590-3894, theveritas.com
This gray Weighted Blanket measures 48 by 72 inches and weighs 15 pounds. The company claims that research shows sleeping with a weighted blanket stimulates natural sensations of being hugged. This blanket is specially stitched in a gridded pattern to promote an even weight distribution of state-of-the-art micro beads. SL Home Fashions, 323-587-0800, slhf.com
From Wülfing, the Mandala Collection includes jacquard elements adorned with contemporary designs and woven in Germany with 100 percent cotton luxury flannel. Available in the U.S. through Stellar Alliance, 236 West 26th St., Suite 801, 212-563-6305
All natural organic bedding in white has a crisp, clean and welcoming look. Park B. Smith Inc., 212-889-1818, pbsltd.com
Styles That Resonate
The company’s mission is to create spaces that are personal sanctuaries by offering styles that fit every mood, from decadently glamorous to plush and comforting or timelessly tasteful. Unique embellishments, artisan adornments and fascinating textiles are sought out from all over the world to be crafted into designs that express personal stories in vibrant colors, lively prints, and exotic textures. Thro by Marlo Lorenz, 212-213-8915, thro.com
The Rosanna three-piece quilt set showcases a colorful print in brilliant hues that reflects a global aesthetic. Ramallah Trading Company, Inc., 718-439-5555, ramallahtrading.com
Eyelet Embellished Comforter
The Landan comforter set by Laura Ashley is embellished with eyelet stripes on a linen textured ground. The design is shown layered with soft Faye Toile flannel and floral decorative pillows. Revman International, Inc., 212-894-3100, revman.com
The Sunrise Collection centers on a woven chenille jacquard in a contemporary design. The collection blends on-trend coral tones and natural colors with hints of metallic. The oversized comforter is embellished with woven metallic piping. J. Queen New York, 212-414-1555, jqueen-ny.com
The company expands its line of weighted blankets with the Weighted Blanket Duvet. The cover is constructed of a soft, low-pile faux mink with decorative quilting. Inside is a removable quilted microfiber weighted blanket filled with lightweight, evenly distributed glass beads. No weights are put into the duvet cover for easy removal and washing. The weight is designed to help reduce stress and anxiety, and to enhance sleep. Sutton Home Fashions, 212-392-5484, suttonhomefashions.com
The Sanibel quilt by Tommy Bahama presents lush tropical orchids in corals with accents of gold, and swaying palms in green on a quilted basket weave ground. The bed is accented with a variety of woven decorative pillows. Revman International, Inc., 212-894-3100, revman.com
The Compression Weighted Blanket is meant to compress so that the sleeper can “decompress” and relax with the simulation of a calming hug. Melange Home, 212-689-2002, melangehome.com
Touch Of Vintage
A touch of country romance in Farmhouse Chic bedding set is created with ruffles and gathered tailoring. The classic red pinstripe on the face and reverse adds a touch of vintage style. Greenland Home Fashions, 800-677-8140, greenlandhomefashions.com
Inspired By Journeys To Truth
Made in the U.S., the new Spirit Seeker blanket celebrates seekers and their journeys with its pattern of multi-directional arrows and a central diamond that represents truth reached by multiple paths. The 64- by 80-inch unnapped, felt-bound blanket is made with 82 percent wool and 18 percent cotton. Pendleton Woolen Mills, 503-226-4801, pendleton-usa.com
Modern Living bedding is made with 100 percent cotton fabric and 100 percent polyester fill. Artisanal detailing, clipped woven jacquard and earthen hues give this set bohemian appeal, while the quilt’s slate gray color and horizontal stripes balance the look with a modern touch. WestPoint Home, Inc., 800-533-8229, westpointhome.com
Baby Sized Bedding
The Petite Dreams baby bedding set offers a classic smooth finish with medium weight for year-round comfort. The blanket measures 32 by 42 inches and is complemented by the ruffle-trimmed embroidered pillow. Made with 100 percent polyester, the bedding is available in white (shown), blush, gray and lilac. SL Home Fashions, 323-587-0800, slhf.com
From the Oscar | Oliver line, Flatiron (shown in a black colorway) features a striking print with a gradating mix of distressed textures in hues of black, charcoal and soft grays. The shams are reversible with both sides printed on 100 percent brushed cotton twill and finished with .25-inch black cotton binding. The pattern is available in a range of sizes. The set includes the comforter, shams and bedskirt. J. Queen New York, 212-414-1555, jqueen-ny.com
The Floris bedding ensemble features a richly colored floral print on 300-thread-count cotton sateen. It is available in queen and king sizes. Floris is from the Roberto Cavalli Home Linen Collection available through the authorized distributor, Gigi & Cici, 917-829-1088, email@example.com. During N.Y. Market, the line is on display at the Stylistico showroom, 29 E. 19 St., Floor 5.
Premier Fine Linens Grows, Adds New Product Feature
Premier Fine Linens launches a new product feature called Oxywash during N.Y. Market. Oxywash brings a relaxed hand to products, like garment washing, but with a high reduction in water consumption.
In addition, the company will showcase its Linacel capabilities. Linacel is a blend of linen and lyocell in a fabric that projects the appearance of linen, while embodying 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 an assortment of designs made with Linacel during N.Y. Market.
In 2017, the company doubled and automated its dyeing and making up capacities, and is working toward 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 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
Soft-Tex & Radiant Thermodynamics Launch REACTEX Technology Group
On February 21, 2019, Soft-Tex International announced a joint venture with Radiant Thermodynamics Inc. (RTI) to form REACTEX Technology Group, a company created to lead in personal climate control technologies. The company features technologies to offer day and night cooling with patent-pending processes developed by inventor Mark Smiderle. Soft-Tex’s chief executive, Jeff Chilton, has been named ceo of REACTEX Technology Group.
Under the umbrella of REACTEX™, the technologies describe an additive technology formulated to control heat energy flow and storage to create a customer’s unique ideal personal climate. Functioning like a battery, REACTEX™ technologies can store and release heat to provide overnight cooling or heating through pressure activation.
The first generation of REACTEX™ infused products will include top-of-bed textiles. Introductions will be unveiled in the Soft-Tex showroom during N.Y. Market. REACTEX Technology Group also has plans to launch products in non-bedding applications within the next six months.
Soft-Tex Manufacturing Co., 800-366-2324, soft-tex.com
ADFC Names Travis Stier President
The American Down and Feather Council (ADFC), a division of the Home Fashion Products Association (HFPA), named Travis Stier president, effective January 1, 2019. Stier, who holds a position with ADFC member company Down Decor, replaces current president David Sweet of Eurasia Feather Co., who served as ADFC president since 2015.
Stier is committed to ADFC’s mission of improving the quality of down and feather products, and advancing the industry’s interests. “In the coming years, I look forward to continuing our ongoing efforts on key industry issues, such as labeling compliance, which insures the quality of down and feather products and is an important part of monitoring the industry,” says Stier. “And, by redoubling our efforts on monitoring the down and feather standards on internet shopping, I hope to make a positive impact on leveling the playing field in the retail industry.” Stier notes that policing and enforcement are of central importance for the success of the ADFC compliance program. During 2018, ADFC cited two manufacturers for non-compliance with its standards.
ADFC recently relaunched its website with a refreshed design. For more information, please visit downandfeathercouncil.com.