Intro pages to each section explore ways to attract consumers who are looking for that “something different.” This page focuses on eye-catching design techniques—a color-filled floral pattern drawn from hand-painted art and an Italian creation that layers intricate butterflies against a multi-hued ground.
City Spree – A preview of resources on display in showrooms during New York Home Fashions Market, Sept. 16 to 19, 2019
Burst Of Bouquets
The artist’s hand is evident in this colorful floral bedding ensemble from the Barbarian by Barbra Ignatiev Collection. Through her art, Ignatiev seeks to inspire women to be bold and love themselves along the way. The brand embraces freedom, openness, being true to oneself and big love, expressed in Ignatiev’s vibrantly hued prints drawn from original hand-painted artworks created in her Oakland, CA, studio. Melange Home, 212-689-2002, melangehome.com
The Volo Di Farfalle design is made with 300-thread-count cotton sateen and features colorful, butterflies against a blue and white background. The bedding is made in Italy, designed and produced by Mirabello Carrara. Available through the authorized distributor, Gigi & Cici, 917-829-1088, email@example.com. During N.Y. Market, visit the Stylistico showroom at 29 E. 19 St., Floor 5.
The Pure Collection is made with 100 percent organic cotton in a 300-thread-count sateen. The unbleached, undyed base cloth is the natural color that is achieved in the original weaving stage of production. The Pure Collection is GOTS certified and is housed in sustainable packaging. Shown is the Oakdale design. Indo Count Global, Inc., 646-469-6517, indocount.com
The Hooded Weighted throw is made with 100 percent polyester with an inner filling of 96 percent glass beads and 4 percent polyester batting/fill. It features a combination of plush faux mink and Sherpa along with the handy hood for total enveloping comfort. Sutton Home Fashions, 212-392-5484, suttonhomefashions.com
From the Kenneth Cole line, Holden Grid is a yarn-dyed woven design that features shades of gray and charcoal. Revman International, Inc., 212-894-3100, revman.com
This two-tone throw measures 50 by 70 inches and is knitted with soft cotton. The texture and tassels help to create a warm, inviting atmosphere in the bedroom or living room. The throw is available in several colorways. Veritas USA, 646-590-3894, theveritas.com
Made with 100 percent polyester, Tamaria bedding in crisp white features feminine ruffled detailing that adds timeless elegance to a cozy bedroom. The ensemble is available in queen and king sizes. S.L. Home Fashions, 323-587-0800, slhf.com
From the Christopher Knight Collection, the 1,000-thread-count embroidered sheet set is offered in a range of colors. Christopher Knight’s fame started with being cast in the iconic television show “The Brady Bunch” when he was 11 years old. Now he is dedicated to living a life he loves and sharing that lifestyle through the products offered in the line. Melange Home, 212-689-2002, melangehome.com
Distressing & Stripes
The Bondi striped quilt from the company’s new quilt collection adds a chic twist on a classic. The playful distressing, varied stripe widths and spectrum of cobalt blues to neutral tans gives Bondi a contemporary look that blends well with a range of styles from traditional cottage or nautical to modern, boho or classical chic. Hedaya Home Fashions, Inc., 908-352-0808, hedayahome.com
The bestselling Lorelei three-piece quilt set presents soft flowing gray vines on a navy background. The set includes two matching shams. The quilt reverses to a solid navy. Ramallah Trading Company, Inc., 718-439-5555, ramallahtrading.com
From the J brand, Kayani brings Bohemian style to the bedroom with an updated medallion motif in a fun color palette of ocean blues, teals and greens. Printed on soft 100 percent cotton, the comforter is oversized and overfilled, and has a coordinating solid reverse. Kayani is ideal for layering with the Oakland solid coverlet in green or teal. J. Queen New York, 212-414-1555, jqueen-ny.com
From the J. Queen line, the Lauralynn features cream embroidery in a damask design that runs horizontally across the beige faux linen comforter. The oversized comforter is also embellished with .25-inch beige piping. The four-piece set includes a comforter, two padded pillow shams with hidden zipper, centered embroidery and .25-inch beige piping, and a solid faux linen bedskirt with a 15-inch drop, split corners and two rows of gimp at the bottom. J. Queen New York, 212-414-1555, jqueen-ny.com
The Sine Cera 100 percent cotton line has been developed without bleaching, dyeing or harsh chemicals. The processes used substantially reduce water and electricity consumption, and the amount of fabric waste during production. Items are prewashed and “fashion wrinkled” via an indigenous technology that forms unique micro-wrinkles and affords excellent softness, and processed to maintain a neutral pH level to provide a “safe touch” to the skin. Entry level priced and shipped in cloth bags, the collection includes sheet sets, pillowcases, duvet covers and shams in 134- and 180-thread-count versions. Premier Fine Linens, +91-422-2221223, premierfinelinens.com
Following the March 2019 launch of the REKOOP sustainable bedding concept made with forensically tagged recycled polyester, the company has taken a step forward with the debut at the Sept. 2019 N.Y. Market of REKOOP 2.0, an evolved solution that includes other sustainable fibers blended with tagged recycled polyester, variants that are performance oriented, a broader appeal in textures and finishes, and product across the price pyramid. Once REKOOP sheets have lived their lives, they can be depolymerized in a way that the cotton becomes a bio fuel and the rPET becomes a raw material for remanufacture. GHCL Limited, +91 120 2535113, ghcl.co.in
The Vellux Heavyweight weighted throw/blanket is designed to create the calming feeling of a comforting hug. Studies show weighted blankets can improve sleep and ease symptoms of stress, anxiety and other ailments. The Vellux Heavyweight is offered in nine colors and four weights. Additionally, WestPoint Home is proud to support Autism Speaks. Vellux® has committed a minimum donation of $100,000 from the proceeds of its weighted blankets to the organization, whose mission is to promote solutions for people with autism and their families. Vellux is sponsoring the Autism Speaks Walk on Sept. 15 beginning at 9 a.m. at the South Street Seaport. WestPoint Home, Inc., 800-533-8229, westpointhome.com
Geometric shapes and intricate, but clean-lined patterns bring a fresh look to microfiber quilts offered in the Modernist by Ron Chereskin Collection. Melange Home, 212-689-2002, melangehome.com
From the Nautica line, the Langdon is a yarn-dyed woven made with 100 percent cotton in a nautical design that features stripes in blues and white. Revman International, Inc., 212-894-3100, revman.com
From the Oscar | Oliver line, the Leighton comforter features a printed plaid design in textured shades of blue for a soft, contemporary look. Finished with a .25-inch blue cotton binding, the oversized, overfilled comforter is reversible, with soft, 100 percent brushed cotton on both sides. J. Queen New York, 212-414-1555, jqueen-ny.com
Seahorses & More
The Bluewater Bay Collection incorporates cool coastal tones, iconic seaside motifs and subtle wave quilting. Oversized and machine washable, the collection is well-suited for those who live seaside or who just want to feel like they do. C & F Home, 888-889-9868, cnfei.com
Made In U.S.
The Meridian Crossing napped and whipstitch bound throw and blankets are made in the U.S. with 82 percent wool and 18 percent cotton. The Meridian design is offered in a 54- by 64-inch throw, and 90- by 90-inch queen and 108- by 90-inch king sized blankets. Shams measuring 20- by 26-inches are also available. Pendleton Woolen Mills, 503-226-4801, pendleton-usa.com
Based on the success of its Dolores Room Darkening curtain panels, the company is debuting at N.Y. Market the Dolores Navy Multi cotton quilt set. The multi-color print features peacocks, flowers and leaves. Window panels are also available in a yellow/blue combination and a blue/white version for a toile-like look. Triangle Home Fashions, 732-355-9800, trianglehf.com
Tumbled Fray cotton bedding is distinguished by its casual frayed edges. Offered in a fabric self-packaging tote, the bedding ensemble is available in eight colorways (gray shown). Patina Vie, 920-748-2690, shoppatinavie.com
Weighty Stress Solution
The Weighted Blanket features a removable, double-sided polyester cover, pocketed glass beads for even weight distribution and ten ties for a secure fit. The blanket is available in ash and driftwood as well as in throw and queen sizes. Weighted blankets ground one in feelings of security and safety by replicating the sensation of a comforting embrace and encouraging the body to release stress-reducing serotonin and melatonin while decreasing stress-inducing cortisol. Malouf, 800-517-7179, maloufsleep.com
Made with 100 percent polyester, Seriana breathable, comfortable sheets are offered in queen and king sizes and in several soft, versatile colors. S.L. Home Fashions, 323-587-0800, slhf.com
The monochromatic jacquard Holte Collection from Wülfing is woven in Germany with 100 percent cotton and is available as a jacquard sateen or a soft luxury flannel. The collection can be styled for sheets and top of bed programs. Wülfing is available in the U.S. through Stellar Alliance, 236 West 26th Street, Suite 801, 212-563-6305
J2 Brands Acquisition Continues Pratesi Legacy
In August 2019, J2 Brands completed the acquisition of Italian luxury home brand,
Pratesi. Pratesi has been producing fine linens in Tuscany, Italy, for more
than 113 years. Celebrating the acquisition is Joseph Hedaya, a partner of J2
Brands and third generation owner of Hedaya Home Fashions, a family owned home
linens company established in 1961.
“There will be no sacrifices made with adhering to the highest standard of quality and craftsmanship, synonymous with the Pratesi name,” says Hedaya. “The genuine, iconic and proprietary Three Lines and Chain motifs will continue to dominate the luxury marketplace. Pratesi’s Angel Skin is made of the best-selected cotton ever considered for weaving, and we look forward to continuing to provide this proprietary and rare fabric to our customers, through existing manufacturing facilities and skilled Pratesi hand craftsmanship.”
Joseph Dushey, partner of J2 Brands adds, “Our mission is to make the Pratesi products available to a broader consumer base, while preserving the heritage and quality of the Pratesi name.” Through strategic partnerships, J2 Brands expects to expand the product offering, while maintaining the integrity of the Pratesi family traditions.
For more details, contact Joseph Hedaya, firstname.lastname@example.org or Joseph Bibi, email@example.com.
Soft-Tex Debuts Chilling & Warming Products
Soft-Tex’s N.Y. Market presentation is headlined by cooling
and warming collections in the EPIC Chill and EPIC Warm brands. They are
powered by Soft-Tex’s REACTEX technology that provides long lasting, active
cooling or warmth. The technology is a patent-pending system that controls the
flow of energy to provide the body’s ideal temperature. The warming REACTEX
technology and coordinated EPIC branding are new innovations for this market,
along with updated designs and product categories. EPIC product categories
include pillows, toppers, protectors, seat cushions and blankets.
Other introductions include:
• The Adjust-A-Cube Collection’s pillow and topper with a proprietary cube fill that adjusts to the user’s comfort level. Also available are “ice” cubes powered by REACTEX for cooling.
• The expansion of the EcoPEDIC line and its Leaf Rating System, including new Talalay latex pillows and sustainable mattress pads, toppers and fiber pillows.
• Entry into the duvet category with opening price point and luxury options of duvet inserts and covers.
• A merchandised collection of hotel quality bedding items under the Luxury Suite brand.
• In the Vendor Direct area, several new product lines tied to key buckets of consumer search interest and innovations in drop-ship operations and sustainable packaging.
For more details, contact Soft-Tex Manufacturing Co., 800-366-2324, soft-tex.com.