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    At the New York Market — There’s a whole lot of name-dropping going on at 261 Fifth Avenue, where Himatsingka America’s showrooms are adding star power, international design and urban street art to its portfolio of brands. More ...

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  • Divatex throws down the gauntlet on pima fiber fraud

    New York – Divatex has signed with Applied DNA Sciences and later this year will begin selling products tagged with the PimaCott content-branded label to guarantee that the fibers used in the merchandise are 100% pima cotton.

  • Casale Home paves path to U.S. with expanded capacity

    At the New York Market – Mexican bath, accent and area rug manufacturer Casale Home is looking to break into the U.S. market with its broad assortment of constructions for throughout the home and for all tiers, from discount to high-end.

  • Restoration Hardware 4Q revenues climb 23.5%

    Corte Madera, Calif. — Restoration Hardware said its fourth-quarter revenues jumped 23.5% to $582.7 million as the fast-growing retailer continued to drive top-line growth from its brick-and-mortar stores, catalog and e-commerce businesses.

  • Belk Inc. posts 5th consecutive year of comp gains

    Charlotte, N.C. – Coming off a strong-selling holiday season and significant growth year for its e-commerce segment, Belk Inc. is embarking on this new fiscal year with plans to expand its online business.

  • L.A., Long Beach ports look at ways to improve efficiency

    Long Beach, Calif. — Executives from the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles met this week to start developing strategies to improve efficiency at the major U.S. gateway for goods coming from Asia.

  • Militant union faction opposes West Coast port pact

    San Francisco — A militant union faction plans to meet next week in opposition to the tentative contract agreement for West Coast ports reached last month by the International Longshore & Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Assn.

  • Our Top 5 Reads of the Week

    Live from New York – H&TT’s market week videos! Welspun’s bold move. WestPoint puts Martex in the spotlight. Consumers: Retailers still don’t get it. Can retailers kick their addiction to discounting?

  • Cotton price 63 cents

    New York – Thursday’s end-of-day price on Cotton #2 futures for May contracts was 63 cents. The price on July contracts was 64 cents.

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Join HTT Editorial Director Warren Shoulberg and Editor-in-Chief Jennifer Marks as they kick off video coverage from the 2015 New York Home Fashions Market. Each day they will share news about the trends coming out of showrooms and the hot topics of the market week. See the videos! Sponsored by Lenzing.

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HTT Kick Off Party

The Big H&TT Market Kick-Off Party is set for 5:30-7:30pm on Sunday, March 22 at 230 Fifth Ave. Rooftop. See details!

Top 50 Retailing Giants

Top 50 Retail Giants

Movers and shakers. Trendsetters and up-and-comers. That's what you’ll find in the 2014 H&TT Retailing Giants Issue. Read Now. Sponsored by Divatex.


  • Jennifer Marks

    The Thread

    Jennifer Marks

    March 23, 2015

    Talking Points

    It’s go time. The showrooms are set. The sales sheets have been distributed. The appointment schedules mapped out. There’s a lot to see and talk about at this week’s New York Home Fashions Market. Based on previews and pre-market conversations, here’s what to keep an eye on. Better qualities. In just about every product category and regardless of pricing tier, qualities are improving. This isn’t just about lower cotton prices. (Although cotton prices have settled down, labor and freight costs have been climbing.) Microfiber constructions are better, too – getting heavier, lending fabrics a cottony hand ...

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    Home Alone 3

    Warren Shoulberg

    March 23, 2015

    March Madness

    While most of the rest of the semi-same world is focused on what’s really important this month — the college basketball playoffs — those of us in the good old home textiles industry will once more square off in that delightful exercise known as New York market week. It’s what we do. But in the spirit of competition, let’s get our brackets set for this sporting event where full-court presses, man-to-man defenses, picks and an inordinate amount of fouls are all part of the game. The Same Old Customers vs. New Prospects. A lot of vendors will complain there ...

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  • Cecile Corral

    On The Beat

    Cecile Corral

    March 10, 2015

    Art imitating life?

    I experienced some déjà vu this weekend while binging on the newly released Season 3 of “House of Cards” on Netflix. (NOTE: Show fans – Stop here if you don’t want a spoiler) In episode 8, fictional presidential candidate Heather Dunbar, who is on the campaign trail in Cedar Rapids, gives a motivational speech to a cheering crowd of blue-collar workers on the need for Walmart to raise its minimum wage. Had she lived in the real world, she’d be about two weeks too late. On Feb. 19, Walmart said it was raising the minimum wage to $10 ...

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    Home Alone 3

    Warren Shoulberg

    March 9, 2015

    Oh ... Canada

    Like most people who think the United States and America are the same and that the place north of us is … well, that place, my understanding of the particulars of Canada are somewhat vague and largely uninformed. Nothing personal, mind you. I’ve rarely met a Canadian I didn’t like and I’m quite fond of their comedians, hockey players and bacon. But when it comes to understanding why business in Canada is not necessarily the same as business in the United States I’m as ignorant as the next guy … especially if the next guy works at 1000 ...

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