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    The Thread

    Jennifer Marks

    August 25, 2016

    Willful Ignorance

    It has not gone unnoticed since Target dropped a bomb on Welspun a few days ago that wink-wink, nudge-nudge textile labeling is rather the norm than the exception at volume retail. This is frequently true in matters pertaining to Egyptian cotton. Egypt’s cotton production is small, not even in the top 10, and declining. Yet “Egyptian cotton” can be found on home textile labels everywhere from fine linens boutiques to Walmart. For as long as mass merchants have craved “luxury at a price” in their sheet and towel assortments, someone has found a way to accommodate them. You can ...

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    Home Alone 3

    Warren Shoulberg

    August 25, 2016

    Truth in Textiles

    The global home textiles industry is rapidly – and very suddenly – coming to grips with the idea that it needs to look before it leaps. With reports of a big retailer – Target – cancelling its business with a large global supplier – and pulling the products from its shelves – because what was inside the package didn’t match the labeling, there is now real debate about making sure customers are getting what they are being told they are getting. For those in the global home textiles industry, this does not come as a shock, even if the particulars of who got caught – Welspun ...

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    Home Alone 3

    Warren Shoulberg

    August 15, 2016

    Sriracha Retailing

    OK, here’s your quiz for the day: What do all of the faster growing players in the home textiles retail business have in common? A. The best prices B. The best products. C. The best customer service. D. The best locations Time’s up. Did you get the right answer? It’s obviously E, none of the above. In today’s retail environment, it’s not really about having the lowest price in town. Or the best products. Or terrific customer service and locations. It’s all about being different. About offering the customer a shopping experience they can ...

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Global Home Show

Global Home Show Fall 2016

H&TT's Global Home Show is the ideal venue for U.S. and foreign-based suppliers looking for temporary space for Market Week. All exhibitors also get strong marketing support from H&TT, in print and online. It's the most cost-effective and convenient way to show at New York Home Fashions Week. Click here for more details on why you should do business with us.


Posh from HTT

Welcome to POSH, the new publication on the luxury home textiles market from Home & Textiles Today. Take a look and you’ll see features on fashion, but there’s also much more on demographics, marketing and trend directions. And watch for the debut later this summer of the POSH e-newsletter as well as the next print edition this winter. Click on the cover image above to take you to the digital edition of the very first POSH.

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Heimtex Videos

Lenzing Videos for Heimtextil

In their final video report from Frankfurt, H&TT editors Jennifer Marks and Warren Shoulberg explore the issue of sustainable, responsible home textiles. See the videos! Sponsored by Lenzing.

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