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  • WestPoint Home debuting Dena

    New York – Dena Home has joined the WestPoint brand portfolio, and the company is the color designer collection beyond its core in quilts.

  • Lenzing opens new customer service center in Asia

    Donnerstag, Austria – Lenzing last week opening its newest customer service center in Hong Kong to support growing business North Asia.

  • Feizy in search of interior designer partners for Haute Trends

    Dallas – Area rugs and home accessories house Feizy is coming to the Las Vegas Market in search of new partners from the interior design community to develop the company’s Haute Trends collection.

  • Capel Rugs brings range of rugs to Vegas

    Troy, N.C. - Capel Rugs is introducing a variety of fashion-forward rugs at the Las Vegas Market next month that will range from florals and elegant neo-traditionals to versatile neutrals and solids.

  • Cotton price 64 cents

    New York – Wednesday’s end-of-day price on Cotton #2 futures for October contracts was 64 cents. The price on December contracts was also 64 cents.

  • TJX Cos. to acquire off-price Australian retailer

    Framingham, Mass. – The TJX Companies Inc. intends to move into the Australian market with the purchase Trade Secret, a 35-unit off-price chain owned by Gazal Corporation Limited.

  • Joss & Main, Jessie James Decker align for new home event

    Boston – Home fashions flash-sale site Joss & Main has teamed with country singer, songwriter and fashion designer Jessie James Decker for a nursery and living room makeover at her Nashville, Tenn., home along with a 28-day curated sales event.

  • REM-Fit launches mobile app

    Chicago – REM-Fit, Protect-A-Bed’s active lifestyle bedding brand, has created a new mobile app for Android and iOS devices that includes weekly tips from REM-Fit lifestyle coach Kevin Houston via the REM-Fit Life YouTube channel .

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Intertextile Shanghai

Intertextile Shanghai video 2

There’s less than two months to go to this year’s edition of the largest textiles fair in Asia, a highlight of which is always the Trend presentation and display. Take a look in this special preview video.



    Home Alone 3

    Warren Shoulberg

    July 20, 2015

    The Clawback Redemption

    Leave it to the financial business to come up with new ways to describe old situations. The latest one I’ve heard is the”clawback.” Maybe you were familiar with it, but this one really hadn’t been on my radar until recently. Clawbacks grew out of the financial meltdown of 2007-2008 and they were basically provisions that if Wall Street types had made a boatload of money on deals that eventually went bad they were required to give back – have clawed back – some of those earnings. I’m still not exactly sure who was in charge of determining the ...

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  • Jennifer Marks

    The Thread

    Jennifer Marks

    July 20, 2015

    Millennials: Four quick things to know

    I’m in the midst of assembling a PowerPoint presentation for the Home Textiles Sourcing Expo tomorrow, and I am awash in Millennial-related data. I feel compelled to share. Did you know that next year Millennials (born between 1980-2000) will officially become the largest consumer group in the U.S.? Conservatively, their 2015 spending will hit $600 million – although some estimates put the number as high as $1 trillion. Do you know how they break out by segment? Marketing agency Barkley USA recently identified six distinct groups: Hip-ennial, Millennial Mom, Anti-Millennial, Gadget Guru, Clean and Green Millennial, and Old-School Millennial ...

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  • Cecile Corral

    On The Beat

    Cecile Corral

    July 20, 2015

    Notes from Atlanta

    I am recently back from Atlanta, where I attended the AmericasMart's summer edition of markets for gifts, home furnishings and rugs. While typically quieter than the event in January, this month’s show provided another example of the increasing optimism about the economy and for retail going forward. And for me, market was a welcome infusion of inspiration. While there will always be a place for neutrals anywhere and everywhere in home textiles, seeing such daringness with color and pattern again was like a breath of fresh air. I was eager to get back to my computer to write ...

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    Home Alone 3

    Warren Shoulberg

    July 6, 2015

    High Drama at the Low End

    Don’t look now but the bottom end of the home textiles market is in play. With the demise of Anna’s Linens, consolidation in the dollar store channel, the continued expansion of Aldi and the entry of H&M and Zara into the home business we are in the midst of some serious upheaval down on the low end of the retail hierarchy. And while the prices are low and the margins slim, don’t ever forget the fact that this is a huge business up for grabs. If we accept the premise that the marketplace is becoming truly ...

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