Online Moves From Afterthought To Main Thought For Textiles Suppliers
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The Novogratz, Shutterfly team up for home décor products
New York – Bob & Cortney Novogratz, the husband-and-wife designer team who integrate their family of seven kids in their lifestyle approach, have partnered with online digital photo site Shutterfly to develop and sell a new home décor line that include soft accessories – all of which can be customized with site users’ photos, texts and monograms.
Jaipur, Museum of New Mexico create new collection
Atlanta – Jaipur Rugs and the Museum of New Mexico have partnered to develop rugs, dec pillows and poufs under a new collaborative collection called Traditions Made Modern.
Surya to unveil Bobby Berk Home collection at High Point Market
Calhoun, Ga. – Surya Inc. is set to introduce an “energetic” line of rugs and coordinating pillows under its new Bobby Berk Home designer collection at High Point Market.
Loftex exec publishes first book
New York – The chance donation of leftover sample towels to a Connecticut animal shelter turned into active volunteer work in animal rescue for Gretchen Dale, Loftex’s evp for strategic corporate planning. This week, her first book on the subject of animal rescue went live on Amazon.
Showplace lot could become park, entertainment venue
High Point, N.C. — International Market Centers, which owns about two-thirds of the High Point Market’s showroom space, is in talks with city officials about jointly constructing a park and entertainment venue in what is now the Showplace parking lot, the High Point Enterprise reported.
Cotton price 62 cents
New York – Tuesday’s end-of-day price on Cotton #2 futures for October contracts was 62 cents. The price on December contracts was 61 cents.
Post-BTS promos drive comps
New York – With the back-to-school/college season is mostly over, the Johnson Redbook Retail Sales Index said promotional activity was on the rise at retail in the fourth week of September, driving up comps by 4.3% following a 3.7% gain the prior week.
New website Hem offers Scandinavian look
New York — A few months after its acquisition of One Nordic , a maker and online retailer of Scandinavian style furniture, ecommerce retailer Fab has launched Hem, dedicated to the look.
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On The Beat
October 1, 2014OK, so I didn’t make it out to even one of the “cultural experiences quintessentially New York” that I suggested for after-market hours in my last blog, “Great Escapes for the Market Weary.” Truth is, New York Home Fashions Market week was busy, bustling. The ache on my feet is a lingering reminder. And that is OK, because home textiles suppliers offered an abundance of their own “cultural experiences” in the form of beautiful new designs, innovative products and smart brands. Here are some of the highlights from my point of view: Chris Madden’s new line with Idea ...
September 18, 2014First, a mea culpa. In last week’s column, I wrote that Dollar General was trying to decide whether it should be purchased by Family Dollar or Dollar Tree. It is, of course, Family Dollar that is up for sale, and Dollar General has been arguing that its buy-out offer is better than Dollar Tree’s. Big apologies for screwing that one up. Now to the matter at hand: New York Home Fashions Market week. A quick look at some of the factors bearing on the market: Internal brand building. Many suppliers this market are buttressing their own house brands ...
Home Alone 3
September 18, 2014A not-so-funny thing happened on the way to the textiles market this week: Business at all the usual suspects just is not getting better. It’s why at this market week more than ever, whether you’re a vendor or a retailer, you need to get some Letters of Transit and get out of town. The fundamental things don’t apply anymore. For most of the past two or three textiles lifetimes, the business has relied on a handful of increasingly larger retailers selling their wares to a targeted demographic group of Baby Boomers. It was a rather simple formula ...
On The Beat
September 11, 2014Market week can feel like market month for many of us, when you include all the preparations leading up to September 15. And once the week gets rolling, it can be hard to tear yourself away from the textiles. But remember, New York City in the fall is not to be missed, especially after hours. For those of you looking for a break that offers a cultural experience quintessentially New York, here are a few options to consider exploring when the showroom lights go dim. The annual Feast of San Gennaro: This year celebrating its 88th anniversary, the traditional Little ...
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