Trends, Analysis, News, Data, Commentary for Home Textiles & Housewares Business
From New York to Paris, Russia, China, India, Australia…and finally High Point, N.C. On a specially created promotional video inspired by Aladdin’s magic carpet ride, designer Christopher Guy Harrison's new collection of upscale area rugs with Nourison treks the world with a Princess Jasmine-like character (who happens to be wearing the same costume worn by actress Barbara Eden in the 1965 TV sitcom I Dream of Jeannie). More
Both overall and foreign attendance rose at the Home Textiles Premium by Textilhogar show last month. More
Through the Malouf Foundation, the company will focus efforts and funding to fight human trafficking by supporting non-profit and law enforcement endeavors to free innocent victims and prosecute criminals, as well as to aid in the aftercare and rehabilitation of child survivors More
Designer Elaine Smith is celebrating two decades of creating “inconceivably versatile” luxury dec pillows that can live inside and outdoors. More
Orchids Lux Home has come up with a new line of bedding that can reverse summer to winter. More
Struggling to compete in the e-commerce era, Country Curtains is closing up shop. More
While consumers still plan to hit stores in big numbers for holiday shopping, online shoppers will be making a bigger spend. More
The percentage of consumer who rate product prices as important when searching for products online has grown from last year. More
Obeetee will officially launch the first offerings from its new express ship program with a fundraiser for DIFFA (Design Industries Fighting AIDS). More
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October 12, 2017You may have seen the recent IHL Group report debunking the widely reported “Retail Apocalypse” meme created by their year’s wave of store closings. I confess to being among those caught up in the wave. Per the IHL’s research, U.S. retailers are opening 4,080 more stores this year than they are closing, and for every door that goes dark another 2.7 units open for business. In addition, plans call for 5,500 new stores next year. IHL president Greg Busek joined National Retail Federation execs in a press conference a couple weeks ago to further ...
Home Alone 3
October 12, 2017Arket. Remember that name as perhaps a seminal moment in the history of responsible retailing. Then again, a year or two from now we may not have a clue what in the world Arket was supposed to be. Arket is the newest brand offshoot from the folks at H&M, the fast fashion retailer that is doing its part to turn the apparel business upside down and taking its initial steps to do the same for the home business. The premise of Arket — I guess it’s a variation on the word “market” though it could mean something else entirely ...
Home Alone 3
September 7, 2017Looks like it’s happening again. Another big brand is moving from the upstairs world down to a lower level…while trying to maintain its better business. This time it’s happening in the apparel business, but everyone in home textiles can tell you stories about all the times this was done in the world of sheets and towels … and what happened. The latest twist involves Under Armour, the seemingly ubiquitous athleisure wear brand that if it didn’t invent the whole category of workout clothing as fashion certainly took it to much higher levels. The brand had for its ...
The letter O is for October and Opportunity. With the emergence of more sophisticated constructions and designs in performance fabrics, luxury textiles are expanding outdoors. High-end hospitality poses another opportunity, and the sector is poised for billion-dollar growth over the next five years. PLUS, our Product Gallery spotlights the newest spring/summer introductions.
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