Trends, Analysis, News, Data, Commentary for Home Textiles & Housewares Business
Calhoun, Ga. – Southwest, Native American-inspired and rustic-themed rug designer and manufacturer American Dakota has aligned with Green Gables Furniture to collaborate on new lifestyle collections for the home. More
News From The Web
May 23, 2016Is the future of retailing being forged on the West Coast? It's starting to seem that way. Out west, bricks and clicks are colliding, retailers are pushing the boundaries of what a physical store can or ought to provide, and pop-up shops are sprouting like mushrooms after a warm rain. Consider: Target’s “store of the future” pilot program is now underway in 25 Los Angeles stores. In addition to rethinking the physical presentation of key departments, the store has put product experts on the floor and created a service counter strictly for online order pick-up. This is where ...
Home Alone 3
May 23, 2016Let me say right off the bat that I like most of the things Macy’s has done – and is doing – to keep the modern American department store relevant and in business. They have my respect and admiration and I have the credit card statement to prove it. But maybe, just maybe, it’s time for the merchandising honchos over there to take a look at some of their assortments – particularly in home textiles – and ask the pointed question whether enough is… well, more than enough. As evidence I reference a recent sale catalog the store issued, this one was ...
Home Alone 3
May 6, 2016Liar, liar, sheets on fire. Let’s face it, complete honesty and transparency has never been a hallmark of the overall home textiles industry. The folks who make and sell sheets and towels have been making up euphemisms for their products for generations. Down alternative? Cotton rich? 160-count percale? Billion thread count? The packaging archives are full of products that while they weren’t exactly mislabeled or misrepresented didn’t excel at giving shoppers the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. And in fairness, home textiles is no different from lots of other consumer products or other ...
Business Annual 2016
- Canadian Furniture Show/Salon canadien du meuble
May 28, 2016 - May 30, 2016
Mississauga, ON, US
- Interior Lifestyle Japan (Ambiente/Heimtextil/Home Design)
June 1, 2016 - June 3, 2016
June 5, 2016 - June 8, 2016
High Point, N.C.