Trends, Analysis, News, Data, Commentary for Home Textiles & Housewares Business
New York -- The Home Fashion Products Association is adding a special presentation to its event roster for the September edition of the New York Home Fashions Market. More
Minneapolis -- Multiplatform video e-commerce company and retailer Evine Live Inc. has appointed a new executive to its team to help the company “bridge the gap” between new technologies and increasingly mobile customers. More
Shanghai, China – This upcoming Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles trade fair is expanding to four days for the Autumn edition to accommodate a growing domestic and foreign roster of exhibitors and participants. More
Los Angeles – The Los Angeles International Textile Show -- aka LA Textile -- is returning Sept. 26-28 to the California Market Center (CMC) with several new features for the global and domestic textile and trim industry. More
Minneapolis – Target informed vendors Friday morning that it has dropped a prominent home textiles vendor over Egyptian cotton labeling – warning it would follow suit with others should they make a similar mistake. More
Sunbrella Fabric's new look will affect digital advertising, marketing materials and new global website More
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Global Home Show
August 25, 2016It 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 ...
Home Alone 3
August 25, 2016The 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 ...
Home Alone 3
August 15, 2016OK, 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 ...
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.
- Maison & Objet
September 2, 2016 - September 6, 2016
September 7, 2016 - September 9, 2016
- H&TT Global Home Show
September 18, 2016 - September 22, 2016