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Join HTT Editorial Director Warren Shoulberg and Editor-in-Chief Jennifer Marks as they kick off video coverage from the 2015 New York Home Fashions Market. Each day they will share news about the trends coming out of showrooms and the hot topics of the market week. See the videos! Sponsored by Lenzing.

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  • Jennifer Marks

    The Thread

    Jennifer Marks

    March 23, 2015

    Talking Points

    It’s go time. The showrooms are set. The sales sheets have been distributed. The appointment schedules mapped out. There’s a lot to see and talk about at this week’s New York Home Fashions Market. Based on previews and pre-market conversations, here’s what to keep an eye on. Better qualities. In just about every product category and regardless of pricing tier, qualities are improving. This isn’t just about lower cotton prices. (Although cotton prices have settled down, labor and freight costs have been climbing.) Microfiber constructions are better, too – getting heavier, lending fabrics a cottony hand ...

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  • Shoulberg PUBLISHER/EDITORIAL DIRECTOR

    Home Alone 3

    Warren Shoulberg

    March 23, 2015

    March Madness

    While most of the rest of the semi-same world is focused on what’s really important this month — the college basketball playoffs — those of us in the good old home textiles industry will once more square off in that delightful exercise known as New York market week. It’s what we do. But in the spirit of competition, let’s get our brackets set for this sporting event where full-court presses, man-to-man defenses, picks and an inordinate amount of fouls are all part of the game. The Same Old Customers vs. New Prospects. A lot of vendors will complain there ...

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  • Cecile Corral

    On The Beat

    Cecile Corral

    March 10, 2015

    Art imitating life?

    I experienced some déjà vu this weekend while binging on the newly released Season 3 of “House of Cards” on Netflix. (NOTE: Show fans – Stop here if you don’t want a spoiler) In episode 8, fictional presidential candidate Heather Dunbar, who is on the campaign trail in Cedar Rapids, gives a motivational speech to a cheering crowd of blue-collar workers on the need for Walmart to raise its minimum wage. Had she lived in the real world, she’d be about two weeks too late. On Feb. 19, Walmart said it was raising the minimum wage to $10 ...

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