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Trends, Analysis, News, Data, Commentary for Home Textiles & Housewares Business

Home & Textiles Today provides the latest news from the world of home textiles manufacturing and retailing.
  • Cotton price 66 cents

    New York – Monday’s end-of-day price on Cotton #2 futures for October contracts was 66 cents. The price on December contracts was 65 cents. More

  • Database: Sheets 2015

    HTT Database Sheets

    This exclusive Database report provides 2014 and 2013 retail sales figures for the sheets market and an analysis of where sheets and pillowcases were sold in 2014 and 2013, as well as how the distribution channels changes between 2013 and 2014. More

  • Future Leadership Conference emphasizes technology

    Future Leadership cover_350

    Mobile marketing, data collection and use, and e-commerce are all hot-button topics and buzzwords, but they can seem far off, hard to implement or prohibitively expensive. More

  • Capel promotes two on sales staff

    Troy, N.C. – Capel Rugs has upgraded its sales staff with the promotion of Jake Sweeters to national sales manager and Sylvia Williamson to sales coordinator. More

  • Hi End Accents unveils new bedding collections, website

    Irving, Texas--Home textiles manufacturer Hi End Accents is launching four new bedding ensembles this summer, on the heels of the debut of the company’s revamped website. More

  • Surya expands inventory, product availability for Vegas market

    Calhoun, Ga. – Surya is heading to the Las Vegas Market with hundreds of new products that it said will be readily available to buyers and designers soon after market. More

  • The Clawback Redemption

    Leave it to the financial business to come up with new ways to describe old situations. The latest one I’ve heard is the”clawback.” Maybe you were familiar with it, but this one really hadn’t been on my radar until recently. Clawbacks grew out of the financial meltdown of 2007-2008 and they were basically provisions that if Wall Street types had made a boatload of money on deals that eventually went bad they were required to give back – have clawed back – some of those earnings. I’m still not exactly sure who was in charge of determining the ... More

  • Millennials: Four quick things to know

    I’m in the midst of assembling a PowerPoint presentation for the Home Textiles Sourcing Expo tomorrow, and I am awash in Millennial-related data. I feel compelled to share. Did you know that next year Millennials (born between 1980-2000) will officially become the largest consumer group in the U.S.? Conservatively, their 2015 spending will hit $600 million – although some estimates put the number as high as $1 trillion. Do you know how they break out by segment? Marketing agency Barkley USA recently identified six distinct groups: Hip-ennial, Millennial Mom, Anti-Millennial, Gadget Guru, Clean and Green Millennial, and Old-School Millennial ... More

  • Notes from Atlanta

    I am recently back from Atlanta, where I attended the AmericasMart's summer edition of markets for gifts, home furnishings and rugs. While typically quieter than the event in January, this month’s show provided another example of the increasing optimism about the economy and for retail going forward. And for me, market was a welcome infusion of inspiration. While there will always be a place for neutrals anywhere and everywhere in home textiles, seeing such daringness with color and pattern again was like a breath of fresh air. I was eager to get back to my computer to write ... More

  • Cotton price 66 cents

    New York – Friday’s end-of-day price on Cotton #2 futures for October contracts was 66 cents. The price on December contracts was 65 cents. More

  • Sferra serves a spread of styles this season

    New York – In its new AmericasMart showroom during the recent Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market, Sferra spotlighted several new bedding ensembles that together hit a range of pricing tiers – from super lux to the company’s entry level. More

  • Matouk enhances lux line of throws, blankets

    Fall River, Mass. – Luxury linens house Matouk came to the summer edition of the Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market with several new styles for its throw and blanket categories. More

Blogs

  • Shoulberg PUBLISHER/EDITORIAL DIRECTOR

    Home Alone 3

    Warren Shoulberg

    July 20, 2015

    The Clawback Redemption

    Leave it to the financial business to come up with new ways to describe old situations. The latest one I’ve heard is the”clawback.” Maybe you were familiar with it, but this one really hadn’t been on my radar until recently. Clawbacks grew out of the financial meltdown of 2007-2008 and they were basically provisions that if Wall Street types had made a boatload of money on deals that eventually went bad they were required to give back – have clawed back – some of those earnings. I’m still not exactly sure who was in charge of determining the ...

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  • Jennifer Marks

    The Thread

    Jennifer Marks

    July 20, 2015

    Millennials: Four quick things to know

    I’m in the midst of assembling a PowerPoint presentation for the Home Textiles Sourcing Expo tomorrow, and I am awash in Millennial-related data. I feel compelled to share. Did you know that next year Millennials (born between 1980-2000) will officially become the largest consumer group in the U.S.? Conservatively, their 2015 spending will hit $600 million – although some estimates put the number as high as $1 trillion. Do you know how they break out by segment? Marketing agency Barkley USA recently identified six distinct groups: Hip-ennial, Millennial Mom, Anti-Millennial, Gadget Guru, Clean and Green Millennial, and Old-School Millennial ...

    Read More

  • Cecile Corral

    On The Beat

    Cecile Corral

    July 20, 2015

    Notes from Atlanta

    I am recently back from Atlanta, where I attended the AmericasMart's summer edition of markets for gifts, home furnishings and rugs. While typically quieter than the event in January, this month’s show provided another example of the increasing optimism about the economy and for retail going forward. And for me, market was a welcome infusion of inspiration. While there will always be a place for neutrals anywhere and everywhere in home textiles, seeing such daringness with color and pattern again was like a breath of fresh air. I was eager to get back to my computer to write ...

    Read More

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Intertextile Shanghai

Intertextile Shanghai video 2

There’s less than two months to go to this year’s edition of the largest textiles fair in Asia, a highlight of which is always the Trend presentation and display. Take a look in this special preview video.