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High Point, N.C. – Bedding and accessories companies will be unveiling colorful and often contemporary new designs at High Point Market, which gets underway this Saturday. More
County Tipperary, Ireland – Luxury fabric manufacturer John Hanly & Co. has launched a new website portal that makes its products available to the U.S. market. More
Manchester, Vt. – Home accent and accessory brand Chandler 4 Corners is expanding its decorative pillow offerings with new styles that center on a “relaxed and earthy” aesthetic on knit constructions. More
Wheeling, Ill. – Building on its array of fabrics for every surface, from draperies and wall panels to upholsteries, Brentano is expanding its Affinity collection this fall with a new collection within a collection of sofa fabrics. More
Matthews, N.C. – Family Dollar executives did not address the company’s potential acquisition during yesterday afternoon’s quarterly conference call. Chairman and ceo Howard Levine characterized the retailer’s recently concluded fiscal year as “one of the most difficult” in its history. More
Dallas – Loloi Rugs is rounding out its 10 th anniversary celebrations this year with the launch of 10 new rug collections and a vastly expanded dec pillow line spanning 46 new styles at the High Point Market Oct. 18-23. More
Troy, N.C. – Capel Rugs is launching a “Selfie” photo contest during High Point Market. More
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October 8, 2014Was it really just three weeks ago? The New York Home Fashions Market was hopping and remarkably gripe-free. Showrooms were slammed Monday and Tuesday, and many suppliers I spoke with had at least one or two weekend appointments, as well as a few early drop-ins the Friday before the official kick-off. Bed Bath & Beyond was like the thousand-headed snake god. Everywhere I went a BBB team seemed either to have just left or was expected to soon arrive. Despite the oft-noted softness in the middle market tier of retailers, suppliers continue to design largely for the middle and up. And ...
Home Alone 3
October 8, 2014We all know the song lyrics: “It’s a long, long while from May to December But the days grow short when you reach September. One hasn’t got time for the waiting game.” The September New York home textiles market week (sorry, I just can’t call it Home Fashions) is now in the books, but exactly what happened — and more importantly, what happens next —is subject to much interpretation and even more speculation. Certainly, it has been a long, long time from those heady days of spring when everyone eagerly awaited the fourth quarter where the economy and ...
On The Beat
October 1, 2014OK, so I didn’t make it out to even one of the “cultural experiences quintessentially New York” that I suggested for after-market hours in my last blog, “Great Escapes for the Market Weary.” Truth is, New York Home Fashions Market week was busy, bustling. The ache on my feet is a lingering reminder. And that is OK, because home textiles suppliers offered an abundance of their own “cultural experiences” in the form of beautiful new designs, innovative products and smart brands. Here are some of the highlights from my point of view: Chris Madden’s new line with Idea ...
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