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Las Vegas – The long domination of traditional design in kitchens and bathrooms has given way to transitional and contemporary styles in North American homes. More
Brooklyn, N.Y. - Etsy Inc. the website that sells handmade and vintage goods, is planning to go public, reported Bloomberg . The e-commerce site is looking to raise an initial public offering (IPO) of $300 million. Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley are said to be working with the company on the offering. More
Marshall, Texas — Online retailer Overstock.com and Sears say they will appeal a $15 million dollar verdict for patent infringement awarded Friday in U.S. District Court in Texas. More
Shanghai – The 2015 autumn edition of Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles will for the first time take place in the new National Exhibition and Convention Center. With the growth of the Shanghai event, the Intertextile Guangzhou Hometextile event will cease operation. More
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January 27, 2015Never mind the sheep or the goat. I predict 2015 will be the Year of the Parties. That’s because there’s something special about 2015: the major holidays all conveniently fall on or weekends or abut them. Valentine’s Day, July 4th and Halloween each land on Saturdays, and Christmas and New Year’s Days both fall on Fridays, setting the stage for long weekends – and hopefully, lots of parties. Add to the mix lower gas prices, a rehabilitating housing market and an overall economy on the mend, and this year is poised to be full of pluses for ...
January 26, 2015The year 2015 is just a few weeks old, but you’ve likely been to at least one trade show already. Depending upon what part of the business you’re in, you may have been to three or four by now. And more are on the way, the big ones for home textiles being NY Now this month and New York Home Fashions Market next month. Between talking to suppliers about their show preparations, sorting through new product photogarphs, walking the halls at Heimtextil in Frankfurt recently and just absorbing what’s in the wind about trends in home, here ...
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January 26, 2015I’ve lost track of how many Heimtextil fairs I’ve attended, but I can safely say it’s more than most people and I can just as safely say I always come back being better informed about the general condition of the home textiles industry. This year was true to form. Some ongoing observations were apparent, as always; others were new takes on old issues. In no particular order: The U.S. Dollar Rules. The surprising strength of the American currency was good news for U.S. buyers looking to spend their money wisely. Versus the Euro, the dollar ...
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