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Sep 18, 2011 Issue #22

Cover Story

September 18 Cover
Same Old, Same Old? No Way

Old Winnie obviously never was in the home textiles business. It's human nature not to acknowledge change when you are caught up in the middle of it, and that is certainly the case for those in the soft home business. But as the industry gathers here in New York this week for its fall market week, any tendency not to understand exactly how much the industry has changed - in the right directions, as well as the wrong ones - is to ignore the fundamental reinvention of the American home text...