Chris Stone 'widens' fabric program
January 7, 2002,
HIGH POINT, NC Chris Stone & Associates is launching a new wide-width fabric program designed for the top of the bed and decorative pillow home furnishings businesses.
The firm previously had a licensing agreement to handle print downs for the home textiles world, but decided to reown this portion of the business, Aizawa said.
Both the 54-inch line, which now includes printed silk dupioni and printed linens as well as the company's basic cottons and cotton/rayon blends, and the wide-width program will tap into the company's 25-year-old contemporary and floral design archives.
In a related move Andrea Bernstein has joined the company as director of marketing, a new position, reporting to Aizawa. Bernstein, now based in Florida, most recently was creative director of Perry Ellis men's loungewear, and earlier had been with World Wide Mfg., a Florida bed/bath home fashions company. Bernstein "will be involved in the initial push for the wide-width division and will target other markets and product development," Aizawa said. She will relocate to the company's headquarters in Los Angeles in the spring.