Kitchen Textiles, Table Linens See Modest Growth in 2010
February 9, 2011,
For the year, the table linens business industry-wide was up by 0.9% to $800 million from $793 million, and kitchen textiles grew 4.6% to $620 million from $593 million.
But considering the sister categories' recession-proof resemblance to decorative pillows as affordable redecorating options for homes, kitchen textiles and table linens could have fared better than they did.
Acting against them was the onset of cotton price hikes, which started a rapid incline in the second half of the year and persists today, compounded by growing costs in alternative fibers worldwide.
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