Nautica extends bedding lineup
Home & Textiles Today Staff -- Home Textiles Today, February 5, 2002
New York — Nautica Home unveiled new bedding product during mini-market, including artwork for three additional beds for spring, as well as additions in other product categories.
The Nautica Home line is manufactured by American Pacific Home of San Francisco.
The Varsity and Regatta ensembles will both feature cotton, 210-count, yarn-dyed sheets and will hit retailers' shelves by late June.
Varsity is done in dark blue and gray tones with gray plaid sheets and borrows some elements from the popular Nautica brand clothing line. Retail price points will range from $190 for a queen-size comforter, while open-stock sheets will range from a $60 price point, also for a queen.
Borrowing colors from its sponsorship of the America's Cup sailboat Stars and Stripes, Regatta features a nylon-face comforter in tones of blue and yellow, which reverses to a cotton, 210-count, yarn-dyed plaid. Many of the decorative pillows are also done in nylon with various details, including buckles reminiscent of regatta racing. A coordinating shower curtain is also available. As with Varsity, retail price points will range from $60 for a queen sheet and $190 for a queen comforter.
Scheduled for previewing during spring market will be Santa Fe, a decidedly Southwestern-flavored ensemble; the menswear-inspired Avenue; and Cottage Retreat, a sun-bleached floral bouquet pattern.
Expanding its quilt collection, American Pacific will unveil the Northport quilt, which ties back to the original bed introduced in fall 2001, and the Gray Matters quilt.
For the Nautica brand bath collection, a new striped towel joins its solid-color fellows in the J-Class category. The towel will be offered at a $11.99 retail price point in dove, blush, olive, indigo blue and sand. Five more fashion-oriented colors will be offered at the onset of spring market.
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