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NYIGF gears up for upcoming event in August with hundreds of industry suppliers

New York - The New York International Gift Fair (NYIGF) is touting the nearly 600 bed, bath, linen and home fashion vendors that will be participating in its upcoming event in mid August.

In line with the summer 2011 Home Textiles Market Week here, the NYIGF said it is poised to "provide buyers with convenient access to the largest collection of home textiles resources in the United States."

The event is scheduled Aug. 12 to 18 throughout the city, at five venues: the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center; Passenger Ship Terminal Piers 92 and 94; and showroom hubs 230 Fifth Avenue and 7 W New York.

Market Week activities will include buyer-directed educational seminars, special events and promotions.

"New York Home Textiles Market offers the nation's broadest collection of mid-to-high-end home textiles," said Dorothy Belshaw, NYIGF director and GLM senior vice president.

A complete list of Home Textiles Market Week participants is available online at

Within NYIGF, the "At Home featuring Home Textiles" section of the Javits Center will present a concentration of some 200 suppliers of bed and bath fashions, such as table linens, kitchen textiles, towels, decorative accessories, area rugs, window treatments and decorative fabrics. And expanding their exhibiting space at the event this market are several major suppliers and designers, including Alicia Adams Alpaca, CGG Home Fashions, Coyuchi, Cuddledown, Dwellstudio, Florabella, Happy Blanket, Matouk, Pehuen - Patagonia Designs, Pine Cone Hill / Dash & Albert Rug Company, Scintilla, Sefte, Sferra, Sivaana and Woven Workz.

Another update to the section is the addition of pillow sources Callisto Home and Cloud 9, both of which are relocating from Pier 94 into the "At Home featuring Home Textiles" area.

NYIGF also will welcome a number of key home fashions suppliers returning after an absence as well as a number of first-time participants to the New York Market. Returning exhibitors include bed, bath and table linens company Hamburg House, Karen Luu - Home Couture (loungewear and pillows), Matteo (bed linens, tabletop and window coverings) and The Sandor Collection (Hungarian felt appliqué products); and newcomers include Artgoodies (tea towels, aprons); Chortex USA (towels); Daisy House (Turkish towels and robes); Marigot (cashmere); NBR Home (high end bedding and pillows); Pure Fiber (eco-friendly bed and bath textiles); Qi (cashmere); Rough Linen (handsewn linens); Secrets de Provence (tablecloths); and Shine Handmade (handmade table linens).

NYIGF also features hundreds of additional home textiles suppliers throughout its 11 divisions, with contemporary design resources in Accent on Design; hand-crafted home fashions in Handmade Designer Maker and Handmade Global Design; layette and related products in Baby & Child; area rugs, decorative pillows and related home accessories in At Home at Pier 94; and a number of emerging home fashions suppliers in New York's Newest at Pier 92.

At the 7 W New York wholesale mart building, Berkshire Blanket in Suite 939 is the newest of nearly 150 textile-related companies represented among the showrooms. Several existing tenants have expanded their showroom space in time for the summer market, including aaa Bath (Suites 724 / 728), Manual Woodworkers & Weavers Inc (Suite 525), Mod Lifestyles (Suite 614), Sam Salem and Son (Suite 500), Tango (Suite 807), Two Lumps of Sugar (Suite 745) and Vance Kitira International (Suite 727).

More than 100 showrooms at 230 Fifth Avenue will be participating in Home Textiles Market Week, with Designers Guild making its debut in Suite 1308. Abrahami Rugs & Décor, Inc. will unveil its new larger space in Suite Lobby 6. Buyer-focused events and amenities include complimentary breakfast and lunch, promotional giveaways, and showroom receptions. In addition, new renovations within the Buyer's Lounge will be unveiled in the rear lobby space.

Several educational seminars and social events will supplement Market Week activities. At the Javits Center, a series of seminars presented by trade and consumer publications, as well as industry associations, will address consumer trends, sustainability and business strategies. On August 15, New York City's International Furnishings & Design Association (IFDA) will host Color: From Theory to Selection, an exploration of color theory and its practical applications.

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