Home & Textiles Today Staff -- Home Textiles Today, March 9, 2010
BeddingArley/PDKNew York (212) 889-6144
A highlight this market: Simone, featuring printed all-over circular motifs in warm tones of taupe and blue. Coordinating stripe pattern and a small dotted sheet print completes this handsome bed-in-a-bag design.ChristyGrove City, Ohio (800) 261-6326
The Palladium Collection, an urbane design with muted shades and tone-on-tone, geometric detailing reminiscent of modern boutique hotels in the West End of London. Refined edges, paired with the mocha and cocoa shapes on a white background, offer a crisp finish that is at once simple and luxurious. Palladium features 600-thread count sateen fabric and offers a duvet cover in queen and king, standard, king and Euro shams, a neck roll pillow, breakfast pillow and a bedskirt for queen or king-sized beds.
The Ghislaine Collection: A nod to Parisian sophistication, this distinguished jacquard collection adds a touch of sparkle to any suite. It features shimmering gold leaves combined with warm cream that creates a modern take on a classic scroll. The rich, opulent style includes a metallic edge and ribbon detail that imparts a palatial aesthetic to a thoughtfully styled master bedroom. Ghislaine features 600-thread count fabric and offers a full line of accessories.
The Botanical Garden Collection, evocative of an English garden in full bloom, introduces hand-painted peonies in soothing lavender and mauve hues floating on a lilac canvas. Bedspread with ruched edges and ribbon detail, scallop-hemmed linens and coordinates perfect for layering. Botanical Garden features 300-thread count sateen fabric and offers a duvet cover in queen and king, standard, king and Euro shams, a neck roll pillow, breakfast pillow and a bedskirt for queen or king-sized beds.
The Trailing Fuchsia Collection adds a dash of romance and whimsy to any bedroom. The vibrant shades of hand-painted floral buds create a quintessential English feel. Interest is added to the background with the use of a contrasting bright raspberry satin stitch while giving the collection a finished look. Trailing Fuchsia features 300-thread count sateen fabric and offers a full line of accessories.Hamburg HouseMiami (305) 557-9913
Serenity bedding is embroidered in the United States using 330 thread count Italian sateen. It is vailable in 17 colorways.Home CityLinden, N.J. (908) 587-1100
A leading exporter of luxurious 100% Egyptian cotton bed linens, towels and robes, the company offers percales, striped and solid sateen, dobby patterns to fancy weaves in all thread counts ranging from 200 thru 1,500. There is an equally versatile range of embroidery, lace, marrow stitch and all other hem treatments.RevmanNew York (212) 278-3000
Tiki Bay bedding features an exotic island paisley in spice tones against a chocolate ground with accents of tangerine and lime. The novelty island pillow adds the signature relaxed touch that is the hallmark of this brand.
Michael Kors is travelling to exotic locales as inspiration for his graphic Fall '10 bedding collection.
Serengeti bedding features a bold ikat geometric in chocolate and chamois with a fashion pop of persimmon. Signature animal skin accents and metallic gold embroidery add his personal stamp to the ensemble.
Sumatra is a graphic and dramatic block print damask that adds warmth to the stark chic of black and ivory by introducing a complement of mocha to accent and enhance the tailored elements in all bedding components.
San Tropez is understated elegance personified in a crisp white cotton duvet with a classic embroidered border in rich navy blue. Coordinates are a camel and ivory menswear check and a solid navy quilted coverlet and shams trimmed in camel binding.
From Laura Ashley, Guilford makes a dramatic statement with an over-scaled damask print in shades of black, white, and khaki. The striped border and euro shams give this bed a tailored look. Floral bordered sheets and accessories provide the perfect feminine contrast to this graphic ensemble.
The Bancroft ensemble in the Laura Ashley program features an elegant floral toile in trendy shades of rose and khaki with subtle teal accents. The trellis quilting which borders the comforter adds dimension and texture. Striped accessories are the perfect complement to this updated classic.Springs GlobalNew York (212) 556-6287
La Dauphine is a fresh look at blue and white chinoiserie porcelains with a whimsical bedding collection including motifs of exotic birds, perfume bottles, fans and bird cages. Both the bedding and bath collections celebrate the essence of baroque ornamentation with a flare of the Orient.
L'Opera Royale pays homage in bedding and bath collections to the Opera House at Versailles with its splendid palette of aqua, royal blue and homespun linen, all accented with soft gold metallic tones. Couture inspired craftsmanship is married with a lavish ten-inch cuffed sheet, embellished with an intertwining ormolu motif, harkening the visual rhythms of musical notes and the treble clef.
Campagne Metallique romantically introduces a shimmering metallic printed sheet and soft rosette jacquard, as a companion to the now classic Campagne eyelet embroidery, in bedding and bath. Decorative pillows add a modern sense of drama and jewelry to the ensemble, acting as a foil to the soft feminine touch of traditional eyelet design.Stellar Alliance/WulfingNew York (212) 563-6305
The company showcases luxury 100% Egyptian cotton flannel, available as sheets, pillowcases, shams, and top of bed.Strands Textile Mills USANew York (201) 377-2088
The range of bedding this market includes the 440 thread count 100% cotton sateen sheet set with wrinkle-free finish that lasts up to 50 washes; 400 thread count 100% organic cotton sateen sheet set with beautiful organic packaging that adds value to the store, keeping the environment in mind; economical duvet sets and comforter sets. Sheet Sets up to 1,000 thread count.Taylor Home FashionsNew York (212) 730-5120
The company's Eco-melange uses less dye stuff, less water, less energy, creates less effluent and CO2 emissions, all intended to help our planet Earth. Eco-melange is a unique look with a soft hand.Universal HomeFashionsNew York (917) 658-9006
Peony and Victorio are two new reversible bedding products. Peony is a plum and ivory embroidered faux silk design with a floral design on one side and a scroll pattern on the reverse. Victorio is a reversible design with a jacquard medallion on one side and a faux silk pieced hotel design on the other side.
Another market debut is a solid quilted sateen comforter set paired with coordinating printed cotton sheets. It comes in four colors and printed sheet options.WestPoint HomeNew York (212) 930-2000
In the Izod program, Essex is a menswear-inspired ensemble with an English heart and textural twist. Stately plaid is handsomely combined with tonal hounds tooth and richly textured solids. All finely trimmed with clean mitered flanges. Essex is bold, tailored, and classic with textural appeal and the sportive essence of Izod.
Also showing is the Izod Performance Solid sheet in khaki. Supersoft, wrinkle free 100% cotton in 300 thread count.Bath
Grove City, Ohio (800) 261-6326
The company continues the tradition of excellence in the bath with both the Elegance and Supreme towel collections. Elegance blends high-grade cotton with rayon fibers derived from the eucalyptus plant to create a wonderfully plush towel in delicate colors. Supreme uses 100% Supima cotton, making it exceptionally soft, deliciously thick and extremely absorbent. The Supreme palette includes 14 color variations from soft to sublime.
New York (914) 930-1696
Sculpted bath ensembles made from 100% ring-spun cotton include bath sheets, bath towels, hand towels, wash cloths and tub mats.
Montreal (514) 383-8989
Hotel by Domay branded shower curtains and liners includes a three-color (white, clear and beige) open stock, ultra heavy eight-gauge commercial quality vinyl liner with grommets and suction cups.
In fabric, Domay launches a basics line of quality 100% solid polyester shower curtains available in white, cream, camel, blue, burgundy and green featuring oversized European styled metal grommets.
Home Fashions International
New York (212) 689-3579
Home Fashions International features Kaleidoscope, a unique laser cut shower curtain offered in multiple color block combinations. .
New York (212) 278-3000
Manor Hill Bath combines silhouettes from nature and glittering metallic silver accents with the Crystal Pearl collection of shower curtains and bath accessories that reflects key home trends for the season. The collection is offered in pearlized tones of white, pink, blue, green and purple.
Tommy Bahama sets sail for the tropics again this season with bath collections.
Tropical Leaves bath accessories are inspired by exotic carved wood island crafts and coordinate beautifully with any of the shower curtains in the collection.
Pacific Rim bath accessories are glazed ceramic with hand painted bamboo trim, offered in Lime, Coral and Cacao as a signature basic for the collection.
Fiji Coast, a novelty scenic beach print, and Fiji Block shower curtains are the perfect coordinates for the new Ocean Blue colorway of Relax powder coated metal bath accessories.
Thro by Marlo Lorenz
New York (212) 213-8915
Embroidered shower curtains inspired by coastal themes include the styles Anchor, Sailboat, Lobster and Seahorse.
Montreal (514) 383-8989
Licensed placemats in vinyl, oversized 13-by-19-inch collection include Roosters by Jennifer Garant, along with Vintage Wine from Albena Hristova and Daisies in Vases by new Domay artist Carol Rowan.
Domay has also launched pairs of cork placemats in oversized size, featuring six new designs by artists Vivian Flasch, Ruane Manning, Albena Hristova and Marilyn Hageman.
Also new: an environmentally friendly vinyl tablecloth spring/summer range. Carefully selected and available in 52-by-70-inch, 52-by-90-inch and 60-inch round.
Thro by Marlo Lorenz
New York (212) 213-8915
Laser cut petals, satin ruffles and three dimensional flowers set this group apart from the traditional table runners. Styles include: All Over Canal Street, Nova Flower and Bahia.
Montreal (514) 363-5220
The company's Cairo & Burgos collection marries two contemporary looks on 100% poly chenille. Cairo's stripe design features small motifs; Burgos is a circle pattern.
Interpreted in jewel tones, the two looks are both available in espresso, onyx, spice, verde and Wedgwood. Components include placemats, napkins, runners, chair pads, decorative pillows, and soft window treatments.
Concord Global Trading Inc.
New York (212) 686-6686
The Harvard collection boasts two constructions within each rug. One part employs a twisted tri-color yarn which is used to create texture and height; the other aspect is regular heat set. These rugs are made in Turkey and are available in nine patterns and five sizes.
Concord is also introducing a heftier offering of better-quality shag rugs to enhance its existing line. They all come in five to eight designs and in four to six different sizes.
In a major presentation of scatter-size rugs, hundreds of designs are offered for these 20-by-33, slice, and shaped offerings. Retailers can purchase a 20-pack set.
Natco Home Fashions
West Warwick, R.I.
The company's Central Oriental rug division is featuring four new qualities. The first is a woven import from Turkey called Mystique, a collection of transitional and modern designs in a neutral/gray palette. These rugs are 100% heat-set polypropylene.
Second is Pearl, woven in the United States of a heavy two-ply heat-set yarn that has a textural finish and a thick feel. Designs range from traditional to transitional and use a contemporary color palette of silver sage, chocolate, brick and ivory.
The third collection, Encore, features a new color creel that is being added to the company's popular Interlude line. Spanning both traditional and transitional designs, it is made of 100% polypropylene and woven in the United States.
A new BCF-quality rug called Allure, available in three new background colors, rounds out the offering. These rugs are made domestically.
North Brunswick, N.J.
The company is introducing its All Naturals tufted accent rug collection of mutual stripe-patterned rugs made of multi-cotton pre-dyed yarns.
These pieces are companion weave coordinating loom woven cotton and rayon accent rugs that come in three sizes – 20-by-34, 27-by-45 and 30-by-46 – and six colorways.
White Plains, N.Y.
From the Palermo collection, the company is introducing Shelby Neutral, a hand-knotted grouping made in India of 100% wool.
The latest addition to the Ravella collection is Seashell Blue, a hand-hooked grouping of poly-acrylic indoor/outdoor rugs from China. These pieces are resistant to mold and mildew and have been UV stabilized for reduced fading.
The new Beach Umbrella rug is being added to the Spello collection of indoor/outdoor rugs. Designed by Liora Manne, this poly-acrylic rug is hand-crafted in China using a combination of hand hooking and hand tufting techniques.
From the Tropez collection, Trans-Ocean is showing the Seashell Ivory rug. These densely woven rugs are machine-loomed in Turkey of 100% polypropylene.
Arlee Home Fashions
New York (212) 689-0020
New decorative pillows from Arlee span more than 50 new fabrications. Looks start at basics and run the gamut to dressier embellished styles that feature flocking, quilting, piecing and embroidery.
Manual Woodworkers & Weavers
Among MWW's holiday offerings is the Festive Ornaments 17-inch tapestry pillow in jewel tones with gold Lurex yarns. The pillow features a hunter green back and piping and is filled with a recycled stuffing fabrication. Part of a new group comprised of a tapestry woven placemat, runner, pillow and throw.
Another spotlight is on the Jingle All The Way Fiber Optic Word Pillow. Tiny sparkling lights on Dancer's red striped leg warmers set off brightly colored felt, embellished with appliqués and embroidery. Size is 12.5 inches by 8.5 inches.
Newport/ Layton Home Fashions
Portland, Ore. (503) 247-5233
The new Bonne Fleur collection of decorative pillows comprises pieces made of 100% polyester fabric that have been embellished with Jacobean-inspired embroidery on the face. A knife edge finishes each piece. The four available colorways are brown, harvest, olive and plum.
Thro by Marlo Lorenz
New York (212) 213-8915
Spring Giraffe dog beds in hot pink and silver blue are part of the printed Micro-Luxe line. Other styles are Vintage Rose and mini dot. Both come with attached 30-by-30 pet throw and squeaky toy.
Pillows, Pads, Blankets & Throws
Mason, Ohio (513) 229-3696
Created to help simplify the life of today's “modern moms,” the Good Housekeeping collection from Downlite is comprised of quality, performance driven products that deliver lifestyle solutions along with organizational and easy care tips. The Assortment contains of a variety of lifestyle product solutions which include: Sleep Well, Fresh Release products; Sleep Smart, Stain Release products; and Sleep Healthy, Allergy Smart products.
The Eddie Bauer Collection provides an active, outdoor lifestyle brand, combining the spirit of adventure and a sense of style with the legendary quality and inventiveness. This collection bedding is available in comforters, pillows, blankets and mattress pads – in both natural and synthetic fills. All products are designed to reflect the core components of what the Eddie Bauer brand stands for: quality, value and authentic design details.
Everden latex pillows and mattress toppers from Jeffco Fibres are natural and affordable.
Louisville, Ky. (502) 495-5397
The Beautyrest Black collection from Louisville Bedding features seasonal white goose down comforters, and luxurious white goose down bed pillows. Embroidery options are black-on-white and white-on-white.
M&V Marketing Group
New York (212) 631-0900
Specialty sleep pillows offer affordable solutions to sleeping problems, such as a uniquely shaped sleep apnea pillow that comes with its own contour pillowcase.
Back Pain B'Gone is an unusually different two-pillow set featuring an adjustable knee support for maximum comfort and support.
New York (212) 685-2108
The new Melange Heather super soft plush throw and blanket from Microtex has a classic heathered look. In 100% polyester, all throw and blanket sizes available.
Pacific Coast Feather Company
Seattle (888) 297-1778
Among the company's broad range of introductions, are the following branded goods.
Sealy specialized memory foam and latex pillows and toppers including the Accustom Memory Foam pillow and topper with ventilation holes for a fresher sleep experience; the down-alternative Trillium fiber fill zip cover and Talalay latex bun pillow.
Calvin Klein Almost Down down-alternative mattress pad, building on the response to the Almost Down pillow and comforter. The mattress pad is made with a 300 thread count woven stripe fabric and an all-direction stretch skirt guaranteed to fit mattresses up to 22 inches.
Renova offers 14 new 100% recycled and recycled fill items, including plush body pillows, comforters and blankets offered in several vibrant colorways.
Houston (713) 706-3888
The new Sinomax Cradle Sleeping Pillow joins the Aspire collection, and allows sleepers to lie facing up or to cradle the pillow on the smooth sloped sides with optimal comfort. The curved recess in the crests and the ventilated resting core combines with a special high air-flow mesh cover to deliver a good sleep.
With a double knit jacquard plus a five-year warranty.
Also new: the three-inch Renaissance Memory Foam Mattress Topper and the Renaissance Quilted Duvet Mattress Topper. Patent-pending construction features a support base comprised of individual European Duvet style pockets filled with millions of individual Memory Foam Support Clusters. Above the Clusters are layers of one-inch soft and supportive memory foam, quilted into a 400 thread count cotton sateen fabric. To round out the state-of-the-art design, the product is completed with an 18-inch bed skirt included.
United Feather & Down
Des Plaines, Ill. (773) 317-3550
The company's Villa Di Borghese spa, travel and bedding collection continues to add new products under the Dolce Notte sleep collection. These will comprise pillows and comforters with new botanical-inspired colors and treatments, coordinating sheet sets and spa quality accessories. The program features luxury fabrics and Borghese's signature Botanic Down or Botanic Down Alternative Blends.
In another spotlight, United Feather & Down has announced a partnership with Portico Home + Spa, the newly re-launched eco-friendly home goods company.
Health and wellness also gets special emphasis with the launch of an innovative pillow collection developed with long-time UF&D partner Dr. James B. Maas. An award winning, Cornell University professor and leading researcher on the relationship between sleep, performance and critical thinking, Dr. Maas is author of the New York Times best-seller “Power Sleep: The Revolutionary Program that Prepares Your Mind For Peak Performance.”
The company is also presenting new pillow and comforter collections from Joseph Abboud and Eileen West. These feature trademarked Freshness Assured down and eco-friendly down alternative fills that deliver an exceptional blend of value, comfort and functionality.
Also showing: a wide assortment of eco-friendly, natural allergy defense and health and wellness bedding products featuring Lyocell Down and SilverFill; and new Tencel Lyocell fabrics and innovative constructions.
New York (212) 448-9160
The company's collection of wool blankets has been enriched by two new entries. The New Age blanket, a blend of wool and recycled wool, is totally natural and environmentally friendly, offered in six colors and four sizes. The Ideal blanket, a washable wool blanket in six fancy colors, is finished with fine whip-stitching.
In the basic lines like Victoria and Easycashmere, Zambaiti is introducing new fashionable colors in the tones of aqua green and powder pink. Blankets are available in four sizes: twin, full, queen, and king. Made in Italy.
Among the many new lambswool throws is the Sunflower throw, an Australian Merino lambswool with honeycomb waffle weave offered in an oversized format and in six bright colors. We are introducing a new throw in a blend of cashmere and lambswool and a ultra light weight baby alpaca throw. All are available in 50-by-70 size and are made in Italy.
From the Thinkashmir collection, the new Natalia throw with jacquard woven weaves comes in four colors: natural, ivory, beige, and charcoal.
New York (212) 889-6144
Among new debuts is Somerset, opulent tonal jacquard panels accented with a subtle black stripe. Top treatment is an extra long ascot valance trimmed with color coordinating beads and includes a cuff tieback. Available in rich tones of chocolate, slate, claret and moss.
Lorraine Home Fashions
New York (212) 684-0858
At the top of the introductions this market is Whitfield Stripe, a jacquard woven panel in an all-over leaf motif that is overprinted with a stripe motif and is made to match with a scalloped valance.
Carnivale is a new solid-color blackout panel with grommets and comes in six bright fashion colors — purple, lime, turquoise, fuchsia, black, and chocolate. Chelsea is an all-over textured woven jacquard panel that is foam-backed for energy savings and matches with a beaded and tasseled scallop valance.
Cimmaron is a vertical damask stripe faux leather panel with patterned grommets, made in chocolate or black. Moonglow is made of a textured semi-sheer voile featuring interspersed woven slubs of Lurex threads and is made to coordinate with tailored valances and swags.
Nova is a jacquard panel that features wide and vertical bands in contrasting colors accented with a wavy pattern. It is also available as a jacquard fabric shower curtain. Darby is also a wide vertical stripe, but instead combines contrasting colors in narrow twill stripes and features a contemporary yarn-dyed grommet top tier, swag and valance.
Tiles is a textured glass-like tile pattern that is printed on sheer voile for a tailored tier, swag and valance ensemble.
The company is also showing several new shower curtain styles in contemporary and novelty looks.
Manual Woodworkers & Weavers
A key item this market is the Santa with Elves tapestry, a woven wallhanging with fiber optic lights based on artwork by Norman Rockwell licensed by The Saturday Evening Post. Based on the Christmas cover of the Saturday Evening Post in 1922, it depicts a merry Santa surrounded by little elves joyfully working away on special toys for good little boys and girls. Each magical elf is glittering with tiny white lights and so is Santa's hair and beard! Multi-colored twinkling lights are used through out as well. Size is 26 inches by 36 inches.
Infant & Juvenile
New York (212) 889-6144
Wild Thing from Arley/PDK features black damask vertical stripes printed over a brightly colored zebra pattern in tonal shades of either purple or pink. A solid coordinate and all over damask sheet design completes this bed set program.
New York (212) 951-7902
Kaleidoscope window panels and valance from CHF Industries enliven any kid's room with a burst of color.
Montreal (514) 383-8989
The juvenile line continues to grow with the addition of four new ranges of coral fleece baby blankets. Circles, hearts, stripes and honeycomb are the new ranges, all featuring an easy-to-use hanger, satin ribbon with bow and hangtag.
New York (212) 448-4454
The colorful Traffic Jam curtains from Ellery Homestyles are constructed with Thermaweave for energy-saving décor with youthful flair.
Greenland Home Fashions
Chino, Calif. (800) 677-8140
The Just for Kids collection includes Sunny Day, with puppy dogs and song birds in an adorable 100% cotton quilt set inspired by the Dutch-Amish lifestyle. The phrases, “It's a Sunny Day” and “I like apple juice” appear as if chalked by a child on the sidewalk. Sunny Day features unique reversed heart stitching with a coordinating pink plaid on the back.
Adora boasts vibrant flowers and butterflies on 100% cotton quilt, festooned in pink, blue, fuchsia, peach and apple green with white polka dots in a lively collage. Reverses to a coordinating colorful stripe for two looks in one.
New York (909) 718-0509
Large Flower Girls plush from Suntex Designs features flowers in a pleasing pastel palette adorn this pink and taupe microplush comforter. The complementing accent of small flowers on fuchsia sheeting adds an additional pop of color and pattern.
Thro by Marlo Lorenz
New York (212) 213-8915
Throws for tweens and teens offer bright colors, peace signs, skulls and other prints. Ultra lush faux fur and super cozy Micro-Luxe throws adorned with sequin and stud detailing.
Highlights include: faux fur peace sign applique throws, sequin peace sign border throws, Matroshka doll print micro-luxe throw, pink and green argyle micro-luxe throw, studded border throw, and Delia stripe print micro-luxe throw.
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