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Designers East readies debut collection

New York — Designers East, a consulting and sourcing firm with offices here and in New Delhi, India, will introduce its first home textiles collection during the New York Home Textiles Market. Introductions will include bedding, pillows, window covering and tabletop aimed at the mid-tier, specialty and catalog channels. Among the highlights this market will be newly developed sueded chenille and a paper taffeta construction.

The debut collection "has been designed to offer new concepts to the 'core' product structure that retailers constantly need at prices that are extremely competitive," said Fran Shenker, a partner in the company along with product development veteran Anne Bertsch.