TiA Winners Announced
Cecile Corral -- Home Textiles Today, April 4, 2008
Home Textiles Today is pleased to announce the winners of the seventh semi-annual Textiles Industry Award (TiA) competition — a salute to chosen design leaders who exhibited their products at the recent New York market — sponsored by Trendease International.
More than 5,000 votes were cast by members of the home textiles industry — designers and product developers, manufacturers, distributors and retailers — during the online voting period to determine the following winners among all the producers of new, trend-right home textiles products.
|Best Organic/Eco-Friendly Product|
|Down Lite — Tencel Eco Bed
Tencel Lyocell is made from Eucalyptus trees harvested using sustainable practices and produced in a ‘closed loop’ spinning process recovering and recycling 99.5% of solvent. Tencel is 100% biodegradable.
|Most Innovative New Product|
|American Textile Co. — AllerEase bedding
Aller-Ease with DuPont Hybrid Membrane Technology is a woven cotton fabric that rivals vinyl films as an allergen particle barrier -- maintaining the soft, comfortable, breathable feel of cotton.
|Best New Juvenile Product|
|WestPoint Home — Little Mismatched collection|
|Best Tonal Look|
|Kassatex — Hamptons bath towels|
|Best Color Story|
|Bliss Living — Ashley Citron bedding|
|Best Textural Look|
|DesignIdeas — BeachStone tabletop runner|
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