Bath Shop Products
October 12, 2001,
American Trading Co. offers a set of three towels that are printed or embroidered. The embroidery is offered in various colors.
Valley Stream, NY (516) 792-2110
Baltic will introduce a variety of new constructions and designs. They include: polka-dot bedecked jacquards; embossed borders; velour finishes; new sculpted patterns with jewel tones; new white textured towels embellished with small embroidered flower bouquets; and finally a honeycomb weave in solid colors and depicting a spa-like style.
New York (212) 951-8110
The Chantelle and Whisper Weave shower curtains and Mystic line of bath accessories are all new. Chantelle is a 100 percent crushed polyester, while Whisper Weave is 100 percent polyester. Mystic is offered in either brass or chrome.
Cobra Trading for Espuma
New York (212) 213-1850
Cobra is taking a new approach to bath, focusing on expanding with new Brazilian jacquards as well as adding tween collections to its beach towel lines and adding new amenities to its spa collection with new robes and bath sheets. The five new collections are: Arabesque, a jacquard with a gold metallic wide border; Province, a three-tier jacquard border inspired by toile; fiber-reactive prints on bath ensembles; polka-dot designs on wide borders; and rickrack towel border.
Creative Bath Products
New York (212) 889-2666
Creative Bath will introduce new product stemming from its recent licensing partnership with wildlife artists the Hautman Brothers. The launch will include five designs for fabric and vinyl shower curtains with coordinating towels and accessories. Other new introductions include completely coordinated collections like Florabunda, which includes a 100 percent cotton shower curtain; Falling Leaves, which includes ceramic accessories; and Golden Orchid, which includes a textured polyester shower curtain.
Charlotte, NC (212) 889-7777
Five new collections center for embellished towels includes Sanibel, which uses sun-bleached shades that have a natural appeal, such as pale, bleached blues or soft yellows and peaches (seven towels, 11.99 to $17.99); Bittersweet, an offshoot from the Sweet Chic collection of last market, uses twin sets of contrasting colors. (five towels, $14.99 to $17.99); Faux Tropic uses tropical themes with cool greens and true blues combined with pinks and oranges still having a strong influence (four towels with retail price points from $12.99 to $17.99); Fall Forward, which has very rich designs combined with deep colors (three towels, each with a linen color present, $14.99 to $19.99); and Spectator, which features summer spectator looks such as regattas or tennis matches along with red, white and blue combined with simple designs such as dots, plaids and stripes (three towels, $12.99 to $17.99).
Paris 33 1 53 32 27 00
A division of Zucchi/Bassetti, Descamps is a leading French company that manufacturers bath towels and robes and the printing and finishing of bed linen. Towels are colored in subtle, delicate hues. New additions include a complete range of velour.
Famous Home Fashions
Montreal (514) 735-4566
This Canadian-based company introduces the Love Grove shower curtain. Made from 100 percent polyester, it will be available in blue and silver, feature a metallic print and textured look and be offered with coordinating bath accessories.
Bellmawr, NJ (856) 933-1300
Ginsey's latest innovation for the home is the company's new Bathroom Appliqués products, vinyl black-and-white adhesive pieces that affix to tiles, mirrors and shower doors to add a new look.
Miami (305) 591-1844
Hilasal is expanding its towel business with a renewed and more focused approach to bath. For this new initiative, Hilasal is introducing a new line of embellished printed bath ensembles that combine fiber-reactive printing with embroidery and embellishments. One of the new designs for the line is Curious Cat, a bath, hand and tip ensemble.
Los Angeles (323) 589-5471
A resin-frosted bath accessory line called Dried Flowers is new. Offered in red, pink and blue, flowers are set in both opaque and clear resin. The company's traditional line of bath accessories will feature earth tones and metallic finishes.
The Koko Company
Long Island City, NY (718) 392-7799
Koko's new collections of 100 percent cotton drape panels/shower curtains made in India include Zigzag Stripes, which is available in four earthy hues and three sizes, and its Botanical drapes line of white and colored embroideries in cotton organza and in three botanical styles.
Cartersville, GA (770) 607-8100
Lacey is introducing three new collections of bath rugs: South Beach, which includes five bright tropical patterns in six colorways; Luminessence, which includes four styles in both bright and dull shades for a new tone-on-tone patterning look; and Precious Metals, which is a pure white rug accented with golden and/or platinum yarns in three different patterns.
Lady Jane Ltd.
Cypress, CA (714) 891-2802
Lady Jane is introducing its new Fleur collection, featuring elegant designs with golden accents on wooden accessories.
Burlington, IA (319) 753-5131
To appeal to customers looking for more sophisticated and fully coordinated looks, LaMont is introducing two new collections: Antique Rose, a rattan and metal collection with rose petals; and Bolero, a hand-twisted paper design in a striped taupe-and-purple colorway. Addressing its "mainstream" price point customer, LaMont is introducing its Carousel collection of polypropylene products featuring a frosted stripe design.
Melange Home Fashions
New York (704) 333-0108
Melange expands its bath program and unveils 20 new designs for its 100 percent nylon shower curtain line, which will feature natural motifs.
Messina and Zucker
New York (212) 889-3750
Three new bath rugs will be introduced: Deco Plush, Barcelona and Avanti. Deco Plush is offered in 15 colors and in a variety of sizes. Barcelona is a nylon rug with a scrolled border in 12 colors, while Avanti is a three-piece set featuring a tone-on-tone pebble effect in seven colors.
Mystic Valley Traders
Woburn, MA (781) 933-0666
Mystic gets cozy this fall with Fireside, a new bedding ensemble with a lodge feel. Shower curtain coordinates are included.
Pacific Coast Home Furnishings
City of Commerce, CA (323) 838-7808
A line of embellished towels, which uses imported lace, will be offered in two colors and in various designs.
Park B. Smith
New York (212) 889-1818
Expanding on its successful tufted bath collection, Park B. Smith is introducing new designs — nautical and floral — for rugs and shower curtains. Looking to grow in a new area of luxury bath rugs, the company is also introducing its Nature Spa collection of soft bath rugs.
North Vernon, IN (812) 346-3601
Regal's new Footprints collection, Sharon Pierce McCullough, includes three patterns: Tropical Toucan, Bird on Frog, Tropical Fish and Buddies. The collections are made of 100 percent acrylic, and as with all Regal rugs, these goods are machine washable. Tropical Fish and Buddies are complete bath ensembles including accessories and shower curtains.
New York (212) 725-7583
Revere's new The Cape collection is a double-jacquard bath ensemble from Turkey. It is made of 100 percent cotton and is available in six colors — white, linen, berber, celery, buttercup and lavender. The Cape is one of seven new double-jacquard bath ensembles Revere is introducing.
Robert M. Weiss Presents
Ridgewood, NY (718) 497-4100
New introductions include hand-painted wooden bath accessories under the Corinthian collection. Available colors are aubergine and carmel.
Saturday Knight Ltd.
Cincinnati (513) 641-1400
Tufting on gingham will be Saturday Knight's biggest push, with its new Gingham Garden collection.
Fort Mill, SC (803) 547-1500
A variety of freestanding shower curtains will debut under the Self Expression trend as will four new bright colors for the 250-count Soft & Easy sheet palette and six brights to the Centennial towel palette. Pop, Variety of Vinyls, Gel Square, Salsa Fish and Horizontal Rainbow all debut as shower curtains. For the Soft & Easy line of sheeting, lemon, grape, mango and pink flamingo are added while grape, pink, flamingo, lagoon, lemon and mango are added to the Cetennial line of towels and rugs.
New York (212) 689-8965
Looking to expand its $14.99 promotional shower curtain program, Sultan's is introducing Scalanor Fish. The collection includes 12 patterns on 100 percent vinyl shower curtains.
Steven Drew International
Los Angeles 866-444-3739
The Abyss European towels line is expanded with the new all-weather 400-gram Egyptian cotton robes. Available in all styles, the robes have ready-to-wear details such as turned seams, oxford hanging loops and generous sizing. Also new is a new hooded robe in 400-gram weight, in five colors and three styles: swing, smoking and shawl collar. The company's textured towel collection has been expanded from 16 colors to 30 colors, available in five textures and five sizes. The Super Pile 700-gram towel now has four additional colors — celery, vanilla, rose and dusty blue — for a total of 10 colors.
Universal Home Fashions
New York (212) 481-3233
For its launch in October, Universal will introduce 20 shower curtain collections with full coordinates — including towels and accessories such as wastebaskets, tissue boxes, tumblers, soap dishes, lotion pumps, toothbrush holders, jewelry trays and cotton ball jars. Constructions for shower curtains include poly-cotton, cotton, chenille and vinyl.
New York (212) 684-1006
For its new wildlife-oriented licenses — National Wildlife Federation and the Hautman Brothers — Terrisol will make several new introductions, including larger towels at 34" x 64" dimensions.
New York, NY (212) 930-2000
The Seduction towel's construction is retired in favor of a new Seduction towel that will ship by the end of December and features a luxurious, long-staple, ring-spun cotton. Offered in a 10-color palette and measuring in ad 30" x 56" and 16.85 pounds, this new towel will carry a retail price point of $19.99. Floral Lace and Classical Shell make up the initial introductions for the new Museum Collection, which combines technical innovation with exquisite detailing. Both designs are richly embroidered with repeating motifs and broad borders.
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