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Couture Dreams named "Best of Market" for textiles at NY Now

New York - Five companies exhibiting in the Home section of NY Now were named recipients of Home Textiles Best New Product Awards over the weekend, with Couture Dreams receiving the "Best of Market" award for its Chichi throw.

A panel of trade and consumer editors also selected winners and finalists for Best New Product Awards in four categories: Bed, Bath, Dining and Home Accessories. They were:

Winner: Tribute Goods (Houston) for its Water-Sea Glass, bedding collection based on the elements - Earth, Air, Fire and Water. Bedding is made in the USA of finest Italian woven Egyptian cotton sateen.
Finalist: Silk Story Llc (Alpharetta, Fa.) for its Raeshmi Silk Habotai Comforter.
Finalist: DownRight Ltd. (Brooklyn, NY) for its eiderdown comforter.

Winner: Scents and Feel (Miami, Fla.) for its bath towel and hand towel in new herringbone, a chic new bath set in herringbone with stripes in "Couture Sellier".
Finalist: Pom Pom Home (Burbank, Calif.) for its Gwen hamlock lace shower curtain.
Finalist: Scintilla (Reykjavik, Iceland) for its scented towels.

Winner: Pom Pom at Home (Burbank, Calif.) for its Chloe placemat.
Finalist: Couture Dreams (Wading River, NY) for its Whisper Napkins.
Finalist: LinenMe (Chicago) for its Antico Burgundy Linen Runner.

Home Accessories
Winner: Pine Cone Hill (Pittsfield, Mass.) for its Bargello woven jute rug, hand loomed with the weft guided by hand and a loop at each thread crossing to create a highly textured rug.
Finalist: Scents and Feel (Miami, Fla.) for its throw Natte and pillow.
Finalist: Traditions Linens (Claverack, NY) for its Rustic Linen Collection.

All five winning products automatically qualify for consideration in the first NY Now "Best of Home" Award, which will be determined through online voting at "Peoples' Choice" balloting runs through Aug. 20, and the winner will be announced on Aug. 21.

The panel of judges included: Jennifer Marks, Home Textiles Today; Jenny Heinzen York, Home Accents Today; Laura van Zeyl and Nancy Robinson, Home Fashion Forecast; Duke Ratliff, HFN; and Wanda Jankowski, LDB Interior Textiles. The criteria they used for judging included innovation in design, creative use of materials/construction and new fiber, material or technology.


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