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American's Next Great Home Textiles Company: Round 2, Product Design

Criteria: Originality, excellence of execution, price/value equation, suitability to category

Judge: Patricia Felwel
Feiwel has been designing textiles for over 25 years. In the retail market, she has created custom lines for key stores such as Barney's, Henri Bendel and Saks Fifth Avenue. As director of design she has worked for companies such as Pillowtex, Fieldcrest-Cannon, Sheridan USA and P. Kaufmann in the United States as well as mills in China, India, Portugal and Brazil. She has also developed textiles for significant design house labels, among them Knoll International, le Creuset, Waterworks, and Thomasville Furniture.

Patricia Felwel

HedgeHouse

HedgeHouse

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The "throw bed," sophisticated but not precious, rolls into a matching bag/carrier case made of the same fabric. This down and fiber-filled cushion is a new category of comfort. At 40 inches by 70 inches, it's made of beautiful linen and cotton from Ireland and Belgium with an unusual gold zipper of anodized aluminum - hidden, but a welcome suprise. The versatile new item works well at home and can go anywhere.

Le Cote Francais Maison

Le Cote Francais MaisonLe Cote Francais Maison

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This offering is an usual group of pillows and throws with a French accent. Mixes of vintage and modern fabrics make a contemporary patchwork. Adding to the ensembles is a group of original, artist-designed pillow collections with many unique mixes. Customers can customize an order or choose from vintage "one-of-a-kind" pieces.

Pyar & Co

Pyar & CoPyar & Co

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In our global society, an American wife and an Indian husband. She was mesmerized by the beauty and grace of the sari. How to share the gifts and colors of India with the West? Through this collection of pillows in rich and unusual combinations with exquisite detail. Some true bonuses - with no minimums and the opportunity for customization.

Simple Syrup

Simple Syrup

Simple Syrup

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This unusual group is hand-made in the South. With detail-oriented sublimation printing, these "moody" pillows look hand-painted. They have a group of coordinating printing that form a rich ensemble. In addition, there is a limited run of doll/pillows fashioned on Victorian-style characters, signed and numbered.

Stamattina

StamattinaStamattina

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Beautiful bedding as only the Italians can print - and sewn in the United States, a perfect combination. A unique sheeting collection using a re-constituted embroidery machine from the days when we made it here. The mix and match collection of sheets and comforters, pillows and duvet covers features sophisticated shades. Sewn, quilted and assembled here - so don't worry about extra shipping costs.

Wabisabi Green

Wabisabi GreenWabisabi Green

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This group of modern, eco-friendly home décor takes its themes from nature. Brightly colored pillows, napkins and runners employ eco-friendly and natural fibers with themes of land and sea. Luscious colors and graphic patterns are hand-printed with environmentally friendly water-based inks. Created, printed and fabricated in the United States.

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