Market week continues
Cliff Annicelli -- Home Textiles Today, September 23, 2003
At the New York Market — The market began its second day today, with heavy rains giving way to clear skies. Following are highlights seen around town.
— W-C Designs introduced a line of standalone, high-end decorative pillows in various colorways and styles with embellishments. Many coordinate to bedding collections. W-C also revamped its Waterford collection with more contemporary looks and colors borrowing from traditional designs.
— Glenoit Corp., which typically carries only domestic product, showed customers imported scatter rugs mainly from India and China, including cotton jacquards, printed cotton kitchen rugs, solid-color jute, solid-color cotton chenille and some embroidered looks on cotton and jute.
— Fallani & Cohn added eight new styles to its licensed Waverly line, as well as 28 new looks to its in-house label.
— Saturday Knight Ltd. added imported standalone scatter and bath rugs, imported from India and China. Accent constructions include jute, printed jute, sea grass, leather, leather and jute blends, chenille, cotton wovens, polyester, cotton and silk blends and polypropylene. Bath constructions include cotton and chenille looks with embroidered and embellished designs. The company also expanded its standalone bath towel ensemble business by 25 percent, with many ensembles coordinating with some standalone bath rug designs.
— Brumlow Home added new carving equipment to its Calhoun, GA-based facility. Using 100 percent nylon broadloom, the company just launched a line of accent and area rugs that feature machine-carved designs in eight solid designs and eight colorways. In related news, the company's Hilasal towel division presented a new pre-packaged Back-to-School bath set. The five-piece set includes two shower sheets, two plastic bath accessories and a metal mesh. All the goods are imported from Mexico.
— Adding imported product, Avanti Linens debuted a line of German-made paper guest towels, available in 10 patterns that coordinate with the company's embroidered towel designs. Also new is a line of domestically made tub mats that coordinates with embroidered towel ensembles. They are available in 10 styles and 18 colorways.
— Ex-Cell Home Fashions launched its line of licensed bath products with Tabletops Unlimited. The company introduced three collections that employ popular designs from the licensor's tabletop line.
— Homemaker Inc. launched a line of 100 percent cotton braided accent rugs, titled Applique, by designer Kea Meachum. The new feature of the existing construction is a washable needle-punch insert that features vintage designs, including old French soap labels and advertisements.
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