Quaker hire signals home slant
July 23, 2001,
In a move that signals a major push into the home textiles world, Quaker Fabric has hired Rosemary Taft as designer for bedding, a new post.
Quaker, Spires explained, already has significant home textiles business with several key customers in top of the bed as well as decorative pillows, mostly using standard-width fabrics.
The new effort opens the possibility of purchasing wide looms for top of the bed. "We have a lot we can do with standard-width goods," said Spires. "And there are a lot of issues in finishing wide-width goods. We're continuing developmental work."
Currently, Quaker has one wide-width loom, "and it's likely we will move in that direction," she said. "We haven't made that decision yet; it will be towards the end of the year as we develop our budgets for 2002."