Home & Textiles Today Staff -- Home Textiles Today, March 30, 2001
Fort Mill, SC (803) 547-1500
New from Springs under the Wamsutta line is a 400-count sateen solid-color sheet collection. Available in white, ivory, pearl, dove, feather and shadow with a rayon/cotton piping inserted, only queen and king sheet sets are offered for $59.99 and $69.99 retail price points, respectively. In the 320 Supima Solid collection, four colors: white, ivory, mist and fawn are new.
Another new collection is the 320 Supima Stripe, which features a dobby stripe, also with piping inserted. Four new colors have been introduced into the 250 Elite Sateen group: sterling and willow on the lighter side of the color spectrum, and midnight and peacock on the darker side. A twin set will carry a retail price point of $14.99. The 250 Sensuous Brushed Cotton group will unveil two new colors, espresso and eclipse, catering to rich spice tones and complementing the earthen tones already in the collection.
Also unveiling deeper, richer tones to its color palette is the 250 Egyptian Cotton collection. Brandy, maize, black and mocha will debut as will higher retail price points for full ($21.99), queen ($32.99) and king ($42.99) size sets. A retail price decrease will be seen in the 250 Soft & Easy sheets, as will seven new colors, with twins now being offered at $5.99.
In the Wamsutta Bedroom Solutions II line, three new patterns, Kirna, Chiara and Innsbruck, debut. Kirna, made in king and queen sizes only, is a jacquard with Middle Eastern influences in aqua and teal with metallic accents. Chiara features a richly textured paisley design on a multi-colored stripe with a printed houndstooth reverse and a printed stripe sheet with a wide jacquard ribbon trim.
Innsbruck is a Bohemian madras plaid matelasse in elegant neutrals, such as gray and tan. Each has a 250 sateen sheet and all will carry a $379.99 retail price point.
In the Bedroom Solutions line, Tanda, Siena, Gwyneth, Manchester, Chablis, Topanga and Fontina are all new. Each comes with 220-count cotton sheets and is domestically manufactured. Tanda features a multi-colored plaid with twisted-yarn accents, while Siena is an impressionistic floral printed on a formal scroll jacquard in soft golds. Gwyneth is a floral bouquet in olives and amethyst done on crushed voile, a first for this company, while a classical damask stripe in mink and gold with forest and aubergine accents form a formal, tailored look in Manchester. Also done in a damask, but with a floral pattern and in gold and cream, is Chablis. Geometric blocks in blues, purples and golds give a fresh look to Topanga. Done in grays and mauves is Fontina, which has textured blocks with a Middle Eastern influence, also on crushed voile.
New for the bed-in-bag category is Celeste, Morning Dew, Shadow and Raine. Shades of blue in a soft watercolor floral adorn Celeste, while warm tones of silver, pewter and grays done in elegant blossoms adorn Morning Dew. Shadow features contemporary blocks with plant elements and pearlescent accents, while Raine features a delicate floral vine on a soft ombre ground.
Rounding out the bedding will be the 220 blend bed-in-bag collection with a $99 retail price point for all sizes. Ten new patterns will be introduced: Memento, Fair Isle, Sweet Dreams, French Quarter, Lelani, Lilly, Kirkley, Ambrose, Linear and Aquarius, ranging from antique florals and spring blossoms to modern circles and stripes.