Buyers find innovation to generate sales gains
April 16, 2001,
NEW YORK — Although retailers had no clear-cut favorites from among the soft window coverings manufacturers, innovation seemed to be what they were looking for.
"Park B. Smith's new window concept is really innovative and I think the market is ready for that."
"S. Lichtenberg had a very nice line. I liked their sheer and striped programs. They had a lot of different innovations and colors, mix and match-type things. And A.L. Ellis has some very innovative soft window patterns."
"Veratex's free-standing window program looked very good. Croscill also looked strong."
Katz Home Fashions
"There were some patterns from Stone-Cline that I liked. Whisper Dragonfly, had a dragonfly embroidered on the tab, Florete was a vertical embroidered floral on canvas-like cloth and Echo was a voile with appliqued leaves. I try to find different things and they were different."
" Croscill's line was nice, as was Burlington's. CHF has nice top treatments. Park B. Smith's Window Magic was amazing, though for us it's a display issue."
vp, home fashions/floor coverings
"I loved Park Smith's new Window Magic easy to use window concept. I also loved all the organza and taffetas for the window."