NYIGF honors best new home textiles products
Retail Editor 2 -- Home Textiles Today, August 22, 2012
New York - Alicia Adams Alpaca received the "Best of Market" award for its Suri fur bedspread at the New York Gift Fair yesterday. The competition involved more than 100 products from the fair's At Home featuring Home Textiles division.
Alicia Adams Alpaca's fur bedspread is made from Suri fur and baby alpaca herringbone fabric. Suri fur is culled from the alpaca after they have died naturally. No animal killing is involved, according to the company.
Other winners and runners up included:
Winner: Sferra for its Dario duvet covers and shams, featuring twill herringbone stripes and slim geometric bands woven into a stunning pattern.
Finalist: Peakcock Alley for the Biagio duvet cover and shams.
Finalist: Dallas A. Saunders for its Thea Schrack - Dogwood Pillow Triptych pillows.
Winner: Alicia Adams Alpaca for its herringbone unisex bathrobe, made of 100% hypoallergenic baby alpaca.
Finalist: Busatti since 1842 for linen Giglio towels.
Finalist: Scents and Feel for its Fouta towel and Lurex handtowel.
Winner: Black Pepper Dessin for its Noir Flora table runner and placemat, featuring gold brocaded flowers on a backdrop of floral hand-embroidered bouquets, made of 100% linen.
Finalist: Matouk for its Lulu DK for MATOUK table linens.
Finalist: ecoaccents for its eco-Mats.
Winner: HedgeHouse for The Throw Bed, a portable and versatile twin-sized down and fiber-filled cushion weighing only four pounds, featuring a removable and washable linen or cotton cover.
Finalist: Simple Syrup Design House for Honey Child decorative pillows.
Finalist: Blissliving Home for its faux fur Chateau throw and pillow.
"With so many superlative products to consider, our judges were truly challenged to narrow the field," said Danielle Giacopenello, At Home featuring Home Textiles sales manager. "In the end, these products were chosen as most representative of visionary design direction and innovation in home textiles."
The panel of judges included: Jennifer Marks, Home Textiles Today; Jenny Heinzen-York, Home Accents Today; Tori Jones, Veranda; Karl Lohnes, CTV/Metro Media; Susan Tucker, Giftware News; Laura van Zeyl, Home Fashion Forecast; Wanda Jankowski, LDB Interior Textiles; and David Gill, HFN.
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