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NY Now's best new products in textiles

Retail Editor 4 -- Home Textiles Today, February 4, 2014

New York - Five companies exhibiting at the Javits Center here were named named winners of Home Textiles Best New Product Awards as part of the NY Now show and Home Textiles Market Week.
The winners and finalists included:

Couture Dreams for its Heavenly Throw made from silk with fringes and trim.

Winner: Matouk for its Doppio, a bedding collection with a double line of embroidery on white and ivory linen. The yarn is from flax grown in northern France.
Finalist Libeco Home for its Heritage Bedding Collection.
Finalist: Downright Ltd. for its Reversible Merino Wool mattress pad.

Winner: Nine Space for its Dip Dye Fouta Beach Towel. Made of Turkish cotton, the towel is hand dip dyed with one side smooth woven to repel sand, and the reverse side a heavier weight terry cotton for absorbency.
Finalist: Traditions Linens for its Stone Washed Waffle towels.
Finalist: Scents and Feel for its Trilogy towels.

Winner: Traditions Linens for its Cody, a chambray reversible double cloth with solid chambray on one side and plaid on the reverse.
Finalist: Fab Habitat for its Nantucket-Polypropylene hand-woven rugs.
Finalist: Linum for its West Napkin.

Winner: V Rugs & Home for its Cecil Pouf, a round ottoman with swivel. Made in the USA, with 100% Belgium linen. Fringes are made with Tibetan lamb, trimmed with waxed cotton cord.
Finalist: Rani Arabella for its Cashmere Skull Pillows.
Finalist: Johanna Howard Home & Accessories for its Beast Pillow.

"Our judges chose these products in recognition of great designs which have strong potential to make a larger impact on the home textiles market," said Danielle Giacoponello, Home Furnishings + Textiles sales manager.

All five winning products automatically qualify for consideration in the NY Now "Best of Home" Award, which will be determined through online voting at "Peoples' Choice" balloting runs February 1-5, and the winner will be announced Feb. 6.

The panel of judges included: Jennifer Marks, Home & Textiles Today; Jenny Heinzen York, Home Accents Today; Duke Ratliff, HFN; Nancy Robinson, Home Fashion Forecast; and Wanda Jankowski, LDB Interior Textiles.


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