Home Textiles Manufacturing - Manufacturer & Supplier News
Dallas – Peacock Alley, which this spring in Atlanta opened its first “Design Studio” outside its Texas headquarters here, continues to enhance its presence in the Southeastern city with a recent move into a new showroom at the AmericasMart in time for the summer markets this month. More
Calhoun, Ga. – Surya will debut a number of new home accessory collections at the upcoming summer markets, starting with the concurrent Atlanta International Area Rug and Gift & Home Furnishings markets. More
Seattle – Probably the first (and last) time you will read a Politico article that contains references to a major home textiles company (Pacific Coast Feather Company) and a home textiles ceo (Jeff Tauber, chief of Royal Heritage Home and National Allergy). More
Mason, Ohio – Downlite has earned Responsible Down Standard (RDS) certificate in China following extensive audits conducted by Control Union. More
Providence, RI – CleanBrands, a maker of mattress, box spring and pillow protection, will introduce CleanRest Signature, a suite of high-end products at Las Vegas Markets booth B-201-34. The new collection includes thermo-regulating waterproof protectors in a range of quality levels as well as a collection of pillows. More
Goodlettsville, Tenn. – Dollar General will expand into three new states, increasing the company’s presence to 43 states across the country. The major discount retailer will begin construction on stores in Maine and Rhode Island this fall with plans to expand into Oregon in early 2015. More
Mississauga, ON – Target revealed today that all 124 store locations that opened in Canada in 2013 were awarded Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) certification. Previously, Target announced certification of the first 68 stores and with today's announcement; the remaining 56 stores are now LEED certified. More
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June 16, 2014Maybe I saw one too many matching sets. Or maybe I heard the phrase “coordinating pieces” once too often. Whatever the reason, at a trade show this spring I found myself drawn to housewares that didn't match perfectly. Take the Sophie Conran Christmas Collection from Portmeirion, which has a set of four cups and saucers with four different patterns. It’s a found-it-in-the-flea-market look, which if you tried it, is not easy to pull off, unless you have the right eye and loads of confidence or you are a magazine editor. Putting it together for the consumer takes some ...
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February 18, 2014If there was ever a moment for the home furnishings industry to take its turn in the technical spotlight this is it.Coming out of the huge Consumer Electronic Show last month, the talk was no longer about hi-def, 3D or how big your screen was.Instead everyone was talking about wearable tech and the Internet of Things.... two trends that play perfectly into the hands of the home textiles and housewares industries.The wearable tech talk had to do with devices you could put on your body - on your wrists, your head or various points in between - that would ...
Home Alone 3
October 18, 2010"It only seems fitting to share with you, as I return, some observations from beyond the land of sheets and towels."They say you can't go home again, but what if you never left home, you were just in a different room?I've rejoined Home Textiles Today after a decade away at one of the other publications in the home furnishings business. I always kept involved in home textiles, but it was in a broader mix of all kinds of home products, from pots and pans to toasters and blenders to couches and credenzas. As such, one gains ...
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