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Home Textiles Manufacturing - Manufacturer & Supplier News

News covering home textiles manufacturers, suppliers, importers, distributers and product developers
  • Manufacturing steadies July purchasing index

    Tempe,Ariz.-- A key measure of strength in the manufacturing sector showed unexpected strength during July, and the nation's purchasing managers said their monthly gauge of activity in the nation's factories rose by 0.9% to a reading of 54.7. More

  • Hunter Douglas debuts cotton blinds

    Upper Saddle River, N.J. – Hunter Douglas has introduced its first Applause Honeycomb Shade series constructed of cotton fabric. More

  • Ex-Mervyn’s home merchant to Family Dollar

    Matthews, N.C. – Former Mervyn’s senior vp of home Mike Kvitko has joined Family Dollar as senior vp-softlines, overseeing apparel. More

  • Risky Business? Wal-Mart Goes Luxe

    Secaucus, N.J. — The “L” word — “luxury,” heretofore unmentionable — is springing up all over Wal-Mart’s domestics department, particularly in sheets and other bedding coordinates, as well as in towels. More

  • FIT Will Honor Textiles Execs

    New York — The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) will honor several home textiles industry leaders at its 10th annual Scholarship Awards Breakfast, set for Tuesday, April 4 at the Waldorf-Astoria Grand Ballroom. The scholarships support the college's Home Products Development program; the breakfast even will also serve as a fundraiser. More

  • Donna Rolls Out Opening Sheet Sets

    At The New York Market — Donna Karan Home has created two DKNY opening price solid sheet set and top-of-bed programs, redefined Pure, added a twin/full convertible size in Play and launched a DKNY embellished bath program in towels, shower curtains and mats. “Fashion bedding has been the driving force of our business, but while we are grateful for this, we have realized ... More

  • Vornado gives green light to Sears/Kmart merger

    PARAMUS, N.J. — Vornado Realty Trust on Monday said it would support and vote in favor of the Sears/Kmart merger, ending months of uncertainty over whether it would mount a challenge to the transaction. More

  • Textiles Players Make Forbes List

    It may have been a tough year for most American textiles companies and the retailers they sell their products to, but a handful of major players — including Mohawk Industries and Bed Bath & Beyond — managed to buck a soft economy, dominate their peers, and rise to the head of the class, joining Forbes Magazine's Dean's List of top American big companies. More

  • Grosfeld to exit SureFit

    NEW YORK— Salo Grosfeld is stepping down from his post as CEO of Sure Fit next month, but will continue to operate his own business, J.R. United, based inMiami. More

  • Smith gets new post

    Multiple category supplier Trade Am has appointed Shields Smith to the newly created post of director of national accounts and new business development. Smith reports to Louis Ragy, senior vice president, sales and marketing. "We created this post to support the growth we've experienced," Ragy said. More

  • BBB eyes doubling base

    International growth 'actively' considered
    Union, NJ — It's good to be Bed Bath & Beyond. Last week's abundant third quarter report was so cheery the company raised its outlook for the remainder of the fiscal year by two cents per share. And there was more good news: sales per square foot up nearly 7 percent in new stores, the potential to double the chain's size, and talk of international expansion.
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  • Saks Department Stores pres to address seminar

    New York — Saks Department Store Group president George Jones will be among the speakers at an "Issues and Solutions" conference about consolidation later this month at the Princeton Club here. More

Blogs

  • Jennifer Karp

    In The Mix

    Jennifer White Karp

    June 16, 2014

    Mismatched sets and perfect imperfections

    Maybe 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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  • Shoulberg PUBLISHER/EDITORIAL DIRECTOR

    Home Alone 3

    Warren Shoulberg

    February 18, 2014

    Home Tech Home

    If 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 ...

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  • Shoulberg PUBLISHER/EDITORIAL DIRECTOR

    Home Alone 3

    Warren Shoulberg

    October 18, 2010

    Homecoming

    "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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Business Annual 2016

HTT Business Annual 2016

This year’s Business Annual presents the world of home textiles…in your hand. The exclusive report presents the never-before published Top 15 Home Textiles Manufacturer ranking and an overview of the textiles market by channel and distribution channel. See the issue.