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  • Bill McLoughlin

    Furniture Everyday

    Bill McLoughlin

    November 23, 2015

    Take plenty of time to give thanks

    The recent events in Paris are a stark reminder of what a dangerous world we live in and how fragile life can be. Every day, the headlines are filled with news of people inflicting pain and terror on their fellow human beings. It would be easy to retreat in the face of such news; to convince ourselves that we are safer and better off staying where we don’t need to worry about acts of violence — as if such a place existed. I don’t believe that is the answer. This week we will celebrate a national holiday of giving ...

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  • David Perry

    Bedding Today

    David Perry

    November 19, 2015

    A tough question to answer: Specialty sleep in a slump?

    This week we consider two vastly different narratives about what is happening in the specialty sleep arena. Warning: We will be offering up a number of numbers, some that are difficult to reconcile. Welcome to the confusing world of bedding analysis. One of our narratives comes from two of the industry’s largest producers, publicly held Tempur Sealy International and Select Comfort. It presents a picture of a vibrant specialty sleep segment, one that is showing healthy and even spectacular growth. The other narrative, one that comes from the September Bedding Barometer report just issued by the International Sleep Products ...

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  • Jerry Cohen Law and the Business of Furniture blog.

    Law and the Business of Furniture

    Jerry Cohen

    November 17, 2015

    Celebrity Licensing Deals: Fame, Tricks, and Traps

    One of the most important recent trends in licensing has been celebrity licensing deals. Consumers love associations of famous people and entertainment properties with products in their home. But for companies manufacturing and selling products with celebrity names attached to them, many pitfalls come with the opportunities. From my work with clients and conversations with friends in the industry, here are a few important tricks and traps to keep in mind in celebrity licensing deals: Time. Famous people are busy. But when you’re counting on their star power to sell your product, you need to make sure they spend ...

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Oeko-Tex: Confidence in Textiles


With new challenges in international sourcing sustainability and quality, let OEKO-TEX be your eyes and ears around the world. See this new quick video to learn more. See the video.