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North Plainfield, N.J. – Designer and HGTV star Monica Pedersen visited Metropolitan Window Fashions at Fabricland here last Friday to introduce her new collection of draperies from Softline Home Fashions and autograph copies of her book, " Make It Beautiful - Designs and Ideas for Entertaining at Home.” More
Charlotte, N.C.--ART, the creative home furnishings network and trade association, announced Imax’s Susan Andrulis as its new president and Kellee Hollenback Hammond with Littman Brands & Sonneman – A Way of Light as the new evp of the ART Board of Directors. More
Beijing — If the home textiles industry has been wondering what China will do with its reported huge supplies of stockpiled cotton, a new report from Reuters may have the answer. More
Paris – Anne de Solène is preparing for the debut next month of the Sonia Rykiel Maison brand at Saks Fifth Avenue’s e-commerce site, Saks.Com. More
Hendersonville, N.C. -- Manual Woodworkers & Weavers this week released its new mid-Fall 2014 supplement on its website, www.manualww.com. More
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October 1, 2014OK, so I didn’t make it out to even one of the “cultural experiences quintessentially New York” that I suggested for after-market hours in my last blog, “Great Escapes for the Market Weary.” Truth is, New York Home Fashions Market week was busy, bustling. The ache on my feet is a lingering reminder. And that is OK, because home textiles suppliers offered an abundance of their own “cultural experiences” in the form of beautiful new designs, innovative products and smart brands. Here are some of the highlights from my point of view: Chris Madden’s new line with Idea ...
September 18, 2014First, a mea culpa. In last week’s column, I wrote that Dollar General was trying to decide whether it should be purchased by Family Dollar or Dollar Tree. It is, of course, Family Dollar that is up for sale, and Dollar General has been arguing that its buy-out offer is better than Dollar Tree’s. Big apologies for screwing that one up. Now to the matter at hand: New York Home Fashions Market week. A quick look at some of the factors bearing on the market: Internal brand building. Many suppliers this market are buttressing their own house brands ...
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September 18, 2014A not-so-funny thing happened on the way to the textiles market this week: Business at all the usual suspects just is not getting better. It’s why at this market week more than ever, whether you’re a vendor or a retailer, you need to get some Letters of Transit and get out of town. The fundamental things don’t apply anymore. For most of the past two or three textiles lifetimes, the business has relied on a handful of increasingly larger retailers selling their wares to a targeted demographic group of Baby Boomers. It was a rather simple formula ...
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