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  • Beautiful spaces, ageless places highlighted in spring edition of Design Today

    Design Today March 2015 cover

    HIGH POINT — Ageless places incorporate modern classics, sustainable style and right/downsizing design, and the latest edition of Design Today, Progressive Business Media's digital quarterly magazine for interior designers, explores all three categories via product introductions, designer perspectives and industry insiders’ forecast of market trends. More

  • H&TT, Oeko-Tex kick off market with sustainability seminar

    At the New York Market – Looking to equip home textiles manufacturers, suppliers and retailers with not just inspiration but tools to become more sustainable in their business practices, H&TT and Oeko-Tex hosted a presentation this morning entitled “How to make compliance a business plus”. More

  • Malouf moves into new space for market

    At the New York Market -- Malouf has found the right setting to unveil its many new collections this week in its new showroom that offers “minimalism, openness and a light, fresh feel.” More

  • Kanodia Global moves into 230 Fifth

    At the New York Market – In time for this week, Kanodia Global has moved into a new showroom in suite 1310 at 230 Fifth Avenue. More

  • Talking Points

    It’s go time. The showrooms are set. The sales sheets have been distributed. The appointment schedules mapped out. There’s a lot to see and talk about at this week’s New York Home Fashions Market. Based on previews and pre-market conversations, here’s what to keep an eye on. Better qualities. In just about every product category and regardless of pricing tier, qualities are improving. This isn’t just about lower cotton prices. (Although cotton prices have settled down, labor and freight costs have been climbing.) Microfiber constructions are better, too – getting heavier, lending fabrics a cottony hand ... More

  • March Madness

    While most of the rest of the semi-same world is focused on what’s really important this month — the college basketball playoffs — those of us in the good old home textiles industry will once more square off in that delightful exercise known as New York market week. It’s what we do. But in the spirit of competition, let’s get our brackets set for this sporting event where full-court presses, man-to-man defenses, picks and an inordinate amount of fouls are all part of the game. The Same Old Customers vs. New Prospects. A lot of vendors will complain there ... More

  • Cotton price 63 cents

    New York – Friday’s end-of-day price on Cotton #2 futures for May contracts was 63 cents. The price on July contracts was also 63 cents. More

  • Video Coverage of 2015 NY Home Fashions Market

    Join HTT Editorial Director Warren Shoulberg and Editor-in-Chief Jennifer Marks as they report from the 2015 New York Home Fashions Market. Each day they will share news about the trends coming out of showrooms and the hot topics of the market week. Video coverage sponsored by Lenzing. More

  • Our Top 5 Reads of the Week

    What is Sears doing to calm jittery suppliers? How much will the West Coast port slowdown cost Williams-Sonoma? What are East Coast ports doing to add capacity? Also, Bed Bath & Beyond goes one way on policy returns and Target goes another. More

  • Gordmans posts lackluster Q4 results

    Omaha, Neb. – Sales were up slightly but comps continued to struggle during the fourth quarter for apparel and home décor regional department store Gordmans Stores Inc. More

  • AICO adds Richard Rae as sales vp for soft home

    Pico Rivera, Calif. — Full-line furniture manufacturer AICO/Amini Innovation Corp. has hired Richard Rae as vp of sales, soft home, a newly created position. More

  • BedGear expands sales team to support growth

    Farmingdale, N.Y. – To keep up with ongoing growth, performance bedding company Bedgear has named Paul Ciciarelli as its new vice president of sales – Americas, and John Vinson as sales manager - Central / Southeast regions. More

NY Home Show Videos

HTT Video Player for NY Show

Join HTT Editorial Director Warren Shoulberg and Editor-in-Chief Jennifer Marks as they kick off video coverage from the 2015 New York Home Fashions Market. Each day they will share news about the trends coming out of showrooms and the hot topics of the market week. See the videos! Sponsored by Lenzing.

Blogs

  • Jennifer Marks

    The Thread

    Jennifer Marks

    March 23, 2015

    Talking Points

    It’s go time. The showrooms are set. The sales sheets have been distributed. The appointment schedules mapped out. There’s a lot to see and talk about at this week’s New York Home Fashions Market. Based on previews and pre-market conversations, here’s what to keep an eye on. Better qualities. In just about every product category and regardless of pricing tier, qualities are improving. This isn’t just about lower cotton prices. (Although cotton prices have settled down, labor and freight costs have been climbing.) Microfiber constructions are better, too – getting heavier, lending fabrics a cottony hand ...

    Read More

  • Shoulberg PUBLISHER/EDITORIAL DIRECTOR

    Home Alone 3

    Warren Shoulberg

    March 23, 2015

    March Madness

    While most of the rest of the semi-same world is focused on what’s really important this month — the college basketball playoffs — those of us in the good old home textiles industry will once more square off in that delightful exercise known as New York market week. It’s what we do. But in the spirit of competition, let’s get our brackets set for this sporting event where full-court presses, man-to-man defenses, picks and an inordinate amount of fouls are all part of the game. The Same Old Customers vs. New Prospects. A lot of vendors will complain there ...

    Read More

  • Kristin Sprague

    Digital Dexterity

    Kristin Sprague

    March 11, 2015

    To Pin or not to Pin – In 2015, it isn't Even a Question

    In just over four short years, Pinterest has grown into a retailer’s land of opportunity. As potential customers build their pin boards of intentions on the fanatically popular site, they are very likely to either expose your products to a world of other potential customers, or pin your product in their plans for a future purchase. So why should you add another social media destination to your marketing plan? That’s an easy question to answer. In the United States, researchers are saying that Pinterest is the top traffic source to retailer websites. Whether it’s planning for their ...

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Top 50 Retailing Giants

Top 50 Retail Giants

Movers and shakers. Trendsetters and up-and-comers. That's what you’ll find in the 2014 H&TT Retailing Giants Issue. Read Now. Sponsored by Divatex.