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New York – Five companies were named Tabletop + Gourmet Housewares Best New Product Awards winners just ahead of the NY Now shows kick-off here over the weekend. More
Calhoun, Ga. – Doormat, kitchen and bath rug manufacturer Apache Mills is expanding its product offering into larger sizes and will launch the effort from its new showroom during the New York Home Fashions Market in September. More
Raleigh, N.C. – NC State University’s College of Textiles has received a grant from the Walmart U.S. Manufacturing Innovation Fund to support research and development of a U.S. manufacturing system that integrates digital printing with cut & sew assembly. More
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August 11, 2014We all know the economy is still not behaving the way we think it should, given the time and effort spent on the Great Recovery from the Great Recession. And while some can point to the upper end of business and declare everything OK, it’s at the other end of the spectrum where the most troubling news is. If you’re an economist — or can understand what in the world they are talking about — you know that all of the macro-numbers point to a lower-income consumer with less buying power and an increasingly dwindling share of disposable income. If ...
August 11, 2014Here’s the good news: 70% of the Top 50 home textiles retailers added sales in 2013. And among the 15 companies that lost ground, there was only one (JCPenney) that dropped double-digits. Here’s the less good news: In last year’s ranking, only six of the 50 logged sales declines. That the number of retailers losing ground basically doubled speaks to how tough it was to make headway in 2013. There were also fewer retailers posting double-digit gains, which 15 did in last year’s report. The lucky 10 grabbing a bigger piece of the pie: • Restoration Hardware ...
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August 6, 2014There will always be a place for school spirit on t-shirts and caps. But among the rapidly growing tres chic crowd this back-to-campus season, college and university logos might not make the grade for many of today’s dorm dwellers. If you’ve been shopping lately in stores or online, you’ll know what I’m talking about: Much of the latest dorm décor items out there -- from Target, Ikea, and BBB to Dormify.com, ModCloth.com, and PBteen – target a student body that is tapped into trends and eager to seek out and spend on fashionable finds that ...
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