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  • Cecile Corral

    On The Beat

    Cecile Corral

    September 3, 2015

    After Hours

    The September edition of the New York Home Fashions Market is a favorite for many because it catches the city at one of its most amiable times of year. Autumn has just begun, bidding bonjour to pleasant temperatures and adieu to summer’s heat. Men can still get away with light, summer jackets by day and ladies can pair cardigans with strappy sandals. And then there are the many special events, exhibits and shows the season offers to out-of-towners once the showroom lights go dim. Marking a new tradition for my blog, here is my second annual “Things to Do ...

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    Home Alone 3

    Warren Shoulberg

    August 24, 2015

    The Currency Currents

    As Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles – the biggest home textiles trade fair in Asia -- opens this week, there will be one very hot new topic of conversation, in addition to the usual discussions about fashion, design and shipping logistics. With the recent devaluation of the Chinese yuan earlier this month, the dynamics of sourcing home textiles products out of China and everywhere else in Asia have taken a dramatic turn. Within the span of a few days, the cost of Chinese-made sheets, bedding, towels, rugs, curtains and fabrics have decreased versus what they were earlier this year. It’s big news ...

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  • Jennifer Marks

    The Thread

    Jennifer Marks

    August 24, 2015

    The 70%

    I was talking about consumer trends last week with the president of WSL Strategic Retail, Candace Corlett, when she laid a surprising statistic on me. Here it is: 70% of U.S. households today are adult-only. Who knew? Those households are made up of aging Boomers, unmarried Millennial couples and roommate groups, singles (some of them divorced) and couples who have so far put off having children, Corlett told me. “It has changed the composition of society,” she said. There’s also a caveat. Overall, there is a greater number of households with children than there was 40 years ago ...

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Intertextile Shanghai


Trends are in the spotlight as H&TT editorial director Warren Shoulberg files his third and final report from the Intertextile Shanghai Home show. See the video.