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The Many Aisles of Vera Wang

The Many Aisles of Vera Wang

Spanning all the way from couture to Kohl’s, the iconic bridal brand marks its 20-year anniversary The special occasion Vera Wang is most often identified with is a wedding, but this year is different: the most special special occasion for her is an anniversary … as in the 20th anniversary of the designer’s debut inMore »

Summertime Sales

Summertime Sales

It’s summertime and the casual living’s easy By Duke Ratliff Outdoor furniture makers and sellers have lots of reasons to be optimistic as they enter the height of their selling season. First, the weather has been cooperating in most parts of the United States. “As you might guess, weather is very important to the category,”More »

Furniture Hall of Fame Announces Nominees

Furniture Hall of Fame Announces Nominees

The American Furniture Hall of Fame Foundation has included business partners as a team for the first time among its 2010 nominees. The six nominees are: Gerald Birnbach of Rowe Furniture; Manuel Capó of El Dorado Furniture; Thomas Day, a leading furniture maker in the mid-1800s; Darrell and Stella Harris, founders of Furniture Southland; MichaelMore »

Lights On in Dallas

Lights On in Dallas

By Andrea Lillo Lighting introductions at this month’s Dallas International Lighting Market may range in styles, but overall clean design still reigns, and manufacturers differentiate collections by mixing materials, focusing on shapes or adding details such as crystals or specialty finishes. In addition, demands for lower price points and energy efficient options also continue toMore »

Deep Breaths

Deep Breaths

The air-treatment product category expands as consumers show more concern for air quality By David Gill Consumers’ understandable desire to make the air they breathe at home as healthy as possible has opened many doors in the air-treatment product category. Growth opportunities have emerged specifically for humidifiers and purifiers. For this reason, manufacturers have notMore »

Well Being

Well Being

Jarden looks to grow in health and wellness products with a mass strategy By David Gill Jarden Consumer Solutions is looking to achieve the same clout in the health and wellness category as it has in cooking products. Late last year, the company named Vera Bevini, formerly director of its new business development unit, asMore »

All Natural

All Natural

By Andrea Lillo Eco-friendly fibers are not new to the rug category, but now that eco-savvy consumers shop more frequently online across all home furnishings categories, calling out products’ green features can only be a good thing.   An online search at the sites of several specialty retailers found that what they called “natural fiber” rugsMore »

Lenzing Expands Tencel in Bedding

Lenzing Expands Tencel in Bedding

Consumers’ increasing desire for organic products has opened the door wide for Lenzing, which markets Tencel fiber to the home-textiles and mattress markets.This year, the company has introduced a promotion called The Botanic Bed, in which it has made available mattresses, sheeting, mattress pads, bed pillows and fills all made with Tencel fiber and itsMore »