Author Archives: Home Furnishings News

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 »

The Launching Pad

The Launching Pad

By David Gill What The Economist Magazine referred to as “the tablet of hope” is opening the door to new opportunities in the consumer-electronics market. Unveiled in January, the iPad, Apple’s new tablet computer, has created a new market for accessories. Like its predecessor launches—the iPod, the iPhone—and with non-Apple products such as Blackberries andMore »

Le Creuset Introduces Dinnerware

Le Creuset Introduces Dinnerware

CHARLESTON, S.C.–Cookware company Le Creuset has expanded into dinnerware, recently debuting the line at its signature stores and Sur La Table. This fall, it will have expanded distribution. Made of stoneware, the line consists of 10- and 12-inch plates, a 10-inch bowl, a 12-ounce mug, and serving platters, as well as sets. Available in cherry,More »

Tabletop by Design to Benefit Gift For Life

Tabletop by Design to Benefit Gift For Life

SEATTLE–Gift For Life, the gift, stationery and home decor industries’ sole charitable organization, today announced it will serve as the beneficiary of the first annual Tabletop by Design, a celebration of all things tabletop and home entertaining organized by the Pacific Market Center. The program was initiated by the Pacific Market Center as a specialMore »

Malene B Partners With Canadian Showroom

Malene B Partners With Canadian Showroom

BROOKLYN, N.Y.–Custom handmade rug designer malene b has signed her first international designer showroom: Canada’s Colin Campbell. With showrooms in Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton, Colin Campbell will introduce the malene b collection this fall. Malene b is currently represented by Sacco Carpets in New York, B. Moore Home in Brooklyn, N.Y., Carpet Creations in MiamiMore »