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Sferra Links With Peter Som for Textiles Line

Sferra Links With Peter Som for Textiles Line

NEW YORK–Sferra has formed a collaboration with designer Peter Som for a collection of bedding, bath products and table linens. According to a statement from the designer and the manufacturer, the first line of bedding is inspired by Som’s reinterpretations of American sportswear design, and will be printed in Italy on Egyptian cotton. In theMore »

Laura Ashley Tabs Brother as Sewing-Machine Licensee

Laura Ashley Tabs Brother as Sewing-Machine Licensee

BRIDGEWATER, N.J.–Laura Ashley and Brother International have formed a license agreement for a multifunctional sewing and quilting machine branded under the Laura Ashley name. Called the Laura Ashley Limited Edition NX-2000, the machine includes 430 built-in stitches to help users create items inspired by Laura Ashley. It’s also decorated with signature Laura Ashley floral motifsMore »

HFPA Networking Reception Set for June 16

HFPA Networking Reception Set for June 16

NEW YORK–The Home Fashion Products Association has scheduled a networking reception for June 16. The event will take place at the headquarters of Revman International, in suite 3000 at 1211 Ave. of the Americas here, from 6 to 8 p.m. According to an HFPA statement, the gathering will give members a chance to network withMore »

Human Touch Returns to High Point

Human Touch Returns to High Point

HIGH POINT, N.C.–Human Touch, the manufacturer of massage chairs, has returned to High Point Market after a three-year absence. The company exhibited in showroom IHFC-H517 at the market, which ends today. Among the new products it showed were the HT-Connect/AcuTouch 9500, which the company said is the first robotic massage chair to offer a fullyMore »

J.C. Penney Expects $23 Billion in Sales by 2014

J.C. Penney Expects $23 Billion in Sales by 2014

NEW  YORK–At its 2010 analyst/investor conference here yesterday, J.C. Penney announced new five-year operational and financial targets, including expectations to increase sales $5 billion to reach approximately $23 billion in sales by the end of 2014. This is expected to be driven primarily by comparable store sales growth, the company said. Gross margin is expectedMore »

Warren Shoulberg Blog: As Easy as 1-2-3?

Warren Shoulberg Blog: As Easy as 1-2-3?

Ashley Furniture is used to breaking the rules and defying the common logic of the business and at this week’s High Point Market it did it once again. The company–which is both the biggest supplier and retailer of furniture in the country — introduced a new retail concept called Furnish 123, basically a turnkey operationMore »

2010 State of the Industry Report Released

2010 State of the Industry Report Released

NEW YORK –HFN’s 2010 State of the Industry Report –  the only all-encompassing statistical source on home furnishings data – has been released and is now available for free online at our Web site, hfnmag.com. The 2010 report is presented online by the New York International Gift Fair. The report, also included in the AprilMore »

Brentwood Invests in New Equipment, to Join EPA Network

Brentwood Invests in New Equipment, to Join EPA Network

CARSON, Calif.–Brentwood Originals has invested more than $1 million to acquire new filling equipment for its decorative pillows, and is joining the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Climate Leaders Small Business Network to further its commitment to eco-friendly manufacturing. The company’s new machines will be installed in its manufacturing locations in California, Mississippi and Ohio overMore »