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7 W New York Slates Events for Gift & Home Textiles Market Week

7 W New York Slates Events for Gift & Home Textiles Market Week

NEW YORK–The  7 W New York showroom building has scheduled a number of events for the Gift & Home Textiles Market this coming August. On Aug. 13, the all-day Shop 7 W First on Friday event will welcome buyers with showroom specials, raffles, giveaways and specialty refreshments. From 4 to 6 p.m. on that day,More »

Williamsburg Debuts Co-Branding Arrangement With Kate McRostie

Williamsburg Debuts Co-Branding Arrangement With Kate McRostie

WILLIAMSBURG, Va.–Williamsburg has launched a co-branding venture with artist Kate McRostie that will include products featuring McRostie’s designs, inspired by the archives at Colonial Williamsburg. Called “The Embroidered Garden,” the first artwork under this partnership will be introduced at the upcoming Licensing International Expo from June 8-10 in Las Vegas. The art has been developedMore »

World Market Center Launches Web Sites

World Market Center Launches Web Sites

LAS VEGAS—The World Market Center has debuted five Web sites to provide information and tools on its brands. The trade-show center has unveiled a new corporate Web site at wmclv.com and four event sites for the Las Vegas Market (lasvegasmarket.com), Gift+Home (giftandhomelv.com), Vegas Kids (vegaskidslv.com) and INSPIREDESIGN (inspiredesignlv.com). This portfolio of new sites also includesMore »

Handmade Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Handmade Celebrates 25th Anniversary

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.—The addition of more than 35 companies in two new product sections, brand new exhibit space, and the launch of a major industry partnership will set a tone of progress during the 25th anniversary edition of Handmade at the New York International Gift Fair, Aug. 14-18, at New York City’s Jacob K. JavitsMore »

Four Hands Acquires Bluefish Home

Four Hands Acquires Bluefish Home

AUSTIN, Texas-Four Hands has purchased Bluefish Home, an international furniture company based in Marietta, Ga. This is Four Hands’ second acquisition in 90 days, following the addition of lighting company Architects & Heroes in March. For the past 11 years, Bluefish has offered hand-finished furniture, and each piece is crafted by artisans in Honduras. FourMore »

Schauben to Receive Icon Honors Stewardship Award

Schauben to Receive Icon Honors Stewardship Award

ATLANTA-The Icon Honors  executive committee has unanimously elected to honor Peter Schauben, the founder of the industry organization Gift for Life, with a special industry Stewardship Award at the inaugural Honors celebration scheduled for July 17 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis during the Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market. Schauben’s career spans almost fourMore »

Forty One Madison Welcomes Gift Show Buyers

Forty One Madison Welcomes Gift Show Buyers

NEW YORK-Gift buyers and retail executives will find the Forty One Madison welcome mat out for the summer New York International Gift Fair. The tableware building, where approximately 30 showrooms are open for show-goers, will offer complimentary mini-coach shuttle service between its East Side location and the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. “We know aMore »

Eller to Receive Gift for Life Industry Achievement Award

Eller to Receive Gift for Life Industry Achievement Award

NEW YORK-Randy Eller will be the recipient of the 2010 Gift for Life Industry Achievement Award on Aug. 15 at the 59th Annual Retailer Excellence Awards here. Eller has served the industry for 35 years as a retailer, salesperson, president and chief executive officer and partner. Today, through his company Eller Enterprises, Eller continues toMore »