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Darling to Keynote Licensing Expo

Darling to Keynote Licensing Expo

NEW YORK–Rick Darling, president of Li & Fung’s LF USA subsidiary, will deliver the keynote address at the Licensing International Expo in June. The keynote session will launch the trade show, which is scheduled for June 14-16 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. Darling oversees LF USA’s U.S. business, which includes licensedMore »

Capel Rugs Announces Winners of High Point Market Giveaways

Capel Rugs Announces Winners of High Point Market Giveaways

HIGH POINT, N.C.–Capel Rugs awarded giveaway prizes to four customers during the recent High Point Market, including an Amazon Kindle e-reader, an Apple iPad and two Capel Rugs braided baskets. The Amazon Kindle e-reader was awarded to Katie Grubbs of Classiques in Winston-Salem, N.C.. Michelle Mosley of Pine Tree Barn in Wooster, Ohio, received theMore »

Houseware Fair Opens in Hong Kong

Houseware Fair Opens in Hong Kong

HONG KONG–The Hong Kong Houseware Fair and the Hong Kong International Home Textiles Fair opened earlier today, and will both continue through April 23. Both shows are taking place at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. One key focus at both fairs is environmentally friendly products. The Houseware Fair includes a new Green LivingMore »

Flexsteel Net Rises 5.8 Percent in Third Quarter

Flexsteel Net Rises 5.8 Percent in Third Quarter

DUBUQUE, Iowa–Net income for furniture manufacturer Flexsteel increased 5.8 percent, to $2.5 million, in its fiscal third quarter, which ended on March 31. The company said its net sales gained 4.6 percent in the quarter, to $85.2 million, helped along by a 5.6 percent increase in net sales by its residential segment. While selling, generalMore »

Cookware Exec LaRotonda Joins Gibson

Cookware Exec LaRotonda Joins Gibson

COMMERCE, Calif.–Gibson Overseas has named Candace LaRotonda as cookware sales development manager, where she will focus on new cookware business development and manage key accounts. Most recently serving as national account manager for Meyer Corp., LaRotonda has spent 25 years in the housewares industry, in management positions with companies such as World Kitchen and TramontinaMore »

Candle Trends Presented at Industry Conference

Candle Trends Presented at Industry Conference

LAS VEGAS–Leading candle manufacturers gathered here recently for an annual meeting and trade show, where they discussed some of the industry’s most pressing issues, including Canada’s Consumer Product Safety Act (CCPSA) and upcoming candle labeling regulations, the FTC Green Guides, ASTM candle fire-safety standards, the ingredient disclosure movement, and the anti-dumping duty on candles fromMore »

Pantone Releases Large-Format Plastic Color Chips

Pantone Releases Large-Format Plastic Color Chips

CARLSTADT, N.J.–Pantone has made large-format Pantone Plastic Standard Chips available to designers and others in the trade, making color specifications easier and more efficient, the company said. With the ability to match all 3,400 standard Pantone colors in the Pantone Plus Series and Pantone Fashion + Home Color System Libraries, Pantone Plastic Standard Chips provideMore »

Four Students Named designext Winners

Four Students Named designext Winners

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.–Four student designers have been designated winners of the Surtex designext competition. The winners are Keia Barua of the fibers department at Savannah College of Art and design; Jane Bridges of the department of contemporary surface design and textiles at the Bradford School of Arts & Media in the United Kingdom; Melodie FlookMore »