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Green Toys Launches Green Tableware

Green Toys Launches Green Tableware

MILL VALLEY, Calif.–Green Toys Inc. is launching a complete line of reusable tableware made in California from 100 percent recycled milk jugs. “Our customers have been asking us to make kids tableware since we introduced our first toys made of food-grade, recycled plastic in 2008,” said Green Toys Inc. co-founder Robert von Goeben. “Green EatsMore »

Longtime Manufacturers’ Rep Don McEvoy Dies

Longtime Manufacturers’ Rep Don McEvoy Dies

DALLAS–Longtime manufacturers’ representative Don McEvoy passed away Tuesday, Sept. 28, after a long illness. He was 79 years old. McEvoy co-founded Donald McEvoy Ltd. with his wife Helen more than 45 years ago and was a critical part of the Dallas Market Center since the early 1960s. He was honored by the DMC and theMore »

AmericasMart Building to Celebrate 50 Years in January

AmericasMart Building to Celebrate 50 Years in January

ATLANTA–As AmericasMart Building 1—which first opened as the Atlanta Merchandise Mart in 1961—celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2011, its long-running role as a premier U.S. showcase for home furnishings, decor and accents continues in the January 2011 Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market and Atlanta International Area Rug Market.             AmericasMart Building 1 encompassesMore »

Spring Home Furnishings Conference Planned

Spring Home Furnishings Conference Planned

ROSEVILLE, Calif.–Western Home Furnishings Association, an industry group that includes more than 1,000 independent home furnishings retailers in 12 Western states, will participate in the Home Furnishings Industry Conference next spring in San Antonio, Texas. The conference, scheduled for Apr. 30-May 2, 2011, will provide networking, leadership and educational events that will supply content forMore »

HGTV to Receive Academy of Achievement Honor

HGTV to Receive Academy of Achievement Honor

DALLAS–The Dallas Market Center will bestow its Academy of Achievement Award to HGTV at the 22nd annual ARTS Awards ceremony, which will take place Jan. 22, 2011, during the Total Home & Gift Market, Jan. 19 to 25. The award is presented to a person or organization that has made significant contributions to the industry.More »

Welcome Home Brands to Debut at New York Tabletop Show

Welcome Home Brands to Debut at New York Tabletop Show

NEW YORK–Welcome Home Brands, a new company offering gifts, home decor, tabletop, accessories, kitchenware and bakeware, will preview its lines at the New York Tabletop Show Oct. 12-15, 2010. Welcome Home Brands was founded by Sam Sheppard, a former executive at tabletop company Saparna Inc. and, prior to that, an executive at TJX; and RichardMore »

Groovystuff Partners with Appalachian State for Student Design Contest

Groovystuff Partners with Appalachian State for Student Design Contest

HIGH POINT, N.C.–Groovystuff has partnered with Appalachian State University in Boone, N.C., to create a design competition that will give students real-world experience, a chance to earn royalties on successful design, and a reason to choose the home furnishings industry after graduation. Twenty-three students in ASU’s Industrial Design and Furniture Design program will participate byMore »

Rogaska Crystal Partners With Kathy Ireland

Rogaska Crystal Partners With Kathy Ireland

NEW YORK–Rogaska Crystal Glassworks is partnering with lifestyle designer Kathy Ireland to develop a crystal stemware and barware collection that will debut at the New York Tabletop Show later this month. The co-branding partnership with Rogaska Crystal represents an exclusive tabletop product category for the kathy ireland Home brand, which includes other product categories suchMore »