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Rug Companies Launch Collections, Showrooms, Categories at Market

Rug Companies Launch Collections, Showrooms, Categories at Market

NEW YORK–Rug manufacturers are using the New York Home Fashions Market this week as a launching pad for adding new rug collections and product categories, as well as to debut showrooms. Surya continues to expand its lower price point offerings. “We’re paying more attention to these types of categories,” said Seth King, vice president, salesMore »

Croscill Home & Ex-Cell/Glenoit Gain Mikasa License

Croscill Home & Ex-Cell/Glenoit Gain Mikasa License

NEW YORK–Croscill Home & Ex-Cell/Glenoit has reached an agreement with Lifetime Brands to produce a collection of home textiles under the Mikasa brand. The collection encompasses bed ensembles, bath ensembles, tablecloths, napkins, runners, kitchen tiers and napkin rings. According to a statement from Lifetime Brands, it will be offered under the Mikasa Home Accents brand,More »

London Luxury Licenses With Claritin for Bedding

London Luxury Licenses With Claritin for Bedding

NEW YORK–London Luxury has signed an agreement with Claritin, the allergy-medicine brand, to manufacture a line of Claritin-branded bedding. The collection will be made with allergen-barrier fabric, engineered to function as a barrier to dust mites, pet dander and other allergens. It is being introduced at this week’s New York Home Fashions Market. Claritin isMore »

Fendrich Becomes Chief Strategy Officer of Mattress Firm

Fendrich Becomes Chief Strategy Officer of Mattress Firm

HOUSTON–Steve Fendrich has rejoined Mattress Firm, the mattress specialty retailer which he co-founded in 1986, in the newly created post of chief strategy officer. Fendrich, the former president and chief operating officer of Simmons, will oversee the retailer’s growth plans and provide strategic planning for the execution of those plans. He reports to Steve Stagner,More »

Kinney Joins Midwest-CBK

Kinney Joins Midwest-CBK

CANNON FALLS, Minn.–Midwest-CBK has named industry veteran Molly Kinney to lead the company’s new home decor product development and design. Kinney will lead Midwest-CBK’s home decor product design evolution plus manage all aspects of the company’s product development for home decor and garden. Kinney has more than 20 years of international marketing and business experience,More »

Invista Launches Dacron Fiber-Quality Seal

Invista Launches Dacron Fiber-Quality Seal

NEW YORK–Invista has introduced the Dacron fiber-quality seal at this week’s New York Home Fashions Market. The new seal will be featured on packaging of bedding with Dacron-branded fiber fill. According to an Invista statement, it will be used as an endorsement of fiber-fill brands such as Dacron Comforel, Dacron Performa and Dacron DuraLife. TheMore »

Rowenta Provides Garment Care for Fashion Week

Rowenta Provides Garment Care for Fashion Week

WEST ORANGE, N.J.–Rowenta has been designated the official garment-care provider of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York this week. This is the third season in which the garment-care brand is providing the tools for the fashion show. For the event, Rowenta has developed an exclusive Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Pro Master iron, which features a sleekMore »

Moses, Miller to be Honored at Gift For Life Party

Moses, Miller to be Honored at Gift For Life Party

NEW YORK–Gift for Life, the gift, stationery and home decor industries’ leading charitable organization, announced that two industry leaders, David Moses and Marcia Miller, will be honored during Gift for Life’s 19th Annual Party for Life, taking place Jan. 30, 2011, here during the New York International Gift Fair.  David Moses will receive the BertMore »