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Casabella’s Mopping Up

Casabella’s Mopping Up

By Andrea Lillo Design may not be the first thing that pops into one’s mind when thinking about the cleaning category, but for Casabella, it is an essential element of product development—on par with functionality and durability—and has been since the company began 21 years ago. Visitors to the company’s headquarters in Congers, N.Y., canMore »

Yves Delorme Collection

Yves Delorme Collection

Regence is one of the newest bed ensembles introduced by the company. Made of Egyptian cotton, it’s designed with an understated elegance that speaks to Yves Delorme’s focus on delivering an entire lifestyle embodying French “art de vivre”—which seeks to delight the consumer with their design and bring restful sleep with their softness. Even withMore »

Let the Good Times Roll

Let the Good Times Roll

By David Gill A positive mood will envelope New York City from Aug. 15-19, with the advent of this month’s New York International Gift Fair and Gift & Home Textiles Market. \The two shows, which run concurrently, are taking place as the product categories they cover—home textiles, gifts, accessories and housewares among them—continue their slowMore »

Calvin Klein Rug Display Launches

Calvin Klein Rug Display Launches

The Calvin Klein Home area rug collection from Nourison now has its own display for retailers to use in stores. Called the Calvin Klein Home Rug Portfolio, the compact fixture will feature 45 of the line’s best sellers and key collections for the brand, and point-of-purchase boards provide selling fixtures, rug images, sample availability andMore »

Raising the Bar on Standards for Home Furnishings Products

Raising the Bar on Standards for Home Furnishings Products

By Nina Smith The world has improved since GoodWeave (formerly RugMark) launched in 1994, inspecting rug looms, rescuing child workers and supporting their schooling. Since then the number of child laborers in South Asia’s rug industry has declined from approximately one million to less than 250,000. The market, too, has changed. Today, an estimated 41More »

Bigger Tickets

Bigger Tickets

By David Gill Got ten-thou for a mattress? Given the current shape of the economy—recovering, but taking its time about it—the conventional answer would seem to be, “No.” But some mattress manufacturers are approaching this environment in an unconventional manner. Domestic manufacturers such as E.S. Kluft & Co., OMI and Shifman Mattresses have introduced mattressesMore »

HauteLook Sets Its Site on Home

HauteLook Sets Its Site on Home

LOS ANGELES–The online private sale and auction business—a retail model that virtually didn’t exist just two years ago—continues to grow in home and HauteLook is one of the players making that happen. As with many of its competitors—all of whom feature name brand goods at a discount, available for a limited amount of time toMore »

Jacuzzi in License to Make Branded Mattresses

Jacuzzi in License to Make Branded Mattresses

CHINO HILLS, Calif.–Jacuzzi has introduced a collection of bedding products under its recently reached license agreement with JelSleep. Branded as the Jacuzzi Bed Collection, the mattresses feature a proprietary comfort layer comprised of JelSleep technology combined with latex. The line comes in four different structure options: engineered foam, individually wrapped coil, latex or an adjustableMore »