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NY Now to Offer Five-Day Seminar Program

NY Now

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.-This summer’s NY Now will include a five-day series of educational sessions, designed to complement the show’s four product collections: Handmade, Home, Lifestyle and New! The Handmade track will offer five “Power Hour” sessions hosted by Craft Retailers & Artists for Tomorrow (CRAFT), which will cover social media, blogging, content marketing and emailMore »

Surtex to Offer Design-Trend Program

Surtex

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.-Next month’s Surtex will include a series of sessions featuring design experts, who will present their views on trends in color, design, product and lifestyles for 2015-2016, at the show’s ReSource Hub. The presentations will be situated on the show’s floor and will be offered free of charge to show participants. The programMore »

Hollander Plant Hosts Discovery Channel

Hollander to Buy Louisville Bedding Retail Business

BOCA RATON, Fla.-Hollander Home Fashions recently welcomed the film crew from the Discovery Channel’s “How It’s Made” show at its plant in Munfordville, Ky. The crew filmed the entire process of manufacturing a mattress pad at the plant—from the fiber and material arriving at the plant to the quilting process, and then through the finalMore »

Jent Joins Design Weave as Sales EVP

Design Weave logoWEB

JAMESBURG, N.J.-Basic-bedding and mattress manufacturer Design Weave has hired Eric Jent as executive vice president of sales, a new position for the company. Jent is directly responsible for all sales strategy and development for Design Weave’s products, in both the U.S. and Canada markets. He reports directly to Henry Wang, Design Weave’s president and founder.More »

Pure LatexBliss Tabs Hover for South Central East Region Sales

Cathy Hover

SHELTON, Conn.-Cathy Hover has been named to lead the sales effort for the South Central East region for Pure LatexBliss. The region is a new one for the manufacturer of mattresses and basic bedding. Hover reports to E.B. Walthall, vice president of sales. Prior to joining Pure LatexBliss, Hover was national account manager for NomacoMore »

Artisan Resource to Expand for Summer

Artisan Resource

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.-The fifth semi-annual Artisan Resource will feature increased global representation and an expanded exhibit floor when it takes place this summer, from Aug.16-19. The show, which runs concurrently with NY Now, offers retailers a venue for sourcing from overseas artisan enterprises. This summer’s edition will include a number of government-sponsored pavilions as well,More »

Designer Camuto Debuts Bedding with Pem America

The Vince Camuto Home Berlin ensemble

NEW YORK-Designer Vince Camuto has formed a license agreement with Pem America for a collection of bed ensembles. The launch, under the brand Vince Camuto Home, encompasses six ensembles whose designs draw from Camuto’s interest in architecture and interior design and his global travels. The line includes bedding and decorative pillows in a color paletteMore »

Fisher Named Latex International Operations VP

Kimberly Fisher

SHELTON, Conn.-Latex International has promoted Kimberly Fisher to vice president of operations, a new position for the bedding manufacturer. In her new role, Fisher oversees all day-to-day functions of the company’s human-resources, logistics, purchasing and customer-service divisions. She reports directly to David Fisher, president and CEO. Fisher joined Latex International in 2013 as director ofMore »