Textiles

Protect-A-Bed to Sponsor Bed-Bug Webinar

Protect-A-Bed to Sponsor Bed-Bug Webinar

CHICAGO–Protect-A-Bed will sponsor a webinar on managing bed-bug infestations on the Hotel Interactive website. Titled “So You’ve Got Bed Bugs? Now What?”, the webinar will take place on April 13 at 2 p.m. It will show how to handle bed-bug complaints, both true and false, and thus protect hotel properties from legal action. On theMore »

Springs Posts Net Loss of $10.4 Million in 2010

Springs Posts Net Loss of $10.4 Million in 2010

MONTES CLAROS, Brazil-Increased expenses for selling, interest and bank charges, and taxes drove Springs Global’s bottom line to a net loss of $10.4 million for 2010. The loss reversed net income for 2009 of $20.5 million, with both dollar figures derived from the annual currency-conversion rate of the Brazilian real to the U.S. dollar forMore »

Significant International Presence Slated for Surtex

Significant International Presence Slated for Surtex

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.-About 30 percent of the 300 exhibitors at this May’s Surtex will be from abroad, according to a statement from GLM, owner and manager of the surface-design trade show. As of yesterday, exhibitors from the United Kingdom, France, Canada, The Netherlands, Japan, Spain, India, Martinique, Italy, El Salvador and South Korea have takenMore »

Ralph Lauren Done Right

Ralph Lauren Done Right

By Allison Zisko Ralph Lauren is on a roll. As the spring show season begins, Ralph Lauren Home executives are confident they now have all the components needed for an integrated lifestyle presentation, with two distinct brands that do not overlap in price point or design yet share a common viewpoint. Product introductions at theMore »

Ralph Lauren Done Right: The King of the Bed

Ralph Lauren Done Right: The King of the Bed

Many top designers who enter home textiles tend to present looks that reflect their design focus each season. Not so Ralph Lauren. Beginning with the debut of the bed and bath line in 1983, Lauren has presented ensembles that reach into a variety of styles and looks—with the broad goal of combining heritage elegance withMore »

Trendtable Meets for Heimtextil 2012

Trendtable Meets for Heimtextil 2012

FRANKFURT, Germany–Preparations for next January’s Heimtextil have officially begun with the recent meeting of the Heimtextil Trendtable. The Trendtable consists of seven design agencies, which met earlier this month. Marc Woodman, trend expert from Global Color Research USA, is the first U.S. designer to serve on the Trendtable. The results of the Trendtable and theMore »

Full Plate

Full Plate

By David Gill Thanks to the lifting of the recession, the market for upper-end table linens is no longer starving. The economic downturn brought a halt to spending on luxury table linens even by consumers in the higher-income demographic. Now, however, vendors say these shoppers are coming back to the table. Consumers are clearly atMore »

Birds of a Feather

Birds of a Feather

By David Gill Being on the same page is a huge advantage when two companies in the same business decide to merge. Pacific Coast Feather and United Feather & Down, whose merger became official just before last month’s New York Home Fashions Market, believe that they are not only on the same page. In termsMore »