Textiles

New Sales Managers Tabbed at Downlite

New Sales Managers Tabbed at Downlite

MASON, Ohio–Downlite has named John Finegan and Wayne Palach regional sales managers. Finegan has become Northeast sales manager, while Palach is Midwest sales manager. Both positions are new to the company, and entail responsibility for the sales of the company’s product line to retailers in those regions. Both men report to Glen Alberi, national salesMore »

Global Views Teams up with DwellStudio

Global Views Teams up with DwellStudio

DALLAS–Home decor company Global Views has partnered with textiles company DwellStudio to introduce an eclectic line of modern accessories at next month’s High Point Market. With 70 skus in the initial launch, the line will include vases, objets d’art, trays and mirrors. “DwellStudio brings a youthful, fun and fresh perspective to our line,” said DavidMore »

7 W to Highlight Garden/Outdoor Theme for Tabletop Week

7 W to Highlight Garden/Outdoor Theme for Tabletop Week

NEW YORK–7 W New York will get into the spirit of spring with a garden/outdoor dining and entertaining-themed Tabletop Week, April 12-15, which will run concurrently with Printsource New York’s show, a market for textile and surface design. Highlights of the market include a celebratory garden party, a collaborative tabletop display with Printsource prints asMore »

Moss Named Towel Sales Director at Welspun

Welspun

NEW YORK–Welspun USA has appointed industry veteran Jeff Moss director of towel sales. In his new role, Moss is in charge of sales of the company’s towel line to major retailers. He reports to Barry Leonard, Welspun USA’s president and CEO, and succeeds Jerry McCarthy, who is retiring. Moss’ career includes executive positions with FieldcrestMore »

Perfect Fit Tabs Wilson for Sales VP

Perfect Fit Tabs Wilson for Sales VP

CHARLOTTE, N.C.-Bonnie Wilson has joined Perfect Fit as vice president of sales, a newly created position for the company. In her new role, Wilson oversees the company’s account team in both the United States and Canada, and reports directly to Dan Hammer, president and chief executive officer. Before joining Perfect Fit, Wilson held sales positionsMore »

Blogging From the New York Home Fashions Market: Rug Report

Blogging From the New York Home Fashions Market: Rug Report

NEW YORK–With the New York Home Fashions Market underway, rug manufacturers are debuting new categories and programs for retailers. At 7 W New York, Apache Mills delves into the bath category with new bath mats that combine memory form and microfiber. “The response has been great because of the comfort factor,” said Steve Della Posta,More »

White Makes Gains in Home Textiles Sales, NPD Says

White Makes Gains in Home Textiles Sales, NPD Says

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y.–While solid light colors and patterns and prints remained the strongest colorways for home textiles, white textiles came the closest to returning to their prerecessionary levels last year, according to research in home textiles sales from The NPD Group. In bath, NPD said, white was the only color that outdid 2007 prerecession dollarMore »

Textiles Showroom Market Opens Today

Textiles Showroom Market Opens Today

NEW YORK–The first of this year’s two New York Home Fashions Markets formally opens today. On the decorative side of the business, among the highlights this week are expansions by Revman in its Laura Ashley collection, which will bring new looks to the Garden Party segment of this line, which launched in September. WestPoint HomeMore »