Textiles

Protect-A-Bed Takes New Show Space

Protect-A-Bed Takes New Show Space

NEW YORK-Protect-A-Bed has moved to a new showroom, in which it will be located for next week’s New York Home Fashions Market. The new space is in room 916 of 230 Fifth Ave., and is larger than the company’s previous space in room 1505 of the same building. Alan Eisenberg, Protect-A-Bed’s senior vice president ofMore »

Kravet Prevails in Auction for Brunschwig & Fils

Kravet Prevails in Auction for Brunschwig & Fils

NEW YORK–Kravet has emerged as the winner of the auction for Brunschwig & Fils. A fourth-generation family-run company, Kravet is expected to assume control of Brunschwig & Fils at the end of this month, pending approval by the bankruptcy court. Brunschwig & Fils filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in January, as the result ofMore »

Messe Frankfurt Joins Forces with MFG.com

Messe Frankfurt Joins Forces with MFG.com

ATLANTA–Messe Frankfurt North America has formed a partnership with MFG.com, the global online marketplace for sourcing custom parts, standard components, assemblies and textiles. The two companies will begin working together in conjunction with several New York textiles shows, including Texworld USA, the International Apparel Sourcing Show and the Home Textiles Sourcing Expo. Under the termsMore »

Rudy Tabbed as Chief Merchandising Officer at Louisville Bedding

Rudy Tabbed as Chief Merchandising Officer at Louisville Bedding

LOUISVILLE, Ky.–Louisville Bedding Co. has named Rob Rudy executive vice president and chief merchandising officer, a new position for the basic-bedding manufacturer. Rudy has assumed charge over the company’s human-resources, marketing, sales, quality and technical-development departments. He is also continuing in his current post as president of Louisville Bedding-Canada. He reports to Steve Elias, presidentMore »

Shives Joins Carpenter Sleep-Better Campaign

Shives Joins Carpenter Sleep-Better Campaign

RICHMOND, Va.–Carpenter has tapped Lisa Shives, known as Dr. Lisa, as its new sleep expert on SleepBetter.org, the company’s sleep-information website. Shives is giving advice to website visitors on the importance of sleep to their overall health, including medical insights, tips on better sleep and her own original research. Also, she will help in Carpenter’sMore »

Sleep Innovations Partners with Olympic Swimmer Torres

Sleep Innovations Partners with Olympic Swimmer Torres

NEW YORK–Sleep Innovations has formed an alliance with Dara Torres, the 12-time Olympic gold medalist in swimming, on a collection of sleep products. Torres will endorse and promote the line, which will debut at next week’s New York Home Fashions Market. The collection will then be featured in a multimedia and online advertising campaign goingMore »

Alok Launches Textile Technology Group

Alok

MUMBAI, India–Alok Industries has set up a Textile Technology Group to develop new technologies for its textiles product line. The company will leverage Alok’s advanced research-and-development facilities, laboratories and plant and machinery. The group already has developed a new proprietary textile finish called Sheer Soft, which makes fabric softer and gives bedding a super-sheer feel,More »

Pfaltzgraff and Mikasa to License for Textiles

Pfaltzgraff and Mikasa to License for Textiles

NEW YORK—Excell/Glenoit has just obtained the license for  Pflatzgraff for the categories of table linens, shower curtains and bath accessories, bedding, kitchen accessories, indoor and outdoor rugs and window treatments. Concurrently, Mikasa has  teamed with Croscill Home for a line of products including placemats, table cloths, napkins and bedding and bath ensembles. Both Mikasa andMore »