Textiles

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 »

Tilton Honored by Womensphere and The Urban Zen Foundation

Tilton Honored by Womensphere and The Urban Zen Foundation

NEW YORK-Lynn Tilton, founder and CEO of Patriarch Partners, has received the Luminary Award from Womensphere and The Urban Zen Foundation. Patriarch Partners owns Croscill, Ex-Cell Home Fashions and Glenoit. The Luminary Award is given to women whose leadership, innovation and personal commitment “have illuminated and inspired the lives of millions and positively transformed theMore »

Safavieh Enters Decorative-Pillow Category

Safavieh Enters Decorative-Pillow Category

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y.–Safavieh will debut its first collection of decorative pillows at the upcoming High Point Market. The company’s first lineup of decorative pillows encompasses 50 SKUs, with designs and fills segmented by retail channel of distribution, according to a Safavieh statement. Targeted retail channels include furniture stores, upper-end home-furnishings retailers, catalogs and websites. TiffanyMore »

Perfect Fit Names Dunlap, Zagorski as Merchandise Managers

Perfect Fit Names Dunlap, Zagorski as Merchandise Managers

CHARLOTTE, N.C.–Perfect Fit Industries has created new positions in its product-development group, appointing Kendall Dunlap and Terrie Zagorski merchandise managers, and thus signaling its intent to enter new product categories. Zagorski oversees the company’s new initiatives in sheets, pet beds and furniture covers. Dunlap is responsible for product growth in key accounts. Both executives reportMore »

230 Fifth Reports Strong Traffic at Market

230 Fifth Reports Strong Traffic at Market

NEW YORK–Attendance in the showrooms at the 230 Fifth Ave. showroom building during the New York Home Fashions Market were triple the number at the spring market last year, according to a statement from the showroom building. The statement said vendors in the showrooms reported “solid orders from set appointments as well as walk-ins.” AttendeesMore »