Textiles

Perfect Fit Opens Monroe, N.C., Plant

Perfect Fit Opens Monroe, N.C., Plant

CHARLOTTE, N.C.—Perfect Fit Industries has opened a new pillow-manufacturing plant in Monroe, N.C. The factory, which represents a capital investment of more than $2 million, has the capacity to produce more than 20 million pillows a year, according to a company statement. Its opening is part of a Perfect Fit strategy to increase its domesticMore »

January Textiles Markets Poised for Business

January Textiles Markets Poised for Business

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.—About 500 bed, bath, linen and home-fashions vendors will participate in home-textiles markets scheduled for late January and early February. The markets include the New York International Gift Fair at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center and Passenger Ship Terminal Piers 92 and 94, and the Gift & Home Textiles Market Week atMore »

tag Names Floyd Sullivan Marketing Manager

tag Names Floyd Sullivan Marketing Manager

CHICAGO, Ill. – Trade Associates Group, Ltd. (tag) has named Floyd Sullivan marketing manager for the company’s line of gifts, decorative accessories and tabletop products, as well as its tfg line of contemporary furniture. Sullivan’s duties will include all tag and tfg advertising, public relations, e-marketing, trade show planning, and other wholesale support responsibilities. SullivanMore »

MMPI Appoints Senior Marketing and Strategy Director

MMPI Appoints Senior Marketing and Strategy Director

CHICAGO—Merchandise Mart Properties Inc. has appointed Nancy Michael senior marketing and strategy director for the gift and home decor industry, effective Jan. 3, 2011. In her new role, Michael will be based in Chicago working directly with Trisha Schultz, marketing director, and the entire Chicago Market team, as well as coordinating and leveraging marketing activityMore »

Woolrich Licenses Home Collection with JLA

Woolrich Licenses Home Collection with JLA

WOOLRICH, Pa.–Woolrich, the outdoor-clothing manufacturer, has reached a license agreement with JLA Home for a line of home textiles. According to a joint statement from the two companies, the collection will include top-of-the-bed products, textile wall art and decorative pillows. It will launch with a grouping of five bed ensembles, which will consist of queenMore »

Ralph Lauren to Pull Bed and Bath Business in House

Ralph Lauren to Pull Bed and Bath Business in House

NEW YORK—Ralph Lauren Home, the home-textiles division of Polo Ralph Lauren Corp., will assume all of the operations of the Lauren by Ralph Lauren Home brand’s decorative bedding and bath business effective May 1, 2011. The move, which had been rumored for some time, places the manufacturing, sourcing and development of decorative bedding and bathMore »

The Luxe Comeback

The Luxe Comeback

By David Gill Is now the time to make a move in lux-ury bedding? Recent market research indicates that upscale consumers, the prime market for luxury products, are putting heavy locks on their wallets and pocketbooks. The most recent Luxury Consumption Index, an indicator provided by luxury market-research firm Unity Marketing, found that consumer confidenceMore »