Textiles

New Showrooms Features at 7 W New York for Market

New Showrooms Features at 7 W New York for Market

NEW YORK—The 7 W New York showroom building will highlight new tenants and other events during the upcoming New York Home Fashions Market March 14-18. Manual Woodworkers & Weavers, Blonder Home, Nishat Chunian, Rizzy Home and Kaleen Rugs have all opened new showrooms. Manual Woodworkers is in room 525, Blonder is in room 635, NishatMore »

Lombardi, New 295 CEO, Sets Agenda for Showroom Building

Lombardi, New 295 CEO, Sets Agenda for Showroom Building

NEW YORK–Lou Lombardi, president and chief executive officer of the 295 Fifth Ave. textiles showroom building, has slated an overhaul of the venerable building. Lombardi, who took his post on Jan. 1, succeeded Claude Litton, who served as president and CEO for 32 years and established himself as the face of 295. In an interviewMore »

Downlite Opens Phoenix Plant, Introduces Quick-Response Bar-code Program

Downlite Opens Phoenix Plant, Introduces Quick-Response Bar-code Program

MASON, Ohio–Downlite has launched a new manufacturing and distribution facility in Phoenix, and will debut a new quick-response bar-code program during the upcoming New York Home Fashions Market. The new plant is supporting the company’s expansion of its synthetic-filled bed-pillow product line. It is capable of producing 40,000 pillows a day, and will employ 120More »

Pacific Coast Feather, United Feather Make Merger Deal

Pacific Coast Feather, United Feather Make Merger Deal

SEATTLE-In a move that changes the face of the basic-bedding industry, Pacific Coast Feather and United Feather & Down have reached an agreement to merge. The newly combined company, which has a combined history of 325 years in the utility bedding business,  will have an estimated $300 million in annual sales, according to a statementMore »

American Textiles Company Names Ruttenberg President

American Textiles Company Names Ruttenberg President

PITTSBURGH–American Textile Company has named chief operating officer Lance Ruttenberg president, part of what the basic bedding company referred to as “a strategic leadership plan” that has been in place for several years. Jack Ouellette will continue to serve as chief executive officer. “The move demonstrates the confidence we have in ATC’s performance under Lance’sMore »

Trump Home Partners with Kassatex on Bath Line

Trump Home Partners with Kassatex on Bath Line

NEW YORK–The Trump Organization and Kassatex have reached an agreement to produce a collection of bath products under the Trump Home brand. The line will debut at next month’s New York Home Fashions Market. It will include bath towels, bath accessories, bath rugs and shower curtains. The initial offerings will come in four design groupsMore »

New Exhibitors Climb at Atlanta Spring Gift Market

New Exhibitors Climb at Atlanta Spring Gift Market

ATLANTA–Sixty percent of the exhibitors in the Market Temporaries section of the Atlanta Spring Gift, Home Furnishings & Holiday Market will be new to the show, according to a statement from AmericasMart Atlanta. Already, the statement said, there will be double the number of booths in this section compared with last year’s show. The productsMore »