Textiles

Sorgeloos to Become HFPA President

Sorgeloos to Become HFPA President

NEW YORK—Keith Sorgeloos, president and chief executive officer of Home Source International, will become the next president of the Home Fashion Products Association. Sorgeloos was elected to succeed Rich Roman, president and CEO of Revman International, by the HFPA board at yesterday’s annual meeting of the association. He will assume the post on Jan. 1,More »

Study Reveals “Significant Interest” in Green Home Furnishings

Study Reveals “Significant Interest” in Green Home Furnishings

CHAPEL HILL, N.C.–A survey of 351 women homeowners across the United States found that they have “significant interest” in purchasing eco-friendly home furnishings. Released by the Sustainable Furnishings Council and sponsored by the World Market Center Las Vegas, the study also found that actual purchasing of these products remains at low levels due to lackMore »

Exhibitors Upbeat at Hospitality Show

Exhibitors Upbeat at Hospitality Show

NEW YORK–Home-textiles vendors exhibiting at this week’s International Hotel/Motel & Restaurant Show said both traffic and the mood among attendees was upbeat. Indeed, attendance seemed to be strong at the show, with the aisles at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center full of representatives of hotel and restaurant chains, independent hotels and restaurants, and distributorsMore »

Heimtextil to Spotlight Sustainability

Heimtextil to Spotlight Sustainability

FRANKFURT, Germany–The upcoming Heimtextil global textiles trade show will put sustainability front and center with several events and features. A special section sponsored by the German UNESCO Commission will present textiles and composite materials manufactured in an economical, ecological and socially sustainable way from bark cloth. Located in halls 5.1 and 6.1 of Messe Frankfurt,More »

IFDA and Jamie Drake to Present “Rising Stars of Interior Design”

IFDA and Jamie Drake to Present “Rising Stars of Interior Design”

NEW YORK—The New York chapter of the International Furnishings and Design Association will team up with designer Jamie Blake to present the fourth annual “Rising Stars of Interior Design.” Drake’s choices for this year’s event are interior designers Nina Freundenberger, Ryan Korban and Kevin Isbell. In addition, design students Jae-Young Dokogo of the Fashion InstituteMore »

Litton, Longtime Manager of 295 Fifth Avenue, to Retire

Litton, Longtime Manager of 295 Fifth Avenue, to Retire

NEW YORK–Claude Litton, president and chief executive officer of Manhattan Properties Company—owner and manager of showroom building 295 Fifth Avenue—will retire at the end of the year. Litton has managed the building for 32 years. Litton said that his successor will be named next month. “When I came to 295, there were 80 tenants andMore »

Crown Crafts Net Jumps 51 Percent in Q2

Crown Crafts Net Jumps 51 Percent in Q2

GONZALES, La.—Second-quarter net income for Crown Crafts totaled $1.2 million, up 51 percent from the second quarter of last year. The company accomplished this on a gain in net sales of 9.2 percent to $23.7 million in the quarter ended Sept. 30, 2010. Details on selling, general and administrative expenses were missing from Crown Crafts’More »

NYIGF At Home Exhibitors to Increase Space in January

NYIGF At Home Exhibitors to Increase Space in January

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.–A number of vendors in the At Home section of the New York International Gift Fair will increase their exhibit space at the January show. According to Dorothy Belshaw, NYIGF director and senior vice president of GLM, owner and manager of the show, exhibitors are looking for added space in anticipation of “healthyMore »