Textiles

Surtex Panel to Explore State of American Design

Surtex Panel to Explore State of American Design

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.–A panel of industry experts will discuss the state of American design at the Surtex trade show in May. The session will take place on May 17 as part of the Design Forum breakfast at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City. The panel includes David Bolotsky, founder and CEOMore »

Gift Fair to Hold “Market Readiness” Webinars

Gift Fair to Hold “Market Readiness” Webinars

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.–The New York International Gift Fair will present a series of “Market Readiness” webinars for exhibitors at the summer Gift Fair. Beginning in May, the webinars will address topics such as marketing and selling strategies, trade-show operations and lead follow-up. The series will be produced jointly by NYIGF and Right Angle Strategies, aMore »

Comfort Revolution Gains License for Izod Sleep Products

Comfort Revolution Gains License for Izod Sleep Products

NEW YORK-Comfort Revolution, the sleep-products company recently founded by industry veteran Michael Fux, has reached an agreement with Izod for a line of mattresses, mattress toppers, bed pillows and stadium cushions. The line will include products made with both memory foam and gel, two staples of Fux’s products when he was chief executive of SleepMore »

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 »