Textiles

Sleep Innovations Partners with Olympic Swimmer Torres

Sleep Innovations Partners with Olympic Swimmer Torres

NEW YORK–Sleep Innovations has formed an alliance with Dara Torres, the 12-time Olympic gold medalist in swimming, on a collection of sleep products. Torres will endorse and promote the line, which will debut at next week’s New York Home Fashions Market. The collection will then be featured in a multimedia and online advertising campaign goingMore »

Alok Launches Textile Technology Group

Alok

MUMBAI, India–Alok Industries has set up a Textile Technology Group to develop new technologies for its textiles product line. The company will leverage Alok’s advanced research-and-development facilities, laboratories and plant and machinery. The group already has developed a new proprietary textile finish called Sheer Soft, which makes fabric softer and gives bedding a super-sheer feel,More »

Pfaltzgraff and Mikasa to License for Textiles

Pfaltzgraff and Mikasa to License for Textiles

NEW YORK—Excell/Glenoit has just obtained the license for  Pflatzgraff for the categories of table linens, shower curtains and bath accessories, bedding, kitchen accessories, indoor and outdoor rugs and window treatments. Concurrently, Mikasa has  teamed with Croscill Home for a line of products including placemats, table cloths, napkins and bedding and bath ensembles. Both Mikasa andMore »

Textiles Retailers of the Year

Textiles Retailers of the Year

By David Gill For the first time, HFN has selected two retailers as Textiles Retailers of the Year. The two stores are Macy’s and Anthropologie. They were chosen for their assortments and their presentations of the merchandise—and for the environment of their home-textiles departments, which in both cases is calculated to draw shoppers from theMore »

Q&A: MindsInSync

Q&A: MindsInSync

How do you differentiate your company from the competition?We try to differentiate ourselves on all avenues, but in particular, we try to get in tune with everyday consumer issues. We bring our products to focus groups and let people say what they like and don’t like about them, because we have to see consumer problemsMore »

Sleep Innovations Earns Its Moniker

Sleep Innovations Earns Its Moniker

By David Gill Not surprisingly, innovation is a crucial element in the operations at Sleep Innovations, the basic-bedding manufacturer. The word “innovation” has become a favorite among manufacturers of home furnishings in a variety of categories. Executives place innovation high on their lists of what they feel they need to do to differentiate themselves fromMore »

HFPA Conducting Survey on Market Weeks

HFPA Conducting Survey on Market Weeks

NEW YORK—The Home Fashion Products Association is surveying retail executives on the future of the New York Home Fashions Market. Retail buyers and divisional merchandise managers have been given surveys so that they can provide input on how to improve market weeks, according to Jeff Hollander, chairman of Hollander Home Fashions and member of the HFPAMore »

Ellery Partners with National Sleep Foundation on Curtain Line

Ellery Partners with National Sleep Foundation on Curtain Line

NEW YORK—Ellery Homestyles is producing a new collection of curtains in an agreement with the National Sleep Foundation. Called the SoundAsleep line, the curtains are designed to block 99 percent of outside light, enabling consumers to get a better night’s sleep, Ellery said in a statement. The curtains are available in multiple constructions, in a diverseMore »