Textiles

Color, Design, Sustainability Highlighted at Heimtextil

Color, Design, Sustainability Highlighted at Heimtextil

FRANKFURT, Germany–January’s Heimtextil show put the spotlight on new colors and designs, along with eco-friendly materials and manufacturing, across all of the featured product categories, according to a statement from Messe Frankfurt, the show’s owner and manager. Judging from the collections at the show, beige and brown will be the “comeback” colors for the upcomingMore »

Kajaal Home Takes “Best of Market” at Gift Fair

Kajaal Home Takes “Best of Market” at Gift Fair

NEW YORK—Kajaal Home Couture’s Viceroy collections of 100 percent cashmere blankets and pillows won the “Best of Market” honor in the Home Textiles Market Week Best New Product Awards at the New York International Gift Fair. The competition, judged by a panel of editors with home-furnishings publications, recognized one best product and the best in aMore »

Six Accent on Design Exhibitors Awarded For Excellence

Six Accent on Design Exhibitors Awarded For Excellence

NEW YORK-Six companies exhibiting in Accent on Design at the New York International Gift Fair were presented with awards to recognize superior design creativity and innovative product design. “These Accent on Design participants have emphasized functionality, without compromising aesthetics, across a broad spectrum of product categories,” said Dorothy Belshaw, NYIGF director and GLM senior vice president.More »

Gift Industry Execs Honored in New York

Gift Industry Execs Honored in New York

NEW YORK–The gift industry gathered Sunday for the 19th annual Party for Life, a charitable event that benefitted DIFFA, Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS, while celebrating some of the leaders in the industry. The Party for Life, held at The Boathouse restaurant in Central Park, featured a short program honoring Kathy Ireland, chief executive officerMore »

Trendex Relocates Showroom to 230 Fifth Avenue

Trendex Relocates Showroom to 230 Fifth Avenue

SAINT-LAURENT, Canada–Trendex Home Designs will move to a new showroom in 230 Fifth Avenue., in time for the March New York Home Fashions Market. The new space is in room 1002. Previously, Trendex’s New York showroom was in room 1103 of 295 Fifth Avenue. A company statement said the new showroom  measures 1,967 square feet,More »

Protect-A-Bed Debuts Potty-Training Contest

Protect-A-Bed Debuts Potty-Training Contest

CHICAGO–Protect-A-Bed has launched a contest in which consumers can provide their best and proven tactics for potty training on its Facebook page. The company has invited consumers to share their potty-training stories on facebook.com/ProtectABed, for a chance to win mattress-protection products. The grand-prize winner will receive a mattress-protection prize pack for the entire household, upMore »

New HGTV Brand to Include Bedding and Flooring

New HGTV Brand to Include Bedding and Flooring

KNOXVILLE, Tenn.—HGTV has debuted its HGTV Home Lifestyle brand, which will include a fashion-bedding collection produced in partnership with Victoria Classics, and a collection of carpet, hardwood flooring, laminate flooring and area rugs from Shaw. A line of paints from Sherwin-Williams will also be part of the brand. The entire line is slated to appearMore »

NYIGF Accent on Design Accepts Four New Designers

NYIGF Accent on Design Accepts Four New Designers

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.—Four designers have been invited to participate in the A+: The Young Designers Platform within the Accent on Design section of the New York International Gift Fair. The designers are Dana Cannam of danacannamdesign, Hongjie Yang and Jinseok Hwang of studioLOBOT, and Ricky Giacco of Concrete R&D LLC. Their products range from housewaresMore »