Hong Kong Textiles and Furnishings Fair Set for April

Hong Kong International Lighting Fair

HONG KONG–The fifth edition of HKTDC Hong Kong International Home Textiles and Furnishings Fair will be held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, April 20-23, alongside the HKTDC Hong Kong Houseware Fair. A comprehensive spectrum of household-related products and textiles will be showcased for easy and one-stop sourcing. The fair is structured toMore »

WestPoint Slims Fiscal-Year Loss


NEW YORK-WestPoint Home reduced its loss for the 2013 fiscal year to $16 million from the $27 million loss from the prior fiscal year, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission by owner Icahn Enterprises. The filing said WestPoint improved its bottom line through its ongoing effort to exit unprofitable programsMore »

Iconix Buys Balance of Iconix Latin America


NEW YORK-Iconix Brand Group has acquired the remaining 50 percent of Iconix Latin America from New Brands Group, its joint venture partner, for $42 million. Iconix Latin America was formed in December 2008. According to an Iconix statement, royalty revenue from the company’s brand portfolio has more than quadrupled across Brazil, Mexico, Chile and CentralMore »

Surtex Names Four designext Winners

Surtex designext Competition to Focus on Wellness/Health-care Settings

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.-Surtex has selected four winners of this year’s designext international student competition. The honorees are Jenny Boucher, who is studying material arts and design at Ontario College of Art & Design in Canada; Samantha Mast, a student in the crafts department with an emphasis on textile design at the College for Creative StudiesMore »

NY Now Teams with Museum Store Association

NY Now

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.-The NY Now trade show has formed a partnership with the Museum Store Association (MSA) which will lead to a half-day educational program at the summer NY Now. Scheduled for Aug. 16, MSA’s Certificate Learning Program will address issues such as merchandising, resource planning, staffing, customer experience, loss prevention, analysis and reporting. TheMore »

MSLO Q4 Net Balloons; Company Slashes Loss for Fiscal Year


NEW YORK-Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia (MSLO) reported a 528.5 percent jump in fourth-quarter net income to $7 million, reducing its net loss for the fiscal year to $1.8 million from $56.1 million in the previous fiscal year. Dan Dienst, MSLO’s CEO, attributed the quarterly bottom-line success to “some aggressive and important steps … to alignMore »

InterDesign Moves NYC Showroom to 295 Fifth Ave.


SOLON, Ohio-InterDesign has moved its New York City showroom to 295 Fifth Ave., room 804. Measuring more than 3,500 square feet, the new showroom will present the company’s bath accessories, shower curtains and bath storage items. It will also feature housewares and storage products. Previously, InterDesign’s New York show space was in the 7 WMore »

Sunham Home Licenses with Chris Madden


PORT CHESTER, N.Y.-Chris Madden Inc. has reached an agreement with Sunham Home Fashions to produce a licensed line of soft bath goods. The line will include towels, rugs and shower curtains. Madden was the first design correspondent for “The Oprah Show,” the host of her own television show on HGTV for eight seasons, author ofMore »