Textiles

Mariaux to Speak on Maison & Objet Trends

Mariaux to Speak on Maison & Objet Trends

NEW YORK–International licensing agent Hermine Mariaux will present “Maison & Objet Market Review 2011” on Oct. 26 at an event sponsored by the New York chapter of the International Furnishings and Design Association. Mariaux, who has developed and marketed home-furnishings collections including Springs Global’s Court of Versailles line, will speak on the product, fabric andMore »

HFPA Moves Market Dates for September 2011

HFPA Moves Market Dates for September 2011

NEW YORK–The Home Fashion Products Association has opted to change the dates for the New York Home Fashions Market in September of next year so that it does not conflict with the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy. The market will take place from Sept. 19-23, 2011. According to a statement from the HFPA boardMore »

NY Gift Fair to Offer Exhibitor Training Sessions

NY Gift Fair to Offer Exhibitor Training Sessions

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.– Beginning this month, GLM will hold seminars for exhibitors at the New York International Gift Fair to prepare them for the winter Gift Fair in February. The series, which will include four Webinars and one onsite session, will address strategies for success at the show, including preshow marketing, maximizing onsite sales opportunities,More »

Perfect Fit Chooses Waite as Marketing, Product Development V.P.

Perfect Fit Chooses Waite as Marketing, Product Development V.P.

CHARLOTTE, N.C.–Carmen Waite has been named vice president of marketing and product development of Perfect Fit Industries. Waite comes to the basic-bedding manufacturer from Springs Global, where she served as vice president of merchandising for fashion bedding and blankets. She is a veteran of 25 years in the home-textile industry, having served in executive positionsMore »

American Textile to Celebrate 85th Anniversary

American Textile to Celebrate 85th Anniversary

PITTSBURGH–American Textile Co. will hold an 85th anniversary party for the company at its headquarters near here, in Duquesne, Pa., on Oct. 2. The event will be a 1920s-themed celebration in recognition of the company’s founding in 1925. In a statement announcing the event, Reid Ruttenberg, American Textile’s chairman, said the company is “focused onMore »

Trump Home to Launch First Bedding Line with Hallmart

Trump Home to Launch First Bedding Line with Hallmart

NEW YORK–Trump Home has reached an agreement with Hallmart Collectibles that will add decorative bedding to the Donald Trump-inspired home line. The collection will consist of sheets, duvets, shams and bedding accessories and “will feature high thread counts, luxurious designs and the attention to detail synonymous with the Trump name,” according to a statement fromMore »

Springs Global Reorganizes U.S. Business

Springs Global Reorganizes U.S. Business

NEW YORK–Springs Global has set a new organization for its U.S. business, moving all of its branded and store-branded products here under the leadership of Joe Granger, president of the branded business. The relocation affects the company’s bedding, bath, tabletop, furniture, lighting and freestanding window products. The design, product development, merchandising, marketing and sales functions forMore »

LA Textile to Open Sept. 27

LA Textile to Open Sept. 27

LOS ANGELES–The Los Angeles International Textile Show (LA Textiles) will begin on Sept. 27 and run through Sept. 29 at the California Market Center here. Exhibitors will include manufacturers of textiles and trims; print studios; and providers of sourcing, technology and design services. The show will also host free daily seminars from textiles trends forecasters,More »