Textiles

FabriTech Appoints Loera Director of Sales

FabriTech Appoints Loera Director of Sales

CEDAR GROVE, N.J.—FabriTech has named Ruben Loera to the newly created position of director of sales and retail development. Loera oversees the company’s network of sales representatives and focuses on expanding mattress- and pillow-protector sales through education and collaboration with the company’s retail customers. He reports to Sean Bergman, vice president of sales and marketing.More »

Seven New and Expanded Showrooms Debut at 7 W New York

Seven New and Expanded Showrooms Debut at 7 W New York

NEW YORK—Seven companies with new and expanded showrooms have opened in the 7 W New York showroom building, with the Gift & Home Textiles Market Week set for later next week. The newcomers include Milagros, a manufacturer of slippers, sandals and socks, in room 920; Depeche Mode, a vendor of jewelry, scarves, handbags, wallets, noveltiesMore »

Website Scores for Gift Fair

Website Scores for Gift Fair

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.—Increased use of NYIGF.com, the website of the New York International Gift Fair, has driven increases in preregistration for the show, product searches and appointment settings, according to a statement from GLM, the show’s owner and manager. Since last Nov. 1, the site has generated 1.6 million page views, GLM said, resulting inMore »

Heimtextil Attendance, Exhibitor List Grew

Heimtextil Attendance, Exhibitor List Grew

FRANKFURT, Germany—Attendance by trade visitors at the recently completed Heimtextil totaled 73,000, three percent over last year, according to a statement from Messe Frankfurt, owner and manager of the annual textiles trade show. In addition, total exhibitors increased five percent over last year’s show. Detlef Braun, member of Messe Frankfurt’s board of management, said theMore »

Kravet Bids for Brunschwig & Fils

Kravet Bids for Brunschwig & Fils

NEW YORK—Fabric and home-furnishings vendor Kravet has made a bid to purchase Brunschwig & Fils, which has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The deal is subject to a competitive-bid process that will take place in early March, according to a spokeswoman for Brunschwig & Fils. Brunschwig & Fils is a supplier of fabrics, wallMore »

Chicago, California Shows to Offer Fair Trade Pavilions

Chicago, California Shows to Offer Fair Trade Pavilions

CHICAGO—Both the Chicago Market: Living and Giving and the California Gift Show will feature Fair Trade Pavilions with handmade products from around the world. The pavilions will be offered in partnership between MMPI, owner and manager of both shows, and the Fair Trade Federation. Among the product categories represented in the two pavilions will beMore »

Heimtextil Opens with Increase in Exhibitors

Heimtextil Opens with Increase in Exhibitors

FRANKFURT, Germany—The 2011 Heimtextil trade show has opened and has logged a five percent increase in its exhibitor total, according to a statement from Messe Frankfurt, the show’s owner and manager. In a Messe Frankfurt statement, Detlef Braun, member of the company’s management board, said 2,601 companies from 60 countries are exhibiting at the showMore »

Company C Returns to Atlanta With Expanded Showroom

Company C

ATLANTA—The HOME product center at AmericasMart welcomes more than two dozen new companies to its permanent showroom collection. One of the premier showrooms debuting in Building 1—the destination for HOME—is Company C, which returns to AmericasMart this January. The company, a designer and manufacturer of rugs, bedding, furniture and decorative accessories, has secured nearly 1,800More »