Textiles

Peking Handicraft Debuts Trent Line of Kitchen Textiles

Peking Handicraft Debuts Trent Line of Kitchen Textiles

SAN FRANCISCO–Peking Handicraft has reached an agreement with designer Ellen Crimi-Trent for a licensed line of kitchen textiles. The Trent collection, which was launched during the recent winter markets, includes designs such as ducks in a chef’s hat and whimsical sayings such as “Sugar and Spice” and “Kiss the Cook,” all in bright colors. EachMore »

Gift Fair Attendance Up More than 10 Percent

Gift Fair Attendance Up More than 10 Percent

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.–Attendance at last week’s New York International Gift Fair rose by more than 10 percent over the total at last year’s winter NYIGF, according to a statement from GLM, the show’s owner and manager. Nearly 35,000 people attended the market, representing all 50 U.S. states and 86 countries, GLM said. Exhibitor numbers wereMore »

Gift for Life Annual Party Raises Record Funds

Gift for Life Annual Party Raises Record Funds

NEW YORK–Gift for Life, the gift, stationery and home decor industries’ leading charitable organization, announced today that its Party for Life event raised more than $150,000.  The 19th Annual event was held last month at the Central Park Boathouse and welcomed more than 350 industry attendees. “We are thrilled with the generosity of the industryMore »

Crown Crafts Net Drops 30 Percent in Third Quarter

Crown Crafts Net Drops 30 Percent in Third Quarter

GONZALES, La.–Higher costs for raw materials, labor, transportation and currency hurt Crown Crafts’ bottom line in its fiscal third quarter, which ended on Dec. 26, 2010. Third-quarter net income fell 30 percent to $775,000, despite a net sales gain of 6.3 percent to $21.9 million. The above-mentioned costs, along with what Crown Crafts described asMore »

Louisville Bedding Partners with La-Z-Boy on Basic Bedding

Louisville Bedding Partners with La-Z-Boy on Basic Bedding

LOUISVILLE, Ky.–Louisville Bedding has reached an agreement with La-Z-Boy for a licensed collection of basic bedding, which it will debut at next month’s New York Home Fashions Market. The line includes bed pillows, mattress pads, sheets and comforters. According to a Louisville Bedding statement, pricing and fabrication for the line are similar to other offeringsMore »

Pan Tabbed as CEO of MindsInSync Asia Pacific

Pan Tabbed as CEO of MindsInSync Asia Pacific

NEW YORK–MindsInSync has promoted David Pan, general manager of China operations and development, to chief executive officer Asia Pacific of MindsInSync Shanghai, a new position for the company. In his new post, Pan directs all of MindsInSync’s sales, marketing and operations for the China and Southeast Asia regions. According to a company statement, his promotionMore »

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 »