Textiles

Heimtextil to Spotlight Sustainability

Heimtextil to Spotlight Sustainability

FRANKFURT, Germany–The upcoming Heimtextil global textiles trade show will put sustainability front and center with several events and features. A special section sponsored by the German UNESCO Commission will present textiles and composite materials manufactured in an economical, ecological and socially sustainable way from bark cloth. Located in halls 5.1 and 6.1 of Messe Frankfurt,More »

IFDA and Jamie Drake to Present “Rising Stars of Interior Design”

IFDA and Jamie Drake to Present “Rising Stars of Interior Design”

NEW YORK—The New York chapter of the International Furnishings and Design Association will team up with designer Jamie Blake to present the fourth annual “Rising Stars of Interior Design.” Drake’s choices for this year’s event are interior designers Nina Freundenberger, Ryan Korban and Kevin Isbell. In addition, design students Jae-Young Dokogo of the Fashion InstituteMore »

Litton, Longtime Manager of 295 Fifth Avenue, to Retire

Litton, Longtime Manager of 295 Fifth Avenue, to Retire

NEW YORK–Claude Litton, president and chief executive officer of Manhattan Properties Company—owner and manager of showroom building 295 Fifth Avenue—will retire at the end of the year. Litton has managed the building for 32 years. Litton said that his successor will be named next month. “When I came to 295, there were 80 tenants andMore »

Crown Crafts Net Jumps 51 Percent in Q2

Crown Crafts Net Jumps 51 Percent in Q2

GONZALES, La.—Second-quarter net income for Crown Crafts totaled $1.2 million, up 51 percent from the second quarter of last year. The company accomplished this on a gain in net sales of 9.2 percent to $23.7 million in the quarter ended Sept. 30, 2010. Details on selling, general and administrative expenses were missing from Crown Crafts’More »

NYIGF At Home Exhibitors to Increase Space in January

NYIGF At Home Exhibitors to Increase Space in January

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.–A number of vendors in the At Home section of the New York International Gift Fair will increase their exhibit space at the January show. According to Dorothy Belshaw, NYIGF director and senior vice president of GLM, owner and manager of the show, exhibitors are looking for added space in anticipation of “healthyMore »

Finkle to Speak at HFPA Annual Meeting

Finkle to Speak at HFPA Annual Meeting

NEW YORK–Janine Finkle, vice president of market intelligence for Design Research Reports, will be the featured speaker at the annual membership meeting of the Home Fashion Products Association on Nov. 16. Finkle’s topic will be “Macro-Trends Affecting the Home Furnishings Market: Tracking Consumer Attitudes and Behavior.” She is a veteran analyst of markets in homeMore »

Ralph Lauren, Sferra Partner on Upper-End, Hospitality Line

Ralph Lauren, Sferra Partner on Upper-End, Hospitality Line

NEW YORK—Ralph Lauren Home has signed an exclusive license agreement with Sferra Bros. for a collection of bed and bath linens for upper-end retailers and upscale hospitality, resort and spa customers worldwide. The agreement marks the first time Ralph Lauren Home linens will be available to upper-end retailers and the hospitality trade. Included in theMore »

Hollander Inks Deal with Iconix for Waverly Basic-Bedding Line

Hollander Inks Deal with Iconix for Waverly Basic-Bedding Line

BOCA RATON, Fla.—Hollander Home Fashions has signed a license agreement with Iconix Brand Group for a collection of basic bedding branded under Iconix’s Waverly label. The collection will include bed pillows, comforters, mattress pads, blankets, feather beds and fiberbeds, all to be available in both natural and synthetic fills. The retail pricing will be inMore »