Textiles

Checking In

Checking In

 By David Gill Having displayed their wares for retailers at the September New York Home Fashions Market, home textiles manufacturers are now turning their attention to another class of trade—the hospitality industry. This month brings the International Hotel, Motel + Restaurant Show in New York City, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. The presenceMore »

Meinzinger, Creative Bath Founder, Dies

Meinzinger, Creative Bath Founder, Dies

CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y.–Mathias “Mat” Meinzinger, founder and chairman of Creative Bath Products, died of pancreatic cancer on Oct. 31. He was 74. A native of Hungary, Meinzinger founded Creative Bath in 1973. He served as president until last month, when he became chairman and Bob Weiss, vice president of sales and marketing, was named president.More »

7 W New York Names Kreider Marketing Manager

7 W New York Names Kreider Marketing Manager

NEW YORK—Jessica Kreider has been appointed marketing manager of the 7 W New York showroom building. In this position, Kreider provides support for all of the building’s events and shows, and will assist in driving its comprehensive marketing initiatives. She reports to Su Hilty, vice president of marketing, and has succeeded Toni Toreno, who wasMore »

Welspun India: Raw Material Costs Hurt Profits

Welspun India: Raw Material Costs Hurt Profits

MUMBAI, India—Welspun India, the parent company of Welspun USA, said its fiscal second-quarter operating profit fell about 7 percent to approximately $22.2 million, after the currency conversion. Profitability fell in spite of a 24 percent gain in sales for the quarter, which totaled approximately $123.4 million after the conversion. In a statement announcing the quarterlyMore »

The Issue of Cost

The Issue of Cost

By David Gill Last month’s New York Home Fashions Market was the beginning of what looks to be a period of uncertainty for the U.S. textiles industry. While vendors reported that the attitude among their retail customers was generally upbeat, they also said the fourth quarter could prove difficult for the industry. Not only isMore »

Springs Partners with Berkus for Home Collection

Springs Partners with Berkus for Home Collection

NEW YORK—Springs Global has entered into a license agreement with Nate Berkus, the design expert and television talk-show host, for a line of Nate Berkus decorative home furnishings. The collection, which will debut in spring 2012, will include bedding, bath products, decorative accessories, dinnerware, lighting, area rugs, window treatments, design solutions and furniture pieces. TheMore »

“Let’s Talk About It!” Lectures Slated for Heimtextil

“Let’s Talk About It!” Lectures Slated for Heimtextil

FRANKFURT, Germany—The January Heimtextil will offer a lecture program titled “Let’s talk about it!,” which will focus on trends in the home-furnishings market. The first day of this program, Jan. 12, 2011, will be devoted to fashion trends in home textiles such as colors, patterns and materials. The following day will feature sessions on theMore »

Profit, Sales Jump for Iconix in Q3

Profit, Sales Jump for Iconix in Q3

NEW YORK—Net income for Iconix Brand Group rose 32 percent to $29.8 million, fueled by a net sales increase of 63 percent to $96.9 million. Neil Cole, chairman and chief executive officer, said Iconix has risen as a global consumer-products licensing powerhouse, now with 27 brands representing $12 billion in annual global retail sales inMore »