Textiles

Trend Area Set for Intertextile Shanghai

Intertextile Shanghai

SHANGHAI, China—A special trend zone will be a focal point for the Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles trade fair later this month here. Four themes – positivity, serenity, pleasure and personality – will be introduced, along with a series of seminars on trends in home décor and textiles. The fair, Aug. 24 to 26 at theMore »

Crown Crafts Net Jumps 35 Percent in Fiscal First Quarter

Crown Crafts Net Jumps 35 Percent in Fiscal First Quarter

GONZALES, La.—First-quarter net income for Crown Crafts totaled $726,000, 35 percent ahead of its first quarter of one year ago. The company accomplished this in spite of a 3.2 percent slip in net sales for the quarter, which totaled $17.2 million. Tight expense controls offset the sales decline, resulting in a gross-margin increase of 260More »

Protect-A-Bed Hosts Mattress Sweepstakes

Protect-A-Bed Hosts Mattress Sweepstakes

CHICAGO—Protect-A-Bed has launched the Long Live Your Mattress Sweepstakes on its Web site, protectabed.com. The sweepstakes began yesterday and will run through Oct. 31. One grand-prize winner will receive $30,000 in honor of Protect-A-Bed’s 30th anniversary, and 10 first-prize winners will get bedding-protection sets valued at nearly $500. The sweepstakes is open to all U.S.More »

YoPros to Lead HFPA Foundation Online Auction

YoPros to Lead HFPA Foundation Online Auction

NEW YORK—The Young Professionals of the Home Fashion Products Association (YoPros) will lead the third annual HFPA Foundation online auction with Charitybuzz.com, which provides cause-related auctions on a global basis. Members of HFPA are invited to donate internships with their companies, meet-and-greets with company designers, golf outings, behind-the-scenes entertainment experiences in films and television shows,More »

J.C. Penney Begins Liz Claiborne Rollout

J.C. Penney Begins Liz Claiborne Rollout

PLANO, Texas – The first exclusive products bearing the Liz Claiborne label – in women’s and men’s apparel – begin turning up on J.C. Penney shelves this week, part of a massive roll-out of the brand that will spread to home next January. Some 30 different product classifications are included in the program, which positionsMore »

Kardashian Home to Launch

Kardashian Home to Launch

LOS ANGELES—The Kardashian sisters, Kim, Khloe and Kourtney, are collaborating with designer Bruno Schiavi on a brand launch to include apparel, home and accessories. Items are expected to be in stores in 2011. “We are excited to work with Bruno Schiavi in developing our first brand together,” said the Kardashians in a statement. “His expertMore »

Call for New-Product Information for New York Home Fashions Market

Call for New-Product Information for New York Home Fashions Market

NEW YORK–HFN is preparing its coverage of the New York Home Fashions Market in September. Vendors are invited to submit information and high-resolution images of products that they plan to highlight in their showrooms. Manufacturers of bedding, bath products and window treatments should submit their information to David Gill, senior editor, at dgill@hfnmag.com. Vendors ofMore »

Next Creations, Alok Form Joint Venture

Next Creations, Alok Form Joint Venture

NEW YORK—Next Creations, parent company of Raymond Waites Design, and Alok International have formed a joint venture called Next Creations Holdings. Alok is an India-based manufacturer of finished home textiles, fabric, yarn and polyester.  Under the terms of the agreement, Michael Vidra, president and chief executive officer of Next Creations, will assume those positions withMore »