Textiles

Croscill Home & Ex-Cell/Glenoit Gain Mikasa License

Croscill Home & Ex-Cell/Glenoit Gain Mikasa License

NEW YORK–Croscill Home & Ex-Cell/Glenoit has reached an agreement with Lifetime Brands to produce a collection of home textiles under the Mikasa brand. The collection encompasses bed ensembles, bath ensembles, tablecloths, napkins, runners, kitchen tiers and napkin rings. According to a statement from Lifetime Brands, it will be offered under the Mikasa Home Accents brand,More »

London Luxury Licenses With Claritin for Bedding

London Luxury Licenses With Claritin for Bedding

NEW YORK–London Luxury has signed an agreement with Claritin, the allergy-medicine brand, to manufacture a line of Claritin-branded bedding. The collection will be made with allergen-barrier fabric, engineered to function as a barrier to dust mites, pet dander and other allergens. It is being introduced at this week’s New York Home Fashions Market. Claritin isMore »

Invista Launches Dacron Fiber-Quality Seal

Invista Launches Dacron Fiber-Quality Seal

NEW YORK–Invista has introduced the Dacron fiber-quality seal at this week’s New York Home Fashions Market. The new seal will be featured on packaging of bedding with Dacron-branded fiber fill. According to an Invista statement, it will be used as an endorsement of fiber-fill brands such as Dacron Comforel, Dacron Performa and Dacron DuraLife. TheMore »

Textiles Showroom Market Opens Today

Textiles Showroom Market Opens Today

NEW YORK–While some vendors had appointments with customers during the weekend, the showrooms formally open today for this week’s New York Home Fashions Market. The home-textiles industry is moving slowly through a recovery, but some manufacturers will step forward this week with a variety of new programs. Basic-bedding vendors are providing some juice this weekMore »

Hanes Line to Launch at WestPoint Home

Hanes Line to Launch at WestPoint Home

NEW YORK–Next week’s New York Home Fashions Market will mark the first appearance of WestPoint Home’s Hanes line of bedding and bath. The company finalized its agreement in June with Hanesbrands, the brand’s parent company, for Hanes sheets, bed ensembles and accessories, bath towels and accessories, blankets, throws, down comforters, pillows and mattress pads. AllMore »

Jackson Named Real-Estate V.P. of Anna’s Linens

COSTA MESA, Calif.–Anna’s Linens has appointed Steven Jackson as vice president of real estate and construction. Jackson will oversee the retailer’s store expansion along with assuming real-estate responsibilities when he assumes his new role on Sept. 20. He will report directly to Scott Gladstone, chief operating officer. Before joining Anna’s Linens, Jackson served as seniorMore »

Welspun Partners With Filicia on Bed, Bath Collections

Welspun Partners With Filicia on Bed, Bath Collections

NEW YORK–Welspun USA has reached an agreement with designer and television personality Thom Filicia to produce a collection of bedding and bath textiles. The collection includes top-of-the-bed ensembles and bath coordinates, and will be formally introduced during next week’s New York Home Fashions Market. The line is scheduled to reach retailers during the first quarterMore »

Borghese Licenses With Veratex, Spa Cre8tions

Borghese Licenses With Veratex, Spa Cre8tions

LOUISVILLE, Ky.–Borghese, the global cosmetic, skincare, fragrance and spa company, has reached licensing agreements with Veratex and Spa Cre8tions. According to a statement from IMC Licensing, Borghese’s licensing agency, the Veratex agreement covers fashion bedding, basic and decorative towels, shower curtains, bathroom accessories, accent bathroom rugs and decorative pillows. This line will be targeted atMore »