Textiles

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 »

Messe Frankfurt Releases Heimtextil Trend Book

Messe Frankfurt Releases Heimtextil Trend Book

FRANKFURT, Germany–Messe Frankfurt, owner and manager of Heimtextil, have issued the Heimtextil Trend Book, presenting textiles design trends for 2011 and 2012. The book is based on the 2011/2012 Heimtextil Trend Reconnect, a show on interior decorating themes and trends developed by Caroline Till and Kate Franklin of The Future Laboratory, a Great Britain-based styleMore »

American Textile Expands Operations, Boosts Executive Ranks

American Textile Expands Operations, Boosts Executive Ranks

PITTSBURGH–American Textile Co. is opening a new office in Davidson, N.C., and has named new executives to its product development and marketing teams. The new office will serve as the base for the company’s product-development and marketing operations. In the product-development area, American Textile has named Jane Fischer vice president of product development, a newlyMore »

IFDA Walk for Design Education Scheduled for Sept. 25

IFDA Walk for Design Education Scheduled for Sept. 25

HIGH POINT, N.C.–The Carolinas chapter of the International Furnishings and Design Association will stage its second Walk for Design Education on Sept. 25. This year’s walk will focus on key showrooms, including those at the International Home Furnishings Center and in other locations here and nearby. Proceeds from the walk will benefit the Ruth ClarkMore »

Laura Ashley Teams With Best Brands for Kitchen Textiles

Laura Ashley Teams With Best Brands for Kitchen Textiles

NEW YORK–Laura Ashley, Inc., has signed a licensing agreement with Best Brands Consumer Products to develop a line of kitchen textiles and tabletop linens for North America. Best Brands plans to launch the Laura Ashley kitchen textiles collection at retail in the fall of 2011. In addition, Laura Ashley has expanded its current partnership withMore »

Crown Crafts, Project Nursery Partner on Nursery Bedding

Crown Crafts, Project Nursery Partner on Nursery Bedding

COMPTON, Calif.—Crown Crafts’ Infant Products subsidiary has formed an alliance with Project Nursery to provide consumers with information on Crown Crafts’ NoJo brand of nursery bedding. This tie-in will channel facts on the NoJo brand to parents through Project Nursery’s “vast online forum” of lifestyle ideas, tips and information, according to a statement issued byMore »

HFPA Young Professionals to Conduct Showroom Crawl During Market

HFPA Young Professionals to Conduct Showroom Crawl During Market

NEW YORK–The Home Fashion Products Association’s Young Professionals have scheduled a showroom “crawl” for Sept. 17, the Friday of the New York Home Fashions Market. According to an HFPA statement, the crawl will serve to introduce students to the home furnishings business. Industry experts will be in each showroom to explain the scope of theirMore »