Textiles

Licensing Royalties Drop in 2009

Licensing Royalties Drop in 2009

LAS VEGAS–The International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association (LIMA) reported that revenue from licensing royalties fell 8.7 percent in 2009, totaling $5.2 billion. The Licensing International Expo opened yesterday in Las Vegas. A LIMA statement cited the “weak consumer-spending climate at retail” as the prime cause for the declines. “These results are not surprising as consumersMore »

IFDA to Present Global Trends Seminar at Forty One Madison

IFDA to Present Global Trends Seminar at Forty One Madison

NEW YORK–The New York chapter of the International Furnishings and Design Association will present a breakfast program spotlighting trends from the recent Milan Furniture Fair and the New York Tabletop Show. The event is scheduled for June 24 at 8:30 a.m. at Forty One Madison here. Featured in the session will be Patricia Bouley, founderMore »

Printsource New York Scheduled for August

Printsource New York Scheduled for August

NEW YORK–Printsource New York, a trade show for textile and surface design, will take place from Aug. 2 through Aug. 4 at the 7 W New York showroom building. The show will highlight studios that provide design surfaces for a number of applications, including apparel, paper goods and home textiles. Among the product categories coveredMore »

Economic Recovery Boosts Business at Surtex

Economic Recovery Boosts Business at Surtex

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.–The upward surge of the retail economy helped to make last month’s Surtex into a positive experience for exhibitors and attendees, according to a statement from GLM, the show’s owner and manager. The show drew more than 250 exhibiting companies, consisting of artists, designers, licensors and agents from throughout the world. GLM alsoMore »

Live Auction Included in Home Furnishings Coalition Summer Social

Live Auction Included in Home Furnishings Coalition Summer Social

NEW YORK–A live auction will take place during the summer social of the New York Home Furnishings and Design Organizations Coalition. Scheduled for July 13 at the Tribeca Rooftop here, the event will provide coalition members a chance to network with each other. The live auction will be hosted by George Oliphant, left, host ofMore »

Crown Crafts Acquires Bibsters from P&G

Crown Crafts Acquires Bibsters from P&G

GONZALES, La.–Crown Crafts has purchased the Bibsters product line from Procter & Gamble. The deal, which was made through Crown Crafts’ Hamco subsidiary, adds the Bibsters line of disposable bibs to the company’s offerings of baby products. It involves 26 patents and 44 trademarks which have been awarded throughout the world, according to a statementMore »

HFPA Networking Reception Set for June 16

HFPA Networking Reception Set for June 16

NEW YORK–The Home Fashion Products Association will hold a networking reception on June 16. The reception will be hosted by Revman International, at the company’s headquarters, 1211 Avenue of the Americas here. The reception will give HFPA members a chance to network with each other and with the association’s board of directors. Those wishing toMore »

Hunter Douglas Begins Summer Sale

Hunter Douglas Begins Summer Sale

UPPER SADDLE RIVER, N.J.–From June 1 through Aug. 15, Hunter Douglas will run the “It’s Sheer Genius” summer sale. The event is designed to attract consumers to aligned Hunter Douglas dealers, and help those dealers close larger and more profitable sales, according to a company statement. The program includes mail-in rebates on Pirouette window shadings,More »