Textiles

Retailers Sign Up for National Home Furnishings Month

Retailers Sign Up for National Home Furnishings Month

LAS VEGAS–A number of retailers throughout the country have said they will participate in the National Home Furnishings Month campaign, according to a statement from the World Market Center, the campaign’s sponsor. Eight thousand retail stores have signed up to take advantage of the store locator on the campaign’s Web site, homeyet.com, the statement said.More »

Sergent Named Marketing Director of Washington Design Center

Sergent Named Marketing Director of Washington Design Center

CHICAGO–MMPI has appointed Jennifer Sergent director of marketing for the Washington Design Center. Sergent oversees the center’s overall marketing activities in her new role, and reports to John Brennan, executive vice president of MMPI’s design centers. She succeeds Mitchell Ammons Walters. Before joining Washington Design Center, Sergent was senior editor of Washington Spaces magazine. SheMore »

Shanghai Intertextile Wraps as Cost Pressures Continue

Shanghai Intertextile Wraps as Cost Pressures Continue

SHANGHAI, China–The Intertextile Show wrapped up here last week with high hopes for the continued growth of the Chinese domestic market but growing concerns about ongoing pressure on costs. Some 1,000 exhibitors, primarily from China and split fairly evenly between producers of finished goods and fabric suppliers, reported generally good traffic and activity. Final attendanceMore »

Sears, Kmart Partner With Saralegui on Bed and Bath Line

Sears, Kmart Partner With Saralegui on Bed and Bath Line

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill.—Beginning this fall, Sears and Kmart will offer a collection of bedding and bath textiles created in partnership with Cristina Saralegui, the journalist and talk-show host. According to a statement from Sears Holdings, parent of both Sears and Kmart, the bedding lineup includes comforter sets, quilted coverlets and euro shams, microfiber sheets andMore »

7 W New York to Host Textiles Market and Carpet Show

7 W New York to Host Textiles Market and Carpet Show

NEW YORK—The 7 W New York showroom building will play host to both the New York Home Fashions Market and the New York International Carpet Show in mid-September. The carpet show is scheduled for Sept. 12-14, while the textiles market will take place from Sept. 13-17. To pull the two events together, 7 W NewMore »

J. Queen Adds Space, Names Roman V.P. of Sales

J. Queen Adds Space, Names Roman V.P. of Sales

NEW YORK–J. Queen New York is expanding its office and showroom space, and has hired Dave Roman as vice president of sales. The added space, measuring about 3,000 square feet, will approximately double the size of the company’s current space, located at 37 W. 20th St. here. According to Julie Brady, J. Queen’s president andMore »

Giliotti Named Interim CEO of Croscill/Ex-Cell/Glenoit

Giliotti Named Interim CEO of Croscill/Ex-Cell/Glenoit

 NEW YORK—Emil Giliotti has been named interim chief executive officer of Croscill/Ex-Cell Home Fashions/Glenoit. Meanwhile, Patriarch Partners, parent of the three home-fashions companies, has begun a search for a successor to Barry Leonard, who left the CEO post and will become president and CEO of Welspun USA on Sept. 6. Giliotti, who is managing director ofMore »