Textiles

Charisma Launches Marketing Campaign with Model Aubry

Charisma Launches Marketing Campaign with Model Aubry

NEW YORK—The Charisma brand has debuted a new marketing campaign starring model Gabriel Aubry. According to a statement from Iconix Brand Group, owner of Charisma, the campaign will appear beginning in October in shelter and lifestyle magazines such as Elle Decor, House Beautiful, Traditional Home and Gotham, and will be featured online. In the advertising,More »

Marimekko Plans Shop in Crate and Barrel

Marimekko Plans Shop in Crate and Barrel

NEW YORK–Finnish design house Marimekko said it will open a shop-within-a-shop in Crate and Barrel’s Soho store here. The 1,750-square-foot shop, to open in October, is part of what the company said is a plan for a stronger presence in the United States. It will open a showroom in New York later this month. MarimekkoMore »

Farias Steps Down as Louisville Bedding Sales and Marketing VP

Farias Steps Down as Louisville Bedding Sales and Marketing VP

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Al Farias is leaving his current role at Louisville Bedding as vice president of sales and marketing. Farias will take on a new role with the company that will focus on special projects and account sales. He will continue to focus on certain accounts and will also retain his membership on the Louisville BeddingMore »

Gift Fair Opens Tomorrow

Gift Fair Opens Tomorrow

NEW YORK—The New York International Gift Fair opens its doors tomorrow at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center and Passenger Ship Terminal Piers 92 and 94 here. The Fair also includes The New York Home Textiles Show. GLM, the show’s owner and manager, said the Gift Fair will feature an estimated 2,800 companies with 100,000More »

Finkle to Speak at HFPA Annual Meeting

Finkle to Speak at HFPA Annual Meeting

NEW YORK—Janine Finkle, vice president of market intelligence for Design Research Reports, will be the featured speaker at the annual meeting of the Home Fashion Products Association. Finkle has a background in home furnishings, home decor, housewares, luxury goods, bridal products, entertaining and gifts. Her experience is in tracking design and macro-societal trends tied toMore »

EWHT Calls for Participation in Komen NYC Race for the Cure

EWHT Calls for Participation in Komen NYC Race for the Cure

NEW YORK—Executives Working in Home Textiles has called for members of the home-furnishings industry to enter the 2010 Komen NYC Race for the Cure. Scheduled for Sept. 12, the race is intended to raise funds for Susan G. Komen for the Cure of Greater New York City, the organization dedicated to fighting breast cancer. EWHTMore »

13 New and Expanded Show Spaces at 7 W New York for Market

13 New and Expanded Show Spaces at 7 W New York for Market

NEW YORK—Thirteen new and expanded showrooms at the 7 W New York showroom building will be open for Gift & Home Textiles Market Week, which begins tomorrow. The group includes: Two Lumps of Sugar, which markets tableware, kitchen accessories, baby products, picnic products and storage and travel pieces, in room 939; Kimaya USA, maker ofMore »

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 »