Textiles

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 »

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 »