Textiles

Hammer Named CEO of Perfect Fit

Hammer Named CEO of Perfect Fit

CHARLOTTE, N.C.—Textiles industry veteran Dan Hammer has been named chief executive officer of Perfect Fit Industries, the basic-bedding manufacturer. Hammer has served in a number of executive positions with textiles firms. He was president of Dan River Global Consumer Products, which was liquidated two years ago. Prior to that, he was president of The BibbMore »

Intertextile Shanghai to Expand Show Area

Intertextile Shanghai to Expand Show Area

SHANGHAI—The Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles 2010 trade fair has been enlarged from nine to 10 halls in the Shanghai New International Expo Centre here. Scheduled for Aug. 24-26, the show is a key sourcing venue for home textiles. Retailers that have confirmed that they will attend the trade fair include Target and IKEA, according toMore »

Crown Crafts Grows Net in Fourth Quarter

Crown Crafts Grows Net in Fourth Quarter

GONZALES, La.–Fourth-quarter net income for Crown Crafts totaled $2.3 million, reversing a net loss from last year’s fourth quarter of $10.6 million. The loss posted in the fourth quarter of last year included a $12.6 million charge related to impairment of goodwill. Absent this charge, Crown Crafts’ net income was $2 million in that period.More »

Lenzing Expands Tencel in Bedding

Lenzing Expands Tencel in Bedding

Consumers’ increasing desire for organic products has opened the door wide for Lenzing, which markets Tencel fiber to the home-textiles and mattress markets.This year, the company has introduced a promotion called The Botanic Bed, in which it has made available mattresses, sheeting, mattress pads, bed pillows and fills all made with Tencel fiber and itsMore »

Revman Links with Sean John On New Bedding Collection

Revman Links with Sean John On New Bedding Collection

NEW YORK—Revman has signed an agreement with the Sean John label to produce a licensed line of bedding and home furnishings under the Sean John brand. The initial collection will consist of comforters, sheets, pillows and shams. According to a statement from Sean John, Macy’s will offer the initial collection, with deliveries beginning in September.More »

WestPoint Signs Agreement for Hanes Textiles Line

WestPoint Signs Agreement for Hanes Textiles Line

NEW YORK–WestPoint Home has reached an agreement with Hanesbrands to design, produce and market a collection of bed and bath textiles under the Hanes brand. Included in the line are Hanes-branded sheets, bedding and accessories, bath towels and accessories, blankets, throws, down comforters, pillows and mattress pads. WestPoint will show the first products in thisMore »

Hollander Tabs Torres as Vice President of Merchandising

Hollander Tabs Torres as Vice President of Merchandising

BOCA RATON, Fla.–Hector Torres has been named vice president of merchandising at Hollander Home Fashions. In this newly created position, Torres is responsible for merchandising activities concentrating on the company’s department-store and specialty-store businesses. He reports to Beth Mack, chief merchandising officer. Mack said Torres’ appointment is part of Hollander’s long-term growth strategy, which includesMore »