Textiles

Hunter Douglas Launches Online Initiatives

Hunter Douglas Launches Online Initiatives

UPPER SADDLE RIVER, N.J.–Hunter Douglas has added new features to its Web site to benefit consumers, dealers, designers and installers. The company has unveiled a new capability on its iMagine Design Center room on the site, so visitors can upload their own room-setting photos and view all Hunter Douglas products in their windows. Called “UploadMore »

Licensing Expo Releases Conference Schedule

Licensing Expo Releases Conference Schedule

NEW YORK-The upcoming Licensing International Expo will include a slate of seminars on business issues related to licensing. “Using Licensing with Cause Marketing,” a session on linking a license to a cause-marketing effort, will take place from 10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on June 7. On June 8, “Getting Your Brand Ready for Licensing” willMore »

Eller to Receive Gift for Life Industry Achievement Award

Eller to Receive Gift for Life Industry Achievement Award

NEW YORK-Randy Eller will be the recipient of the 2010 Gift for Life Industry Achievement Award on Aug. 15 at the 59th Annual Retailer Excellence Awards here. Eller has served the industry for 35 years as a retailer, salesperson, president and chief executive officer and partner. Today, through his company Eller Enterprises, Eller continues toMore »

Surtex Mood on Upswing as Exhibitors Look Ahead

Surtex Mood on Upswing as Exhibitors Look Ahead

NEW YORK–Exhibitors at this week’s Surtex show here said the business of licensing art should pick up momentum through the rest of this year, and identified home furnishings as a particularly promising opportunity for licensed art. The level of attendee traffic at the show is one reason to feel upbeat, according to Mark Fisher, consultantMore »

Yee Receives Grand Prize in Surtex Designext Competition

Yee Receives Grand Prize in Surtex Designext Competition

NEW YORK–Jana Yee, senior in the textile design department at the Academy of Art University, has been awarded the grand prize at designext, the international student design competition hosted by Surtex. Yee was cited for “Vitality Blooms,” her design concept which took the top honor over three other winners. The designext competition involved the creationMore »

Hollander Adds Johnson, Petricoff to Executive Team

Hollander Adds Johnson, Petricoff to Executive Team

BOCA RATON, Fla.–Hollander Home Fashions has named Kaye Johnson sales vice president and key account executive, and has appointed Adam Petricoff vice president of hospitality and healthcare. Both posts are new positions for the company. Johnson has assumed responsibility for sales and growth initiatives for department stores and chain stores in the Dallas region. PetricoffMore »

Thoughts on a Decent Market

Thoughts on a  Decent Market

They came, they saw, they ordered … or they will order, the vendors hope. That’s a very quick summary of the recent New York Home Fashions Market. Of course, there was more to market week—both positive and negative. First, the up side: The market was well attended, not only in numbers, but in the peopleMore »

IFDA to Sponsor ICFF Events

IFDA to Sponsor ICFF Events

NEW YORK–The New York chapter of the International Furnishings and Design Association has aligned with the International Contemporary Furniture Fair to sponsor a series of events at the trade show and around Manhattan. The program includes a guided tour of Surtex, the design trade show which will take place at the same time as ICFF,More »