Textiles

Economic Recovery Boosts Business at Surtex

Economic Recovery Boosts Business at Surtex

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.–The upward surge of the retail economy helped to make last month’s Surtex into a positive experience for exhibitors and attendees, according to a statement from GLM, the show’s owner and manager. The show drew more than 250 exhibiting companies, consisting of artists, designers, licensors and agents from throughout the world. GLM alsoMore »

Live Auction Included in Home Furnishings Coalition Summer Social

Live Auction Included in Home Furnishings Coalition Summer Social

NEW YORK–A live auction will take place during the summer social of the New York Home Furnishings and Design Organizations Coalition. Scheduled for July 13 at the Tribeca Rooftop here, the event will provide coalition members a chance to network with each other. The live auction will be hosted by George Oliphant, left, host ofMore »

Crown Crafts Acquires Bibsters from P&G

Crown Crafts Acquires Bibsters from P&G

GONZALES, La.–Crown Crafts has purchased the Bibsters product line from Procter & Gamble. The deal, which was made through Crown Crafts’ Hamco subsidiary, adds the Bibsters line of disposable bibs to the company’s offerings of baby products. It involves 26 patents and 44 trademarks which have been awarded throughout the world, according to a statementMore »

HFPA Networking Reception Set for June 16

HFPA Networking Reception Set for June 16

NEW YORK–The Home Fashion Products Association will hold a networking reception on June 16. The reception will be hosted by Revman International, at the company’s headquarters, 1211 Avenue of the Americas here. The reception will give HFPA members a chance to network with each other and with the association’s board of directors. Those wishing toMore »

Hunter Douglas Begins Summer Sale

Hunter Douglas Begins Summer Sale

UPPER SADDLE RIVER, N.J.–From June 1 through Aug. 15, Hunter Douglas will run the “It’s Sheer Genius” summer sale. The event is designed to attract consumers to aligned Hunter Douglas dealers, and help those dealers close larger and more profitable sales, according to a company statement. The program includes mail-in rebates on Pirouette window shadings,More »

7 W New York Slates Events for Gift & Home Textiles Market Week

7 W New York Slates Events for Gift & Home Textiles Market Week

NEW YORK–The  7 W New York showroom building has scheduled a number of events for the Gift & Home Textiles Market this coming August. On Aug. 13, the all-day Shop 7 W First on Friday event will welcome buyers with showroom specials, raffles, giveaways and specialty refreshments. From 4 to 6 p.m. on that day,More »

Williamsburg Debuts Co-Branding Arrangement With Kate McRostie

Williamsburg Debuts Co-Branding Arrangement With Kate McRostie

WILLIAMSBURG, Va.–Williamsburg has launched a co-branding venture with artist Kate McRostie that will include products featuring McRostie’s designs, inspired by the archives at Colonial Williamsburg. Called “The Embroidered Garden,” the first artwork under this partnership will be introduced at the upcoming Licensing International Expo from June 8-10 in Las Vegas. The art has been developedMore »

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 »