Textiles

Bush Tabbed as International Sales Director for Crown Crafts

Bush Tabbed as International Sales Director for Crown Crafts

GONZALES, La.–Crown Crafts has appointed Mary Jean Bush to the newly created position of director of international sales. The move reflects the company’s emphasis on international markets as a component to its growth strategy over the next five years, according to a Crown Crafts statement. Bush oversees the development of sales strategies and new internationalMore »

HomeGoods Teams With Designer Nayak on Dorm-Room Sweepstakes

HomeGoods

FRAMINGHAM, Mass.–HomeGoods has formed a partnership with designer Taniya Nayak for a contest that will award dormitory-room designs to college students. For the sweepstakes, which officially began on July 15, Nayak designed five dorm-room designs in styles Bali, Preppy Chic, Rocker Girl, Surfer Chick and All-American. The designs will be given away via the HomeGoodsMore »

Art In Motion Celebrates 25 Years

Art In Motion Celebrates 25 Years

VANCOUVER B.C.–Art In Motion is thrilled to be celebrating 25 years of publishing and licensing the work of creative artists from around the world. “We are thrilled to be celebrating a quarter century,” said Tara Fortunato, chief merchandising officer with parent company ICA Home Décor. “Art In Motion is a leader in art and design. WeMore »

Oh Named Design Director at Beacon Looms

Oh Named Design Director at Beacon Looms

TEANECK, N.J.—Sung Oh has joined Beacon Looms as director of design and product development, a newly created position. Oh is responsible for the design and development of all of the company’s window treatments, bedding and decorative pillows. She reports to Sandy McNeil, senior vice president of merchandising and sales. Before joining Beacon Looms, Oh wasMore »

Revman Designer Liberato Dies

Revman Designer Liberato Dies

NEW YORK–Luciana Liberato, design director for Revman, has died from cancer. She was 41.   She joined the company in 1999 as design assistant. She became design manager in 2002 and was promoted to design director in 2005.   According to a Revman statement, friends of Liberato have set up a Web page, main.acsevents.org/goto/Luciana.Liberato, onMore »

Leggett & Platt to Sponsor WithIt Leadership Conference

Leggett & Platt to Sponsor WithIt Leadership Conference

GREENSBORO, N.C.–Leggett & Platt has signed on to sponsor WithIt’s annual education conference, “Leadership2: Take It to the Next Level.” Scheduled for Aug. 17-19, the conference will provide opportunities for leadership development, business networking and professional and personal growth for executives in the home-furnishings industries. It is also part of WithIt’s effort to encourage femaleMore »

A Feel for Texture

A Feel for Texture

By David Gill Texture has become a dominant factor in decorative pillows, as exemplified by the March New York Home Fashions Market. This represents something of a sea change to the category. For many years, color was the key factor that drew consumers to the decorative-pillow sections at retailers. While color is still important, pillowsMore »