Textiles

Licensing Expo to Hold Seminars on Global Opportunities

Licensing Expo to Hold Seminars on Global Opportunities

NEW YORK–Five of the seminars scheduled during the Licensing International Expo in June will present information on how U.S. brands can take advantage of opportunities overseas. On June 7, “Extending Your Brand Internationally” will be held from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, where the expo will takeMore »

Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles to Debut European Zone

Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles to Debut European Zone

NEW YORK–Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles announced a brand new zone for European suppliers at the three-day event, to be held Aug. 24-26 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre. Located in Hall W1, this special zone will feature leading suppliers from Belgium, Germany, Denmark, Italy, Spain, Sweden and the Netherlands. They will showcase a rangeMore »

Leggett & Platt Net Leaps in First Quarter

Leggett & Platt Net Leaps in First Quarter

CARTHAGE, Mo.–Boosted by significant growth in sales and margins, Leggett & Platt’s first-quarter net income jumped 1,267 percent to $45.1 million. The manufacturer attributed the strong performance to a combination of  “higher sales, cost structure improvements and pricing discipline,” according to a Leggett & Platt statement. It reported a 14 percent gain in net sales,More »

Sferra Links With Peter Som for Textiles Line

Sferra Links With Peter Som for Textiles Line

NEW YORK–Sferra has formed a collaboration with designer Peter Som for a collection of bedding, bath products and table linens. According to a statement from the designer and the manufacturer, the first line of bedding is inspired by Som’s reinterpretations of American sportswear design, and will be printed in Italy on Egyptian cotton. In theMore »

Laura Ashley Tabs Brother as Sewing-Machine Licensee

Laura Ashley Tabs Brother as Sewing-Machine Licensee

BRIDGEWATER, N.J.–Laura Ashley and Brother International have formed a license agreement for a multifunctional sewing and quilting machine branded under the Laura Ashley name. Called the Laura Ashley Limited Edition NX-2000, the machine includes 430 built-in stitches to help users create items inspired by Laura Ashley. It’s also decorated with signature Laura Ashley floral motifsMore »

HFPA Networking Reception Set for June 16

HFPA Networking Reception Set for June 16

NEW YORK–The Home Fashion Products Association has scheduled a networking reception for June 16. The event will take place at the headquarters of Revman International, in suite 3000 at 1211 Ave. of the Americas here, from 6 to 8 p.m. According to an HFPA statement, the gathering will give members a chance to network withMore »

Brentwood Invests in New Equipment, to Join EPA Network

Brentwood Invests in New Equipment, to Join EPA Network

CARSON, Calif.–Brentwood Originals has invested more than $1 million to acquire new filling equipment for its decorative pillows, and is joining the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Climate Leaders Small Business Network to further its commitment to eco-friendly manufacturing. The company’s new machines will be installed in its manufacturing locations in California, Mississippi and Ohio overMore »

IFDA to Present Circle of Excellence Awards

IFDA to Present Circle of Excellence Awards

NEW YORK–The New York chapter of the International Furnishings & Design Association will honor the winners of its biannual Circle of Excellence awards on Tuesday, May 4, at a cocktail reception at the Union League Club here. The winners include:•Charles Pavarini III of Charles Pavarini III Design Associates for interior design•Kenneth Wampler of The AlphaMore »