Textiles

Madonna, Iconix Team for License

Madonna, Iconix Team for License

NEW YORK–MG Icon, a newly formed joint venture between Iconix Brand Group and Madonna, announced its first direct-to-retail license agreement with Macy’s for the Material Girl fashion collection. Targeting juniors, the back-to-school apparel collection will launch in August. The strategy for growth will include additional categories in the lifestyle and beauty sectors, including fragrance inMore »

Victoria’s Classics Offers HGTV, Pella Licensed Collections

Victoria’s Classics Offers HGTV, Pella Licensed Collections

NEW YORK-Victoria’s Classics is introducing two licensed lines under recent agreements it has reached with HGTV and Pella, the window manufacturer. The HGTV collection includes fashion bedding and window treatments. Among the products offered in the line are coverlets, comforters, bedspreads, duvets, sheets, shams, decorative pillows, draperies and curtains, window panels, sheers and valances. IncludedMore »

PrimaLoft Forms License Agreements With Downlite and The Company Store

PrimaLoft Forms License Agreements With Downlite and The Company Store

ALBANY, N.Y.-PrimaLoft has reached agreements with both Downlite and The Company Store to sell bedding products made with the down-alternative fill. Both collections include comforters, blankets, mattress toppers and bed pillows. Under the terms of the agreement, PrimaLoft has the right to oversee quality control for all of the products that carry its name. InMore »

United Feather Partners With Portico on Basic-Bedding Line

United Feather Partners With Portico on Basic-Bedding Line

NEW YORK-United Feather & Down has reached an agreement with Portico Home + Spa on a collection of environmentally friendly bedding products. The new line is being launched at this week’s New York Home Fashions Market. It includes side, back and stomach pillows; a traditional bed pillow; a comforter; and a mattress pad. The productsMore »

The Fabric of Hope

The Fabric of Hope

By David Gill With the New York Home Fashions Market set to go, manufacturers of home textiles feel that they have some reason to be optimistic about business this year. The showroom market is taking place as 2010’s first quarter comes to a close. During the first quarter, there were signs that this year wouldMore »

Springs Unveils New Direction for Court of Versailles

Springs Unveils New Direction for Court of Versailles

NEW YORK–Three new bed ensembles and revamped packaging are part of a new overall look Springs Global is establishing for its Court of Versailles brand. The new ensembles expand on the Court of Versailles’ elegant design orientation, but are less opulent than past looks. Thé Imperiale features a centerpiece tea leaf in crewel embroidery onMore »

GLM Launches Web Networking Site

GLM Launches Web Networking Site

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.–GLM, the trade-show management company, has unveiled RetailerForum.biz, a new Web site that enables retailers of gift and home products to network online. The site includes store spotlights, product catalogs, resources for small businesses and a multidimensional, retailer-only community. Within the latter feature, retail executives who join the forum can build profiles byMore »

Gift for Life’s Casino Event Raises More Than $100,000

Gift for Life’s Casino Event Raises More Than $100,000

NEW YORK–More than $100,000 was raised at Gift for Life’s recent Kings & Queens Casino night, which was held Jan. 31 and attended by 250 gift and home industry representatives. Besides playing casino type games, attendees also had the chance to win such prizes as a Sonoma Valley Wine Tour from Alexander Valley Vineyards, DryMore »