Textiles

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 »

Arrow Home to Produce Telemundo Line

Arrow Home to Produce Telemundo Line

NEW YORK–Arrow Home Fashions and Big Tent Entertainment have reached a license agreement whereby Arrow Home will design and manufacture a home-textiles collection under Telemundo, the Hispanic television network. The multiyear agreement calls for Arrow Home to produce a collection of fashion bedding, window treatments, bath accessories, towels and table linens branded under Telemundo’s establishedMore »

Brooke Shields Featured in New Royal Velvet Campaign

Brooke Shields Featured in New Royal Velvet Campaign

NEW YORK–Actress Brooke Shields and her family will be featured in a new multimedia campaign for Royal Velvet. The campaign will debut next month in shelter magazines such as Better Homes & Gardens, Family Circle and House Beautiful, according to a statement from Iconix Brand Group, owner of the Royal Velvet label. This marks theMore »

Icon Honors Calls for Entries

Icon Honors Calls for Entries

ATLANTA–The Icon Honors national call for entries is now open. Created exclusively by AmericasMart Atlanta in partnership with GHTA and HFN, ICON Honors is the first international program fully embracing the gift and home categories in an independent recognition of exemplary achievement across the industry for product manufacturing, product sales representative businesses and retailing. SubmissionsMore »

Woolrich Makes Itself at Home

Woolrich Makes Itself at Home

How do you celebrate your 180th birthday? If you’re Woolrich, the venerable brand that traces its roots back to a 19th century woolen mill in the hills of Pennsylvania, you do it by doing what you do best: expanding the brand into more product categories and more channels of distribution. Even though Woolrich is probablyMore »