Textiles

Laura Ashley Allies with Morgan Home for Kitchen and Beach Products

Laura Ashley, Isaac Jacobs Sign Frame Deal

FORT MILL, S.C.-The Laura Ashley brand has formed a partnership with Morgan Home for a line of kitchen and beach products. The kitchen collection will include kitchen towels, pot holders, oven mitts, aprons and other items. It will make its first appearance at department stores and specialty stores in late fall of this year. TheMore »

NY Now to Debut Maker Project

NY Now

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.–A new three-pronged initiative, connected with the nation’s growing “Maker Movement,” will debut at the summer edition of NY Now, the Market for Home + Lifestyle. NY Now’s “Maker Project” will include showcases of individual makers and their products, a four-part seminar program addressing the movement’s evolution, impact and opportunities and exclusive freeMore »

Belk Debuts Cynthia Rowley Home Line

CYNTHIA Cynthia Rowley Lattice bed ensemble

CHARLOTTE, N.C.-Belk has partnered with designer Cynthia Rowley for a collection of home furnishings. Branded as CYNTHIA Cynthia Rowley, the line is available at 70 Belk stores and on belk.com. It includes cotton comforter sets, quilted cotton coverlets, jacquard cotton sheet sets, decorative pillows and a tabletop and entertaining collection. The designs feature Rowley’s signatureMore »

MSLO Cuts Q1 Loss

MSLO

NEW YORK-Significant reductions in key expense categories helped Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia (MSLO) narrow its first-quarter net loss from $3 million last year to $2.2 million this year. Operating expenses in the quarter, which ended on March 31 were slashed by 11.9 percent. This included a 25.2 percent decrease in production, distribution and editorial expenses;More »

Surtex Adds Speakers to Conference Program

Surtex 2014

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.-Surtex has slated additional speakers for its conference program, which is titled “Distinct Business Strategies from a Creative Perspective: intelligence for Manufacturers, Designers and Retailers.” As previously stated, the program will be in three tracks. It will open with Track One, “Basics: Monetizing Your Creativity,” on May 18, which will be led byMore »

Heimtextil India Sold Out

heimtextil India

MUMBAI-Heimtextil India, which will hold its inaugural show from June 19-21 at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi, is already sold out, according to show owner and organizer Messe Frankfurt. A statement from the company said both new and leading brands have confirmed their participation in the show. The show also has the support of theMore »

Surtex to Spotlight Digital Tech

Surtex

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.-This month’s Surtex will debut a feature on digital technology in its ReSource Hub. This new focus will present the latest technological advancements in digital printing, software and trend gathering, for both attendees and exhibitors. Among the exhibitors will be Hewlett-Packard, which will offer digital printing equipment such as the HP Latex 360More »

Iconix Sets Q1 Records for Earnings, Revenues

Iconix

NEW YORK-Iconix Brand Group got its 2014 fiscal year off to what Neil Cole, chairman and CEO, called “a strong start” by achieving record earnings and revenues for its fiscal first quarter. Net income totaled $59.8 million, up 74.8 percent from the first quarter of last year. Licensing and other revenue increased 10.5 percent toMore »