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Blog: Tabletop Scraps from Market

Gorham Dinnerware

NEW YORK-The first full day of any trade show tends to be a blur of people and product, a blitz of new patterns, colors and presentations, all to be sorted out and categorized at a later date. It’s tough to summarize the essence of market after only one day, but with all those caveats aside,More »

Last updated: October 17, 2013

History in the Making

Duke Ratliff

I have to admit I was struck ever so slightly by a touch of anxiety when Iconix’s Carolyn D’Angelo asked me to address her Introduction to Home Products class at the Fashion Institute of Technology last month. What could I tell a classroom full of young, fashion-savvy New Yorkers? I don’t even know if itsMore »

Last updated: October 24, 2013

Blog: J.C. Penney Spells It Out

J.C. Penney

What’s old is new again at J.C. Penney as the retailer has dropped the much-heralded logo that was unveiled in the Ron Johnson era. The old, now new, logo spells out the historical name of the chain. It’s replacing the stark “JCP” in a box, which was said to symbolically represent the chain’s move awayMore »

Last updated: October 11, 2013

Blog: Weaves from Wednesday

New York

NEW YORK-With the September New York Home Fashions Market beginning to wind down, here are some observations from showroom visits yesterday: Down Lite put the spotlight on its mattress pad line, a category which the company entered earlier this year. It also introduced Wicking Windows, a technology that repels moisture on fabric, on a lineMore »

Last updated: September 26, 2013

Blog: Sheets and Pillows and Towels—Oh My!

Rachel Kate

NEW YORK-A look at some of the products seen yesterday at the New York Home Fashions Market: Bardwil has a spate of launches that are taking the company in new directions. Among these are its recently announced licensed program with Waverly, in kitchen, bath and table linens; the first kitchen line for its Dena license;More »

Last updated: September 25, 2013

Blog: Tuesday Yarns

Roman And Schecter

NEW YORK-Yesterday marked the official opening of the fall 2013 version of the New York Home Fashions Market. Here are some of the new product launches on display: Along with introducing its new Dreamspun sheet brand, WestPoint Home placed the focus on made-in-America with a new towel collection produced entirely with American-made cotton. The companyMore »

Last updated: September 25, 2013

September Textiles Showroom Market Opens Today

New York

NEW YORK–The second of this year’s two New York Home Fashions Markets formally opens today, with the vendors prepared to launch what they hope will be a group of winning products and patterns for the upcoming season. In decorative bedding, among the highlights this week are the debut of a new sheet brand, Dreamspun, atMore »

Last updated: September 25, 2013

Cuban Joins the JCP Fun

Mark Cuban

Just when J.C. Penney’s shareholders thought that things would finally quiet down, word has come that Mark Cuban has bought 1 million shares of its common stock. For those of you not familiar with Mr. Cuban, he is a very rich guy who built a billion-dollar-plus fortune through software and the Internet. He currently ownsMore »

Last updated: September 18, 2013