NY Now Offers New App, Help for First-Time Buyers

NY Now

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.- A new buyer promotion and a revamped mobile application will be offered at NY Now, which kicks off at the end of this month. Pre-Market, a free NY Now orientation webinar is available, on-demand, to help first-time attendees make efficient and effective use of their time at market. Subjects will include planning,More »

Last updated: January 23, 2015

Laura Ashley Partners with Victoria Classics for Decorative Pillows

Laura Ashley, Isaac Jacobs Sign Frame Deal

FORT MILL, S.C.-Laura Ashley has formed an alliance with Victoria Classics for a line of decorative pillows. The line will be designed to complement the brand’s other home furnishings. Penne Cairoli, president of Laura Ashley, said, “Decorative cushions allow consumers to experiment with pattern and color, to decorate fearlessly and to refresh their home decorMore »

Last updated: January 22, 2015

Call for New-Product Information for New York Home Fashions Market


NEW YORK-HFN is preparing its coverage of the New York Home Fashions Market in March. Vendors are invited to submit information and high-resolution images of products that they plan to highlight in their showrooms. Manufacturers of bedding, bath products and window treatments should submit their information to David Gill, senior editor, at dgill@hfnmag.com. Vendors ofMore »

Last updated: January 22, 2015

Gift for Life Offers Auction Preview

Gift For Life

NEW YORK-More than $65,000 worth of goods will be up for auction during Gift for Life’s big fundraiser next month, including Fashion Week tickets, a one-year ski club membership and a “Marilyn” painting by Paul Gerben. Those items, as well as gift and home decor products donated by more than 30 suppliers, will be offeredMore »

Last updated: January 21, 2015

Call for Showroom Information for HFN Textiles Sourcebook


NEW YORK-HFN is in the process of preparing its NY Home Fashions Sourcebook for the March New York Home Fashions Market. Textiles vendors and the showroom buildings in New York City are invited to send information about changes in showroom locations to David Gill, senior editor, at dgill@hfnmag.com. The deadline for receiving showroom information is Jan.More »

Last updated: January 21, 2015

Cuddledown President Bradley Retires

Chris Bradley

YARMOUTH, Me.-Chris Bradley, president of bedding resource Cuddledown, has retired. Norma Wilkins-Gross, the company’s vice president of merchandising, is succeeding Bradley as president. Bradley became president of Cuddledown in 1988, when he formed an investor group to acquire the company. During his leadership tenure, Cuddledown increased from 10 employees to more than 100 today. ThroughMore »

Last updated: January 20, 2015

Intertextile Shanghai to Take Place in New Venue

National Exhibition and Convention Center

SHANGHAI-For the first time, Intertextile Shanghai’s autumn edition will take place at the National Exhibition and Convention Center near here, from Aug. 26-28, according to a statement from Messe Frankfurt (HK), the show’s organizer. The new location encompasses nearly 5.4 million total square feet (reportedly the largest space of its kind in the world, accordingMore »

Last updated: January 20, 2015

Heimtextil Visitor Count Rises


FRANKFURT, Germany-The total number of visitors to the just-completed Heimtextil trade fair was more than 68,000, about 3 percent greater than the attendee count from last year’s show, according to Messe Frankfurt, the show’s organizer. Heimtextil also recorded gains in other key categories, Messe Frankfurt said. Its 2,759 exhibitors from 68 countries topped last year’sMore »

Last updated: January 20, 2015