Textiles

Textiles Expo Attendance Up 11 Percent

Home Textiles Sourcing Expo

ATLANTA-Attendance at last month’s Home Textiles Sourcing Expo reached 5,895 verified visitors from 22 countries, an 11 percent increase over the July 2013 Expo and the show’s highest attendance ever, according to a statement from Messe Frankfurt North America, which owns and manages the show. The show, which took place at the Jacob K. JavitsMore »

Last updated: August 8, 2014

WestPoint Has Break-Even Q2

WestPoint

NEW YORK-WestPoint Home posted a break-even second quarter, the first time it has not posted a quarterly loss for some years, compared to a net loss of $3 million in last year’s second quarter. Net sales in the quarter, which ended on June 30, totaled $46 million, a decrease of 8 percent. However, gross marginMore »

Last updated: August 6, 2014

Last Call for New Products for Textiles Market

HFN

NEW YORK–HFN is preparing its coverage of the New York Home Fashions Market in September. Vendors are invited to submit information and high-resolution images of products that they plan to highlight in their showrooms. The deadline for submissions is today, Aug. 4. Manufacturers of bedding, bath products and window treatments should submit their information toMore »

Last updated: August 4, 2014

Three NY Now Exhibitors Cited for Eco-Choice Awards

Circa Asia bowl

  WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.-dconstruct Jewelry of Winnipeg, Manitoba; Circa Asia of Novato, Calif.; and Anointment Natural Skin Care of Sackville, New Brunswick, have all been named to receive NY Now’s Eco-Choice Awards for the summer edition of the show later this month. dconstruct Jewelry’s Wild Silk Jewelry was named Most Innovative for its use ofMore »

Last updated: August 1, 2014

MSLO Posts First Q2 Profit Since 2008

MSLO

NEW YORK-For the first time in six years, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia (MSLO) reported net income in a second quarter, posting $1.8 million in the quarter ending on June 30. Dan Dienst, MSLO’s CEO, said the black bottom line owed to the company’s focus on managing expenses “without in any way sacrificing our high-quality contentMore »

Last updated: July 30, 2014

Promos Paying Off for California Gift Show

California Gift Show

LOS ANGELES–Urban Expositions said its efforts to revitalize the California Gift Show have begun to pay off. The summer edition of the show, which wrapped up here last week, included many new initiatives and attracted “thousands” of attendees from Southern California and other western states, the company said. “There’s little question that retailers come toMore »

Last updated: July 30, 2014

Crown Crafts Deals for Kidsline, CoCaLo Brands

Crown Crafts

GONZALES, La.-Crown Crafts has reached an agreement with Kids Brands to acquire the Kidsline and CoCaLo brand names for a cash purchase price of $1.35 million. The transaction is subject to the approval of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey, as part of the chapter 11 proceedings begun by KidsMore »

Last updated: July 29, 2014

Iconix Q2 Net Drops 8.8 Percent

Iconix

NEW YORK-A sharp rise in interest expense and an increased provision for income taxes reduced Iconix Brand Group’s second-quarter net income by 8.8 percent, to $35.3 million. Interest and other expenses rose 58.5 percent in the quarter, which ended on June 30. Iconix also raised its provision for income taxes by 11.3 percent. Both ofMore »

Last updated: July 29, 2014