Recent News of Drapery, Vinyl, Coated, Outdoor Fabrics and Fabric Manufacture

  • NEW YORK—Donghia chairman Andrea Favoretto Rubelli has reclaimed his posts as president and CEO in the wake of the departure of Jonathan Witmer, who has held those posts since February 2017. “[Witmer] profoundly restructured and refocused the corporate and commercial organization, with a ...
  • ISTANBUL, TURKEY—Mehmet Yildiz has been named general manager of Boyteks Tekstil, the upholstery, curtain fabric, and ticking division of the Boyteks Group, based in Kayseri, Turkey. Boyteks’s upholstery is produced in Bursa while their mattress ticking is manufactured in Kayseri, so Yildiz w...
  • DALLAS, TX—Oscar Reig Plaza has joined SAMI Textiles as Executive Vice President, Sales as of May 7. He was previously Vice President, Sales, western region based in Dallas for Covington Fabric & Design. He held that post since since January 2008 and prior to that he held various sales post...
  • MELBOURNE, AUS—Tom Warwick, who was born February 11,1942 and was the founder and Group Chairman of Warwick Fabrics Pty. Ltd, died May 8 as the result of a head injury at the age of 76. He built one of the largest decorative fabric wholesalers in the world with branches in Australia, New Z...
  • ISTANBUL—Recycled polyester fabric is becoming more important as a category—first with Contract (green hotels) and now with residential applications. This product is also being marketed in Kucukcalik window shade fabrics which are PVC free. Both developments were presented to the attendees o...