Contract / Hospitality News

Producers Say Vegetable Dyed Fabrics Made of COEX® Offer Fire Proof Protection

Milan, Italy — COEX®, reportedly the first and only fully fireproof fiber of vegetable origin, is increasing its presence at iinternational trade fairs in Europe, namely Heimtextil 2018 for the third year. In Frankfurt, publishers Alessandro Bini | Tessuti d’Italia, Gunther Maasberg and Torr[...]

CDI, Valley Forge Offer One Stop Drapery/Roller Shade Installation

Fort Lauderdale, Florida —Valley Forge Fabrics expects to raise the bar on faster delivery of finished window treatments to the hotel industry according to Mikey Dobin, CEO. With the Valley Forge Fabrics acquisition of CDI (Contract Décor International), the newly developed company – CDI, a [...]

Patty Wilson Named Covington VP Contract

NEW YORK—Patty Wilson has been named Vice President of Contract Sales Covington Fabrics & Design LLC. She took the position that was previously held by Craig Shirk who passed unexpectedly last year. Patty joined Covington in February, 2017 as Contract Sales director and at the end of Nov[...]

Rizzy Hospitality Formed to Sell Indoor and Outdoor Rugs, Bedding

NEW YORK—Rizzy Home, based in Calhoun, Georgia and Delhi, India is throwing its hat in the contract ring with a line of better quality machine made rugs in polypropylene, polyester and wool that will be exported to the USA from Delhi and stocked in Calhoun. He anticipates doing $18-$20 million [...]

Alison Goldman Named VP Sourcing, Fabric Innovations

MIAMI, FL—Alison Goldman has been named Vice President of Sourcing at Fabric Innovations, a hospitality bedding, drapery and fabric jobber here. She reports to Deborah Herman, President and Principal. She was previously the Vice President of Marketing & Design for Zavi Textiles since 201[...]

Enduratex Launches LeatherPlus Engineered Leather

CORONA, CA — Enduratex, a provider of performance upholstery fabrics, has offered an engineered leather composite fabric that is different from bonded leather and priced competitively versus a leather hyde. LeatherPlus™ is reportedly an earth-friendly, leather-derived and upcycled leather col[...]

Rockland Mills’ Third Wide Width Coating Line Adds 50 Percent Capacity at Bamberg, SC

BALTIMORE, Maryland—If there is a theme at Rockland Mills for 2018, it would have to be summed up in one word ‘new.’ According to Mark Berman, President and Darren Fradin, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Rockland will introduce a new line of electrostatic flocked drapery linings wi[...]

WeaveUp’s Flint Davis Produces Digitally Printed Hospitality Fabric Samples In Three Days, Changing the Way Textile Print Business Is Done

DURHAM, NC—The printed textile industry worldwide is $200-$300 billion worldwide, according to Flint Davis, President of WeaveUp, a digital printing specialist. He expects digital printing, still in its infancy with only three to four percent of the world printed textile market, to take over 50[...]

Materialised Says WeaveUp is Game Changing Technology

BLAKEHURST, NSW, AUSTRALIA — WeaveUp is a “game changer,” according to Gary Price, Managing Director of Materialised Pty, Ltd., a contract specialist here. “This business to business online platform enables our clients to take control of the selection and adjustment of a smorgasbord of de[...]

WeaveUp Allows Valley Forge to Expand Print Basecloth Range

Ft. Lauderdale, Florida — Valley Forge Fabrics, after being the earliest user and investor in the technology has substantially increased its usage of the WeaveUp platform for digital printing since WeaveUp was spun off as a separate business. ”At the time of the WeaveUp launch, we were runnin[...]