FALL RIVER, Massachusetts - Duro Textiles Inc., a long-standing dying and finishing house with printing capability has decided to dip its toe into the residential upholstery business by developing its own line with Zhongwong, a major Chinese mill in Hangzhou. Other suppliers may also be used in the future, a Duro spokesman said.
Zhongwong was also one of the previous joint venture partners with the now defunct Quaker Fabrics Corp.
GARFIELD, New Jersey - Wearbest Sil-Tex Mills, Inc., the makers of Bella-Dura™ performance fabrics, received the 2008 Earth-Minded Award from the American Society of Interior Designers during the Hospitality and Design Show on May 14th in Las Vegas. The inaugural award was presented at the Green Luncheon and was received by Mr. Tom Notaro, vice president of sales and marketing.
SAINT-GEORGES, Quebec- Victor Group Inc. announced May 27 its new exclusive distributing of GreenShieldTM finishing, one of the company's latest steps in Eco Intelligence® Initiatives.
GreenShieldTM technology uses the principle of microroughness to reduce the use of harmful flurochemicals on fabrics. The combination of GreenShieldTM and Eco Intelligence® Polyester is one of a kind in that it uses up to five times less flurochemicals than regular finishing. GreenShieldTM is also certified by Scientific Certification Systems as an Indoor Advantage Gold TM product.
LAS VEGAS, Nevada – United Feather & Down introduced the new Eileen West Escapes bedding line at the 2008 Hospitality Design Expo. This is the first time the acclaimed sleepwear and accessory designer has forged into the hospitality sector.
Her collection is a nautical-themed line of bedding inspired by the Pacific coastlines and coastal light. It is evidenced in the collection through cable embroideries, and the collection features tailored duvet covers, sheets, shams and bed scarves.
NOTTINGHAMSHIRE, England — Romo, a U.K.fabrics and wallcoverings company, announced that it is the recipient of the Queen's Award for Enterprise and International Trade.
Romo has been acknowledged for increasing its export sales through distribution to more than 40 countries. In just six years, the company's export sales increased more than 125 percent, with main exports to Europe and the U.S.
NEW YORK, New York — WestPoint Home has appointed John Piazza the home textile producer's new president and CEO, replacing former CEO Joe Pennacchio. He will also serve the same positions for the parent company, WestPoint International, and sit on both companies' board of directors.
HIGH POINT, North Carolina — Costa Blanca Textiles, a Spanish upholstery maker, has cited the depreciation of the U.S. dollar as the reason behind its impending exit from the country's market. The company's Unisuede microfiber line will be acquired by JLA Home Fabrics for an undisclosed amount.
The Unisuede line will continue to be produced in China and then stocked in JLA's Reidsville, N.C. storehouse. JLA, a globally integrated home furnishing products company, has showrooms throughout the world including New York, Ontario and Shanghai.
HIGH POINT, North Carolina – Daewoo International, South Korea's leading international trading company that makes everything from rubber gloves to urethane leather for car seats as well as Nike and Reebok shoes, will attend Showtime in June for the first time. According to Richard Kang, manager for Daewoo's textile home furnishing division, the corporation now plans to establish itself as a major upholstery fabric and furnishings manufacturer and supplier.
EAST GREENVILLE, Pennslyvania - Knoll, Inc. announces the formation of a new high end textile brand called Knoll Luxe. Designed by creative director Dorothy Cosonas, the line incorporates the modern, minimalist style of Florence Knoll who started the industry's first commercial textile program in 1947. Knoll Luxe will gear towards the high end corporate and hospitality markets, as well as the residential designer.
MIDDLETON, Massachusetts -Regal Fabrics will be the exclusive source for the continued production of the residential furniture fabrics formerly produced by Hafner Inc.