BIELEFELD, Germany –JAB is executing plans to open one of the Emirates' first full-fledged luxury showrooms in Dubai's famed Burj in the next few years.
OSSINING, New York - Fabrics and Furnishings International learned that Bella-Dura fabrics have achieved a Silver certification and are classified as "preferred products" by MBDC (McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry). A limited but presently expanding color-line has achieved Gold certification through MBDC.
These certifications confirm that Bella-Dura meets or exceeds MBDC's strict standards for human and environmental health, environmentally preferable materials, strategy for renewable energy, and a comprehensive material re-utilization program.
CONCORD, North Carolina—Heritage House Fabrics LLC has made its second acquisition since its founding in 2000 with the all-cash purchase of Belle Fabrics, originally a successful converter of prints and then an importer of jacquards from Italy, Belgium, India and China.
The exact purchase price was not disclosed by Tom Hilb, the principal and founder of Heritage. He indicated there would be more acquisitions in the future as a way to successfully grow in the market today.
NEW YORK, New York – Kasthall, a large designer and manufacturer of custom hand-tufted, hand-woven and wall-to-wall carpeting has just opened its new flagship location in New York City at the New York Design Center. The center will house the Swedish company's first full showroom in the U.S. as well as its offices. Kasthall will use the showroom to strengthen its North American markets as well as to showcase eight new product lines of runners and wall-to-wall carpeting that are set to launch this year.
RALEIGH, North Carolina —Trimming supplier Classical Elements LLC has officially opened its China based division in Hangzhou according to Stuart Gans, principal of the five year old firm.
The 100 person Classical Elements Hangzhou Company was approved to do business by the Chinese Government in February.
DALLAS, Texas – John Hutton Textiles has just added 15 new colorways and 9 new styles to its signature collection. The company expects that these additions will move John Hutton Textiles into an "even more prominent role within the design community."
HIGH POINT, North Carolina – One of Joe Ruggiero's best selling Sunbrella® fabrics, "Trax", will be a featured attraction in the Norwalk Furniture showroom during Market.
Debuting in 2004, Trax is a herringbone pattern based on men's suiting. It is ideal for upholstery in that it creates structural forms as it hugs the upholstery frame. It also works for pillows and other accents. .
BARCELONA, Spain - Grupo Kettal, Europe's largest manufacturer of luxury garden funiture, has just opened a store in Dubai.
The Kettal store is located in the Eleganza Building on Oud Meitha road. It is offering a unique space exclusively for luxury garden furniture in efforts to extend distribution.
The new site offers all the garden furniture models and information on other Grupo Kettal Brands.
NEW YORK, New York - The assets of decorative fabric supplier Covington Holdings LLC were officially purchased by members of the Kahan family on Monday, March 24th. It will continue to run as Covington Fabric & Design LLC.
Middleton, MA—Regal Fabrics Inc. is launching a tapestry collection of 15 new designs called Mastercraft® American Classics produced in China at Showtime.
"It's available to China or in the USA at an attractive price point for manufacturers and jobbers," said Steve Kahan, president. Kahan said that Regal's transformation from a converter of European fabrics to a China based converter is now complete after a two year effort.