MOORESVILLE, NC - Erin Finn, Design Director for Zimmer+ Rohde’s Travers brand for nine years is expected to leave her post-effective October 1.
Prior to joining Travers, she was a designer for the Beacon Hill division of Robert Allen Corp., based in Massachusetts. She was with Kravet Fabrics prior to that.
Andreas Zimmer, owner of Z+R, sent a letter to his suppliers concerning the personnel change. He has appointed Robin Klingensmith to handle design duties at Travers. Previously, she was Design Director for Hodsoll Mckenzie, another division of Z+R
LAFAYETTE, IN.—Mitchell Fabrics, LLC has purchased Michael’s Textiles Company, a 50 year old fabric, hardware and trim jobber as of July 31.
“Michaels Textiles will enable us to leverage our entire infrastructure, supply base and product offering,” according to Don DeWitt, Vice President of Mitchell Fabrics.
“We plan to keep the brands separate…and enhance Michaels Textiles’ product offering in new categories,” he says.
Plainville, KS - OJ Van Maele of Tielt, Belgium, a well known linen fabric producer has been acquired for an unknown purchase price by the newly formed Garnell-Lake investment group.
This entity was created by Chuck Comeau, Dessin Fournir Companies’ Co-Founder & CEO and a group of design industry leaders from around the USA. Dessin Fournir Companies is a design firm specializing in luxury furniture, lighting and textiles.
PARIS, France — Pierre-Edouard Prevot has become President of Casal and Luciano Marcato brands with the retirement of his father Jean-Mathieu Prevot this year.<
Bethpage, New York — Cynthia Tella, Vice President of Design for KravetCouture, the fabric wholesale giant’s highest end label, left the company on an amicable basis i
VALDESE, North Carolina — Longtime Valdese Weavers designer Jennifer Franklin has been appointed Design Director for Dicey Mills, a recent acquisition by Valdese
VALDESE, North Carolina — Christy Almond has been named Vice President of Product Development and Marketing for Valdese Weavers, Inc.
VALDESE, North Carolina — Parks Neisler has been named Vice President of Sales for the Dicey Mills brand.