Valdese Weavers Contract Enters Privacy Curtain Market
VALDESE, N.C.– Valdese Weavers Contract has decided to enter the healthcare privacy curtain market with a new collection of designs for the jobber and manufacturer.
Valdese is also a supplier of seating and panel textiles in the health care, hospitality and contract markets.
Valdese says the designs are “appropriate for both acute and non-acute settings. It can be used in emergency care, in-patient and out-patient clinics, nursing homes and long-term-care facilities.”
MORRISVILLE, NC--After over 20 years in the decorative drapery hardware business Bernie and Marna Snitman have chosen to retire but not before selling their Toronto based business to Classical Elements which has purchased all of their current hardware collections.
“Bernie, has done a great job building relationships in the middle to high-end drapery hardware market and we are proud to be able to carry on his legacy”, says Stuart Gans, co-founder of Classical Elements.
FAIRFIELD, NJ--De Leo Textiles has named Katie Smarr Merchandising and Product Manager.
She replaces Kathie Smith who has left the company.
NEW YORK--After five years in the business, Ari Gasner has been named Presisent of Wearbest Mills, makers of Bella-Dura(r) outdoor fabric.
He is the fourth generation member of the company's management.<
NEW YORK-- Western Textiles, a brand/business acquired by P/Kaufmann Inc. 17 years ago and mothballed 12 years ago, will be relaunched as a window fabrics sheer line by Stewart Jervis, newly named President.
The new lines will cover low priced, light weight synthetics, natural fabrics and luxury categories, "good, better, best," Jervis said. "Our goal is to sell more product categories to our existing customer base and position our company for the future, he explained. Jervis has been with P/K Lifestyles as Vice President and joined P/Kaufmann nine years ago.
FRANKFURT-- In spite of a European recession, a 20% drop in Euro currency against the U.S. Dollar and a meltdown of the Russian market, business at Heimtextil proved to be brisk for Indian, Chinese and Turkish suppliers and some emerging companies in Thailand.
VALDESE, N.C., January 6, 2015 - Michael Shelton, president and CEO of Valdese Weavers LLC, announced that the company has purchased Dicey Mills Inc. Valdese Weavers will begin the integration of Dicey immediately, with the expected completion of an orderly and deliberate transition of the Dicey business into the company’s facilities in Valdese by the end of December 2015.
CHICAGO, ILL--Harold K Purcell, a well-known pioneer of European fabric imports and one of the founders of Purcell-Letchinger, Inc., has passed away.
In 1975, Purcell Teamed up with his partner Mel Letchinger and launched Purcell & Letchinger.
“We persevered and travelled and sold hard in separate directions,” remembers Harold Purcell at the time of Letchinger’s death in 2013.
COMO, IT—Timed for the 22nd edition of Proposte, the Board of Directors have decided to allow non-European exhibitors into the show at the Villa Erba here, April 27/29, 2015 according to a spokesperson for the exclusive home fabrics exhibition.