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.
VALDESE, N.C., -- Valdese Weavers is now offering Crypton Home branded fabric protection across all Valdese brands, including custom products and exclusives according to Michael Shelton, President and CEO.
Chieri, Italy — Giovanni Vaj, President and his brother Enrico stopped production in their family mill in 2005 and ten years later, they are operating a $35 million fa
NEW YORK, New York — Richloom Fabrics Group has named Nolan Mitchell Vice President of Sales and Merchandising, Furniture Division for its mid level and mass market driven upholstery collections.
LOS ANGELES, California —Belagio Enterprises has built a $25 million operation by bringing fashion apparel styling into the home decorative trim business.
MAGNAGO, IT—Sirio Tendaggi sees an opportunity to sell its high end lines of cashmere and wool fabrics to the Chinese based on the firm’s recent experience at Heimtextil Asia, its third time at the event.
NIBIONNO, Italy —Proposte has scheduled early dates for 2015, April 27-29 due to the May 1 dates of the International Food Expo in Milan which is held every four years. “The customer wants to attend Proposte on the earlier dates,” according to Piercarlo Vigano, President of Proposte.
New York — The hospitality fabrics jobber was in strong evidence at the 400+ exhibits at BoutiqueDesign-NY in November as the industry celebrates its best year yet since 2008.
NOLE, Turin, IT—“Many customers look for price alone and that’s what makes the market so difficult,” says Luca Ferrari, owner of Manifattura Tessile Di Nole, the Itali