Crowson Ltd. Closes, Founder Derek Crowson Retires

UCKFIELD, EAST SUSSEX, UK—Derek Crowson, founder of Crowson Fabrics Ltd. in 1978, has announced his retirement and the closure of his furnishing fabric business due to ill health, effective on April 17, 2014.

Jimison Joins Para Outdoor Fabric 15 Years After Establishing Outdura® Brand

MILAN, Italy - Parà has appointed Jeff Jimison National Sales Manager for Temp®otest USA to lead sales for the company’s line of performance fabrics for awning, casual furniture and marine applications. 

Jeff has an extensive background in outdoor performance fabric, having been involved in these markets for 15 years. Jeff’s previous position was Vice President of Business Development for Sattler Corp and was instrumental in the development and growth of the Outdura brand from its inception in 1999.  

Ozer Ozbarut Starts New E-commerce Business; Leaves Oz-Is, Family Trimming Business

ISTANBUL—Ozer Ozbarut, one of the founders of Oz-Is Trimland here, has left the company to start a new business outside of the textiles industry.

Although he will continue to own a minority interest in the Trimland business, he will have no day to day or long term responsibilities in the trimming business, he says. As an active partner, Ozer‘s responsibilities did include technical matters covering machinery, computers, marketing and merchandising. It is understood that Onder will absorb these duties in the wake of his brother’s departure. 

Jacob 'Jack' Hurwitz, Original Fabric Pioneer, Passes at 94

GAITHERSBURG, MD--Jacob "Jack" Hurwitz of Rockville, the founder of Jack Hurwitz Inc. in 1952 with his wife Ruth, passed away at the age of 94 on February 11, 2014.

Hurwitz Inc. was one of the original fabric jobber companies which still exists today celebrating its 63rd year under the management of Donald Hurwitz, (Jacob’s son),  principal of Jack Hurwitz, Inc. and President of Carleton House, now an upscale jobber based in Gaithersburg, MD.,

Juan’s World: Wine, Tapas, Sea, Alicante and Beautiful Fabrics!

ALICANTE, Spain — In just 40 years, Juan Climent has built a successful textile conglomerate ca

The Arora’s Turn D’Décor Into One Stop Textile Shopping Mall

MUMBAI — “Our goal is to be a one stop shopping center for the wholesaler of home fabrics in bo

Irwin Joins Abercrombie, Vice President, Sales

Cliffside, North Carolina — Jeff Irwin has joined Abercrombie Textiles

Dicitex Digitally Prints Bedding, Curtain Lines

MUMBAI, India — Dicitex Furnishings Pvt.

Alps Industries India Makes Strong Comeback

NEW DELHI—Alps Industries Limited, India has made a strong comeback in furnishing fabrics exports by increasing its business by 60-70 per

Wadhwa Brothers Add Walnut Cut Order Line

NEW DELHI, India — Seasons Furnishings Ltd.

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