Features

Israeli Fabric Suppliers Gain Niche Markets With Increased Sales/Service Levels

TEL AVIV, Israel — After 40 years in the fabric business, Israeli suppliers have developed a skillset to service customers domestically and globally that actually adds value to the fabric according to wholesalers and manufacturers of piece goods here. This is the finding of a recent extensive t[...]

Industry Icon Leonard Silberman Passes, 93

GREAT NECK, New York —Leonard Silberman known to the industry as one of the co-founders of Duralee Fabrics in 1952, passed away in his home at age 93 on April 16, 2016. Born in 1923, Lenny began working in the industry after taking a job offering promising opportunities as a fabric shipping cle[...]

Crypton Gains Ground in Residential Fabric Market

HIGH POINT, North Carolina — Crypton® Home is making an impact on the residential furniture industry after just one year in the market according to Randy Rubin, Principal of the 24 year old high tech finishing firm. Valdese Weavers is the only mill making a collection of Crypton fabrics and ha[...]

Offis Textile Brings High Fashion, Long Runs to Bedding Industry

AZOR, Israel — There are very few global sources where a bedding producer, retailer or designer can dye, rotary print and finish over 50 kinds of in-stock greige cloth into finished bedding, but that is exactly what Offis Textile Ltd. can do for its customers. Offis is part of a conglomerate ca[...]

Armel Looks Beyond Israeli Borders for New Business

RISHON LEZION, Israel —Armel is trying to expand its market beyond the borders of Israel according to Ari Elfassy, one of the two principals. “The best politics is business.  In this way, you can find the solution to all problems,” the 43-year-old entrepreneur says. Armel Textile is one[...]

The House of Arora Joins the World’s Most Beautiful Office Structures

MUMBAI, India — If you have covered the world of upholstery and decorative fabrics for the past 30 years as I have done, you can’t help but notice the outstanding presentation of fabrics in showrooms and office environments. Some companies have gone beyond the norm of most textile factories, [...]

Flocktex Adds Third Production Line, Meets Extra Demand for ‘Impala’ Line From Buyers Like Himolla and Architex

Kiriyat Malachi, Israel —Flocktex is meeting the challenge of diminishing flock resources with a proportionate increased demand for its high end ‘Impala’ fabric line by adding a third production unit here, according to Mayer Zeiler, Principal. [caption id="attachment_14463" align="alignrigh[...]

Spectro Coating Corp., Last U.S. Based Flock Survivor Revs Up Sales Engine, Builds Partnerships With Large Buyers

LEOMINSTER, MA. — Spectro Coating Corp. is looking to pick up a portion of the Chinese domestic market previously supplied by the  Microfibres flock plant in Nantong that produced 300,000-400,000 yards a week, according to Hemendra Shah, principal of Spectro Coating, the last remaining flock prod[...]

Etun and Ramtex Win Export Business Through Excellent Service Including Cut and Sew for Local Hotel Projects

YAVNE, Israel — Etun makes its living through servicing the customer according to Immanuel (Manny) and Judith Horn, the owners of Etun. [caption id="attachment_14457" align="alignleft" width="179"] Etun owners Immanuel and Judith Horn; designers Ronit Gutman and Julia Dvirnyi[/caption] “Ev[...]

Erotex China Dwarfs Sales of Israeli Counterpart

HANGZHOU, CHINA—www.Ektextile.com is the website for Erotex in Hangzhou, a separate distribution company based in China with far greater sales than the Israeli based counterpart company owned by the Salzer Brothers. EK sells first quality upholstery under the brand name of ‘Cherry.’ The gen[...]