Features

Samplebook Supermarket Succeeds in China Market

FRANKFURT, Germany — Joe Yu, Principal of Bonanza, a 20 year old Chinese wholesaler, is extending its successful concept of showcasing Chinese made fabrics in his four showrooms into a fifth western lines only showroom for use by interior designers and furniture manufacturers within two years time[...]

Paris Deco Off is ON

Once again Paris Deco Off was a highlight on the Right and Left Banks of Paris. Textiles were barely present at Maison&Objet compared to the city center where streets were lined with linen lampshades that danced in the breeze.  Talking to professionals visiting the City of Light, they confessed[...]

Major Middle East Wholesaler Al Guthmi Starts Global Brands

JEDDAH, South Africa —Mohammed O. Al Guthmi Sons Co., the largest wholesaler and retailer in the Middle East with 21 showrooms, 2,000 distribution points and $50 million in sales has launched its first export brands under the Cocoon and Murex label. The lines were shown at Heimtextil 2016 and w[...]

Carr Bros. Look to Restore RM COCO Residential Decorative Fabric, Custom Workroom Businesses

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Missouri — The Carr Textile Group, a financially A rated, 43 year old fashion workwear, headwear distributor in Fenton, Mo. near St. Louis, hopes to restore R.M. Coco, now renamed RM COCO Décor Ltd. to its former glory as an important residential decorative fabric wholesaler under[...]

Hispano Tex Offers Printed Piecegoods, Bedding To U.S. Retailers, Wholesalers

BARCELONA, Spain —Hispano Tex S.A., a 60 year old Spanish weaver, printer and home textile cut and sew supplier to major retailers and wholesalers worldwide is setting its sights on the American market for the first time in its history according to Victor Melul, General Manager. Over 90 percent[...]

Dicitex Opens Tresorie Lifestyle Outlet

MUMBAI, India—Dicitex Furnishing Group has launched its Luxury Brand TRESORIE, by showcasing its first lifestyle store of 10,000 square feet here with a range of DCTEX bedding along with readymades including cushions throws and accessories. Dicitex is also showcasing its Italian made wallpaper [...]

Satin’s Pasaya Brand Looks for New Distribution in North America

BANGKOK, Thailand — Satin Textiles Inc., has taken a new direction in marketing its Pasaya brand, which has expanded sales in the past five years according to Nick Bernhardt, International Sales Manager. Satin Textiles brought Pasaya to market in 2002, gaining wide popularity and fame in the do[...]

Belle Maison Unveils Online Consumer Brand ‘Colorfly Home’

RICHMOND HILL, N.Y. – Belle Maison USA Ltd., a 35-year-old importer of mostly sheer curtain panels as well as a colorful print converter, has created a sixth brand called ‘Colorfly Home’ for online customers. “The conventional retail customer base is shrinking out there and that is the [...]

Yongshun 4-Pass Blackout Offers New Styles

ANAHEIM, California — In 2016, Yongshun Textiles is planning to introduce a 200-sku collection of Allbright blackout fabrics with four-pass coating in jacquards, dobbies and prints according to John Sofka, U.S. Sales Manager based in California. Sofka says the initial introduction of Yongshun 4[...]

INTERVIEW: Designers Guild’s Tricia Guild Maintains Tradition With New Technology

LONDON — Designers Guild founder Tricia Guild has been a mover and shaker in the textile industry since 1970 and her showing at Deco Off proved no exception. Tricia shed some light on the new collections, her inspirations, and her business collaborations.  Based in the United Kingdom, with a h[...]