Features

Kravet Acquires Third Largest Design Archive in its 100 Year History; Brothers Scott, Cary Buy Rare 3rd – 18th C. Designs

Bethpage, New York — Fresh from their European travels the Kravet brothers proudly announced one of the biggest design coups in the industry with their successful purchase of an extensive design archive that will become the basis for an extensive collection of fabrics and finished textiles for all[...]

D’Decor India Expects Continued Double Digit Growth Despite Strong Rupee

MUMBAI, INDIA — The Chinese mills, the closest competitors to Indian suppliers, are gaining a currency driven price advantage over Indian mills which D’Decor is not taking lightly, says Ajay Arora, Managing Director. The Indian Rupee has seen over a four percent appreciation in recent months [...]

Brazil’s Textil J. Serrano Opens Heimtextil Stand First Time

VARGEM GRANDE PAULISTA, SP, BRAZIL — Textil J. Serrano Ltda. is Brazil’s largest upholstery (estofados in Portuguese) mill and will be showing at Heimtextil in Frankfurt for the first time with prices for polypropylene fabrics from $1.87 for plains to $5.50 for polyester chenille, FOB USA. Va[...]

The New Kravet Archive Purchase

 The collection which will be completely digitized by Kravet archivist Katie Lobell for easy use by the Kravet staff designer or the interior designer is centered around Japanese Kimono art from 1900-1930. [caption id="attachment_15473" align="alignleft" width="250"] Scott Kravet, Chief Creative[...]

Tenace Loves Kronberg Schloss!

FRANKFURT — The Schlosshotel Kronberg hotel is the last stop on the S bahn #4 which is located right outside the Messe Frankfurt. It’s very convenient to get back and forth from Heimtextil from here. The hotel even gives free limo rides to guests to get to the S bahn: train station near the stad[...]

Top 28 Upholstery Buyers List Here We Come!

HIGH POINT—It’s easier to be a dentist and pull teeth than to put together a list of the Top 28 Upholstery Fabric Buyers. The only thing I can say without doubt is that Paula Hoyas of La-Z-Buy buys more yardage than anyone else—more than 10 million yards; but I didn’t learn that from her.[...]

Top 28 Upholstery Fabric Buyers

Jessica Green – Merchandise Manager American Leather Dallas, TX Joel Nowacki – Vice President of Purchasing Ashley Furniture Industries  Acadia, WI Kena Cohenour – Vice President Textile and Accessory Merchandising Bassett Furniture Industries Bassett, VA Aaron Larry – Senior Vice [...]

Thierry Van Damme Says ‘Buy the Best—Don’t Buy Cheap.’

WAARSCHOOT, BE — “As the buyer, if your only interest is in price, go to India and China because we are here to do the best products,” says Thierry Van Damme, fifth generation owner of B&T Textilia and 25 years with the company. He’s living proof that five generations of Van Dammes ha[...]

Williams Sonoma, Pottery Barn, Bassett Accelerate Online Furniture Sales Utilizing Outward’s 3D Image Software

SAN JOSE, California — A California-based technology company’s officials say they are making it affordable for furniture companies to feature low-cost virtual showrooms on their websites, and their client list is lending credibility to their claim. Officials of Outward Inc., a San Jose techno[...]

Sunbrella®, Sunbury, Tie The Knot

PUBLISHER’S OPINION GLEN RAVEN, NC—On October 2, Glen Raven Mills Inc., a global textile manufacturer with an estimated $1 billion annual sales acquired its longtime co-branding and jacquard upholstery marketing partner Sunbury Mills after a 60-day deal closing. It’s nice to see a real t[...]