Cruise by Richloom Contract Dedicates Resources to Burgeoning Cruise Industry Under Spangler’s Watch

NEW YORK, New York—Richloom Fabrics Group has created a new division under the banner of Richloom Cruise by Richloom Contract. The company expects to intensify its market share of the 875,000 cabins on the water each year and also the public spaces in cruise. “Refit requires four to six-week [...]

STI’s Revolution® Outdoor Fabric, Plus Overall Growth, Puts Mill Under Pressure to Return to Four to Six Week Delivery Cycle

HIGH POINT, North Carolina —The Revolution Brand of performance fabric by STI is putting additional strain on its manufacturing capability as it scrambles to add more production in Kings Mountain, N.C. Revolution is a new growth engine for this very successful weaver started in 1993 by the 50 y[...]

Whyte & Ivory Builds Drapery Lining Business in USA and UK

NELSON, LANCASHIRE, UK—In six years, Whyte & Ivory has become a sizeable importer/distributor of drapery linings and curtain fabrics in the UK and USA. Starting this year, Whyte & Ivory made an exclusive distribution deal with Rowley Company of Gastonia, NC, for the distribution of the core ran[...]

ROMO, Major International Fabric Wholesaler, Moving into New UK Home

Nottingham, UK — The new ROMO warehouse will house eight automatic stacker cranes for single width fabrics and two automatic stacker cranes for wide width fabrics. There will also be about 20 single width cutting machines and six wide width machines, according to Jonathan Romo, Principal. [capt[...]

Escolys Debuts Studio 51 Collection

Ingooigem, Belgium — Escolys has developed a new upper end upholstery brand of 40 designs called the Studio 51 Collection. Each design represents a different quality and taps into a higher price level for this mill than previously, according to Jean-Paul Depraetere, Principal. [caption id="atta[...]

Coulisse Brings Its Brand to Asia

ENTER, NL — Coulisse has extended its brand into the Asian market through its Indonesian distribution partner ‘PT Imaji Nata Kirana’ during the ID12 bi-annual design event in Jakarta this past September. Coulisse kicked off the “Be Inspired by Coulisse” event with a talk show at the ID1[...]

Korori Follows Mastercraft Trail at Ramtex

HIGH POINT, North Carolina — Ramtex owner Danny Korori has moved from the temporary spaces at the Textile Tower to his own space in the old Mastercraft Fabrics showroom on Wrenn Street. [caption id="attachment_14940" align="alignright" width="85"] Danny Korori[/caption] This 20 year-old Los An[...]

Flokser Buys Microfibres Assets

WINSTON SALEM, North Carolina—Effective, February 9, The Bankruptcy Court has approved the sale of Microfibres Inc. assets in Pawtucket, Rhode Island and in Winston Salem to Flokser Textile in Istanbul, Turkey.Flokser is one of the major producers of finished flock in the world market and this acq[...]

Tchernov Reboots Business After Ruble Decline

FRANKFURT, Germany—To say that Archie Tchernov was under assault with the devaluing of the Russian Ruble is an understatement. He shared his thoughts with F&FI during a Bru sponsored retirement party for Selwyn Neiman during the last Heimtextil fair in Frankfurt. Selwyn is the father of Gary an[...]

Neutex Unveils First Designer Collection at Proposte

MUENCHBERG, FDR—Neutex Home Deco will exhibit at Proposte 2017 in Como, Italy 2017 for the first time. At Proposte, Neutex will launch its first Designer Collection to capture the high-end jobber and contract market according to Joseph Wheeler, Export Director. The collection features draper[...]