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Neutex Expects To Expand 2017 Product Lines

MUENCHBERG, FDR—Neutex Home Deco said it will finish up 2016 with a 20 percent sales increase and has set very aggressive targets for 2017 with expected strong growth in Germany, its home market and an expanding presence in export markets with sales to the fabricator. The Neutex product line co[...]

Color Drives Business & Influences Buying Descisions

LONDON, England — Did you know that color is the key influencer in 85% of all consumer decisions across all product categories? When you take this fact into consideration it is obvious how important color is in product development.  It’s no secret that design teams in many companies find it [...]

Ali Aydin Named Tetsiad President

ISTANBUL, Turkey — Ali Aydin has been appointed President of Tetsiad, the Turkish Home Textile Association with over 1,000 members including manufacturers, traders and importers. He replaces Yacar Kucuculik who held the post for six years. Aydin was Vice President of Tetsiad for six years be[...]

U.S. Based Unique Wholesale Distributors Partners With Dutch Rollershade Supplier Coulisse

FT. LAUDERDALE, Florida — Family Distributors Inc.has formed a partnership with Coulisse to distribute roller shade components including shade fabric to other wholesalers and fabricators in the USA. The agreement becomes official January 1 between the two companies.  Family Distributors is a d[...]

DVK Silk Exports Weaves Its Own Silk, Faux Silk Lines, Ends Contract Production Business

BANGALORE, India — Originally, DVK Silk International Exports was a contract supplier to several silk exporters as well as to the domestic India market but since 1991, it stopped contract manufacturing in favor of direct export of its own silk and faux silk collections to the American and UK marke[...]

Home Textile America Brand Backed by Sufi Weaving

NEW YORK, New York — Muhammed Saleem, Director of Sufi Weaving Industries (Pvt.) Ltd in Faisalabad, Pakistan has taken office space on New York’s Broadway in order to market bedding under the Home Textile America brand. Sufi is a regular exhibitor at Heimtextil in Hall 7.  Sales are well int[...]

Austral Asia’s Warwick Fabrics Celebrates 50th Year, Looks to Double Sales in the Next Decade

MELBOURNE, AUS—Fifty years ago, an Australian homebuilder decided there was a better line of work so he got into the vinyl coated products business for the local car and furniture industry. Little did he know it, but with this career change, Founder  and Group Chairman Tom Warwick (now 74) pla[...]

Hornschuch Group Expects to Merge With Benecke-Kaliko

Weissbach, FDR—Surface specialist Benecke-Kaliko intends to further expand its industrial business, especially in North America with the proposed acquisition of The Hornschuch Group. Benecke-Kaliko is a subsidiary of international technology company Continental AG. Hornschuch is to be integrate[...]

Boydaks To Answer Turkish Government Charges Against Them

ISTANBUL, Turkey — The Boydak Holding founders Haci and Memduh Boydak, the Chairman and President respectively as well as some other family members have been in the custody of the Turkish Government in Ankara for the past six months according to a spokesperson for the company. The reason for th[...]

Converter, Jobber Mill Specialist Yiliao Textile Bets Heavily on Dobby Solids for Future Growth

HANZHOU, PRC—Hangzhou Yiliao Textile Co., Ltd. finished 2016 with a five percent sales increase, somewhat short of expectations after growing the business 10-20% every year in the last 10 years, according to Mika Ma, principal with his father Shangen. Hangzhou Yiliao sales volume currently stan[...]