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Driven By Z-Wovens USA Success, Zhongwang Launches Z-Wovens Europe Under Direction of Guy Parmentier

Ypres, Belgium — Z-Wovens Europe, a subsidiary of Zhongwang Holding Group of Hangzhou China has established itself in Europe under the direction of Guy Parmentier, a well-known export specialist and consultant based in Europe. Parmentier under his Eutex Agency, was an important advisor to many [...]

Gebruder Munzert’s Energy Independence Drives Philosophy Behind the New Pivot Collection Shown at Proposte

NAILA-MARLESREUTH, Germany — Gebruder Munzert, a 91-year-old jacquard weaving mill here is reaping benefits from its early attention to environmentally sound production. “Our new “Pivot” product line officially launched at Proposte 2017. combines color with an incredible soft hand by util[...]

Letter From Proposte

COMO, Italy — You’re either the best at what you do or you’re the least expensive. Everything in between is questionable. This is true in every industry but it is especially true in decorative fabrics and upholstery. This was made very clear at Proposte and International Observatory l[...]

Sunbury Makes Move to Larger Chelsea Space

NEW YORK—Sunbury Textiles Mills, a jacquard weaver based in Sunbury, PA., has moved to a larger office and design studio here from 10,000 square feet in SoHo to 12,500 square feet in the Chelsea area on 25th Street. At the same time, Sunbury has created a new corporate brand under the direction[...]

Carleton House, Dogwood Fabrics Merge

GAITHERSBURG, Maryland —Effective May 1, Carleton House Fabrics a family owned fabric wholesaler here since 1952 will merge with Dogwood Fabrics of Atlanta, Georgia according to Don Hurwitz, principal of Carleton House. Rick and Pat Mcinnis are the owners of Dogwood, a 72-year old wholesaler. [...]

Walker Greenbank Adds Clarke & Clarke To Its Fabric Portfolio

DENHAM, UK—Walker Greenbank has acquired Clarke & Clarke for a reported price of £42.5 million over a four-year period. The annual sales of Clarke & Clarke are reportedly £18 million. One industry veteran commented “there is a shortage of good companies for sale and that is why [...]

Daiichi Kasei Company Buys Ultrafabrics LLC

KYOTO, JAPAN­—Daiichi Kasei Co. has acquired 100 percent of Ultrafabrics LLC, the artificial leather distributor in Tarrytown, NY (USA) in mid-February, 2017. Daiichi Kasei is a Japan based company primarily engaged in the production and sale of synthetic leather. According to a report by R[...]

TSG Finishing Targets Contract Fabric Finishes

HICKORY, North Carolina: TSG Finishing, LLC is proud to introduce the DEFEND® brand of high performance finishing technology to better meet the needs of the contract upholstery and wall covering marketplace. “The contract hospitality and residential markets have made it very clear that current[...]

The Design Archive Opens UK Showroom

LONDON–The Design Archive, Sharon Crowson’s new company has opened its first showroom on Lots Road near the Chelsea Design Center here. The new fabrics are re-colored  designs from the Crowson archive. Crowson was a successful U.K. Converter which closed its doors a few years ago. Sharon [...]

Printer, Editeur, Converter Panaz Becomes Major Global Contract Player Driven Hard by 30 Year Veteran Tony Attard

LANCASHIRE, UK—Panaz Ltd. has evolved as a major contract printer, converter and designer of contract fabrics with sales in the $25 million range but CEO Tony Attard expects to double business in the next five years. The company owns state of the art printing machines capable of printing 200 me[...]