Fabricut Buys High-end Editeur Clarence HouseTULSA, Okla. – Fabricut, one of the largest American wholesalers, has bought high-end editeur Clarence House, according to a source close to the negotiations, who did not want to be identified. Fabricut was the second largest company on the… Read more.
March 15, 2019
Italian Designer Sounds Off About His Frustrations With Proposte 2019Italian designer Massimiliano Forasassi, frustrated by the change of dates at his year’s Proposte as well as his difficulty in being allowed entry, writes about the tony trade show in a recent LinkedIn article. “This edition of [Proposte]… Read more.
March 13, 2019
Mexican Artell Expands South; $12 Million Annual SalesMEXICO CITY -- Artell, the Mexican fabric wholesaler that turns 40, is expanding into Central and South America this year, along with offering online sales and additional products for contractors. With $12 million in annual sales, the company… Read more.
March 5, 2019
Swavelle, A Converter Buys Wearbest Sil-Test Mills Ltd. Mills From Gasner Family, Fourth Generation OwnersNEW YORK--Swavelle Fabrics Inc., a major U.S. converter based in New York with a warehouse in Lasdon, S.C. has purchased Wearbest Mills, Inc., the Garfield, New Jersey-based contract weaver, and the makers of BellaDura indoor/outdoor fabrics.… Read more.
March 1, 2019
Proposte Shifts Dates from May to April; Three Major Italian Companies Pull OutSalon di Mobile ends April 14 and Proposte begins on April 15 this year. Some observers say Proposte organizers changed dates to follow Salon di Mobile, so that companies would attend both events. “This is an illusion,” says one source,… Read more.
February 27, 2019
Robert Allen Duralee Group Owes About $12.6 million to its Top 30 Creditors
Creditors include Valdese Weavers for $2.5 million, P Kaufmann Inc. $660,050, and LA Mills $362,855The Robert Allen Duralee Group owes some $12.6 million in “unsecure[d] claims” to its top 30 creditors, including Valdese Weavers LLC ($2.5 million), P Kaufmann Inc. ($660,050) and LA Mills ($362,855), according to court documents submitted… Read more.
February 14, 2019
Robert Allen Duralee Group Seeks Chapter 11 Protection and Intends to Sell
Trouble for the Second Largest American Supplier of Decorative Fabrics and FurnitureRobert Allen Duralee Group has filed for Chapter 11 protection of the Bankruptcy Code, according to a February 12 letter signed by Lee Silberman, chief executive officer of Décor Holdings Inc, The Robert Allen Duralee Group Inc., and its U.S.… Read more.
February 13, 2019
Valley Forge Fabrics Embraces Digital Printing Technology
Big Pluses: Customizable Fabrics and Shorter ShippingBy RAY PARKER Fort Lauderdale, Fla. -- Valley Forge Fabrics, the largest American contract fabric converter/wholesaler, is a prime example of how digital printing continues to revolutionize the textile industry. “Everything is going to be… Read more.