Four Fabric Firms Share What's In Store for HD 2004

March 24, 2004

NEW YORK – With HD 2004 in Vegas upon us, many attendees are eagerly anticipating what their suppliers – and competitors – are fabricating for the show. Here is what four firms have in the offing.

Northeast Textiles plans to exhibit Neptune, a washable, flame-resistant barrier cloth for upholstery, and hopes to lure the cruise ship industry with a new line of Trevira CS® yarn-dyed woven jacquards sporting contemporary designs. The firm will also preview flame-resistant two-sided prints for customers to mix and match in bedspread throws, drapery and cubicle curtains.

Designtex is introducing OM, a yoga-inspired collection targeting the healthcare market. OM comprises two textured cubicle patterns, one durable vinyl upholstery fabric and four "extra-soft" stain-resistant, fluid-repellent and anti-microbial CRYPTON® fabrics. The patterns "are meant to help create the balanced, stress-free and soothing environment that most designers are aiming for in healthcare facilities," said designer Jane Wicks.

Kravet Contract plans to unveil six designs by textile guru Susan Unger for drapery, bedspreads and upholstery. Two fabrics feature metallic overprinting, a first for the hospitality market, said Kravet spokesperson Kristen Rosini.

Duralee® Fabrics/Techstyle® Contract Division is presenting Premier III, an eclectic array of retro, contemporary and traditional Avora® fabrics, and Crypton® IV, a 72-color collection threaded with chenille.

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