Garcia Creates Buzz With New Line, Dollhouse

June 24, 2003

LAS VEGAS – Textile designer Stacy Garcia introduced her first print collection for the hospitality trade during the Hospitality Design exhibition.

Garcia is the owner of LebaTex, Inc., the parent company of Stacy Garcia design brand. For the past two years, Garcia has been marketing her woven collections on an exclusive basis through Douglas, a contract wholesaler in Colonie, N.J. Garcia also sells the wovens to residential markets while LebaTex markets the print collections.

The new print collection is transfer-printed on Avora® and Avora blended base cloths. One pattern, 'Sea Breeze,' is an overprinted design on jacquard base cloth.

''My goal is to build Stacy Garcia into a designer label with diverse collections of home furnishings products in the collection including, fabric, carpeting, wall coverings in both the hospitality and residential markets,'' she said. ''My wish is to become an important designer brand in the marketplace.''

Garcia's life is as interesting as her designs. She was born in Guadalajara, Mexico to Eastern European parents and raised in Queens, N.Y. Her great grandmother Leba was from Poland but was killed in the holocaust. Garcia dedicated her company and also named it after her great grandmother. Garcia studied surface and textile design in Central Saint Martins School in London before she started her present company in 1999. She previously worked for Richloom Fabrics as a designer and is very highly regarded by that firm which is now a friendly competitor.

Garcia recently designed the interiors of a Museum of Modern Art see-through plastic dollhouse that was auctioned off by NEWH to silent bidders at the Las Vegas exhibition. The bidding for the Stacy Garcia signature work was in excess of $400. That may prove to be a 'steal' if she achieves the success of some of the world's best know designers.

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