Swavelle Completes, and Expects Boost, From Al Fresco Outdoor Fabric PurchaseBy ERIC SCHNEIDER NEW YORK — Swavelle / Mill Creek Fabrics has purchased the Al Fresco Functional Fabrics division from Altizer & Co. Decorative Textiles. Al Fresco is an indoor-outdoor performance fabrics converter. The purchase price… Read more.
September 6, 2018
Richloom Fabrics Executive Outlined Ways 25 Percent Tariff Hurts US Textiles and Counterproductive to Trump GoalsBy RAY PARKER Richloom Fabrics Group COO Michael Saivetz raised concerns last week in Washington about the looming 25 percent tariff on Chinese exports, especially since it hits textiles sold as inputs but not those sold as finished goods. “The… Read more.
September 1, 2018
High End Market Grows in China, Volume Export Still Shows GainBy ERIC SCHNEIDER SHANGHAI — Activity at the Intertextile Fair at the National Expo Center demonstrates the ever-increasing appetite by Chinese buyers for high-end editeur lines. High-end exhibitors like Designers Guild, JAB, and Zimmer… Read more.
August 31, 2018
NADFD Members Gather, Discuss Industry Shake-Ups, Both Domestic and InternationalNew NADFD President Rob Mayer, left, congratulates past president Dee Duncan. By RAY PARKER AUSTIN, Texas -- Three hot topics kept returning last week during the annual conference of the National Association of Decorative Fabric Distributors… Read more.
August 8, 2018
Henderson, Van Driessche Anticipate Ragolle, Beaulieu Market Share Gains Next Year in Rugged Sales ArenaWAREGEM, BE—Tessutica, the parent company of Ragolle and Beaulieu fabric brands, expects to carve out more business in the years ahead at the expense of the competition, according to the new general manager Karl Henderson, who took the post… Read more.
July 25, 2018
Fabric Executives’ Predictions Differ as Countdown on New Chinese Tariff Looms
By RAY PARKERGovernment officials are now taking public comments until August 30, after which there could be a 10 percent tariff on upholstery, decorative fabrics, and other material made in China. “Clearly it will drive up costs and hurt margins,”… Read more.