Anthony J. Riggio, Former Contract Sales Director, DiesNEW YORK—Anthony “Tony” Riggio, the former contract sales director at Richloom Fabrics Group, died on Dec. 2. He was 76. Prior to Richloom, he worked for Swavelle Fabrics. Burial services will be held at St. Raphael Community Church… Read more.
December 5, 2020
Dr. Gail Feinberg Goldman Succumbs to Cancer, 69MIAMI BEACH—Gail F. Goldman, wife of the founder of Fabrics & Furnishings International, Eric Schneider, passed away on Oct. 17, after a long battle with cancer. She was born Feb. 3, 1951. She was a frequent trade show visitor with her husband… Read more.
October 19, 2020
Veteran Agent Richard Gladstein Dies
Recently represented Pasari of India and Neutex of GermanyFAIRLAWN, N.J.—Well-known international-sales agent Richard Gladstein died Sept. 25. He was in his 70s. He recently represented Pasari of India and Neutex of Germany, but there were many other lines in his bag over the nearly 50 years he… Read more.
October 14, 2020
Jobber Dilemma: Steven Hagen of PDF Systems Outlines a Solution for Today's JobbersIn our latest Five Favorite Friday newsletter, F&FI Editor Eric Schneider spoke about a jobber’s frustration who speculated his role could soon be unnecessary. [Read FFF at https://conta.cc/2RGXcJA ] “The mill is going direct to my… Read more.
October 2, 2020
Amit Gokani Hustles Upholstery Sales From Mumbai During Pandemic With Social Media
He might manufacture in the U.S.MUMBAI, India—Amit Gokani, a rising player in the Indian upholstery market, wants to export his designs worldwide, especially to America. Gokani is a successful converter of jacquard fabrics based here, but he would like to weave his designs… Read more.
September 22, 2020
South Beach Photos: Ocean Drive Images Show International Destination Quiet Due to Virus
F&FI Insider: Textile expert Rolando Henao captures a moment in his city during the pandemicEDITOR’S NOTE: The following text and photos come from Rolando Henao, principal, Fibers & Colors International, a leading importer/exporter to South America. He usually travels for business, but then the pandemic hit. MIAMI BEACH, Fla. --… Read more.