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Home Textiles Update
Issue 77: May 2018

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Product Overview   

Home Textiles Update is an executive briefing, supplied in electronic format. Each month, we include details of the latest developments and business news in the home textiles sector.
Every issue focuses on product developments and innovations in the home textiles sector. In addition, we provide a business update each month -- so that you remain aware of the key players and their activities, and so that you can plan your company's strategy with confidence.
What's in it?
"Home Textiles Update" includes information on carpets, bedding products, towelling products, table linen, curtains and upholstery fabrics. The publication also includes developments in the important contract business.

Like all Textiles Intelligence publications, "Home Textiles Update" is a reliable source of independently sourced business information, and it does not carry advertising. Recent issues contain details of acquisitions within the sector, events, financial results, markets, new fibres and fabrics for home textiles, and trend forecasts.

Table of Contents
PRODUCT DEVELOPMENTS AND INNOVATIONS in:
  • Aizome Bedding has developed a range of organic cotton bedding which is dyed using natural indigo dye
  • JCPenney has collaborated with Lionel Richie in the development of a collection of home textile products
  • Standard Textile has developed a collection of towels and sheets called Made in USA

 
BUSINESS UPDATE from:
  • Macy's has acquired Story, a concept store based in New York City, New York, USA
  • Wayfair has launched a new service called Wayfair 3D University which helps manufacturers and suppliers to create photorealistic three-dimensional (3D) images of furniture and décor products
  • JCPenney: total net sales in the first quarter of 2018/19 were down by 4.3%
  • The TJX Companies: net sales in the first quarter of 2018/19 were up by 12%
  • Welspun India: total revenues in 2017/18 were down by 9%
  • Trevira is investing Euro7.5 mn in new textured yarn manufacturing equipment
  • Applied DNA Sciences (Applied DNA) and WestPoint Home have entered into a licensing agreement relating to the use of Applied DNA's CertainT platform for hospitality textile products
  • Coloreel has entered into a partnership with Ricoh relating to the production of a "major sub-system" for Embroline thread coloration units