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Home Textiles Update
Issue 87: March 2019

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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:
  • Carpet fibre brand Antron has developed an improved version of its Antron Lumena performance carpet fibre
  • Canopy Growth, Martha Stewart and Sequential Brands Group will develop a collection of products which incorporate cannabidiol (CBD)
  • GHCL has launched two bedding collections which incorporate traceable fibres and help to promote health and well-being
  • Brooklyn Bedding has launched a new mattress specifically for plus-size customers

 
BUSINESS UPDATE from:
  • Allergy Standards (ASL) will accept Standard 100 by Oeko-Tex certification as a pre-qualifier for its asthma & allergy friendly certification
  • Furniture of America has developed an augmented reality (AR) app
  • Lenzing: total revenues declined by 3.7% in its 2018 financial year
  • Aditya Birla Groups Birla Cellulose division will expand its fibre manufacturing facility, and the groups Liva brand will launch a new fabric called Liva Eco
  • West Elm has entered into a partnership with Rent the Runway to rent out its home textile products
  • US imports of made-up textiles were up in value and volume in 2018
  • PureCycle Technologies will open a facility dedicated to recycling post-consumer polypropylene (PP) plastic
  • Carpet Recycling UK (CRUK) has reported that 44% of carpet waste was diverted from landfill in the UK in 2018