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Home Textiles Update
Issue 72: December 2017

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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:
  • Pantone has selected Ultra Violet as its Color of the Year for 2018
  • Marimekko and Spinnova are collaborating in the development of new wood-based textiles
  • Devan Chemicals has launched a new range of antimicrobial finishes for textiles
  • Karl Mayer has developed a new terry warp knitting machine called TMJ 4/1-T
  • Karl Mayer has produced an upholstery fabric collection using its new Rascheltronic knitting machine

 
BUSINESS UPDATE from:
  • Target has entered into an agreement to acquire Shipt
  • IKEA Group: total revenues were up by 1.7% during 2016/17
  • Shaw Industries Group will invest US$184 mn in its manufacturing facility in Andalusia, Alabama, USA
  • Teijin Frontier will open a new research facility in Thailand
  • Williams-Sonoma has launched four e-commerce sites in Canada