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Home Textiles Update
Issue 89: May 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
  • Trevira and the home furnishings brand Analar have collaborated in the development of a pillow which incorporates polylactic acid (PLA) fibrefill
  • Heathcoat Fabrics has expanded its Safe-T-Tec range of flame resistant fabrics
  • Lenzing and the home furnishings retailer AKEMI have collaborated in the development of bed linen which incorporates Tencel branded fibres
  • Researchers at the Institut für Textiltechnik (ITA) of RWTH Aachen University have developed a decorative illuminating fabric
  • Devan Chemicals has launched a biodegradable flame retardant treatment for mattress ticking
  • Schoeller Technologies has developed a stain repellency finishing treatment for textiles which can not be easily washed

  • Floor coverings distributor Likewise Group has acquired H&V Carpets
  • Made.com has launched an online crowd funding platform called TalentLAB to support designers
  • Bedding and bed linen provider Malouf has expanded its business-to-business delivery service
  • Bedding products manufacturer Soft-Tex International has expanded its warehouse and distribution facility in Charleston, South Carolina, USA