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Home Textiles Update
Issue 111: March 2021

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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:
  • Piana Group has developed an antimicrobial technology called Piana Protection
  • Devan Chemicals (Devan) has developed a range of bio-based fragranced finishes
  • Brooklyn Bedding has developed a new mattress called Plank Hybrid
  • Beaulieu Yarns has developed an environmentally sustainable polyamide yarn for use in the manufacture of carpets

 
BUSINESS UPDATE from:
  • A record number of facilities have been certified as being compliant with the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS)
  • Williams-Sonoma has set new targets relating to social responsibility in its supply chain
  • The TJX Companies: net sales in 2020/21 were down by 23%
  • Williams-Sonoma: net revenues in 2020/21 were up by 15.0%
  • Mitsui USA and PurThread have extended their distribution agreement relating to antimicrobial textile products
  • US imports of made-up textiles were down in value but up in volume in 2020
  • TreeToTextile will invest Euro35 mn in the construction of a facility in Sweden which will manufacture a new, affordable and environmentally sustainable cellulosic fibre