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Home Textiles Update
Issue 137: May 2023

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Home Textiles Update is an executive briefing, supplied in digital format. Each month, we report on the latest news from the international home textiles and contract market.
What's in it?

Home Textiles Update contains independent research, insight and analysis on product innovations and business developments from the international home textiles and contract market. Topics regularly featured include:

  • acquisitions, divestments and mergers
  • additives
  • artificial leather materials
  • bedding
  • carpet tiles
  • circularity
  • colour and design trends
  • corporate social responsibility (CSR)
  • cotton
  • down
  • dyes
  • environmental sustainability
  • fibres
  • financial results
  • flocking
  • investments
  • joint ventures, cooperation, licensing and distribution
  • mattresses
  • new facilities
  • trace technology
  • treatments and finishes
  • upholstery fabrics
  • yarns

It also contains news from brands, companies, and other organisations, such as: Altun Tekstil, Archroma, Ascend Performance Materials, Aquafil, bluesign technologies, Eastman, Ethan Allen, Euratex (the European Apparel and Textile Confederation), HeiQ, Higg, Hologenix, Huntsman Textile Effects, Lenzing, Microban International, Pantone, Precision Textiles, Renewcell, Sanderson Design Group, Standard Fiber, Tarkett, Teijin Frontier, The TJX Companies, Tempur Sealy, Welspun India, and ZDHC Foundation.

Like all Textiles Intelligence publications, Home Textiles Update is a reliable source of independently sourced business information, and it does not carry advertising.



  • Emma Sleep has developed a cooling mattress which is made using graphite particles
  • BekaertDeslee and Resortecs will collaborate in the development of a mattress cover which can be recycled easily at the end of its useful life
  • BekaertDeslee has been awarded an Interzum award for the development of Purotex+ proprietary technology for mattress ticking


  • Toray Industries (Toray) will rebrand its &+ polyester fibre and launch the brand in the home textiles market
  • Ethan Allen: net sales in the third quarter of 2022/23 were down by 5.7%
  • Lenzing Group: revenues in the first quarter of 2023 were up by 1.3%
  • Sanderson Design Group: revenues in 2022/23 were down by 0.2%
  • Tempur Sealy: net sales in the first quarter of 2023 were down by 2.5%
  • Welspun India: revenues in 2022/23 were down by 11.4%
  • Lenzing Group has collaborated with a consortium of organisations in launching a pilot project for recycling textile waste