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Home Textiles Update
Issue 103: July 2020

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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:
  • Sunbrella has developed an environmentally sustainable contract upholstery fabric called Sunbrella Assure
  • Ascend Performance Materials (Ascend) has developed a range of antimicrobial knitted, woven and nonwoven fabrics called Acteev Protect
  • D'Decor has launched an antiviral fabric collection and an air purifying fabric collection in partnership with HeiQ
  • Serta Simmons Bedding (SSB) is developing antiviral mattresses in partnership with HeiQ

 
BUSINESS UPDATE from:
  • Field to Market and the US Cotton Trust Protocol have formed a partnership to help improve the environmental sustainability of the US cotton industry
  • Soft-Tex International (Soft-Tex) has expanded its production capacity in the USA
  • The Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) has reported that Better Cotton accounted for 22% of global cotton production during the 2018/19 season
  • Walker Greenbank: revenues during 2019/20 were down by 1.6%
  • Welspun India: revenues during 2019/20 were up by 3.4%
  • Malouf has acquired a new distribution facility in California, USA, to serve its customers in the West of the USA better