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Home Textiles Update
Issue 144: December 2023

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Product Overview   

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.

Table of Contents


  • Pantone has selected Viva Magenta as its Color of the Year for 2023
  • HeiQ and Patagonia have collaborated in the development of a biobased treatment called HeiQ Fresh MNT-01 which possesses odour control properties
  • Renewcell and Eastman have collaborated in the development of Naia Renew ES yarns made using Circulose


  • Ascend Performance Materials (Ascend) has acquired a majority stake in Circular Polymers in order to secure a constant supply of recycled nylon materials
  • Fabric producer Beverly Knits has acquired textile finishing company Gentry Mills
  • Williams-Sonoma: net sales in the third quarter of 2022/23 were up by 7%