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See the November 2017 issue of Home Textiles Today. In this issue, we look at Complex Colors, Complex Times--Trend forecasters and interior designers weigh in on 2018 palettes and motifs. Other articles include: Data: Exclusive HTT soft window research; Innovation: Material Changes conference preview; Country report: India invests in the future and Fabrics: Showtime preview.
November 6, 2017After years of behind-the-scenes work on sustainable and traceable sourcing, consumer-facing labels on home textiles are finally hitting retail shelves. Recent months have seen the introduction of PimaCott sheets and towels at Bed Bath & Beyond, Made In Green by Oeko-Tex towels at JCPenney, Repreve curtains at Target and a flurry of Oeko-Tex labels popping up elsewhere. There’s more to come — but that’s not the half of it. The next great thing in the sustainable supply chain involves what happens to textiles after consumers are done with them. The “make, take and dispose” product cycle is poised to be ...
Home Alone 3
November 6, 2017I’d like to think it has to do with ethics, morality and being good to your fellow man…but who am I kidding. It’s just business. As physical retailers continue to cut back on their recent shop-till-you-drop-dead strategy of opening early, staying open and milking every last breath out of Black-and-Blue Thanksgiving Weekend, you might want to say they’re all just coming to their senses. But anyone in the business knows that retailers, for the most part, don’t have a lot of senses in the first place. (Let’s face it, if they did, they would ...
October 12, 2017You may have seen the recent IHL Group report debunking the widely reported “Retail Apocalypse” meme created by their year’s wave of store closings. I confess to being among those caught up in the wave. Per the IHL’s research, U.S. retailers are opening 4,080 more stores this year than they are closing, and for every door that goes dark another 2.7 units open for business. In addition, plans call for 5,500 new stores next year. IHL president Greg Busek joined National Retail Federation execs in a press conference a couple weeks ago to further ...
The letter O is for October and Opportunity. With the emergence of more sophisticated constructions and designs in performance fabrics, luxury textiles are expanding outdoors. High-end hospitality poses another opportunity, and the sector is poised for billion-dollar growth over the next five years. PLUS, our Product Gallery spotlights the newest spring/summer introductions.
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