Your One And Only
| At LDB Interior Textiles, 2014 marks the beginning of our 87th year in bringing
you specialized coverage of the home fashions industry. It's been our modus
operandi to maintain and refresh our relevancy through continual evolution—
updating graphics, exploring new trends, and breaking news on industry
developments as part of our standard coverage.
To have lasted for 87 years, we must be doing something right. You know the old
maxim: "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." So I have no sweeping announcements to make
about revamping or expansion into other, allied categories.
Rather, we are proud to announce, in view of other trade publishing
developments, that we are now the ONLY business publication exclusively dedicated
to the home fashions industry.
Our forte is honing in on what you need to know, curating and skillfully
presenting details so that they make sense in the context of retailing as a whole.
Here is who we are and who we will continue to be:
• the only publication that brings you a comprehensive annual Buyers' Guide
• the only publication that presents an annual, must-read "State of the Industry"
• a valuable resource for SMART reports and detailed trend features on
established sectors of continuing importance, such as rugs, soft and hard bath, soft
and alternative window treatments, and fashion and basic bedding
• a pioneer in identifying and discussing new categories and hotspots in the
industry. (We were the first publication to present in-depth articles on "made in
USA" suppliers, to bring the burgeoning eco-friendly movement to your attention
regularly with our "Green Matters" column and later full-length features, and to
focus on the hospitality and luxury sectors, detailing their challenges and
• the only publication to bring you fresh viewpoints from authorities outside the
industry as well as industry insiders, setting developments in home fashions in the
context of a bigger national and societal picture
• a trusted source in curating the presentation of new products, including
previews of major trade shows and markets in the U.S.
At LDB Interior Textiles, we remain true to our mission—to be exclusively
dedicated to bringing you coverage of developments in the home fashions industry.
We’ve been specialists at it for 87 years.
We hope you all will enjoy continuing on the journey with us.—Wanda Jankowski,
editor-in-chief, LDB Interior Textiles