Show Preview - August 2013

Summer Finale: For The Bedroom
By Wanda Jankowski

Topping off a busy summer of markets is our preview of suppliers’ best and brightest new offerings showcased during New York Home Textiles Market Week in August.

Floral Elegance As with all Schlossberg prints, Gisele’s floral design is printed on a 100 percent cotton, 300-thread-count sateen. The Gisele pattern is available on duvet covers, shams, pillowcases, bedskirts and fabric by the yard. Schlossberg USA, 877-BONSWIT,
Pretty Peonies Large-scale peonies are splayed in shades of blue across the white ground and paired with a coordinating stripe in Charlottenberg Porcelain. The 300-thread-count printed cotton sateen is shown accompanied by decorative velvet pillows in cloud and slate trimmed with black-and-white Franchini Noir stripes. Designers Guild Inc., 212-967-4540,

New York Home Textiles Market Week

At NY NOW® at Javits Convention Center & Pier 94 (Saturday, Aug. 17 to Wednesday, Aug. 21),

At 7 W New York® (Friday, Aug. 16 to Thursday, Aug. 22),

At 230 Fifth Avenue (Saturday, Aug. 17 to Wednesday, Aug. 21),

Icelandic Eider The Eiderdown comforter features down harvested in Iceland and nested in a luxurious silk shell. The down of the Eider duck provides more warmth than other downs, due to its unique interlocking characteristic. The down is harvested from abandoned nests in special Eider duck sanctuaries. Thus Eiderdown is sustainable and environment friendly. Eiderdown comforters by DownRight are made according to customers’ specifications. DownRight Ltd., 800-487-DOWN,
Hotel Style Luxury The La Cozi Boutique Hotel Collection includes a duvet cover set made with 1,100-thread-count, 100 percent cotton. The set features a duvet cover and two shams with hidden closure zippers in queen and king sizes. Colors offered include: royal blue (shown), powder blue, turquoise, burgundy, beige, charcoal gray, lavender, lime green and hot pink. La Cozi,,
National Parks Blankets Since the early 1900s, Pendleton has honored our national parks with a collection of Park Blankets. Each blanket has a Pendleton label signifying authenticity and a special woven label with the park name and image of an important natural feature. Shown is the blanket for the Badlands Park in South Dakota woven in the U.S. with 100 percent pure virgin wool. Twin, full and queen sizes are offered. Pendleton Woolen Mills, 503-226-4801,
Tangerine Still Tangoes A bestseller for Fino Lino is Summer, a tangerine woven cotton coverlet, shown here with Trio, a prewashed linen duvet ensemble in ivory/tangerine. Fino Lino, 800-829-3466,
Stonewashed Texture The Kennebunk Stripe duvet and shams in brick red are complemented by the Hudson Matelasse pattern in cream with a charcoal pinstripe. Both are made with 100 percent cotton stonewashed for an antique texture and softness. Taylor Linens, 951-296-3530,
Relaxed & Natural The Wine Country Collection combines natural linen and crochet-edged cotton with white seersucker. Also shown is the Aspen Weave cotton blanket and hand-woven dhurrie pillow in deep red. The cotton is 100 percent organic, sourced and woven in India. The linen is made in India from flax grown in France and Belgium. Coyuchi, 888-418-8847,

Heads Up!: New Exhibit Floor Layout At NY NOW®

Formerly known as the New York International Gift Fair (NYIGF®), NY NOW®, the Market for Home & Lifestyle, runs Aug. 17 through Aug. 21 at Javits Convention Center and Passenger Ship Terminal Pier 94. It showcases more than 2,800 exhibitors in four market collections in a new exhibit floor layout (check your show directory on site for floor plans) and with extended show hours (the show is open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Aug. 18 and 19). The four collections include:

Home: Table + Gourmet Housewares, Home Furnishings + Textiles, and Accent on Design®

Lifestyle: Baby + Child, Gift, Personal Accessories and Personal Care + Wellness

Handmade: Handmade® Designer Maker and Handmade® Global Design

New!: consolidates market newcomers across the home and lifestyle product spectrum on Pier 94

Curated handmade artisan production and sourcing options are found in the Artisan Resource™ show at Pier 94 from Aug. 18 to 20, running concurrently with NY NOW and including approximately 100 companies from 24 countries.

For information on the exhibitors, educational seminars, book signings and readings, and social and special events at these GLM managed events, visit

Patent-Pending Design The In-Spades Collection includes a duvet cover with an attached decorative coverlet highlighted by a panel of sequin-embellished coral Bhagalpuri silk, as well as decorative pillows. The duvet cover, offered in queen and king sizes, has a patent-pending design. The back of the decorative coverlet is attached to a 300-thread-count cotton duvet cover with hidden buttons. This allows the machine-washable cover to be detached for laundering. For easy re-insertion of the duvet, the bottom sides of the cover have small slits for use in pulling the duvet down to fill the lower corners. Slate & Coral, LLC, 917-650-8211,
Lovely Lattice Cuddledown’s Chenille Lattice coverlet and shams are made with 59 percent soft, combed cotton and 41 percent viscose. The coverlet includes a chenille border and reverses to a solid color. Coordinating Lattice sateen sheeting is made with long-staple, 400-thread-count, 100 percent combed cotton. The hems of flat sheets and pillowcases are finished with satin stitching. The 16-inch fitted sheets stay secure with elastic all around. The sheets and pillowcases are Oeko-Tex® certified to be free of harmful chemicals. Shown in ivy, the Lattice Collection elements are available in several colors. Cuddledown through Royal River Trading, 855-272-1742,
Custom Pillows The Pillow Bar makes only custom 650 Hungarian goose down sleeping pillows to match the sleeper’s sleeping style (front, back, side) and physical size. Once made, the pillow is encased in a 300-thread-count cotton sateen protector, embellished with embroidery (initials, monogram or verbiage) and accented with a French lavender sachet. Shown is the jetsetter mini- pillow for travel. Stores can license a Pillow Bar machine and make their own pillows or buy pillows ready made for store display. Pillow Bar monograms and ships in 48 hours. The Pillow Bar, 214-939-3696,

Winter 2014 NY NOW Adds Extra Day & Venue

NY NOW®, the Market for Home & Lifestyle, has added an extra day to the Winter 2014 event, and will expand its locations to include the Javits Convention Center and Passenger Ship Terminal Piers 92 and 94. With the addition of one weekday to the winter schedule, the six-day market will run from Saturday, Feb. 1 through Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 (rather than through Wednesday, Feb. 5, as previously announced).

Additionally, hotel reservations will open early, due to the Winter Market’s overlap with the 2014 Super Bowl XLVII, which will be held Feb. 2, 2014, in East Rutherford, NJ. NY NOW owner and manager, GLM researched New York City’s capacity and confirmed that it can easily handle the additional traffic in terms of flights, restaurants and crowds. Attendee surveys conducted by GLM indicate that while the overlap with the Super Bowl would not preclude retailers from attending the Winter Market, an additional weekday would minimize concerns about Super Bowl weekend attendance.

Travel Planners, Inc., the official hotel agency for NY NOW, will accept reservations for Winter 2014 prior to the opening of the Summer 2013 Market. NY NOW’s hotel block offers the lowest rates for a vast selection of hotels, and while some rates may be higher than usual over the weekend, NY NOW rates will be considerably lower than what an independent search currently will yield. Market participants can pre-register online at to receive email notification when winter 2014 reservations can be made.

For more information and registration, contact GLM’s Customer Service Department at 800-272-7469, or 212-204-1060, or visit


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