Show Previews - January 2014

N.Y. Home Textiles Week

Alpaca Luxury
Throws and blankets are made with organic, eco-friendly, hypo-allergenic, soft alpaca. Contemporary designs are rendered in rich hues with 20 colorways and patterns available. Throws measure about 50 by 70 inches; blankets, 70 by 96 inches. Shupaca, 619-241-9069,
Glamour Pouf
The Cecil Round Pouf, made with Belgium linen and Tibetan lamb, is on a swivel. Shown in white, it is available in 50 colorways. V Rugs and Home, 305-759-9910.
Modern Plaid
New offerings include throws in three color ranges: pastel mid-tones, brights and neutrals. Fabrics featured include Fraas’ exclusive Cashmink acrylic, acrylic knits and raschel stripes, and cotton. New patterns include stripes, honeycomb, space dye, floral and contemporary plaids (shown). Fraas, 212-575-0191,
Zebra With A Twist
From the new Moroccan Collection, Zebra pillows are hand-woven using a Moroccan weave with nubby spun wool and synthetic leather accents. The pillows are offered in 20- by 20-inch square and 12- by 20-inch bolster sizes, and in natural and mauve colors. Creative Women, 802-658-1211,
Silk Style
Heavenly Silk Bedding is a tailored ensemble made with woven silk. Couture Dreams, 800-418-0757,
Linen & Jute
The Portofino Collection includes 20- by 20-inch napkins, 14- by 20-inch placemats, 16- by 72-inch runners and 20- by 20-inch filled pillows. The interlaced jute design is appliquéd onto 100 percent linen offered in chartreuse, French blue and khaki. Saro Trading Co., 800-662-7276,
Earthly Inspiration
The new bedding collection includes four designs, each offered in two colorways and each inspired by one of the essential elements of Earth, Air, Water and Fire. Shown is the Earth ensemble in the Laurel Canyon colorway. Tribute Goods, 713-627-3700,
Organic Sheets
Cuddledown’s organic combed cotton sheet set is embellished with embroidered dragonflies around the hem. The 300-thread-count percale is pre-shrunk and mercerized, and the combed cotton lends a soft hand to the airy percale weave. The organic cotton is GOTS certified and the finished fabric is certified by Oeko-Tex® to be free of all harmful chemicals. Sheet sets include one flat sheet, one fitted sheet, and one or two pillowcases, based on set ordered. Royal River Trading, LLC, exclusive wholesaler for Cuddledown, 207-838-7332,
Natural Dyes
The Origins heathered scarf, hand-loomed in India with 100 percent linen, is dyed using all-natural indigo dye. Shown in dark blue, the scarf measures 24 by 74 inches. In addition to scarves and wraps, the company offers blankets and throws. Slowcolor, 303-330-5333,
Bold Geometrics
The Fox & Finch placemats and napkins, hand- printed in Canada, are sold in sets of four. LUprints, 604-902-3636,
Textural Linen
The crisp white Rustic napkins are made with 100 percent linen. The pre-washed lightweight fabric is textured, but soft to the touch. Each edge is adorned with hand-made fringes. The napkins measure 19 by 19 inches, but can be made in any size. LinenMe Inc., 312-233-2929,
Bird-Loving Beauty
The jacquard-woven Nova throw, made with 85 percent cotton, 8 percent rayon and 7 percent acrylic, measures approximately 60 by 80 inches. Matching Parrot cushion cover measures 23 by 23 inches. David Fussenegger, +43-5572-228 28,
Sustainable Wool
Located in the Sustainability exhibit, the Haik blankets are hand-spun, hand-woven and hand-dyed with 100 percent wool. The pom-pom fringed blankets measure 72 by 110 inches and are offered in green (shown), grey, cream and blue. The loose weave contributes to the lightness and soft hand. A Fair Trade company, Focalpoint Home supports Tunisian artisans and buys from them directly. Focalpoint Home, 61 411 333 083,
Who Sells Seashells?
The Seashells table runner, made with 100 percent heavy cotton twill, is printed in the U.S. with an eco-friendly pigment-dye process. The runner measures 14 by 48 inches and features a hand-frayed border surrounding the original artwork. Three additional designs available include: Vintage Books, Pears and Fork, Knife & Spoon. MKC Photography, 267-241-3347,
Stone Washing
This stack of stone washed coverlets in cotton and linen in assorted colors and patterns is representative of the Traditions Linens aesthetic. Traditions Linens, 518-851-3975,
Reversible Mattress Pad
The reversible wool mattress pad can be used with either the white cotton layer or the plush Merino wool facing up. Merino wool wicks excessive moisture away from the skin. It is water resistant and its lanolin contains antibacterial properties. The mattress pads, offered in twin, full, queen, king and California king sizes, are manufactured in Australia, which is famous for its prized Merino sheep. The fully elasticized skirts fit mattresses up to 16 inches deep. Downright Ltd., 800-487-DOWN,
Irish Linen
The company has been weaving Irish linen since 1854 and claims to be the last remaining damask weaver still producing in Ireland. Offered are table and bed linens, fabrics by the yard, tea towels, linen huck towels and handkerchiefs, cushion covers, bed runners and throws. Shown is the Imperial Double Damask Classic Design tablecloth. Ferguson Irish Linen, +011 4428 4062 3491,
Ethiopian Cotton
OMO kitchen hand towels are handmade of soft, durable Ethiopian cotton. Sizing is a generous 20 by 30 inches. They are offered in natural stripes with gold, blue, gray or tangerine. Woven Promises, 720-203-0096,

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