Show Preview - July 2013

Vegas Virtues
By Wanda Jankowski

A preview of great goods on view during Las Vegas Market, July 29 to Aug. 2, 2013, at the World Market Center

Divine Dining Coton Colors presents Swap Textiles, a collection of refined table linens and colorful home accents, including placemats, tablecloths, napkins and runners, hand towels, oven mitts, hot pads, aprons and accent pillows. Shown is the Bargello Mix tablecloth. Coton Colors. 877-801-1292,
Pretty Pouf Design Accents offers the lightweight, hand-woven Funberry Pouf in a wide array of vibrant brights and earthy neutrals. Design Accents, 201-660-2446,
Indoor/Outdoor Throw The colorful Bungalow throw from Bedford Cottage can be used both indoors and outside. Its durable fibers are mildew resistant and include anti-microbial properties. Bedford Cottage, 800-242-1537,
Artful Boxes The Sari Art Box Collection, designed by Allan Howze, includes wood boxes covered with repurposed textiles. Colors and patterns vary, since no two are alike. The boxes measure 13 inches long, 10 inches wide and 4 inches tall. Gold Leaf Design Group, 312-738-1790,
Pillowmania Square Feather offers a range of new pillow designs in fashion colors. Shown is Peacock Grace in teal and lime. Available in 12- by 24-inch, and 20-, 22-, 24- and 26-inch square sizes, it is feather/down filled and made in the U.S. Square Feathers, 512-301-2939,
Woodland Beauty The Althea Collection from C & F Enterprises captures forest freshness with soft green ferns and monarch butterflies blended into the design. The tabletop items in the collection include 17-inch round and 13- by 19-inch placemats, and 18- by 18-inch napkins. C & F Enterprises, Inc., 888-889-9868,

New At Las Vegas Market

“Retailers who haven’t been to the Las Vegas Market in the past year will be amazed at the change in size, scope and depth of gift and home décor resources,” says Dorothy Belshaw, president of Gift & Home Décor, International Market Centers. Here are highlights of what’s new during Las Vegas Market at the World Trade Center:

More Temp Floors: International Market Centers has expanded and realigned temporary gift and home décor exhibition space onto floors C5, C10 and C11 of Building C for Summer Market in 10 themed product sections: Gift, Global, Gourmet, Home, Made, Style, Textiles, Trend, Vintage and Carry!. Textiles are housed on floor C5, along with Home, Style and Made. Home décor permanent showrooms are located on floors C3 and C4.

“Ahead of the Curve” Panel Presentation: Design authorities Alexa Hampton, Ron Woodson and Windsor Smith share top picks from showrooms during a live panel discussion and via social media channels.

Moderated by design author Susanna Salk, the presentation takes place Wednesday, Aug. 1 at 9:00 a.m. in Building B’s WorldView Ballroom, and offers CEU-accreditation to interior designers.

Global Goodness Awards Program: The program, which celebrates Las Vegas Market vendors who act in a socially responsible manner, honors five companies during Market. “Many suppliers today understand that good deeds and good business go hand-in-hand,” says International Market Centers’ Belshaw. “Numerous companies exhibiting in the gift and home décor categories at Las Vegas Market offer artisanal, sustainable, eco-friendly and fair trade products that help improve the lives of people all over the world.”

“Up on the Roof”: The gala charity event benefitting Gift For Life, the sole charitable organization for the gift, stationery and home décor industries, takes place 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, July 30, in WorldView on the 16th floor of World Market Center.

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Bed & Bath Options Home Source International presents new colors in its Bamboo sheets and coverlets, as well as in its MicroCotton Luxury towels. Also debuting is the Chambray bedding ensemble, a contemporary design that derives texture from the chambray effect of the yarns, allowing it to work with multiple color palettes. Home Source International, 404-682-9820,
Sweet Dreams The Protect-A-Bed® Signature Series features a fitted sheet-style mattress protector and has added a new pillow protector. Made with 100 percent natural Tencel-based fiber with thermo-regulating properties to help maintain an even core body temperature, the Signature Series also offers protection against bacteria growth and a barrier against dust mites and allergens breeding in the mattress or pillow. The proprietary air-vapor porous Miracle Membrane® insures that the protectors are waterproof. Protect-A-Bed, 866-297-8836,


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