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Home Textiles Update
Issue 62: February 2017

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Product Overview   

Home Textiles Update is an executive briefing, supplied in electronic format. Each month, we include details of the latest developments and business news in the home textiles sector.
Every issue focuses on product developments and innovations in the home textiles sector. In addition, we provide a business update each month -- so that you remain aware of the key players and their activities, and so that you can plan your company's strategy with confidence.
What's in it?
"Home Textiles Update" includes information on carpets, bedding products, towelling products, table linen, curtains and upholstery fabrics. The publication also includes developments in the important contract business.

Like all Textiles Intelligence publications, "Home Textiles Update" is a reliable source of independently sourced business information, and it does not carry advertising. Recent issues contain details of acquisitions within the sector, events, financial results, markets, new fibres and fabrics for home textiles, and trend forecasts.

Table of Contents
PRODUCT DEVELOPMENTS AND INNOVATIONS
  • Milliken has developed a collection of environmentally sustainable upholstery fabrics called Breathe by Milliken
  • Carpet Concept has developed two new carpet collections
  • Malouf has developed a new memory foam pillow which incorporates graphite particles to help the sleeper to maintain a comfortable body temperature

 
BUSINESS UPDATE
  • Welspun India: total revenues in the third quarter of 2016/17 were up by 4%
  • La-Z-Boy is investing US$26 mn in its furniture manufacturing site in Dayton, Tennessee, USA
  • Williams-Sonoma has entered into a franchise agreement with Hyundai Livart in order to open retail stores in South Korea
  • Global demand for floor coverings is set to rise more slowly between 2015 and 2020 than in the period between 2010 and 2015
  • US imports of cotton bed sheets were down in value and volume in 2016
  • US imports of cotton bedspreads and quilts were down in value and volume in 2016
  • US imports of cotton terry towels and other pile towels were down in value but up in volume in 2016
  • US imports of man-made fibre floor coverings were up in value and volume in 2016