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Home Textiles Update
Issue 78: June 2018

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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 in:
  • Researchers at CREOL have developed a fabric which can change colour on demand
  • Downlite has developed a new range of temperature regulating insulation materials
  • Pottery Barn Kids and PBteen have collaborated with Liberty London Fabrics in the development of two new home décor collections

 
BUSINESS UPDATE from:
  • Culp has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the online retailer eLuxury
  • Rue La La has entered into an agreement to acquire Gilt from Hudsons Bay Company (HBC)
  • Aquafil and Genomatica have collaborated to form an initiative called Project EFFECTIVE in order to encourage the production of fibres and plastics which are more environmentally sustainable
  • Lenzing and Duratex plan to form a joint venture through which they will build a new dissolving wood pulp (DWP) plant in Brazil