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Home Textiles Update
Issue 92: August 2019

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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:
  • Lenzing has cooperated with Hefel Textil in the development of bedding and with Mey in the development of apparel designed to help patients suffering with butterfly skin
  • Lebus Upholstery (Lebus) has collaborated with Texfelt in the repurposing of carpet underlay for use in the manufacture of sofas and armchairs
  • Archroma has developed a binder for printing pigments on to textiles for interior applications
  • Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz (DFKIGerman Research Center for Artificial Intelligence) has launched a project to develop advanced smart textiles and wallpapers for smart homes
  • Gale Pacific has developed a sunshade fabric called DualShade 350

 
BUSINESS UPDATE from:
  • Wayfair has joined a working group called the 3D Commerce Working Group which will develop virtual three-dimensional (3D) modelling standards
  • Ethan Allen: net sales in 2018/19 were down by 2.6%
  • JCPenney: revenues in the second quarter of 2019/20 were down by 7.4%
  • Tempur Sealy: net sales in the second quarter of 2019 were up by 9.5%
  • The TJX Companies: net sales in the second quarter of 2019/20 were up by 5%
  • Welspun India: total revenues in the first quarter of 2019/20 were up by 8.5%
  • Bundesministerium für wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung (BMZGerman Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development) has introduced a new certification mark relating to environmental sustainability and social responsibility