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Home Textiles Update
Issue 133: January 2023

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Product Overview   

Home Textiles Update is an executive briefing, supplied in digital format. Each month, we report on the latest news from the international home textiles and contract market.
What's in it?

Home Textiles Update contains independent research, insight and analysis on product innovations and business developments from the international home textiles and contract market. Topics regularly featured include:

  • acquisitions, divestments and mergers
  • additives
  • artificial leather materials
  • bedding
  • carpet tiles
  • circularity
  • colour and design trends
  • corporate social responsibility (CSR)
  • cotton
  • down
  • dyes
  • environmental sustainability
  • fibres
  • financial results
  • flocking
  • investments
  • joint ventures, cooperation, licensing and distribution
  • mattresses
  • new facilities
  • trace technology
  • treatments and finishes
  • upholstery fabrics
  • yarns

It also contains news from brands, companies, and other organisations, such as: Altun Tekstil, Archroma, Ascend Performance Materials, Aquafil, bluesign technologies, Eastman, Ethan Allen, Euratex (the European Apparel and Textile Confederation), HeiQ, Higg, Hologenix, Huntsman Textile Effects, Lenzing, Microban International, Pantone, Precision Textiles, Renewcell, Sanderson Design Group, Standard Fiber, Tarkett, Teijin Frontier, The TJX Companies, Tempur Sealy, Welspun India, and ZDHC Foundation.

Like all Textiles Intelligence publications, Home Textiles Update is a reliable source of independently sourced business information, and it does not carry advertising.

Table of Contents


  • Xaar has developed an industrial printhead for water-based digital inkjet printing which is said to be the first of its kind
  • Technical textiles manufacturer Baltex has developed a spacer fabric called NPD 236 which is made using The Lycra Company's Coolmax freshFX EcoMade yarn
  • Devan Chemicals (Devan) has developed a bio-based finish called Purissimo NTL which possesses allergen-controlling properties


  • Digital technology provider Lectra has acquired a majority stake in traceability company TextileGenesis
  • Textiles manufacturer Precision Textiles has divested its SlumberShield bedding division to MPL Enterprises
  • HeiQ and BekaertDeslee have signed a supply agreement relating to the use of HeiQ Allergen Tech on mattress ticking fabric