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Home Textiles Update
Issue 90: June 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:
  • Sanitized has developed a new anti-odour treatment for cotton textiles, called Sanitized Mintactiv, which has natural biocidal properties
  • Texfelt has developed two types of environmentally sustainable carpet underlay which are 100% recyclable
  • Adobe has enhanced the functionality of its Adobe Photoshop software program to improve the efficiency of the design process for textile designers
  • Duvaltex has developed a collection of fabrics manufactured using polyester yarns which are made from post-consumer recycled materials and are entirely biodegradable
  • IKEA Range & Supply has developed a collection of home furnishings manufactured using fibres made from polymer derived from post-consumer PET plastic bottles
  • Lenzing is to make its fibres traceable using blockchain technology

 
BUSINESS UPDATE from:
  • Contract textiles manufacturer Standard Textile has acquired window coverings provider JC Burnham
  • JCPenney: total net sales in the first quarter of 2019/20 were down by 5.6%
  • The TJX Companies: net sales in the first quarter of 2019/20 were up by 6%
  • Welspun India: total revenues in 2018/19 were up by 7.8%
  • Williams-Sonoma: net revenues in the first quarter of 2019/20 were up by 3.2%
  • The Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) has launched a grant scheme which will support projects aimed at developing infrastructure and methods for recycling plastics and textiles