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Home Textiles Update
Issue 104: August 2020

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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:
  • Hollander Sleep Products and Coats Group are developing products incorporating HeiQ's new antiviral treatment
  • Welspun India has developed a variety of antiviral home textile products
  • Devan has further expanded its R-Vital range of performance textile finishes
  • Researchers at DITF are developing smart tablecloths which could be used to promote social distancing in restaurants

 
BUSINESS UPDATE from:
  • Ethan Allen: net sales in 2019/20 were down by 21.0%
  • Tempur Sealy: net sales in the second quarter of 2020 were down by 8.0%
  • The TJX Companies: net sales in the second quarter of 2020/21 were down by 31.8%
  • Welspun India: revenues in the first quarter of 2020/21 were down by 30.0%
  • John Lewis has launched a furniture rental service in partnership with Fat Llama
  • WHP Global has entered into a licensing agreement with Sunham Home Fashions relating to the development of Anne Klein branded home textile products
  • US imports of made-up textiles in the first half of 2020 were down in value and in volume
  • Tempur Sealy plans to open a new manufacturing facility to support the operations of its Sealy and Sherwood brands