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Home Textiles Update
Issue 99: March 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:
  • Cocona will incorporate a biodegradable additive into its 37.5 Technology fibres
  • Designtex and Hologenix LLC have collaborated in the development of Designtex Celliant upholstery fabrics
  • Lenzing has launched a new version of its Tencel Modal fibre called Tencel Modal fibre with Eco Pure technology
  • BigSky Technologies has developed a fluorine-free textile finishing treatment called GreenShield ZERO

 
BUSINESS UPDATE from:
  • Contract textiles maker Duvaltex will merge three of its brands as part of an organisational streamlining process
  • IKEA has opened a virtual retail store on the Tmall e-commerce site
  • JCPenney: total revenues in 2019/20 were down by 7.1%
  • Lenzing: revenues in 2019 were down by 3.3%
  • The TJX Companies: net sales in 2019/20 were up by 7.0%
  • Welspun India: total revenues in the third quarter of 2019/20 were up by 2.5%
  • Williams-Sonoma: net revenues in 2019/20 were up by 4.0%
  • Soft-Tex International and Serta Simmons Bedding have entered into an exclusive partnership agreement
  • EU imports of home textiles were up in value and volume in 2019
  • US imports of made-up textiles were down in value but up in volume in 2019