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Home Textiles Update
Issue 135: March 2023

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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.



  • Microban International has developed a range of antifungal additives for use in ethylene vinyl acetate, polyurethane and polyvinyl chloride applications
  • John Cotton Group has launched a new brand called EarthKind for bedding products made using recycled materials
  • Coyuchi has developed a bedding collection which is made using Climate Beneficial cotton


  • IKEA has partnered with Canopy as part of its commitment to protect forests and source its viscose sustainably
  • Lenzing Group: revenues in 2022 were up by 16.9%
  • The TJX Companies: net sales in 2022/23 were up by 3%
  • Williams-Sonoma: net sales in 2022/23 were up by 5.2%
  • Recover and Alkaram Textile Mills have entered into a joint venture agreement to develop environmentally sustainable home textiles