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Home Textiles Market Week begins from Jan 25

Some 600 bed, bath, linen and home fashion vendors – from established brands to market newcomers – will participate in New York’s winter edition of Home Textiles Market Week, January 25-31, 2013.

The largest market for home textiles resources in the United States incorporates four venues: NYIGF at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center and Passenger Ship Terminal Pier 94; 230 Fifth Avenue; and 7 W New York. Market Week activities also include buyer-directed educational seminars, special events and promotions at each location.

"All four market venues work together to offer retailers seamless access to hundreds of new and returning suppliers,” said Christian Falkenberg, NYIGF director and GLM vice president. “Educational seminars, industry events and buyer promotions are additional market-friendly components of this busy week.”

At NYIGF, At Home featuring Home Textiles at the Javits Center presents some 200 suppliers of mid-to-high-end bed and bath fashions, such as table linens, kitchen textiles, towels, decorative accessories, area rugs, window treatments and decorative fabrics. Newcomers include Cornell (bedding, table linens, home accessories); Bonjour of Switzerland (bedding); Eric & Christopher (pillows); Green Living Organics (bedding);Manito Linens (bedding and loungewear); MS Designs Inc. DBA La La Mel (pillows); Simple Life (bedding); Tabula Rasa (throws); and Tulu Textiles (bedding, pillows, accessories).

In addition, At Home featuring Home Textiles at the Javits Center welcomes another seven companies, either relocating from other NYIGF divisions, or returning to NYIGF following a hiatus from the New York Market: Darzzi International (throws, cushions, pillows, baby); European Art Design (table linens); Lili Alessandra (bedding, pillows, table linens); Maine Woolens (blankets, throws, baby blankets); Nameeks (bath accessories); Pomegranate Inc. (table linens, kitchen accessories); and Turkish-T (bath towels, beach towels, resort).

Companies expanding their presence at the winter market include: Christian Mosso Group (bedding); Coyuchi (organic bedding and baby bedding); Scandia Home (bedding); Stamattina (bedding), and Suchiras (bedding).

At 7W, new textiles tenants include: BBJ Table Fashions (table linens); Hellenic Rugs (area rugs); Louis Hornick & Co. (pillows, bedding and window treatments); Peking Linen (gift, pillows and bedding); and Shanghai Sunwin Industry (gift, bedding, pillows, sleepwear, fashion apparel, children).
Textiles tenants expanding their showroom space at the 7 West New York building include: IMG Marketing (pet fashion accessories and bedding); Adams & Hartford (gift, pillows and bedding); Cosmic, Inc, Teodora Design (gift, pillows and bedding, pet fashion accessories); Creative Bath (bath collections); Sam Salem & Son (pillows and begging); and Suyra Rugs (area rugs).

At 230 Fifth Avenue, new textiles tenants include Better Trends (braided rugs); EKE USA (bedding, pillows, towels and bathrobes); and H&M Home Designs (window treatments and curtains).

Several educational seminars and social events will supplement Market Week activities. Buyer focused events and amenities at 7W include complimentary lunch vouchers on selected days, a buyer’s lounge with complimentary coffee, periodicals, hi-speed internet and goodie bags, showroom specials (including International and Made in the USA day), product launches, extended shopping hours and promotions. 230 Fifth Avenue will offer complimentary breakfast and lunch, promotional giveaways and showroom receptions.

NYIGF will host two special events on Monday, January 28. At 6:15PM in the Javits Center, Home Textiles Today editor Jennifer Marks will announce the winner of the magazine’s “America’s Next Great Home Textiles” competition. At 7:30PM, NYIGF’s “A Night on Broadway” features specially-priced tickets to Disney’s NEWSIES at the Nederlander Theatre.

Throughout Home Textiles Market Week, buyers and suppliers can enjoy free admission to the The Museum at FIT (Fashion Institute of Technology), upon presentation of a winter 2013 badge.

Educational programming offered at NYIGF during Market Week includes two relevant seminars: “Fashion Forward – How Apparel Trends Impact Home Design” presented by Home Accents Today on Saturday, January 26, at Pier 94; and “Color Pulse 2014: From Theory to Selection,” presented by New York’s Chapter of the International Furnishings & Design Association (IFDA) on Monday, January 28, at the Javits Center.

The Home Textiles Market Week “Best New Products” Awards will recognize excellence in four categories – Bath, Bed, Dining and Home Accessories – along with one overall “Best of Market distinction. Judging will be conducted by a panel of trade and consumer editors on Tuesday, January 29, at the Javits Center.

Produced cooperatively by GLM, 230 Fifth Avenue, and 7 W New York, Home Textiles Market Week in New York City runs Friday, January 25, through Thursday, January 31. 7 W New York opens on Friday, January 25, and NYIGF and 230 Fifth Avenue both open on Saturday, January 26.