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Home Textiles Update
Issue 86: February 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:
  • Ford Motor Company (Ford) has developed a bed called the Lane-Keeping Bed which incorporates technology typically used in cars
  • IKEA Range and Supply has developed a curtain which can purify air
  • JAB Anstoetz Systems has expanded its collection of roman blinds
  • Kvadrat has launched a new range of curtain fabrics in collaboration with Danish designer Margrethe Odgaard
  • Dutch designer Simone Post has produced a series of prototype rugs for Adidas using recycled sports shoes
  • Biederlack has launched its first biannual collection of blankets, cushions and plaids for 2019
  • Christy has developed a new collection of bed linens and bath towels for the autumn/winter 2019/20 season

 
BUSINESS UPDATE from:
  • Kvadrat has acquired Verosol as part of a strategy to establish a new business entity, Kvadrat Shade, as a leader in the performance textiles and window coverings sector
  • Welspun India: total revenues in the third quarter of 2018/19 were up by 17.2%
  • The Cotton Egypt Association (CEA) has entered into a partnership with the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) to pilot the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) programme in Egypt
  • Inter IKEA Systems has opened its most environmentally sustainable IKEA store in the world, in Greenwich, London, UK