Home Textiles Market Week in NYC
With nearly 600 bed, bath, linen and home fashion vendors, the summer 2011 Home Textiles Market Week in New York will provide buyers with convenient access to the largest collection of home textiles resources in the United States, August 12-18, at locations throughout New York City. Market Week activities – which include buyer-directed educational seminars, special events and promotions – will take place at five venues: NYIGF at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center and Passenger Ship Terminal Piers 92 and 94; 230 Fifth Avenue; and 7 W New York.
“New York Home Textiles Market offers the nation's broadest collection of mid-to-high-end home textiles,” said Dorothy Belshaw, NYIGF director and GLM senior vice president. “No other U.S. market offers such a concentration of key resources presented alongside a comprehensive range of relevant products.”
Within NYIGF, At Home featuring Home Textiles presents a concentration of some 200 suppliers of bed and bath fashions, such as table linens, kitchen textiles, towels, decorative accessories, area rugs, window treatments and decorative fabrics at the Javits Center. Several leading suppliers – Alicia Adams Alpaca, CGG Home Fashions, Coyuchi, Cuddledown, Dwellstudio, Florabella, Happy Blanket, Matouk, Pehuen – Patagonia Designs, Pine Cone Hill / Dash & Albert Rug Company, Scintilla, Sefte, Sferra, Sivaana and Woven Workz – are expanding their exhibit space for the summer 2011 market. The division also welcomes Callisto Home (pillows) and Cloud 9 (pillows), both of which are relocating from Pier 94 into At Home featuring Home Textiles.
NYIGF also will welcome a number of key home fashions suppliers returning after an absence as well as a number of first-time participants to the New York Market. Returning exhibitors include Good Home Company (natural home fragrance and cleaning), Hamburg House (bed, bath and table linens), Karen Luu - Home Couture (loungewear and pillows), Matteo (bed linens, tabletop and window coverings) and The Sandor Collection (Hungarian felt appliqué products); and newcomers include Artgoodies (tea towels, aprons); Chortex USA (towels); Daisy House (Turkish towels and robes); Marigot (cashmere); NBR Home (high end bedding and pillows); Pure Fiber (eco-friendly bed and bath textiles); Qi (cashmere); Rough Linen (handsewn linens); Secrets de Provence (tablecloths); and Shine Handmade (handmade table linens).
NYIGF also features hundreds of additional home textiles suppliers throughout its 11 divisions, with contemporary design resources in Accent on Design; hand-crafted home fashions in Handmade Designer Maker and Handmade Global Design; layette and related products in Baby & Child; area rugs, decorative pillows and related home accessories in At Home at Pier 94; and a number of emerging home fashions suppliers in New York's Newest at Pier 92.
At the 7 W New York wholesale mart building, Berkshire Blanket in Suite 939 is the newest of nearly150 textile-related companies represented among the showrooms. Several existing tenants have expanded their showroom space in time for the summer market, including aaa Bath (Suites 724 / 728), Manual Woodworkers & Weavers, Inc (Suite 525), Mod Lifestyles (Suite 614), Sam Salem and Son (Suite 500), Tango (Suite 807), Two Lumps of Sugar (Suite 745) and Vance Kitira International (Suite 727). Several suites are expected to draw buyers with showroom specials, product launches, designer appearances, special receptions, extended shopping hours and promotions.