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Qi bags 'Best of Market' award for Plaited Cable Blanket
Feb '12
Five companies participating in the winter 2012 Home Textiles Market Week in New York were presented with “Best New Product Awards” today, with Qi receiving the “Best of Market” award for its Plaited Cable Blanket. All of the winners and finalists are exhibitors in At Home featuring Home Textiles, which runs through Thursday, February 2, at the New York International Gift Fair (NYIGF).

In addition to the overall “Best of Market” distinction, Home Textiles Market Week Best New Product Awards are presented semi-annually in four categories: Bed, Bath, Dining and Home Accessories. A panel of editors select winners and finalists based on innovation in design, creative use of materials/construction and new fiber, material or technology.

The winter 2012 winners and finalists, selected from more than 100 products, are:

Qi (New York, NY) for its Plaited Cable Blanket, a 100% cashmere blanket knitted with mouline and solid threads to create visual and tactile textures.

Winner: sefte (San Francisco, CA) for its Seda Throw, a luxuriously soft throw of 20% silk and 80% baby alpaca, loom-woven in Peru.
Finalist: Aalamwaar Textiles Inc. (Tarpon Springs, FL) for The Linen Collection.
Finalist: CGG Home Fashions (Yonkers, NY) for its Allegro bedding collection.

Winner: Pluto On the Moon (Ninove, Belgium) for its Kaneka blue robe, a lightweight robe of blended wool and nylon in blue and gray, and red and beige palettes that match easily with other lounge and sleepwear.
Finalist: Turkish-T (Nashville, TN) for its Beach Candy Basic hand loomed towels.
Finalist: Teresa Alecrim (Portugal) for its Granite Monogram Hand Towel.

Winner: SFERRA (Edison, NJ) for Spectrum, its collection of European-woven linen cocktail napkins, dinner napkins and placemats in six colors that complement the 101 colors available in Festival, the company's top selling table linen program.
Finalist: Fino Lino (Ocean, NJ) for its Linen Mist Napkin.
Finalist: COCOCOZY (Beverly Hills, CA) for its linen tabletop placemat runner and napkin set.

Winner: Woven Workz (Framingham, MA) for Charlotte, a decorative throw uniquely constructed with playful ruffles on one side and a sweater knit on the reverse, available in six natural colors.
Finalist: Qi (New York, NY) for its Curly Fur Throw.
Finalist: Libeco Home (New York, NY) for its Santa Cruz Blanket.

“The judges identified stand-out products from 100 high-quality submissions,” said Danielle Giacoponello, At Home featuring Home Textiles sales manager. “The winners and finalists exceeded in terms of design and innovation.”

The Home Textiles Market Week Best New Product judges were: David Gill, Senior Editor, HFN; Shanna Casey, Managing Editor, Home Fashion Forecast; Jennifer Marks, Editor-in-Chief, Home Textiles Today; Susan Tucker, Talcott Publishing Home Fashion; Wanda Jankowski, Editor-in-Chief, LDB Interior Textiles; Brielle Ferreira, Features Editor, Luxe. Interiors + Design; and Victoria Jones, Associate Decoration Editor, Veranda.

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