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New companies to debut at Winter 2015 Home Textiles Market Week in New York City

Home Textiles Market Week® in New York City is set to feature a vibrant mix of high-design and fashion-forward bed, bath and linen vendors at the winter 2015 market, January 31-February 4, 2015, at NY NOW®, the Market for Home +Lifestyle and 230 Fifth Avenue. Complementary educational seminars and design awards will deliver a comprehensive market experience to attendees.

“The dynamic assortment of exhibitors showcased as part of Home Textiles Market Week highlights the very best the industry has to offer,” said Randi Mohr, NY NOW co-director and vice president. “Home Textiles Market Week has always been on the cutting-edge of color and fashion trends and the winter edition promises to deliver unparalleled resources and great finds in high-end home and lifestyle accessories.”

NY NOW’s HOME collection includes a concentration of home fashions suppliers as part of its Home Furnishings + Textiles section. Additional home textiles vendors are presented throughout NY NOW, with contemporary design resources in Accent on Design® and artisanal suppliers in NY NOW’s HANDMADE Collection. In total, NY NOW will feature more than 200 home textiles companies at the winter market.

This winter, NY NOW welcomes 20+ leading home fashions vendors, which are first-time participants, or are returning to the New York market following a hiatus. Winter 2015 newcomers are Augousti Stevenson Paris, Chelsea Leifken LLC, Emperor Textiles Private Limited, Filling Spaces, Foreign Affairs Home Décor, Happy Habitat, Lint and Honey, LiR Design, Lisa Corti, Louise Gray, Pasargad Carpets, Rangemark, Simply Birch and Uma Stewart Home. Companies returning to NY NOW following a hiatus from the New York Market include April Cornell, DwellStudio, Haute Home, Mariachi Imports, pur cashmere, Rhadi LLC and Trillium Collection.

These Winter 2015 newcomers join notable long-time NY NOW participants: Alicia Adams Alpaca Inc., Anali, Ann Gish, Aviva Stanoff Design Inc., Bella Notte Linens, Inc., Brahms Mount, Callisto Home, CGG Home Fashions, Chortex USA, Couture Dreams, Cuddledown – Royal River Trading, DownRight Ltd., Dransfield and Ross, Faribault Woolen Mill, Henry Handwork, In2green, John Robshaw Textiles, La Maisonette, Libeco Home, LINUM, Matouk, Patrick Charles Ltd., Pom Pom at Home, Priscilla & Parker, Pyar & Co., Rani Arabella, Ryan Studio, Saddlemans, SDH Enterprises, sefte, Simple Things Ltd., V Rugs & Home and Yala.

230 Fifth Avenue welcomes two new home textiles showrooms – Harper Group and Peacock Alley – this winter. Other notable home fashions suppliers at 230 Fifth Avenue include: Belle Epoque, Designers Guild, Eke USA, Euroletto Linens and Home, Home Source International, Isaac Jacobs International, J.T. Rose & Co. Inc., M +Z Marketing Group, Nancy Koltes Fine Linens, Satori Fine Linens, Signoria Di Firenze, SFERRA Fine Linens, Tessitura Toscana Telerie USA, Thompson Ferrier LLC, Triple Luxe Gallery and Yves Delorme.

Special trend seminars are scheduled to complement the fashion-forward exhibits. On Monday, February 2, New York City’s International Furnishings & Design Association (IFDA) will present “Explore the Future With ColorVoyant 2015: Silence,” from 9:00am – 10:30am. Doty Horn, Senior Vice President of Design at Congoleum Corp and Founding Director of ColorVoyant, a color marketing firm, will address practical applications for four themes: Noise, Braille, Blur and Quiet. To purchase tickets, contact IFDA at 212-686-6020, or email ifdanyny@verizon.net.

Further exploring home industry trends, ART (The Creative Network), will host a seminar “The Well-Dressed Home: How Fashion Trends Influence Home Products” on Tuesday, February 3, from 8:30am – 9:30am. Jaye Anna Mize, Home Interiors Editor of Fashion Snoops, a global trend research and advisory council, will present an overview of what’s now and next in fashion and color trends impacting the home. Jenny Heinzen York, editor-in-chief of Home Accents Today, will moderate the presentation and share findings from the magazine’s recent “Fashion Forward” outlook report. Tickets $20 advance/$25 onsite. A complete schedule of events, with links to registration, is available at www.nynow.com/programs

In addition, the Home Textiles Market Week Best New Products Awards will recognise excellence in four categories – Bath, Bed, Dining and Home Accessories – along with one overall “Best of Market” distinction. Criteria include innovative design, product solution, aesthetic appeal, creativity and new material or technology. A panel of trade and consumer editors will determine winners in of each of these categories, and these five products will compete for “Best of HOME” honors, determined by online voting during the Market.

Produced cooperatively by NY NOW and 230 Fifth Avenue, Home Textiles Market Week in New York City runs Saturday January 31, through Wednesday, February 4, 2015. Additional information is available online at www.nyhometextilesmarketweek.com




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