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HIGH POINT — Mattress fabrics led the sales increase for Culp in its second quarter for fiscal year 2021, ended Nov. 1. Net sales were $76.9 million, up 10.5% year-over-year, with mattress fabric sales up 12.2% and upholstery fabric sales up 8.7%. “Overall, we are very pleased with the top line performance for both our […]

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This chair from Wayfair illustrates the high sheen that can be shown using the new physically based rendering extensions available for 3D. BEAVERTON, Ore. – The Khronos 3D Working Group, a consortium of technology companies, has released a set of new physically based rendering (PBR) material extensions for glTF, which is known as the JPEG […]

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DALLAS – Corsicana Mattress has developed a new consumer-facing website for its Nightsbridge brand, a website that positions the brand as the leading luxury option with high-quality components at an attainable price point. The website is part of the manufacturer’s strategy to offer its retailers recognized branded product, in addition to its private-label lines. The […]

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HIGH POINT – After 20 years of exhibiting in the International Home Furnishings Center, Italian leather upholstery manufacturer Incanto is relocating its High Point Market showroom to the 220 Elm building. In addition to quadrupling its market presentation to 8,000 square feet, the location in space 220 is proximate to other top contemporary furniture brands, […]

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WASHINGTON – The U.S. International Trade Commission will hold a hearing here on March 18, 2021, as part of the final phase of its antidumping and countervailing duty investigation on mattresses imported into the U.S. from Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Serbia, Thailand, Turkey and Vietnam. The investigation thus far has preliminarily determined these products are being […]

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Editor’s note: This insightful commentary from well-known industry analyst Jerry Epperson first appeared in the 2020-2022 forecast for the U.S. mattress industry, a comprehensive market and economic analysis published in November by the International Sleep Products Association’s Statistics Committee. The entire report is available (free to ISPA members) for download at the ISPA website. Epperson is founder and […]

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GREENWICH, Conn. – Global supply chain services provider XPO Logistics has announced plans to spin off its logistics segment as a separate publicly traded company. The remaining entity, which XPO calls “XPORemainCo” for now, would focus on freight transportation, primarily less-than-truckload and non-asset truck brokerage, two services currently accounting for approximately 90% of adjusted earnings […]

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BARI, Italy – Veteran furniture industry executive Steve Lush has joined Italian upholstery manufacturer Digió Italia as president of sales for North and South America. The move gives the fabric and leather seating and sleeper resource a senior-level management presence stateside. At Digió, Lush will work directly with key accounts in the Americas, as well […]

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Experts predict a more positive 2021 as the economy gradually rebounds from the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic Editor’s note: The following article provides analysis and a forecast for the U.S. economy in general. It is not intended to provide a forecast specifically for the mattress industry. Also, the predictions in this article do not […]

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During this coronavirus pandemic, consumers want products that can protect them from Covid-19, and many businesses are responding with new products to meet that demand. But if the intended human health benefits are possible only if the finished product or its components have been treated with an additive, the manufacturers and retailers of those products […]

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SAN FRANCISCO — Idle Group, a direct-to-consumer bedding and furniture holdings company in North America, Europe and Asia, has created a new organic sleep product brand called Eden. Eden is designed to provide products for the eco-conscious and wallet-conscious consumer seeking bedding options made of all-natural materials. The Eden mattress is crafted with high-quality organic […]

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PRATO, Italy — Italian mattress manufacturer Magniflex has designed an exclusive three-mattress collection for Costco Canada’s e-commerce site. Costco Canada, a supporter of the environment, is strategic in partnering with vendors that share its philosophy on environmental stewardship, and Magniflex is a long-time proponent of reduced emissions at its factory and for crafting its mattresses […]

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MIAMI — Retail Ecommerce Ventures, the company that revived Pier 1 Imports as an online-only brand, announced that a subsidiary emerged as the winner of a bankruptcy court auction for the intellectual property of Stein Mart Inc. REV expects to re-launch the off-price family fashion and home goods retailer as an online-only store early next […]

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Franklin Charles Textiles Launches as New Mattress Fabric Venture Industry veterans Camilla Franklin and Mason Hallett launch Franklin Charles Textiles to offer custom design services and technologically advanced sleep fabric NEW YORK, NY, December 2, 2020 – Franklin Charles Textiles, LLC was recently formed by industry veterans Camilla Franklin and Mason Hallett as a mattress fabric […]

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Following a surge in consumer demand for hybrid mattresses, independent sleep products manufacturer Southerland has added a six-model lineup to is popular Signature brand. The collection will arm Southerland’s network of retailers with a wide range of competitively priced hybrid builds. Priced to retail from $999 to $1,699 in queen sets, the six Signature hybrid models are designed around […]

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LOWELL, Ark., November 30, 2020 – J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: JBHT), one of the largest supply chain solutions providers in North America, announced today that its subsidiary, J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc., acquired the assets of Mass Movement, Inc. on November 30. “Mass Movement presents an opportunity to expand our expertise in the final […]

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Bed manufacturer commits to solar and wind power venture LEEDS, U.K., 26th November 2020: Harrison Spinks has made a seismic pledge to become fully net carbon zero by the end of 2021, offsetting its entire carbon footprint, as the manufacturing company announces the launch of a new function, Harrison Spinks Renewables. The fifth-generation bed and mattress manufacturer, […]

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ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The Mattress Recycling Council is offering a webinar about its research program and to apply for its RFPs. Mattress Recycling Council – Research Program and Funding Opportunities is set for Dec. 10 and is being sponsored with the University Industry Development Partnership Assn. The MRC invests $1 million annually in research to […]

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EAST GREENVILLE, Pa. –  Knoll Inc., parent company of several design-driven brands including Holly Hunt and Edelman Leather for the workplace and home, have launched a new scholarship for black college students. Called the Knoll Diversity Advancement Design Scholarships, the company created the scholarship in 2020 to develop the next generation of black architects, graphic […]

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WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Commerce is performing a new shipper review for a Chinese manufacturer of wooden cabinets and vanities to determine whether it warrants a duty rate different from the all-China rate of 262.18%. The company under review is Dalian Hualing Wood Co. Ltd. The company has told the DOC that it […]

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I can still remember, all these years later, staring at the blank sheet of paper in my Royal typewriter in my journalism class at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. It was time to write, but I wasn’t sure what I should write. The challenge of the blank sheet of paper came back […]

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HIGH POINT — The American Home Furnishings Alliance has announced that John E. “Jeb” Bassett, chief operating officer and senior vice president at Bassett Furniture Inds., will serve a second term as chair of the AHFA board of directors. “AHFA’s entire slate of volunteer leaders has agreed to add a year of service to their […]

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CORTE MADERA, Calif. – Retailer RH has recalled about 7,800 of its Wine Barrel chandeliers due to a fall hazard that can potentially injure consumers. The recall involves several Wine Barrel Chandelier models, the full list of which can be seen here. In addition to the 7,800 recalled in the U.S., some 600 were also […]

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HIGH POINT – American Silk Mills has announced that industry veteran and former Furniture Today publisher Kevin Castellani has joined the textile manufacturer’s board of directors. In a release, ASM said Castellani, currently director of communications at upholstery major Manwah USA, is a renowned proponent of the furniture industry and has been an innovator in […]

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This custom walnut “L” desk has a classic waterfall edge, a subtle live edge front and such amazing swirls through it. Sustainability, of course, is nothing new in the furniture industry. For years, resources have made tables, beds and chairs from reclaimed woods taken from old buildings, railroad ties, telephone poles and more. This is […]

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