Interior fabrics group Panaz Holdings has appointed the former general manager of luxury textiles company Chase Erwin to run the brand following its takeover last year.

The failure of a West London soft furnishings supplier dating back to the mid 1980s leaves creditors facing a large shortfall.

Bedlinen and homewares company Bedeck has renewed a licensing agreement with soft furnishings supplier Sanderson Design Group for a further three years and widened it to include new markets.

East Midlands textiles manufacturer and distributor VM Fabrics has been placed into administration and ceased trading following the death of its co-owner and md last year.

Textile manufacturer Ulster Weavers has revealed a first-ever home furnishings collection as the 140-year-old company repositions as a contemporary homeware brand targeting millenials.

Furnishings fabrics business Arley House has successfully defended a copyright infringement claim brought by a minority shareholder and fabric designer.

Suffolk headquartered window fabrics conglomerate Style Group has acquired a stake in 360º Marketing & Communications, a Spain-based marcomms agency.

Sanderson Design Group (SDG) returned to profit in the six months to July 31 as it lapped weak comparatives for last year when its business had been more heavily impacted by the pandemic.

Higher demand from online retailers and DIY sheds helped diversified lighting and electricals supplier Luceco mitigate the impact of the pandemic last year.

A West Yorkshire rug supplier has invested in new machinery that will boost capacity and take it into new markets with the aim of growing sales by a third.

Earnings climbed at major U.K. rug distributor Asiatic in 2019–20 after gross margin widened on lower cost of goods sold.

Italian furniture group Calligaris has for the first time disclosed the detail behind its late autumn 2019 buyout of high-end lighting company Luceplan.

Soft furnishings supplier Colefax Group has decided to cancel its interim dividend payment as a result of the uncertainty surround the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

The once-ubiquitous BHS fascia has re-emerged in parts of the Midlands, North and Scotland after the brand owner's licensing partner rebadged its store network.

Experienced soft furnishings industry executive Rob Surtees has joined West Yorkshire based fabrics supplier Prestigious Textiles as U.K. sales director.

The textile designer and distributor behind the Portfolio Home brand has won what it described as a "bitterly-fought" copyright claim after an unspecified defendant agreed to settle on the morning of the trial.

Homeware company Bedeck has unveiled a new trade showroom at its Co. Down headquarters along with a refurbished flagship Northern Ireland store.

The completed takeover of the company behind Yorkshire ecommerce retailer 247Blinds by window dressings conglomerate Hunter Douglas is to be investigated by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA).

Another leap in sales helped North West bedding producer and licensee Comfy Quilts mitigate the impact of trading headwinds in 2018–19. The company maintained profits.

Wider gross margin and lower distribution costs boosted 2018–19 profitability at filled bedding company Trendsetter, owner of brands including The Fine Bedding Company and Nimbus.

Window dressings manufacturer Ena Shaw has introduced its first-ever collection of Montgomery branded ready made velvet curtains, designed and manufactured solely in the U.K.

High-end fabrics company Walker Greenbank has made a distribution agreement with Kravet to replace Robert Allen Duralee as the U.S. distributor of its Clarke & Clarke and Studio G brands.

The privately-owned Preston design and manufacturing group behind the iLiv and SMD interior textiles brands built a bigger export business in 2017–18.

Colefax Group, the diversified fabrics and upholstery supplier, will tell shareholders today that sales are tracking forecasts thanks to growth in the United States, its largest market.



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