Interzum Cologne 2017 Mattress Fabrics

Interzum Cologne 2017 Mattress Fabrics

BY BETH ENGLISH AND BARBARA T. NELLES Mattress fabrics demand attention with bright color—and promises of better sleep Ticking suppliers retooled their knit and woven collections, creating luxury fabrics with a fabulous hand and touches of bold color, as well as some unusual finishes that are said to offer health benefits.  Boyteks highlights 7 new […]

Maxime Knitting Mills Inc. Makes Profit 500 Growth List

Maxime Knitting Mills Inc., a mattress fabrics supplier with headquarters in Montreal, made the Profit 500 ranking of Canada’s fastest-growing companies, compiled by Canadian Business magazine and its affiliate, the business site Profit. The Profit 500 list was published in the magazine’s October issue, as well as online at ProfitGuide.com.  Maxime ranked 204 in the […]

Mattress Fabrics: Ticking All the Right Boxes

Mattress Fabrics: Ticking All the Right Boxes

Today’s mattress fabrics have something for everyone—whether you’re looking for elegant, edgy or energizing. BY BETH ENGLISH Ticking has come a long way from basic white. These days, it seems every mattress maker and retailer wants a mattress to “pop” on the showroom floor and from the pages of a website. Whether it’s with eye-catching […]

Boyteks Predicts Prosperous, Busy 2016

Boyteks Predicts Prosperous, Busy 2016

Ticking, upholstery and carpet supplier Boyteks Tekstil, a division of Boydak Holding, with world headquarters in Kayseri, Turkey, announced that 2015 was a year of strong sales growth, and presented its 2016 outlook. The company forecasts continued growth with major investments in infrastructure, and said it plans to attend a record number of trade fairs […]

Upholstery drives Culp second-quarter sales spike

Textile supplier Culp Inc., with headquarters in High Point, N.C., reported that net sales for its fiscal 2014 second quarter ended Oct. 27 were $70.6 million, up 8% over the fiscal second quarter of 2013. BRIEFLY Culp second quarter Net sales $70.6 million Mattress fabric sales $40.3 million Upholstery fabric sales $30.3 million Upholstery fabric […]

Ticking sees a new level of sophistication

Ticking sees a new level of sophistication

BY GARY JAMES Just like the mattresses they cover, ticking fabrics continue to grow more sophisticated, from the fashionable designs on the outside to the increasingly complex engineering and technology on the inside. The goal, regardless of price point, is to provide features that complement the “story” — or key sleep quality marketing messages — […]

Culp sales run relatively flat in first quarter

BRIEFLY Culp first quarter Net sales $70.1 million Mattress fabric sales $38.2 million Upholstery fabric sales $32 million Fabric supplier Culp Inc., based in High Point, N.C., reported that net sales for its fiscal 2014 first quarter ended July 28 were $70.1 million, up 1.4% over the first quarter of fiscal 2013. Mattress fabric sales […]

AEC Narrow Fabrics hires Franklin

AEC Narrow Fabrics hires Franklin

Textile supplier AEC Narrow Fabrics, which has headquarters in Asheboro, N.C., has hired industry veteran Camilla Franklin as product manager for mattress tapes. She reports to Jeff Crisco, vice president of sales. Franklin brings to her new post more than 20 years of textile experience, with a focus on design and product development in knitted, […]

Springs Creative adds 1, promotes 2

Rock Hill, S.C.-based Springs Creative Products Group has hired Jimmy Fleming as technical sales representative for the Specialty Products Group, a division that supplies fabrics, technologies and chemicals to the mattress market. The Specialty Products Group also has promoted Kenny Parrish to division vice president and George Booth to vice president of the Firegard brand. […]

DesleeClama expands U.S. design team

DesleeClama expands U.S. design team

Fabric supplier DesleeClama, with U.S. headquarters in Inman, S.C., has hired Kendall Kellet and Necia Levoit, bringing its U.S. design staff to three. The two new hires join lead designer An Feys, who has been with the company for more than three years and who earlier worked for DesleeClama in Europe. Kellet joins DesleeClama from […]