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 […]

TM Couture Division of Maxime Knitting Gets Assistance With International Expansion

TM Couture Division of Maxime Knitting Gets Assistance With International Expansion

TM Couture, the cut-and-sew division of Montreal-based mattress ticking manufacturer Maxime Knitting, has been selected to participate in the SME Passport program, which helps small and medium-sized businesses increase their exports. The 18-month program, offered by the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal and Quebec International, provides financial analysis, expert advice, training and networking to […]

Culp Home Fashions Gives Jeff Tsacoumangos New Position

Culp Home Fashions, the mattress ticking division of High Point, North Carolina-based Culp Inc., has named Jeff Tsacoumangos director of quality assurance and continuous improvement. In the newly created position, Tsacoumangos is responsible for the oversight of quality assurance for all Culp Home Fashions’ manufacturing plants and product lines, as well as ongoing development related […]

Fine Cotton Factory offers pillow liner

NEWS RELEASE FINE COTTON FACTORY CREATES ‘WHISPER-LIGHT’ PILLOW LINER THAT IMPROVES PRODUCT FEEL & MAKES MANUFACTURING MORE EFFICIENT TORONTO – Fine Cotton Factory, an innovative textiles manufacturer, has designed a creative, light-weight encasement that gives pillow suppliers a liner that allows the true feel of the pillow to come through. The liner works well with […]

Creative Ticking adds textile veteran

Mattress industry supplier Creative Ticking Inc., a Beverly Knits Inc. company, has named industry veteran Pat Lawrence as account manager for the Southwest. He has responsibility for all business development and sales activities in the region. Lawrence reports to Dennis St. Louis, vice president of business development for the Gastonia, North Carolina-based company. Lawrence has more […]

Mattress ticking’s 21st-century aesthetic

Mattress ticking’s 21st-century aesthetic

Category makes a contemporary, sophisticated statement through enhanced sense of style BY GARY JAMES Fashion is playing an increasingly important role in today’s ticking as bed producers seek new ways to differentiate products on retail floors and grab consumer attention. Knit panels—the mattress industry’s most popular look—are getting more and more sophisticated thanks to the […]

Industry sales veteran Michael Platt dies

Industry sales veteran Michael Platt dies

Michael Platt, a 25-year ticking sales veteran, died May 2 at his home in greater St. Louis, after a yearlong battle with cancer. He was 48. As an independent sales agent and president of The Platt Group, Platt’s primary focus was mattress fabrics. For the past eight years, he represented Winston-Salem, North Carolina-based Bekaert Textiles […]

Culp sales spike in third quarter

BRIEFLY Culp third quarter Net sales $72.4 million Mattress fabric sales $38.5 million Upholstery fabric sales $33.8 million Fabric supplier Culp Inc. had net sales in its fiscal third quarter ending Jan. 26, of $72.4 million, an increase of 13.6% as compared with the same quarter in fiscal 2013. The High Point, N.C.-based company’s upholstery […]

DesleeClama expands its global footprint

DesleeClama expands  its global footprint

Innovation, investment in technology and a focus on the mattress industry help this textile company stay one step ahead: Eleven years ago, the owners of DesleeClama Textiles Group made a commitment to transform their company from a traditionally structured family-owned business to one that is professionally managed but owned by a foundation comprised of family […]

Springs Creative Products Group looks to what’s next

Springs Creative Products Group looks to what’s next

Although his family has played a key role in the U.S. textile industry for more than a century, Derick Close, chief executive officer of Springs Creative Products Group LLC, is convinced that the industry’s future should look nothing like its past. The future, he believes, belongs to companies that are intellectually and structurally limber enough […]

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