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Product developments and innovations in the home textiles market, February 2015

Product developments and innovations in the home textiles market, February 2015
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  • Jan 02, 2015
  • 26 pages
  • Textiles Intelligence
Abstract
This report analyses some of the latest developments and innovations in the home textiles market, including: antimicrobial treatments for wool fabrics; certification; colour trends; environmentally friendly flame retardant treatments; fabric coatings; fabrics for outdoor applications; filling materials; flame retardant treatments; floor coverings; mattresses; new collections; new fabrics; nonwovens for interiors; outdoor living products; three-dimensionally (3D) printed home accessories; trend forecasts; and whitening agents. The report includes news from the following innovative companies, individuals and other organisations: Advansa, Alexium International, Ananas Anam, Boll & Branch, Clariant, Divatex, DwellStudio, DWI Leibniz-Institut für Interaktive Materialien (DWI Leibniz Institute for Interactive Materials), Grund, Hohenstein Institute, Huntsman Textile Effects, Karim Rashid, Kate Spade Saturday, King Koil, Lenzing, MakerBot, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia (MSLO), Milliken, Outlast Technologies, Pantone, Sandler, Simmons Bedding Company, Stahl, Surya, Tempur Sealy, the Heimtextil Trendtable, TenCate Outdoor Fabrics, West Elm and Zhejiang Meisheng Industry.
Table of Contents
SUMMARY
ANTIMICROBIAL TREATMENTS FOR WOOL FABRICS
The Hohenstein Institute and Dwi Leibniz-institut Für Interaktive Materialien: antimicrobial
treatments for wool fabrics
CERTIFICATION
Lenzing: Tencel fibre certified as being “Medically Tested – Tested for Toxins” by
Fördergemeinschaft Körperverträgliche Textilien (FKT)
COLOUR TRENDS
Pantone: Colour of the Year for 2015
ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY FLAME RETARDANT
TREATMENTS
Clariant: Exolit OP 560 flame retardant treatment for flexible polyurethane (PU) foam
identified as being environmentally friendly
FABRIC COATINGS
Stahl: new coating options added to the EVO range of environmentally friendly coatings
FABRICS FOR OUTDOOR APPLICATIONS
TenCate Outdoor Fabrics: digitally printed fabrics for outdoor applications
FILLING MATERIALS
Advansa: new Dacron products
Outlast Technologies: new filling material called Universe
FLAME RETARDANT TREATMENTS
Alexium International: two flame retardant treatments for the upholstery and furnishings
market
FLOOR COVERINGS
Milliken: new collection of carpet tiles called Allegory
Surya: new rug collections
Surya: rug customisation service
Product developments and innovations in the home textiles market
MATTRESSES
King Koil: new mattress and bed collections
Simmons Bedding Company: new “smart” mattress
Tempur Sealy: three new mattress collections
Tempur-Flex collection
Posturepedic collection
Limited Edition collection
NEW COLLECTIONS
Boll & Branch: Fair Trade cotton bedding
Divatex and Lady Antebellum: bed linenc and bath linen collection
Grund and Karim Rashit: collection of bathroom rugs called Kolor my World
Kate Spade and West Elm: home furnishings collection
NEW FABRICS
Ananas Anam: new nonwoven fabric called Piñatex made from pineapple leaves
Zhejiang Meisheng Industry: waterborne process for manufacturing microfibre fabric
NONWOVENS FOR INTERIORS
Sandler: polyester nonwoven materials for office furniture and interiors
OUTDOOR LIVING PRODUCTS
Surya: new collection of outdoor living products
THREE-DIMENSIONALLY (3D) PRINTED HOME ACCESSORIES
Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia (MSLO) and MakerBot: three-dimensionally (3D) printed
home accessories
TREND FORECASTS
Heimtextil Trendtable: design trends for 2015/16
WHITENING AGENTS
Huntsman Textile Effects: new fluorescent whitening agent for cellulosic fabrics called
Unitex BHA liquid
List of Figures
Figure 1: Colour swatch of Marsala (Pantone 18-1438)
Figure 2: Stahl EVO coating range
Figure 3: Allegory carpet tiles
Figure 4: Surya and DwellStudio Tangier rug
Figure 5: King Koil Natural Response mattresses
Product developments and innovations in the home textiles market
Figure 6: ComforPedic iQ mattress
Figure 7: Kolor my World Karim 20 rug
Figure 8: Kate Spade Saturday West Elm home textiles products
Figure 9: Surya outdoor living products
Figure 10: The Martha Stewart Trellis Collection
Figure 11: Inspirational imagery for Heimtextil 2015/16 trends
List of Tables
Companies Covered