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Online Marketing “Safety” Guide—Trick-or-Treat Edition

By Welton Hong Did you grow up going door to door each Halloween, showing off your adorable costume and begging the neighbors for candy? It’s a time-honored tradition with more than 40 million children participating annually in recent years. It’s...

Update on Window Covering Safety Month

October is Window Covering Safety Month, and the Window Covering Safety Council has a message for U.S. consumers: Going cordless is easier than ever. Sadly, corded window coverings represent one of the top five hidden dangers in the home, according...

Material Trends

Fabric is a foundational part of all draperies, soft shades and other home goods. What textiles are consumers clamoring for right now? And what can workrooms and designers expect from the fabrics of the future? We asked a group of experts for their...

Green Woods: A Look at Wood Window Treatments and Sustainability

By Susan Inglis, Sustainable Furnishings Council There are dozens of things that influence the true sustainability of your choices in window coverings. For this article, I’m going to discuss your choices for wood products, which you might use for...

New Book Offers Information, Inspiration for Window Treatments

Window fashion professionals and home decorating enthusiasts have a comprehensive new resource for inspiration and technical information for window coverings and soft treatments of all kinds. “Designer Window Fashions,” the latest offering from...

2 Nature-Inspired Color Schemes to Explore in 2021

During Home Textile Today’s virtual home fashion market, Nicki Gondell with the forecasting agency Trend House presented Italian Lab’s “Fall 21 Lifestyle and Design Trend Forecast.” Her slides featured five color stories and predictions for how they...

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Remembering Beth Hodges

By Linda Principe Beth Hodges—drapery fabricator, educator, speaker, trainer, installer, former Window Fashion VISION columnist and window coverings industry icon—passed away on April 26. Beth was born in Augusta on...

A Window into the World

Pierre Frey has been producing exceptionally strong travel-inspired collections for the past several years, and January’s 2020 collection is perhaps the most impressive yet. Rêveries Orientales features influences from...

Have You Had Your Breakdown Yet?

By Vita Vygovska Have you had your breakdown yet? I have. It came on April 7, about three weeks into the coronavirus-related shutdown (at least in Pennsylvania, where I live). Everything was OK. Well, nothing really was...

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