Brief Excerpt from Industry Overview Chapter:
Companies in this industry manufacture household textile products. Major companies include American Textile Company, Hollander Sleep Products, Pacific Coast Feather Co, and WestPoint Home (based in the US); as well as Springs Global Participações (based in Brazil), U10 (France), Vincenzo Zucchi (Italy), and Welspun India (India).
Demand depends on consumer income and the rate of household formation. The profitability of individual companies depends on efficient operations. Large companies have economies of scale in production of high-volume items. Small companies can compete successfully by specializing. The US industry is concentrated: the top 50 companies generate nearly 65% of industry revenue.
PRODUCTS, OPERATIONS & TECHNOLOGY
Major products include bedspreads and comforters, blankets, sheets and pillowcases, curtains and draperies, towels, shower curtains, and tablecloths. Other products include placemats, napkins, mattress pads, ironing board covers, and slipcovers.
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