Product developments and innovations in the home textiles market, July 2020

Product developments and innovations in the home textiles market, July 2020

This report analyses some of the latest developments and innovations in the home textiles market, including those relating to: antimicrobial textiles and home textile products; bedding products; beds; biodegradable fibres; carpet; colour management; cotton; fabrics; fibrefill; fibres; finishing treatments; mattresses; new collections; recycling processes; and trends. The report includes news from the following innovative companies, brands, other organisations and events: Advansa, airweave, BigSky Technologies, CH-Bioforce, Cocona, Designtex, Devan Chemicals, DSM Niaga, HeiQ, Himatsingka, Hologenix LLC, Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles, JCPenney, Lenzing Group (Lenzing), Magniflex, Pantone, Pratibha Syntex, REI Co-op, Sanderson, Sanitized, Seam Seal International, Sleep Number, Tessutica, The Fairtrade Foundation, Trident Group and West Elm.


SUMMARY
ANTIMICROBIAL TEXTILES AND HOME TEXTILE PRODUCTS
Magniflex has developed antiviral mattresses and bedding products
Trident Group has launched a new range of antimicrobial home textile products
Two of Sanitized’s treatments have been verified as being effective against viruses when applied to polyester textiles
BEDDING PRODUCTS
Advansa’s filling products are being used in the development of “back friendly” duvets
BEDS
Sleep Number has launched the Climate360 Smart Bed which incorporates temperature regulating technology
BIODEGRADABLE FIBRES
Cocona is using a new additive in the manufacture of its 37.5 Technology fibres to help accelerate biodegradation
CARPET
DSM Niaga has developed a carpet made from recycled materials
COLLECTIONS
Himatsingka has launched a new brand of home textile products called Himêya and created a collection under the brand called Vitamin D
JCPenney has launched a bedding collection under its new Linden Street brand
West Elm has collaborated with REI Co-op in the development of a “co-curated” outdoor products collection
COLOUR MANAGEMENT
Pantone has introduced 351 new colours to its Fashion, Home + Interiors (FHI) colour system
COTTON
The Fairtrade Foundation and Pratibha Syntex are working to develop a breed of nongenetically modified (non-GM) cotton seeds
FABRICS
Designtex and Hologenix LLC have collaborated in the development of Designtex Celliant upholstery fabrics
Seam Seal International has developed a hypoallergenic fabric for home textile applications which can be used as an environmentally sustainable alternative to PVC fabric
Tessutica has developed a range of fabrics called Greencare which incorporate yarns made from recycled waste
Sanderson has collaborated with the National Trust in the development of a decorative upholstery fabric collection
FIBREFILL
Advansa has developed a new fibrefill product which is derived from recycled waste materials
FIBRES
Lenzing has launched a new version of its Tencel Modal fibre called Tencel Modal fibre with Eco Pure technology
FINISHING TREATMENTS
BigSky Technologies has developed a fluorine-free textile finishing treatment called GreenShield ZERO
Devan Chemicals has developed two new bio-based finishes for home textile products
HeiQ has developed a new bio-based thermoregulation treatment for home textile products
MATTRESSES
airweave has developed a new mattress which has a modular design
RECYCLING PROCESSES
CH-Bioforce is working with AB InBev to convert brewing waste into textile materials
TRENDS
Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles has announced its design theme for 2021
List of figures
Figure 1 : Climate360 Smart Bed
Figure 2: Again carpet
Figure 3: Bedding products from Himêya’s Vitamin D collection
Figure 4: Linden Street bedding products
Figure 5: REI x West Elm products
Figure 6: Colours from Pantone’s Fashion, Home + Interiors (FHI) colour system
Figure 7: Designtex Celliant fabric
Figure 8: Greencare upholstery fabric
Figure 9: Fabric treated with GreenShield ZERO
Figure 10: Cozy Warmth, Past Future and Bold Clash trend images

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