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Futon Life Fall 1996
Cover Story :SIS COVERING THE FUTON WORLD

Neither of the women fully realized the potential of the futon cover industry, for style would be the catalysts of their growth. "We really knew nothing about futon cover production....

Shari also noted that with over 250 different futon fabric selections in the line, at any given time, the custom department can also become a bottle neck when volume is high. ....

We are then able to check futon cover inventory and develop the time line for production," said Joe. When you make the commitment to deliver stock futon covers in three days ....

Special Feature:The Little Guys Strike Back

We have an upscale environment with a heart." Business is so brisk that the pair plan to more than double Virtues' 2,000 square feet next year. Perhaps the most encouraging characteristic of this fresh breed of stubbornly competitive store ....

Publishers Forum:Nobody Knows Futons Like Futon Life

When we say "Nobody knows futons like Futon Life" we ain't just whistlin' Dixie. We've been covering this market since the very beginning. In1985 I went to the first ever meeting of the futon industry-at-large in, upstate New York....

Industry Updates:Futon World Updates

Futons & Frames, Inc., has adopted the philosophy that furniture should last as long as it takes to grow a tree. The multi-functional furniture features the loft with a twin size bed ....

Great Lakes Futon is introducing a line of "Environmentally Friendly Futons" for the specialty-minded futon store. Japh Ryder, President and General Manager of Great Lakes Futon, Inc., says ....

King Koil decided to build a complete futon program made up of frames, futon mattresses, and covers. They felt that the futon market was healthy and growing (a trend, not a fad), and a great compliment to King Koil's existing business....

Canadian furniture manufacturers, Lofa has successfully combined the features and benefits of both a futon and davenport sofa bed into an entirely new category of klik klak sofa - the "Lofa-Bed"....

They heard their customer's desire to buy all wood frames. As a result, one and one-half years ago, they added two new partners to put together a manufacturing plant and oversee its operations....

"How to Improve at Home", features descriptions and pictures of a bowler lofting a bowling ball into a futon mattress. An article will appear in each bi-monthly issue for the next two years....

 

The Sofa Sleeper, manufactured by Sunny Manufacturing of Longwood, Florida, is available with bolster arm, sleigh arm, and a pillow arm. Base color choices include solid khaki, black, jade, army, natural, and plum....

Recently, Trees for the Future has begun offering a point of sale program that provides futon retailers with "Tree Vouchers". The "Tree Vouchers" are given to the customers ....

The company guarantees shipping of regular futon cover orders within three working days. That's weeks faster than much of the competition. We keep a month's supply of fabric on hand ....

In stock aluminum and wrought iron casual furniture; contract seating for the hospitality and office furniture markets; futons, futon frames, and accessories; and ready-to-assemble futons spindle ....

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