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Futon Life Summer 2006
Summer Cover Story :Perspectives on Asian Furniture Manufacturing

Little round stickers with the “Made in China” mark have adorned cheap toys and trinkets for years. Now, the same phrase is on the labels of beautiful hardwood and upholstered furniture selling at some of the higher price points.

Conversing : Five Mistakes Furniture Retailers Make Online

An online presence "is not an option. Retailers must have a strong web presence or they will become extinct within the next five to ten years...

Publishers Forum :Mom & Pop futon stores remain in the game

Mom & Pop stores remain in the game but have to compete even harder than they did five or 10 years ago....

Furniture Primer : The definition of 'soft goods' is product made from textiles

We re talking about a broad category: soft goods. Covering products from carpets to coverlets, tablecloths to tapestries, the "soft goods" category is perhaps the largest in the industry ...

The Road Not Taken : Dave's Handbook for Good Sales Reps

Futon manufacturers and retailers alike, regard sales reps as a “necessary evil.” I'm the “middle man” whom shoppers try to “eliminate” in the pursuit of lower prices...

Words On Fire : : Flammability Updates

New national flammability standard for mattresses and futons, will go into effect. As this would seem to leave some question as to the enforcement situation....

Shop Talk : Futon Enters Better Homes and Gardens

While competitors have chosen to make futon covers offshore and sell by lowering prices, we are still focused on top quality construction and impeccable service....

Otis's reflective futon mattress journey to initiate command of environmental hybrid concept started over a century ago when our first generation was at the helm....

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