|FUTON COVER NEWS
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ONMI ANNOUNCES ITS NEW LIMITED EDITION LINE - INCLUDING LEATHER LOOK
This new swatched program features futon covers in a wide array of limited availability fabrics in solids, prints textures and even leather look. Limited Edition futon covers, available in single, double, and queen sizes are constructed with five inch corners and a three sided zipper with flap. Customers can expect the same superior customer service and quality construction evident in regular Omni line product.
President Robin Reid says, "This is the perfect program for the futon store owner interested in a swatched program of covers at a lower price with a quick turnaround.".
LEATHER FUTON COVER OPENS STRONG AT FAI
"It's already selling well," one futon store owner reported to Henri Julian Leather Futon Cover officials, as the new line made its futon debut during the recent FAI Expo in New Orleans.
Futon retailers seeking new products and ideas voted with their order books at the Henri Julian space during the FAI Expo. Orders were placed from nearly each of the 50 states and from Europe.
Several retailers attending the FAI Expo had floored the new futon covers two and three weeks before the New Orleans show and reported early successes in their showrooms.
The new genuine leather futon covers were shown in black, bone, saddle, hunter green and brown. The leather green futon cover was photographed and featured in at least one national home furnishings publication as well.
INTROS NEAT FUTON SHEETS
At the New Orleans' Futon Expo, SIS Covers premiered a brand new line of bedding for its futon customers. The Neat Sheet collection features bold, European designs on 200 thread count, 100 percent cotton fabric. SIS Covers' exclusive designs - Whirling Dervish, Pitter Patter, Bugaboo, Radio Star and Ornament - are launching the program. More sheeting designs will be introduced this Fall. With a suggested retail price for a full size sheet set at $85.00, Neat Futon Sheets enable futon specialty shops to offer competitively priced, high-quality sheets. Don't send your customers to another store when they ask for sheets - neat futon sheet 'em.
BIG SLEEP GIVES COMPETITORS THE SLIP
The Big Sleep Division of Big Tree had a huge hit on its hands at the recent Futon Expo.
The introduction of the "Quick Slip®", a totally new concept in futon slipcovers, presents a "Total Sofa Look," explains designer Bruce Shepperd.
The "Quick Slip®" covers the entire futon frame, front and back in seconds, and attaches to the bottom back rail with velcro and comes with foam inserts for comfort and a true sofa look. They also can be removed to machine wash the futon cover. "The 'Quick Slip' will be available in a variety of great upholstery grade fabrics, and comes with two large pillows for only $100.00 wholesale," Shepperd said.
"With the "Quick Slip®", our Dynasty® leather cushions, and our Gatsby® upholstery cushion collections, Big Sleep has certainly raised the bar on where the industry is headed," he said.
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