Award-winning textile products

Five companies were presented with Home Textiles Market Week Best New Product Awards, with Viceroy Collections receiving the “Best of Market” award for Kajaal Home Couture. The winners and finalists exhibited in the "At Home featuring Home Textiles" section of the New York International Gift Fair, which concluded last week.

The winter 2011 winners and finalists, selected from more than 100 products, are:

Kajaal Home Couture
Viceroy Collections (New York) for Kajaal Home Couture, a collection of 100 percent cashmere blankets and pillows of the highest quality, manufactured in Italy.

Kimberly House's Owl Wrap baby blanket
Winner: Kimberly House Ltd. (Brewster, NY) for Owl Wrap, a cotton blanket featuring a whimsical hand-appliquéd owl, perfect for wrapping baby.
Finalist: Pine Cone Hill (Pittsfield, MA) for Honfluer Linen.
Finalist: DwellStudio (New York, NY) for Ikat Dot bedding.

Altinbasak Tekstil Deluxe towel and bathrobe
Winner: Altinbasak Tekstil (Denizli, Turkey) for its DeLuxe Towels & Bathrobes, inspired by historical patterns and featuring a sheared loop to create a dramatic design.
Finalist: Peacock Alley Inc. (Dallas, TX) for its Montauk towel.
Finalist: SFERRA (Edison, NJ) for its Bellow towels.

Winner: Allem Studio (Marietta, GA) for its Aqua Fish placemat, a playful, 100 percent cotton canvas placemat featuring a traditional Polish peasant motif in a contemporary and coastal way.
Finalist: Blissliving Home (Rockville, MD) for its Victoria half apron.
Finalist: Scents and Feel (Miami, FL) for its Fouta jacquard weave guest towel.

Happy Blanket

Winner: Happy Blanket LLC (Fairfield, CT) for its Sky Blue cashmere blanket, a digitally printed 100 percent cashmere blanket offering both luxury and comfort.
Finalist: Better Living (New York, NY) for its African Butterfly decorative pillow.
Finalist: Alicia Adams Alpaca (Stanfordville, NY) for its Pacatote alpaca tote.

Winners and finalists are selected by a panel: of trade and consumer editors based upon innovation in design, creative use of materials/construction and new fiber, material or technology. Judges were: Wanda Jankowski, editor-in-chief, LDB; David Gill, senior editor, HFN; Jenny Heinzen York, editor-in-chief, Home Accents Today; Melody Udell, associate editor, Home Fashion & Hospitality; Julia Noran, managing partner, Editor at Large; Eugenia Santiesteban, senior style editor, Veranda; and Laura van Zeyl, publisher, Home Fashion Forecast.