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Casual Market Chicago

Milliken Enters Outdoor Fabric Market With First-Ever Collection

Global textile manufacturer, Milliken & Company, announced today the launch of Milliken Outdoor Fabrics, the organization’s entrance into the outdoor performance fabrics market. The new line,…

Treasure Garden Announces Additions to Outdoor Rug Program

Treasure Garden, award-winning designer and manufacturer of shade products and outdoor accessories, announces additions to its Treasure Garden Outdoor Rug Collection of highest-quality outdoor rugs…

ICFA Creates Unsung Hero Award

The International Casual Furnishings Association is adding a new award recognizing outstanding customer service to its roster of honors at the annual Awards Gala. The Unsung Hero Award pays tribute…
ICFA Lifetime Achievement Awards
Brown Jordan's STILL Mobile Console Table + Serving Cart by Richard Frinier won he Lillian B. Winchester “Best of Show” award.

Casual Industry Presents Awards at 2019 Gala

The International Casual Furnishings Association (ICFA) honored top retailers, manufacturers, sales representatives and designers this week at a gala awards celebration during Casual Market Chicago…
ICFA retailer education
Left to right: Gary Drummond, Dan Polanski, Heather Woods

ICFA Revamps Pre-Casual Market Retailer Education Program

How can brick-and-mortar stores compete with the massive selection and ordering ease of online stores? The marketing experts at ACE Hardware say, throw a party. ACE is a 95-year-old hardware…
Kate Nelligan
Kate Nelligan

Merritt Designs Announces Collaboration With Kate Nelligan

Merritt International, a leader in the casual tableware industry, today announced its latest design collaboration with Maine artist, Kate Nelligan. Three designs will be added to Merritt’s heavy-duty…
Sarah Willett
Sarah Willett

Castelle to Collaborate With Sarah Willett on Patina Vie Outdoor Furniture Collection

Castelle today announced a licensing agreement and collaboration between its Castelle brand and product designer and antiquarian, Sarah Willett, founder of Patina Vie. The award-winning casual…

Brown Jordan Rebrands to Connect With a New Generation

Long known as an outdoor manufacturer catering to the luxury market, Brown Jordan is in the midst of a comprehensive rebrand designed to attract a new generation of consumers. “Long a traditional…
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Photo: Design Center at Merchandise Mart

Outdoor Design Conference Coming to Chicago in March

In recent years, the line between indoor and outdoor living has blurred. It used to be that these two areas never crossed paths, and they rarely shared the same design styles. Interiors mattered most…
OW Lee Basso fire bowl
OW Lee showed their new Basso fire bowl with Pacifica motion chairs.

Casual Market 2018 Recap

No matter where they call home, consumers want to spend more time outdoors. And why not? With casual living so embedded in the mainstream that it has become a lifestyle, sitting down for a quiet…
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