Norwalk to exhibit at High Point Premarket for first time

Custom upholstery manufacturer Norwalk Furniture will make its debut at High Point Premarket, Sept. 14-15.

This marks the first time the company has exhibited at the event, which takes place the month before the full market in October. The company made the decision to open its showroom to address pent-up demand for custom upholstery in the marketplace and as a courtesy to retailers who may not attend the October event, which draws larger crowds.  

“Having just wrapped up the Las Vegas Market, we found that while attendance was down, we had a steady stream of appointments with our customers and strong order commitments, as a result of various market cancellations earlier this year,” said Caroline Hipple, president of Norwalk Furniture “Those cancellations have created pent-up demand, particularly for domestic custom upholstery, and we want to make ourselves as accessible – and as safe – as possible for our customers.

“As a domestic manufacturer, we have the raw materials in stock and the capacity to ship in less than 40 days, allowing us to expedite orders to meet marketplace demand quickly,” she added.

Hipple noted that retailers and designers interested in visiting the showroom at Premarket can make exclusive appointments to

How Long You Should Expect Your Linens to Last

When you invest in a new set of sheets or towels, it’s normal to wonder how long they’ll stay in their best condition. After all, you purchase these items to use them regularly, and there are few household items that go through as many wash cycles as bedding, bath and tabletop fabrics, whether that’s pillowcases, washcloths or table linens.

If you fine-tune a few key regular practices, though, you will ensure their lifespan for years to come. Some brands make this easier — Linger Home’s linens, towels and more are made from high-quality and sustainably-sourced materials like French flax linen, organic cotton, and USA-grown Supima cotton, which can put you ahead of the starting line when it comes to care. (Bonus: Their products are also Oeko-Tex certified, which means they’ve been tested ensure there isn’t an unsafe level of chemicals present.)

By following guidelines that our Good Housekeeping experts rely on, you’ll guarantee your textiles stick around in tip-top shape, making day-to-day routines just a little bit softer.

In the Bedroom

Bedsheets and Pillowcases

Typical lifespan: two to three years
How to help them last longer: Having the most welcoming sheets possible is key for both