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tuft

 [tuft]
a small clump, cluster, or coil.
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tuft

(tŭft),
A cluster, clump, or bunch, as of hairs.
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Applied Market Information Ltd., The Grass Yarn & Tufters Forum, Renaissance Hotel, Dusseldorf, Germany, Maud Lassara, tel.: +44 (0) 117 924 9442; fax: +44 (0) 117 311 1534; www.amiplastics.com--December 11-13.
NEW YORK-Shaw Living unveiled its new New York home at the textiles market, bringing all of its brands -- Shaw Rugs, Georgia Tufters and Bretlin -- together in one showroom.
After purchasing Georgia Tufters, a maker of washable bath and scatter rugs and chenille bedspreads, Shaw Industries launched its new home textiles identity, Shaw Living, at the fall New York home textiles market, introducing its first lines of bath rugs, accent rugs, bedding, pillows and throws.
The brand combines the lines of Shaw Rugs and the recently acquired Georgia Tufters with new products, broadening Shaw's reach into the textiles market.
NEW YORK-The recent acquisitions of Georgia Tufters by Shaw Industries and Brumlow Mills by Mohawk Industries has left just a handful of small independent rug mills in the country.
In a fortuitous move, Shaw Industries bought Georgia Tufters in May, expanding Shaw's reach beyond area rugs into bath rugs and other textiles products.
And at Shaw Rugs, Jeff Meadows, division vice president, said the earlier date is "no problem." Because of the company's Georgia Tufters acquisition, Shaw has been developing new products all summer.
Shaw recently acquired Georgia Tufters, and it plans to enter other home textile categories.