Bath ensemble importer Universal Home Fashions readies for first market
Playthings Staff -- Gifts & Dec, September 25, 2001
New York — Bath ensemble manufacturer and importer Universal Home Fashions has opened its doors with a new 3,500-square foot showroom at 261 Fifth Ave., suite 410.
Chris Certosimo, president, co-owns the company with his partner, Tony Lin.
Lin also owns Mighty Tact, which manufacturers and imports bath products in China.
Universal will produce its product out of Mighty Tact's overseas facilities through the company's partnership with Lin. For the company's launch in October, Universal will introduce 20 shower curtain collections with full coordinates — including towels and accessories such as wastebaskets, tissue boxes, tumblers, soap dishes, lotion pumps, toothbrush holders, jewelry trays and cotton ball jars. Constructions for shower curtains include poly-cotton, cotton, chenille and vinyl. Accessory constructions include ceramic, wood, resin and earthenware.
Price points for shower curtains range from $14.99 for polyester and poly-cotton constructions to $29.99 for cotton and chenille varieties. Vinyl shower curtains range from $7.99 to $9.99.
"I see a niche in the industry for a company like Universal that is direct with manufacturer to the retailers," Certosimo said.
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