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Global Sources top 20 home products (July 2013): Bedding sets top list

Innovations, enhancements and the "green" movement are sustaining the popularity of the four hottest categories on GlobalSources.com's top 20 home products.

Bedding sets led the top 20 in July 2013, receiving close to 40 percent more inquiries from June. The line fared even better YoY with a 119 percent jump in requests for information as suppliers expanded their cotton selections with environment-friendly fabrics such as modal to keep interest high.

Disposable cups gathered three times more inquiries in just one year. Products are mostly made of plastic and can be printed with various designs, logos and even brands, making them best-sellers among importers of promotional products.

Despite dropping in popularity MoM, ceramic mugs kept its hold on the number 3 position in the top 20. Suppliers are adopting a range of surface finishes, including white glaze and clear polish, to keep the line fresh.

Cookware sets, meanwhile, accounted the fourth-largest share of home products inquiries in July. Sourcing options in this category continue to grow as makers adopt silicone and nylon in upcoming releases. Stainless steel and aluminum represent the mainstream.

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Note: This article "Global Sources top 20 home products (July 2013): Bedding sets top list" was originally published by Global Sources, a leading business-to-business media company and a primary facilitator of trade with China manufacturers and India suppliers, providing essential sourcing information to volume buyers through e-magazines and trade shows.

All price quotes in this report are in US dollars unless otherwise specified. FOB prices were provided by the companies interviewed only as reference prices at the time of interview and may have changed.

Disclaimer: All product images are provided by the companies interviewed and are for reference purposes only. Those product images featuring products with trademarks, brand names or logos are not intended for sale. We, our affiliates, and our affiliates' respective directors, officers, employees, representatives, agents or contractors, do not accept and will not have any responsibility or liability for product images (or any part thereof) which infringe on any intellectual property or other rights of a third party.

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