Faribault fires its Cannon
Larry Thomas -- Furniture Today, April 11, 2005
AT THE NEW YORK MARKET — Faribault Mills, a revitalized 140-year-old blanket producer, jumps back into the national spotlight this week with a new showroom, a new Cannon license for blankets, and a high-tech new blanket featuring Outlast's Smart Fabric technology.
Putting its best foot forward, Faribault will show off a broad range of new product in a new showroom on Mezzanine 10 at 230 Fifth Ave.
In more news, Faribault has the license for the Cannon brand for blankets, and will launch both a Cannon and Cannon Royal Family line. In a notable link with the long Cannon history and tradition, Faribault will produce the new Cannon blanket lines in the same Westminster Beacon Blanket facilities, acquired earlier by Faribault , that produced Cannon blankets for several years.
Cannon and Cannon Royal Family blankets will be available in a variety of distinctive weaves and a broad palette of upbeat colors.
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