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Bedgear Unveils Performance-Based Accessories Made Just For Kids By Gretchen Kast Bedgear is coming to the fall High Point Market with two new youth-focused line-ups. The new Bedgear BABY and BG-X collections feature the same advanced technology for which the performance bedding manufacturer is known— but are tailored specifically for children. Bedgear is expanding its portfolio with the

launch of Bedgear BABY, its first foray into the exciting new category. This collection features crib sheets and mattress protectors that offer the same performance features as the original bed gear line. The Dri-Tec Crib Sheets have heat and moisture wicking fab- rication that allow a baby to feel cool and dry, while core compression bands ensure a secure crib fit. Crib sheets are available in six soft pastel colors: pink, gray, sage, blue, champagne and white. The mattress pro- tectors are available in 5.0 Dri-Tec, a unique channel-weave construction that facilitates air flow, and 6.0 Ver-Tex, a contoured chan- nel construction that provides instant heat

Malouf Expands Add-On Accessories Options By Gretchen Kast

Malouf is introducing two unique bedding ac- cessories at the fall High Point Market. With the latest addition to its popular Z Pillow Col- lection, along with a new Lavender Aromather- apy Spray, Malouf continues to offer retailers great opportunities for increasing their tickets with quality add-on products. The new Convoluted Contour Latex Pillow by Z is made from soft and resilient Dun- lop latex, and features a convoluted surface for a natural massage effect and improved airflow. The classic contour shape and mid loft is specially shaped to align the neck and spine. The latex offers the right amount of push back for proper support while con- forming to body curves for relieved pressure. The ultra-soft cover is made from a highly

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deflection and feels cool to the touch. Both protectors provide continuous ambient air ventilation, an invisible, waterproof barrier backing for comfort, high-stretch skirting to eliminate bunching and fully banded elastic for a firm grip.

As a highly anticipated addition to bedgear’s

children’s category, the BG-X line-up will be unveiled in High Point with three colorful, kid-friendly pillow designs: PUMP, NITRO and CRUSH. All BG-X pillows feature Dri-Tec moisture and heat management fabric in a structural pattern to help keep the head cool and dry, and Air-X gussets that create one-way airflow and prevent allergens and dander from entering the pillow core. The blended BOOST foam structure eliminates pillow bounce to help ensure deep sleep, while its unique shape cradles the head for spinal support. Both collections offer retailers a unique opportunity to expand their product scope and increase their tickets. Visit

breathable rayon material made from bam- boo velour to further enhance the pillow’s comfort. This innovative new pillow has a suggest retail price of $119.

Malouf is equipping retailers with a truly unique accessory with the introduction of its new Lavender Aromatherapy Spray by Z. This aromatherapy spray contains real lavender oil—with no artificial fragrances or colors—grown in Bulgaria from the La- vandula angustifolia plant to help enhance the sleep environment. Consumers can use this product to relax at bedtime by spray- ing a light mist on their pillow or bedding. This spray can also work in conjunction with Malouf’s Z Zoned Dough Calming Lavender memory foam pillow to further enhance the product’s relaxation benefits.

The high-quality lavender oil has a sweet, floral and slightly woody scent known for its natural calming effects and ability to re- duce tension. Visit

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