SOURCE: Garthus Furs, Inc.

February 20, 2008 08:12 ET

Garthus Furs to Launch New Line of Luxury Home Accessories at Interior Design Show February 21-24

First Time in 88-Year History of Garthus Furs Home Accents Will Be Available in North America

VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwire - February 20, 2008) - Garthus Furs, Inc. will launch a new line of luxury home accessories at the Interior Design Show (IDS08) in Toronto, February 21 to 24, 2008. This marks the first time that home accents from renowned 88-year-old family owned and operated Garthus Furs of Norway will be available in North America. Proprietor Eva Garthus will showcase distinctively beautiful throw blankets and pillows crafted in luxurious fur and Tibetan lamb along with a selection of Garthus Furs' signature jackets and fashion accessories in Booth #119.

Garthus Furs has created a new line of home accents that add warmth, luxury and style to any home. Making their North American debut at IDS08, the decorative throw pillows and blankets feature lush Tibetan lamb's wool and smooth Rex rabbit backed with high quality suede, velvet and cotton. The pieces come in a variety of sizes and an extensive range of colors including rich shades of vanilla, espresso, cognac, licorice and raspberry. The company also offers made to order pieces for the ultimate in personalized style.

Garthus Furs' home accessories and outerwear are now available for wholesale purchase in North America. They can also be found in select retail boutiques within British Columbia. The Garthus family has supplied quality furs since the 1920s. Moving into the design and production of garments in the 1960s, Garthus has provided customers throughout Scandinavia with luxurious fur outerwear and accessories for more than forty years. Today Garthus Furs President Eva Garthus is expanding to bring the home accent and clothing lines into the North American market for the first time.

Held February 21 to 24 at the Direct Energy Centre in Toronto, the Interior Design Show is Canada's premier platform for contemporary residential design. In its tenth year, IDS08 is expected to draw more than 50,000 designers, architects, buyers, builders/developers and consumers.

About Garthus Furs, Inc. (

Garthus Furs provides distinctive outerwear and home accents, enabling wholesale and retail customers alike to drape themselves in luxury. Headquartered in Vancouver, BC, Canada, Garthus Furs is the exclusive North American representative of Eric Garthus Limited of Norway. The business was founded by Otto Garthus in 1920 in Begnadalen, Norway, and the longstanding family tradition of quality furs and exquisite designs continues under the direction of Eva Garthus in North America. The company has demonstrated a strong commitment to innovation in design, craftsmanship and the combination of fur with textiles, continually evolving to improve the appearance, wearability, versatility and quality of its products. Garthus Furs is fully committed to the humane treatment of animals, choosing to work with ethical suppliers and utilizing byproducts of food production. Garthus Furs is proud to introduce the latest collection of elegant coats, jackets, wraps, scarves, decorative throw blankets and pillows to North America.

For more information please contact Eva Garthus at 604-839-7074.