WASHINGTON–Thirteen-year-old Riley Hoffer was one of five to be honored by the U.S. Green Building Council this week during its Young Leader Awards, held at Kennedy Center. The awards recognize individuals between the ages of 13 and 25 who have demonstrated a commitment to sustainability. An eco-entrepreneur, Hoffer actively campaigns using reusable water bottles rather … More »
ROSEMONT, Ill.–The International Housewares Association has announced the honorees of its sixth annual “Design Defined” program, which cited innovative products for cleaning and organizing the home. The winners are:•AM Conservation Group for the Dish Squeegee•Casabella Holdings for the Casabella BE Gourmet•Clear Choice Housewares for the Farberware Food Storage•Delta Design Co. for the Yube Storage Cube•Fertile … More »
HOT SPRING, Ark.–Smith’s has appointed Mark Harris to the newly created position of housewares domestic sales manager. Harris served previously as the vice president of sales and marketing for WMF Americas. He will report to Mark Adkison, Smith’s vice president of global sales.
BRIDGEWATER, N.J.–Laura Ashley and Brother International have formed a license agreement for a multifunctional sewing and quilting machine branded under the Laura Ashley name. Called the Laura Ashley Limited Edition NX-2000, the machine includes 430 built-in stitches to help users create items inspired by Laura Ashley. It’s also decorated with signature Laura Ashley floral motifs … More »
HONG KONG, China–The Hong Kong Houseware Fair opened here today with more than 2,100 exhibitors from 32 countries, and with the debut of several new programs and exhibitions. Overseas attendance for the fair—in its 25th year— was up 14 percent, said Benjamin Chau, deputy executive director, Hong Kong Trade Development Council, the show’s organizer. While … More »
TWO RIVERS, Wis.–The Metal Ware Corp. is marking its 90th anniversary this year with the launch of products branded under the NESCO and NESCO/American Harvest names. Metal Ware was founded in 1920, and the product lineup has evolved over the years to include small electrics and camp cookware. New to the line to celebrate the … More »
ATLANTA–David Lumley has been named chief executive officer of Spectrum Brands, parent company of the Remington brand, succeeding the retiring Kent Hussey, effective immediately. According to a company statement, Hussey will remain as chairman of the board through the close of the merger between Spectrum and Russell Hobbs, the former Salton Inc., after which a … More »
WEST ORANGE, N.J.–Rowenta has debuted Style Lab, an online resource for consumers seeking tips for garment care. The site, located at style.rowentausa.com, presents ideas and video tutorials illustrating how garment care can improve the appearance of consumers’ wardrobes. It includes advice from Jorge Ramon, fashion stylist, television host and former fashion editor for Teen People … More »