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HFPA Networking Reception Set for June 16

HFPA Networking Reception Set for June 16

NEW YORK–The Home Fashion Products Association will hold a networking reception on June 16. The reception will be hosted by Revman International, at the company’s headquarters, 1211 Avenue of the Americas here. The reception will give HFPA members a chance to network with each other and with the association’s board of directors. Those wishing toMore »

Gift for Life Launches National “Change for Life” Initiative

Gift for Life Launches National “Change for Life” Initiative

NEW YORK–Gift for Life, the gift, stationery and home decor industries’ sole charitable organization, has announced a new fundraising initiative: Change for Life. This national donation program begins with a select group of 12 industry-leading companies setting aside a pre-determined, per-order amount to Gift for Life for each order placed at major trade events acrossMore »

Aspenhome Wins Vendor and Representative of the Year Awards

Aspenhome Wins Vendor and Representative of the Year Awards

PHOENIX–For the second time in five years, Pacific Furniture Dealers has selected case good manufacturer aspenhome as their “Vendor Partner Of The Year” marking only the second time that a case goods manufacturer has received this outstanding recognition. In addition, aspenhome sales representative Michael Gess was honored as the “Best Vendor Representative of the Year”More »

WAC Lighting to Guest Star on Discovery Channel’s Construction Intervention

WAC Lighting to Guest Star on Discovery Channel’s Construction Intervention

GARDEN CITY, N.Y.–WAC Lighting’s lighting fixtures will be featured on the Discovery Channel’s Construction Intervention for the second consecutive week. Scheduled to air May 28 at 7 p.m., the episode follows the show’s host, Charlie the Bulldog Frattini, and his crew as they renovate the STARS Youth Center, a 100-year-old structure that experienced fire andMore »

Hunter Douglas Begins Summer Sale

Hunter Douglas Begins Summer Sale

UPPER SADDLE RIVER, N.J.–From June 1 through Aug. 15, Hunter Douglas will run the “It’s Sheer Genius” summer sale. The event is designed to attract consumers to aligned Hunter Douglas dealers, and help those dealers close larger and more profitable sales, according to a company statement. The program includes mail-in rebates on Pirouette window shadings,More »

Rowenta Introduces Craft Lab

Rowenta Introduces Craft Lab

WEST ORANGE, N.J.–Rowenta, the garment-care brand of Groupe SEB, has launched Craft Lab, an online resource for crafting enthusiasts. Located at Craftlab.RowentaUSA.com, the Web site features a variety of craft projects with step-by-step instructions. It also includes video tutorials and a tips-and-techniques section designed for both beginners and experienced crafters. Also on the site areMore »

Free Webinar: How to Color the Recovery

Free Webinar: How to Color the Recovery

NEW YORK–Pantone color experts Lee Eiseman and Brooks Tippett will discuss how color can jump-start sales and improve profitability during HFN’s first-ever Webinar, scheduled for June 16 at noon. HFN Editor-in-Chief Warren Shoulberg will moderate the conversation, which is free to qualified members of the home-furnishings industry. Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute,More »

Consumer Confidence Picks Up for Third Straight Month

Consumer Confidence Picks Up for Third Straight Month

NEW YORK–The consumer confidence index posted its third consecutive monthly gain in May, up 5.6 points to finish the month at 63.3. As compiled by The Conference Board, the index benefited from increases in both of its major component indexes. The present-situation index tacked on two points to 30.2, and the expectations index improved toMore »