The International Housewares Association will take a deeper look at the textiles category and the overall trends shaping consumer buying in a new webinar, “Trends in Home Textiles” on Thursday, December 3 at 12 p.m. CST.
Joe Derochowski, vp/home industry advisor at The NPD Group, and Leana Salamah, vp/marketing, at IHA, will discuss consumer trends in textiles; key opportunities for home textiles in the year ahead; and how suppliers can align their products with the new consumer needs emerging out of the pandemic. Warren Shoulberg, retailing and home furnishings industry journalist and consultant, will moderate the program and a Q&A session after the presentation.
Throughout the pandemic, the focus on home has not been limited just to the comforts of cooking and baking, but also has led to growth in textiles as consumers remake their bedrooms and bathrooms with cozy comforters, linens and towels as a refuge to the uncertainties outside the home.
“IHA’s premier marketplace, The Inspired Home Show, brings all of the home industry together and textiles is a key component of the space,” said Salamah. “We look forward to having an increased presence of the textiles category at the 2021 show, providing home retail buyers a comprehensive destination for the products their customers are seeking.”
Registration for the webinar is available here.