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Housewares Charity Foundation Makes Donations

Although its annual Housewares Cares Charity Gala was canceled this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Housewares Charity Foundation (HCF) is making $350,000 in donations to beneficiary charities.

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IHA Market Watch Webinar Series Examines Key Consumer Lifestyle Trends

Housewares product developers or retailers looking for guidance on where to focus critical resources in the coming months and years can find some insights in a new webinar series from the International Housewares Association. The six-part series, which runs Tuesday and Thursdays July 9-28 and features the newly created IHA Market Watch report, offers a deep-dive into each of five key consumer lifestyle trends, highlights shifts in light of the pandemic and includes implications for both suppliers and retailers.

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IHA Schedules Mid-June Education Webinars

The International Housewares Association will present its next series of virtual education webinars starting June 17 and continuing through the week of June 22, covering topics including counterfeit goods, growth opportunities that derive from having robust omnichannel consumer purchase data, how to create a great brand name and new solutions for recycling plastic.

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Eiseman: Find Color Inspiration In Nature

Colors that appear most frequently in nature are unique enough to catch the consumer’s eye but still feel somewhat familiar and widely appealing, said Lee Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, in an International Housewares Association webinar titled Discovering Nature’s Crossover Colors.

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IHA Sets Stage For June Education Webinars

Lee Eiseman’s second keynote presentation on color, an update on the next normal for consumer thinking and opportunities of seasonal trends are topics of upcoming webinars in the ongoing virtual education series developed by the International Housewares Association.

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IHA Adds To Virtual Education Series

A special program for independent retailers, an update on the next normal for consumer thinking and best practices for returning to work after COVID-19 are topics of upcoming webinars in the ongoing virtual education series developed by the International Housewares Association.

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IHA Slates Educational Webinars

Educational sessions planned for the Innovation Theater and Smart Talks stage at The Inspired Home Show 2020 will be presented as a series of webinars over the next few months, the International Housewares Association said.

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IHA Webinars To Explore 2021 Color Trends

A pair of webinars next week by Leatrice Eiseman, executive director, and Laurie Pressman, vice president, Pantone Color Institute, will present the Monday keynote Eiseman would have given at The Inspired Home Show 2020 in March and a companion program showing how the 2021 Pantone home interiors color palette is illustrated by new products that were to be part of the Pantone ColorWatch display at the show.

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IHA Honors Global Innovation Awards For Product Design

Fourteen housewares suppliers ranging from well-established brands to first-time exhibitors have been honored as Global Honorees of the IHA Global Innovation Awards (gia) for product design. The Global Honorees in each of 14 categories, including a new sustainability category, were revealed during a live-streamed presentation.

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Trend Bible Shares Global Housewares Trends

Events like the COVID-19 pandemic won’t cause current mega trends to disappear, but there will be a number of shifts in consumer attitudes and behaviors to watch for, Kate Usher, trend consultant for Trend Bible, told the International Housewares Association.

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IHA Offers Resources To Support Housewares Industry During Pandemic

The International Housewares Association has released a letter to the housewares industry from president of the association, Derek Miller. The letter details some of the services and resources that IHA provides to the industry as well as new resources that could prove helpful to suppliers and retailers during the current market conditions caused by the pandemic.

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IHA Names Student Design Competition Winners

A diverse group of student industrial designers recently won the top prizes in the International Housewares Association’s 27th annual Student Design Competition. Their winning concepts are said to help protect vulnerable populations and address the environmental impact of personal care products.

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IHA Sets COVID-19 Webinar Series

The International Housewares Association, HomeWorld Business and NPD Group are collaborating on a series of webinars to deliver critical information for the home and housewares industry during this unprecedented time. The three sessions are free to attend.

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