The International Housewares Association (IHA) is inviting home textiles companies to visit the Inspired Home Show, scheduled to be held in Chicago next month. The invite is in response to current shifts in the New York textiles market structure.
“In addition to the New York Textiles Market Weeks, many home textiles suppliers may be looking for a supplemental path to reach key retail buyers,” said Derek Miller, IHA president. “Our invitation to visit The Inspired Home Show is open to all textiles suppliers, not just those who have had showrooms in the 295 Fifth Avenue showroom building.”
“Leaders from the textiles industry will gather at The Inspired Home Show to experience the event firsthand and to speak with Show management and the IHA board of directors,” said Miller. “IHA’s chairman this year is Chip Steidle, who is CEO of textiles company John Ritzenthaler, makers of Ritz home textiles products.”
The IHA said the Inspired Home Show features a full range of home and housewares categories and is now expanding to all major home textiles classifications, including bed, bath, window, table and kitchen and rugs, Miller added.
The Inspired Home Show is being held at Chicago’s McCormick Place convention center from March 14 – 17, and the open house for home textile suppliers is scheduled for Sunday, March 15.