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Springboard Futures to Host Panel on Black Influence and Inclusion in the Home Industry

The webinar on Tuesday, June 30 features Patti Carpenter, Katrena Griggs and Everick Brown. 

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Patti Carpenter, Katrena Griggs and Everick Brown

Next week on Tuesday, June 30 at 1:30 p.m. EST, Springboard Futures will host a discussion with industry experts on Black influence and inclusion in the home industry.

Panelists Patti Carpenter, Katrena Griggs and Everick Brown will discuss how the home industry can work collectively to create systemic changes to abolish racism and establish new standards for inclusion and equality. 

Registration for the webinar is required. Below is the event description:

Our industry is facing a new and defining cultural shift. The strength of the Black freedom movement, and the groundswell of support it is receiving make one thing clear: the demand for equality will not be satisfied until that equality is secured by mandates and actions. That will mean changes in the home industry, which presents expansive potential for the engagement and inclusion. Also, consumers will be expecting retailers and brands to act by delivering responsible change – and responsive product.

How can the home industry work collectively to create systemic changes to abolish racism and establish new standards for inclusion and equality? What will new demands for unity and equality mean to home products and assortments? Join Springboard Futures as industry experts discuss best practices of equality and the anticipated effects of the Black freedom movement on home trends.


Patti Carpenter
Principal, carpenter + company/Trendscope
Carpenter also serves as Global Trend Ambassador for Maison et Objet, Paris and America, a consultant for Pantone, and a senior contributor at Springboard Futures.

Katrena Griggs
Founder, Curated Home Brands
Over thirty-five years of sales and management experience in the fashion and home decor industries led Griggs to the creation of Curated Home Brands, a multi-line home decor showroom at AmericasMart in Atlanta.

Everick Brown
Principal, Everick Brown Design, New York
Everick Brown's unique aesthetic has earned him a reputation lauded for infusing modern classic style with a global perspective. His work has been acknowledged by The New York Times, Essence and Black Enterprise. TV work includes TLC and The Fine Living Network.

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