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Industry Associations Lend Support to Revised Fall High Point Market Schedule

In the first initiative of its kind, three industry associations joined the High Point Market Authority to support the new, three-period safe attendance plan for fall market, scheduled for Oct. 13-21…

Associations Petition Pence to Declare Home Furnishings Businesses Essential

On Friday, April 3, the American Home Furnishings Alliance, Home Furnishings Association and International Home Furnishings Representatives Association jointly petitioned Vice President Mike Pence to…

Mary O’Keeffe Named AHFA Vice President of Membership

The American Home Furnishings Alliance (AHFA) announces Mary O’Keeffe has been promoted to Vice President of Membership. O’Keeffe began her tenure at AHFA in February 2015 as Director of Membership…
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House Passes SOFFA

The House of Representatives passed the Safer Occupancy Furniture Flammability Act (SOFFA) (HR 2647) today. The American Home Furnishings Alliance (AHFA)-backed legislation would make California’s…

New York Passes Furniture Stability Law

The New York State Assembly passed “Harper’s Law” on Thursday, May 30 — legislation that prohibits retailers in the state from selling clothing storage furniture that does not comply with the current…

Senators Introduce New Upholstered Furniture Flammability Legislation

Senators Roger Wicker (R-MS) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) introduced on Thursday the Safer Occupancy Furniture Flammability Act (SOFFA). Senate Bill 3551 is legislation that would require the U.S.…