Coronavirus

The coronavirus outbreak is impacting businesses across the country. Here you'll find the latest developments, including event cancelations and postponements, larger impacts to the home furnishings and interior design industries, and solutions businesses are implementing to stay operational.

Culp Shifts Operations to Make Masks, Fabrics for Essential Businesses

Culp Inc. has reprioritized some of its operations to manufacture critical products needed for healthcare, essential infrastructure and public health. These products include personal face masks and…

IMC To Close High Point Properties to Public in Compliance with Government Order

 In line with the “stay-at-home” order by Guilford County, Greensboro and High Point officials, International Market Centers (IMC) will temporarily close its 17 High Point properties to the public…

WAC Lighting Donates 500,000 Masks to US Healthcare Providers for COVID-19 Relief

Starting early in the year, WAC Lighting ordered 500,000 Level-3 Surgical Masks with the intent of donating them to COVID-19 healthcare relief efforts abroad. As conditions dramatically worsened in…

Kravet, NorthCape Produce Masks in Response to Coronavirus Crisis

In response to the coronavirus crisis, home furnishings companies like Kravet and NorthCape are stepping up to manufacture masks for healthcare workers out of their facilities.  After Joanne…
Eclipse International medical masks
Eclipse International employees are producing three-layer masks from two materials used to make the company's mattresses.

Eclipse International to Produce, Distribute 38,000 Medical Masks

Mattress manufacturer Eclipse International will start producing an initial batch of 38,000 face masks from its New Jersey factory that will be donated to healthcare professionals to help them battle…
Howard Elliott masks
Brian Berk delivers masks to healthcare workers at University of Chicago.

The Howard Elliott Collection Shifts Production to Masks to Fight Coronavirus

Decorative mirror and furniture manufacturer, The Howard Elliott Collection, has shifted gears to start manufacturing protective masks for healthcare workers to meet local demand. The manufacturing…

IMC Closes AmericasMart, Atlanta Convention Center and ADAC to Public

In line with the City of Atlanta Executive Order for residents to shelter in place and non-essential businesses to temporarily close, International Market Centers (IMC) will fully comply with the…

Dallas Market Center Closes Temporarily

In response to the order issued by Dallas County for residents to shelter-in-place and for non-essential businesses to cease operations, Dallas Market Center is closing its doors temporarily. This is…
kerrie kelly tips for coronavirus survival
Kerrie Kelly Shares Tips for Staying Sane During Coronavirus Lockdown

9 Ways to Organize and Lift Spirits During the Coronavirus Crisis

With the coronavirus news seeping in to our news feed and inbox, canceling all that we enjoy in life — sports, travel, networking, engaging with friends and family, not to mention a night out on the…
Retailers, Designers, Manufacturers respond to coronavirus
Retailers, Manufacturers and Designers share insights on keeping business afloat during the coronavirus pandemic.

Coping with Coronavirus: Retailers, Designers & Manufacturers Share Business Insights

Coping with Coronavirus   While Coronavirus is currently causing a disruption for everyone in the home furnishings industry, at some point, it will subside, and life and businesses will return,…