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American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame Foundation
The induction celebration will now be held June 6.

American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame Foundation Reschedules Class of 2020 Induction Celebration

The American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame Foundation, Inc. will move the Class of 2020 Induction Celebration, traditionally held during the October High Point Market, to Sunday, June 6 at the…
AmerLux Vyv partnership
The antimicrobial lighting targets microorganisms such as bacteria, fungi, yeast and mold while also meeting international standards for continual and unrestricted use around people, animals and plants.

Amerlux Partners with Vyv to Offer Antimicrobial Lighting

Amerlux, an award-winning design-and-manufacture lighting company, announced a partnership with Vyv, a health tech company whose signature continuous-use, non-UV antimicrobial light technology will…
Sunbrella Balance collection
The enhanced warranty includes replacement labor costs in all categories.

Glen Raven Expands Warranty for Sunbrella Fabrics

Glen Raven Custom Fabrics announces an enhanced warranty for Sunbrella fabrics to include replacement labor costs in all categories, including residential and commercial upholstery, shade and marine…
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Image by StockSnap from Pixabay

NRF: 2020 Holiday Sales Grew 8.3 Percent Despite Pandemic

Retail sales during 2020’s November-December holiday season grew an unexpectedly high 8.3 percent over the same period in 2019 to $789.4 billion, exceeding the National Retail Federation’s holiday…
sustainable furnishings council, interior design society
IDS and SFC are collaborating again this year for Sustainable Designer of the Year

IDS, SFC Team Up for Sustainable Designer of the Year Award

The Interior Design Society (IDS) and Sustainable Furnishings Council (SFC) have once again partnered for the Sustainable Design Designer of the Year Award. After working together for several years,…

MyPlanet Living Center Showrooms to Open First Locations in Early 2021 

MyPlanet, a nonprofit organization focused on housing and medical support for vulnerable populations around the world, has unveiled its plans to open MyPlanet Living Centers (MPLC) around the country…
Image by MichaelGaida from Pixabay
Image by MichaelGaida from Pixabay

2020 Retail Imports May Break Record Despite Pandemic

Imports seen during 2020 appear to be headed toward a new record despite the coronavirus pandemic, and remain at high levels as 2021 begins, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report…
High Point Market, First Tuesday
The First Tuesday committee has set the 2021 schedule for the monthly event.

High Point Market First Tuesday Committee Announces Dates for 2021

The “First Tuesday” Committee at High Point Market has announced the full schedule of dates for 2021. Originally the committee had established dates thru March of this year. Based on the success of…
Progress Lighting New Products
Product Lighting has announced 300+ new product introductions.

Progress Lighting's January Debuts Top 300 New Items

In line with Progress Lighting's initiative to design unique,  on-trend products suitable for a variety of customer lifestyles, the company will debut more than  300 new fixtures in January 2021.  …
Elk Home Logo
Elk Group International has rebranded as Elk Home.

Elk Group International Rebrands as Elk Home

ELK Group International (EGI) is now Elk Home, a spokesperson for the company announced this week. The new name, Elk Home, is part of a larger rebranding effort that represents months of strategic…