Home Textiles Week Agenda

Monday, Sept. 14

8 a.m.
Market Week site opens

8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Live connections with vendor companies via directory listings 

8:30-9 a.m.
Welcome to Market
Hear from Home Textiles Today Editor in Chief Jennifer Marks and Home Fashion Products Association President Jeff Kaufman 

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9-9:30 a.m.

Educational Session
The HTT Perspective: State of the Industry
Home Textiles Today Editor-in-Chief Jennifer Marks and Editor-at-Large Warren Shoulberg team up for a lively discussion addressing the state of the industry and the hot topics of market week. Q&A to follow. 
Sponsored by the International Housewares Association
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10:30-11:30 a.m.

Educational Session
Fall 21: Italian Lab Seasonal Trend Forecast: Please join us for a special presentation of Italian Lab’s Fall 21 Lifestyle and Design Trend Forecast – an immersive journey into the season’s most compelling fashion and home interiors trends, and the most important colors, fabrics, knits and styling. With Nicki Gondell, Trend House. Presentation to be followed by a casual Q and A.

1:45–2:15 p.m.
New Sega Home Showroom Tour (de Force): Join us for a walk-thru to remember, including a stroll thru the countryside with our Country Living Home collection, a trip around the globe with our new license B.Smith with Style featuring Afrasian designs, and a visit to the west coast showcasing watercolor vistas from artist Sara Berenson. Our tour will round out with concepts from our open line, all offered out of our factory direct supply chain.

3-3:30 p.m.
Zorlu USA Showroom Tour, Fall ’20 Collection: Join Zorlu USA for a virtual walk-through of our Fall 2020 showroom, displaying all new Bedding, Window, Bath, Throws and Decorative Pillows. Duvets, Quilts, Comforters and Matelasse coverlets in coordinated trend vignettes will be featured, as well as our BRIELLE 2021 dropship and online collection of bedding, bath and decorative home textiles.
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Tuesday, Sept. 15

8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Live connections with vendor companies via directory listings 

Wayfair speakers
9-10 a.m.

Educational Session
Become a Wayfair Supplier Partner – Grow your Ecommerce Presence: Join Haley Wodenshek and Alex Duncan for a conversation around growing your ecommerce business by positioning your products in front of the Wayfair consumer. We will discuss the Wayfair business, the drop shipping model and how to become a Wayfair partner. 
Brought to you by Wayfair

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10:30-11:30 a.m.
Educational Session
Portugal: Innovating for Tomorrow: How up to date are you on the latest global textile resources and innovations? To stay ahead of the curve, knowing about the Portuguese textiles industry is essential! They are aggressively leading the way with developing unique fabrications, new technologies, and textile production techniques while staying on trend to meet consumer demand for tomorrow. Listen and learn as executives from three of the country’s leading brands discuss their latest advances in circularity, sustainability, digital printing and health & wellness products with Jennifer Marks, Home Textiles Today editor-in-chief. Panelists are: Ana Vaz Pinheiro, CEO, Mundotêxtil; Casimiro Lemos, Key Account Manager, Lasa; Tânia Lima, Marketing Manager, Lameirinho
Sponsored by AICEP
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5-6:30 p.m.
Trailblazers & Titans Awards
Join the industry as we recognize this year’s Trailblazers & Titans as well as Industry Heroes in the 2nd annual, and first-ever virtual Trailblazers & Titans Awards Program. Brought to you by Supima, West Point Home, Cotton Inc., 230 Fifth Avenue and Feizy Rugs. For more information, including the list of honorees, click here.

Wednesday, Sept. 16

8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Live connections with vendor companies via directory listings 

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9-10 a.m.

Educational Session
Home Textiles & the Benefits of TENCEL™ Wood-based Cellulosic Fibers: Take a deeper dive into the world of wood-based cellulosic fibers, one of the most versatile fibers with benefits and attributes that are perfect for home textiles. What are they, why do we need them; innovations & sustainability; how & where they can be used & why; marketing your products with TENCEL™ Fibers & support Lenzing offers. Moderated by Jennifer Marks, Home Textiles Today editor in chief. The panelists are: Caroline Ledl, Lenzing Fibers; Ebru Bayramoglu, Lenzing Fibers; Walter Bridgham; Lenzing Fibers USA; and Liesl Truscott, Textile Exchange.
Sponsored by TENCEL

Cotton Inc speakers
10:30-11:30 a.m.

Educational Session
Confidence in Cotton – Information and Innovation, Sustainability and Responsibility: When we think about cotton – comfort easily comes to mind, as do words like breathable, natural, and durable. But what about terms such as sustainable, circular and responsible? Join us as we dive into the prevailing points of cotton while dispelling myths in an engaging and educating forum.
Sponsored by Cotton Inc.

1:45-2:15 p.m.
Latest Innovations in Bedding and Home Textile Products: Join Soft-Tex International for the unveiling of its Fall 2020 New York Market product and technology innovations and a live Zoomcast with Soft-Tex Chief Sales and Marketing Officer Chris Marsh; Vice President of Marketing Taylor Jones; and Home Textiles Today Editor-In-Chief Jennifer Marks.
Presented by Soft-Tex International

Thursday, Sept. 17

8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Live connections with vendor companies via directory listings 

8:30-9:30 a.m.
Market Recap

Join Home Textiles Today Editor-in-Chief Jennifer Marks and Home Fashion Products Association President Jeff Kaufman as they feature some of Market Week’s highlights.

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