HFPA Foundation scholarship fundraiser and Home Textiles Today
Trailblazers & Titans Gala
Tuesday, September 20, 2022
35 W 44th St, New York, NY 10036
The Home Fashions Product Association (HFPA) and HTT are joining forces to co-host the event, which will take place at the Harvard Club of New York City on Tuesday, Sept. 20.
The HFPA Foundation is fundraising to support its scholarship program, which provides scholarships to students enrolled in surface design or home product marketing courses at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT).
HTT is celebrating the in-person return of its annual Trailblazers & Titans awards, which will honor two retail companies and two supplier companies. Previous honorees include Bloomingdale’s, Bed Bath & Beyond, Big Lots, Boll & Branch, Casper, Malouf, Revman, Trident, Pegasus, Wayfair, Welspun, and WestPoint Home.
The lively two-hour evening event will include cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction, the introduction of FIT’s home fashions program students, and the presentation of HTT’s 2022 Trailblazers & Titans honorees.
All ticket sales will benefit the HFPA Foundation’s scholarship program.
Lowe’s: The major home improvement player is a Top 25 retailer for soft home and continues to expand its home décor brands in stores and online. The launch of its Origin 21 private label brand across multiple categories follows on last year’s acquisition of the Stainmaster brand, which Lowe’s plans to leverage across home décor.
1888 Mills: One of the few mills still producing towels in the U.S., the manufacturer also got ahead of the globalization curve by merging in 2021 with Eastern Shelnor, leveraging its strategically located manufacturing facilities in Pakistan and Bangladesh. Today, the company is a leader in R&D and design, producing bath and bedding for the retail, hospitality and institutional markets.
At Home: The home furnishings superstore this summer opened its 250th store, passing a milestone on its path to operate 700 locations nationwide. With a vast assortment of more than 50,000 items, the retailer has also amped up with merchandising with the recent launch of its Honeybloom private label brand as well as revolving collections with a slate of celebrity designers.
Triangle Home Fashions: Founded in 2008 by FIT graduate Jenny Zhu, the company originally carved out a niche in the fledgling e-commerce market. In the years since, it has expanded its portfolio of bedding, bath curtains, dec pillows and window fashions into every nook of the home – from baby to master bedroom, and from interiors to outdoor. Last year, THF was named 21st in a list of 50 fastest growing women led/owned companies by The Women President’s Organization, in collaboration with JPMorgan Chase Commercial Banking.