From March 27 – March 30 the Certification & ASL Team went to New York to attend New York Home Fashions Market Spring 2017. We met with clients, attended industry seminars and spoke with key retailers. We attended a series of breakfast seminars at the Home & Textiles Today industry conference, with an introduction by Warren Shoulberg – H&TT editor. Other speakers on the day included
Overview of Target chemical strategy by Kirk Smithwick
State of the art chemical update from the Hohenstein Institute by Ben Mead
Master class by Marcy Gang & Justin Coates from Cotton Inc.
While in New York we got to meet with some of our clients and partners. It was great to stop by Protect a Bed’s showroom and hear the exciting progress they have made. We also called into Macy’s HQ to see the Martha Stewart certified bedding line and take a stroll around the pillow section. It was great to see Ralph Lauren pillows are also Certified asthma & allergy friendly®.
Clients we met
We need to say a special Thank you to Welspun for inviting us to their launch with Deepak Chopra as their guest of honour. We met with Deepak, Dipali Goenka (CEO & Joint Managing Director – Welspun), Nancy Golden (Senior Vice President Marketing) Other highlights included meeting Downlite. It is their first year to display the Certification mark and we managed to get a photo opportunity with Chuck Northcutt (Vice President of Quality Assurance). Congrats to Hollander on a wonderful showroom display including their certified bedding products and also featuring certified products by Bona, Owens Corning and Kids Preferred. Thanks to Beth Mack, President Sales and Merchandising (Hollander), who gave us the grand tour and took time out to take a picture with Dr. John McKeon (CEO Allergy Standards.) We had a great week at New York Home Fashions Market Spring 2017 and looking forward to doing it all again in September. Keywords asthma, allergy, bedding, textiles, home furnishing, Macys, Hollander, Bona, Owens Corning, Downlite, Welspun, Protect a Bed, Target, Hohenstein Institute, Home & Textiles Today, Cotton Inc., Martha Stewart, Ralph Lauren, allergy standards, mckeon tips, best