Spring: March 14 – March 17
Fall: September 19 – October 22
Spring:March 27 - March 30
Fall: September 11 - September 14
HFPA believes it is important to monitor and regulate the home textiles industry to ensure that only the highest quality products are manufactured and marked.
HFPA published a standard in 2013 for the makers of quality residential bath rugs to help them ensure that their customers receive the highest quality products. A standard for residential terry bath towels was published in 2011 and a standard for residential bed sheets was published in 2010. The standards are available for HFPA Members free of charge. The charge for non-members is $35. Call HFPA headquarters at 212-297-2122 to obtain a copy.
The American Down & Feather Council Labeling Compliance Program helps assure that down and feather products are in compliance with industry standards, and that all representations and claims made on the product, on the packaging, and in advertising are truthful and in accordance with commonly accepted industry standards and state and federal regulations. For more information, visit: www.downandfeather.org/products.html#products1
The activity developed under HFPA Government and Regulatory Affairs plays an important role for the members as an authority across the industry, and bringing issues important to the HFPA membership to the front and center of public debate. Key legislative and regulatory monitoring includes topics such as flammability, and the Orphan Works Act. For more information, please visit:
Meeks, Sheppard, Leo & Pillsbury
The HFPA Foundation was founded in 1996 to help foster the future of the industry. The Foundation provides scholarships to students pursuing a career in the home fashion products industry. Currently, the Foundation awards scholarships to students enrolled in surface design or home product marketing courses of study at a college or university in the United States. Nearly 200 students have received scholarships since its inception. Funding for the scholarships comes from the industry, from individual support, and from the Home Fashion Products Association. For more information on current scholarship applications, last year’s winners, and how you can contribute to the future of your industry, contact HFPA headquarters at 212-297-2122.
Our Mission is to provide knowledge to and instill passion in the next generation of Home Textile Professionals by leveraging the experience and expertise of the current leadership generation with the goal of introducing students to the industry, retaining our current young talent and strengthening the base knowledge of this talent. For more information on the Young Professionals Committee and to participate, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.