The World’s Leading Home + Housewares Show

March 2–4, 2025 | McCormick Place | Chicago, IL

The World’s Leading Home + Housewares Show
March 2—4 | McCormick Place | Chicago, IL

ROSEMONT, IL (Nov. 19, 2020) – The home textiles category is exploding as consumers place a renewed focus on the home environment – from floor and window coverings to bed and bath to kitchen, all categories are experiencing tremendous growth during the coronavirus pandemic. And as consumers desire to enrich their living spaces with these items, textile manufacturers are looking for new ways to bring their products to market.

The International Housewares Association will take a deeper look at the textiles category and the overall trends shaping consumer buying in a new webinar, “Trends in Home Textiles” on Thursday, Dec. 3 at 12 p.m. CST. Joe Derochowski, vice president and home industry advisor at The NPD Group, and Leana Salamah, vice president, marketing, at IHA, will discuss consumer trends in textiles; key opportunities for home textiles in the year ahead; and how suppliers can align their products with the new consumer needs emerging out of the pandemic. Warren Shoulberg, retailing & home furnishings industry journalist and consultant, will moderate the program and a Q&A session after the presentation.

Throughout the pandemic, the focus on the home has not been limited just to the comforts of cooking and baking, but also has led to real growth in textiles as consumers remake their bedrooms and bathrooms with cozy comforters, linens and towels as a refuge to the uncertainties outside the home.

“IHA’s premier marketplace, The Inspired Home Show, brings all of the home industry together and textiles is a key component of the space,” said Salamah. “We look forward to having an increased presence of the textiles category at the 2021 Show, providing home retail buyers a comprehensive destination for the products their customers are seeking.”

Registration for the webinar is available here.

Further information on The Inspired Home Show 2021, including exhibiting opportunities and attendees badge registration, is available at