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IHA Extends Open Invitation to Textiles Suppliers to Attend The Inspired Home Show 2020

ROSEMONT, IL (Feb. 14, 2020)—The International Housewares Association (IHA) is inviting home textiles companies affected by the shifts in the New York market structure to visit its upcoming show next month.

The Inspired Home Show, previously known as the International Home + Housewares Show, is one of the largest trade shows in the home furnishings industry, featuring over 2,000 exhibitors and more than 51,000 attendees from over 130 countries, including the largest concentration of GMM-level retail executives of any home event in North America.

“In addition to the New York Textiles Market Weeks, many home textiles suppliers may be looking for a supplemental path to reach key retail buyers,” said Derek Miller, IHA president. “Our invitation to visit The Inspired Home Show is open to all textiles suppliers, not just those who have had showrooms in the 295 Fifth Avenue showroom building.”

The Inspired Home Show is being held at Chicago’s McCormick Place convention center from March 14 – 17, and the open house for home textile suppliers is scheduled for Sunday, March 15, though companies are encouraged to visit whichever day is most convenient.

“Leaders from the textiles industry will gather at The Inspired Home Show to experience the event firsthand and to speak with Show management and the IHA board of directors,” said Miller.  “IHA’s chairman this year is Chip Steidle, who is CEO of textiles company John Ritzenthaler, makers of Ritz home textiles products.”

The Show features a full range of home and housewares categories and is now expanding to all major home textiles classifications, including bed, bath, window, table & kitchen and rugs, Miller said.

Additional information about the Show can be found on the Show’s website, or IHA’s website Textile companies interesting in learning more about the open house can reach out to directly to Derek Miller at or Warren Shoulberg at for additional information.

The International Housewares Association is the 82-year-old voice of the housewares industry, which accounted for (US)$394.3 billion at retail worldwide in 2018. The not-for-profit, full-service association sponsors the world’s premier exposition of products for the home, The Inspired Home Show, IHA’s Global Home + Housewares Market (, and offers its 1,400 member companies a wide range of services, including industry and government advocacy, export assistance, industry and consumer trends through the IHA Market Watch, executive management peer groups, a B2B community, group buying discounts on business solutions services and direct-to-consumer engagement through

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