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HFPA's YoPros to wrap up market week with a "crawl"

Retail Editor 8, Jeff Linville -- Home Textiles Today, September 2, 2010

New York -- The Young Professionals group (YoPros) of the Home Fashion Products Association (HFPA) are planning a showroom "crawl" on September 17 - the last day of the New York Home Fashions market, to introduce students to the industry.

Industry experts will be present in each showroom to explain the scope of their respective companies, talk about their product offerings, and discuss opportunities available to young professionals within their companies. All students in textiles and home furnishings programs in the New York City area are invited to participate.

The showroom crawl is scheduled from 9 am to noon at showroom hub 7 West 34th St. Participating industry suppliers will include: Royale Linens Inc. / Yunus Textile Mills Ltd.; InterDesign Inc.; Waverly/Storage Sense via Compact, Novelties, Inc.; and Textrade Inc.

Additionally, a speaker series has been organized to allow retailers and industry veterans to address students about different aspects and opportunities in the business. The speakers include: Greg DeLoia of QVC; Mark Grand of Peking Handicraft Inc.; and Ken Rood of KJR Home.

For more information, contact Tina Cadet at (212) 297-2127 or, or Denise Matlack at (502) 495-5357 or


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