NEW YORK-Carrie O’Connor, account manager for housewares and home textiles at The NPD Group, will deliver the keynote speech at the annual meeting of the Home Fashion Products Association.
O’Connor will present a textiles industry overview in which she will address classifications that are working and not working, along with prevalent demographics and trends. In addition, the meeting will feature Dr. A. Blanton Godfrey, dean of the College of Textiles at North Carolina State University, who will give a presentation highlighting college activities in the are of home textiles products.
The HFPA meeting is scheduled for Nov. 14 in the buyer’s lounge at the 7 W New York showroom building here. It will begin at 9 a.m. with a continental breakfast and networking session, after which Godfrey and O’Connor will deliver their presentations.