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Black Influence and Inclusion in the Home Industry
Our industry is facing a new and defining cultural shift. The strength of the Black freedom movement, and the groundswell of support it is receiving make one thing clear: the demand for equality will not be satisfied until that equality is secured by mandates and actions. That will mean changes in the Home Industry, which presents expansive potential for the engagement and inclusion. Also, consumers will be expecting retailers and brands to act by delivering responsible change – and responsive product.
How can the Home industry work collectively to create systemic changes to abolish racism and establish new standards for inclusion and equality? What will new demands for unity and equality mean to Home products and assortments?
Join The Springboard Futures as industry experts discuss best practices of equality and the anticipated effects of the Black freedom movement on Home trends.

Expert Panelists:

Patti Carpenter
Principal, carpenter + company/Trendscope
Patti also serves as Global Trend Ambassador for Maison et Objet, Paris and America, a consultant for Pantone, and a senior contributor at Springboard Futures.

Katrena Griggs
Founder, Curated Home Brands
Over thirty-five years of sales & management experience in the fashion & home decor industries led Katrena to the creation of CURATED HOME BRANDS, a multi-line home decor showroom at Americasmart in Atlanta.

Everick Brown
Principal, Everick Brown Design, New York
Everick Brown's unique aesthetic has earned him a reputation lauded for infusing Modern classic style with a global perspective. His work has been acknowledged by The New York Times, Essence, and Black Enterprise. TV work include TLC, and The Fine Living Network.

Jun 30, 2020 01:30 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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