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SPEAKER:Fabric Manufacturers,

2022 Outdoor Fabrics Trend Report

Fabrics covers provide an integral fashion element in the styling of outdoor furnishings. In anticipation of Casual Market Chicago 2022, leading fabric mills share their outlook about the design directions of their line for the upcoming season.

SPEAKER:Beth Hicks,theMART

ICFA Preview Update

May 19, 2021 - Plans are underway for the presentation of new outdoor furnishing products at theMART on July 20-22. As important actions have been taken to ensure a safe environment, Beth Hicks, Managing Director, Marketing, will provide an update on what attendees can expect.

SPEAKER:Bob Phibbs,The Retail Doctor

Successful Selling through SMS

April 21, 2021 – Did you know that the average American checks their phone 96 times a day? Or that texts have a 209% better response rate than email, Facebook and voice messages? One of the best ways to reach consumers is via the hand-held computer they carry around in their pockets.


Federal Flammability Regulations for Outdoor Furnishings

March 17, 2021 - Compliance with the new standard is achieved by displaying products as “intended solely for outdoor use” in all forms of marketing, including advertising, website photography, descriptions of products, catalogs and more.

SPEAKER:Chris Andresen,Dutko Government Relations

Federal COVID-19 Update

February 17, 2021 - As the Biden Administration works on a wide range of initiatives, Chris Andresen presents an update on COVID-19 relief plans, new appointees and nominations along with regulatory policy, trade relations and economic recovery.