Thanks to Allison Zisko and the HFN team for giving us at Springboard Futures the opportunity to deliver an important message to the industry.
At Springboard what we decided to do was, we said okay, if we look at the industry: What are the things that we can do to help keep things moving forward, keep people engaged, people working with clients, keep people selling and developing. And that bumped up against the fact that we’ve lost a lot of market intelligence, because of the pandemic so attendance was compromised at Ambiente, we had market cancellations like the Inspired Home Show. New York Tabletop High Point, New York Textiles Market. Those markets provide a great deal of trend information, both consumer trends and style information for buyers to make decisions with, to move forward, to develop. That’s something that Springboard does really well.
So what we decided was the best move was to give our 2020 Home Trend Compass Report away with no charge to the industry. We felt like that will give people the ability to engage, to keep developing, to keep planning for the future. Consumers will come next. Because we have to wait a little bit longer to see how things develop out, what we need to do for consumers and respond to consumer trends.