33rd ARTS Awards to Honor CULP, Inc. with a HEARTS Award

DALLAS – October 10, 2022 – Dallas Market Center and ART, the creative home furnishings network, are thrilled to announce CULP, Inc. as the recipient of the HEARTS Award for the upcoming 33rd ARTS Awards. The gala event honoring home industry excellence will take place Friday, January 6, 2023 at the Hilton Anatole Hotel (2201 N. Stemmons Freeway, Dallas, TX 75207).

“We are inspired by CULP’s strong company practices and values that not only affect the direct communities they operate in, but the world as a whole,” said Sharon Davis, executive director of ART. “They 100% represent the kind of heart-based leadership this award stands for.”

The HEARTS Award is a special honor that began as an entire event during the pandemic. In June of 2021, the annual ARTS Awards was replaced by a one-time special event called the HEARTS Awards held in partnership and solidarity with twelve leading industry organizations to honor companies and individuals that have shown outstanding leadership, empathy, and service during the COVID-19 pandemic. Last year the HEARTS Award was a made a permanent fixture at the ARTS Awards and will continue to honor an industry leader each year for their heart-based leadership. This year CULP, Inc. was nominated by Carrie Dillon of the International Textile Alliance.

“We are pleased to honor CULP this year,” says Cindy Morris, CEO of Dallas Market Center. “Good environmental and sustainable practices are close to my heart and something I strongly believe in. We’re excited to showcase CULP’s efforts with the home industry so that it may inspire others to follow suit and change our world for the better.”

CULP, Inc. is being honored for its commitment to their employees and the communities they work within as well as for its environmental, sustainable, and social practices. CULP is continually working to advance its sustainability initiatives, encompassing not only environmental aspects, but also social and corporate governance components. Their holistic approach to sustainability invests in its people, positively impacts local communities, and ensures ethical operations throughout the supply chain.

“We are honored and humbled to be a recipient of this year’s HEARTS Award,” shares Iv Culp, president and CEO of CULP, Inc. “We’d like to thank the International Textile Alliance for nominating us, and the ART Awards committee, not only for recognizing our efforts, but also for having the vision to create the HEARTS Award. Business can be a force for good in the world, and we consider it our duty and privilege to make a constructive impact wherever we can.”

Founded by Robert G. Culp, Jr. in 1972, CULP, Inc. supplies a wide range of mattress and upholstery fabrics across the globe. Headquartered in High Point, North Carolina, CULP carefully manages a fully integrated platform of manufacturing and distribution facilities to deliver fashion-forward, stylish fabrics with broad appeal to the largest home furnishing retailers and manufacturers.

“We accept this award on behalf of our 1500 associates around the world,” continues Iv Culp. “People make the difference for CULP, Inc., and we are grateful for their commitment to doing business the right way and with a focus on a positive future.”

The ARTS Awards, presented annually during the January Dallas Total Home & Gift Market, recognizes prominent manufacturers, retailers, interior designers, product designers, and sales representatives. The yet to be announced emcees, together with a slate of industry leaders, will reveal category winners, the special Academy of Achievement Award, and the HEARTS Award being presented to CULP, Inc.

Tickets are $170 for ART members and $200 for non-members. Tables are also available. For more information visit www.dallasmarketcenter.com/artsawards.

Sponsors for the 33rd ARTS Awards include Aspire Design & Home; Business of Home; Designers Today; Décor News Now; Furniture, Lighting & Décor; Furniture Today; Gifts & Decorative Accessories; Home Accents Today; Home Textiles Today; Interior Design Society, and Sustainable Furnishings Council.

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About the ARTS Awards

The ARTS Awards is the premier international awards program dedicated to the home industry. Up to 28 categories exist under the headings Manufacturer, Retailer, Product Designer, Interior Designer, Sales Representative, Green Award, and other specialty honors. Anyone in the industry can nominate including manufacturers, retailers, sales representatives, designers, suppliers, consultants, and other industry officials. Companies that have won an ARTS Award five times are inducted into the Hall of Fame. Current Hall of Fame members are: Arteriors Home, Beatriz Ball, Bella Casa, BJ’s Home Accents, C.S. Wo & Sons, Distinctive Designs International Inc., Elements at Home, Feizy Rugs, Fine Art Lamps, Global Views, HW Home, Loloi Rugs, Montaage, Natural Decorations Inc., Palecek, Paragon, Phillips Collection, Robb & Stucky, Schonbek Worldwide Lighting, Seasonal Living, and Vietri.

About ART

ART is the creative home furnishings network representing manufacturers, retailers, representatives and other individuals and companies interested in promoting and enhancing the market position of the home furnishings industry. Each year ART sponsors programs such as the ART conference, regional educational seminars, the ART card, and the ARTS Awards. The ART website is available at www.accessoriesresourceteam.org.

About Dallas Market Center

Dallas Market Center is a global business-to-business trade center and the leading wholesale marketplace in North America connecting retailers and interior designers with top manufacturers in home décor, furniture, gifts, lighting and fashion. Inside its dynamic, five million square foot campus, nearly 200,000 customers from all 50 states and 85 countries seek industry trends, business education and new products from exhibitors throughout the year via dominant trade events for gift, home décor, holiday and floral; the nation’s most comprehensive apparel and accessories markets featuring the latest styles from East Coast and West Coast designers; the world’s largest western marketplace, opening in 2021; the largest residential lighting trade event in North America; and the largest and most successful open-daily design center. The marketplace is located in the strongest economic zone in the country. In addition, more than 80 percent of Dallas Market Center buyers report that they do not shop at other market centers. To make plans for upcoming markets, visit the Dallas Market Center website and download the Dallas Market Center and Lightovation Apps. Also, keep up-to-date on all information by visiting Dallas Market Center on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and the DMC Blog.