Upcoming Webinars  

The NUA’s webinars provide continuing education opportunities--free to members--on a variety of upholstery and business topics. Held the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 1pm EST, these hour-long on-line classes bring learning opportunities to your business. Grab lunch while you watch!

Registration information for the webinars is emailed to members two weeks prior to the event, so be sure to sign up. All webinars are hosted through Zoom, so members will need to download the Zoom client (free) to participate. Zoom allows participants to view the webinar as well as ask questions real-time. Each webinar is recorded and made available for members to view for at least one month after the original broadcast date.

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 April

On the 13th, Gareth Rees, course writer and principle tutor with Upholstery Education, Master Upholsterer,  and co-owner/principle tutor of The British School of Upholstered Furniture, joins us for the "The History of Upholstered Furniture". 

 May

On May 11th, we'll dig into the new fire regulations with "To Burn or Not to Burn: New Federal Flammability Law for Upholstered Furniture and What it Means for Your Company", presented by Neal Cohen Law LLC | Consumer Product Safety Law.

40 years in the making, with the federal government first beginning work on this project in 1968, the Safer Occupancy Furniture Flammability Act (SOFFA) will finally go into effect June 25, 2021. Signed into law in December 2020, this law, known as the Safer Occupancy Furniture Flammability Act (SOFFA), nationalizes the 2013 version of California’s Technical Bulletin 117. Join IFAI and product safety attorney and former CPSC official Neal Cohen who will explain the federal requirements of the new law, its origins, and – importantly – best practices and what to expect from CPSC and in the marketplace.

(Due to the urgency these regulation updates present, author and maker, Nick Kary, who was originally scheduled for this month, has been rescheduled for September--save the date!)

 June

Richell Plett meets with us on the 8th to share her tips for working with designers to create great upholstery pieces.

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