Culp Inc. receives HEARTS Award

Dallas Market Center and ART, the creative home furnishings network, have announced that Culp Inc. is the recipient of the HEARTS Award for the upcoming 33rd ARTS Awards. The gala event honoring home industry excellence will be Friday, Jan. 6 at the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas.

“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 an honor that began as an event early in the pandemic, when the annual ARTS Awards gala was replaced by a one-time special event called the HEARTS Awards, held in partnership and solidarity with 12 leading industry organizations to honor companies and individuals that had 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 its heart-based leadership. This year, Culp, a fabric supplier based in High Point, North Carolina, was nominated by Carrie Dillon of the International Textile Alliance.


Culp is being honored for its commitment to its employees and the communities in which it operates, 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, according to a news release.

“We are honored and humbled to be a recipient of this year’s HEARTS Award,” said Iv Culp, president and CEO of the company. “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.

“We are pleased to honor Culp this year,” said Cindy Morris, chief executive officer 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.”

The ARTS Awards, presented annually during the January Dallas Total Home & Gift Market, recognize prominent manufacturers, retailers, interior designers, product designers and sales representatives.

Tickets are $170 for ART members and $200 for nonmembers. Tables are also available. For more information visit

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

To make plans for upcoming markets, visit the Dallas Market Center website and download the Dallas Market Center and Lightovation Apps.

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