(Dallas, Texas – August 11, 2015) CEO of Dallas-based home textiles company Nextt, Arun Agarwal, will be honored with the Bert Tonkin Gift of Giving Award at GIFT FOR LIFE’s 2016 gala to be held in New York City on February 1, 2016.
GIFT FOR LIFE, the gift and home industries’ charitable organization, lauded Agarwal for his generosity toward organizations in the U.S. and abroad for “more awareness raised and more education and care provided to individuals impacted by HIV/AIDS.”
“I am thrilled to be honored with this award for helping make a difference in the lives of those who are living with HIV/AIDS,” said Agarwal. “Organizations like GIFT FOR LIFE and DIFFA (Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS) are committed to raising monies to provide direct care and resources to these individuals, and I’m proud to be a part of their movement.”
Dallas-based home textiles company Nextt is as a key supplier to big retailers such as Walmart, Target, Kohl’s and Dillard’s; the $500-million company manufactures home textiles, garments, apparel fabrics and polyester yarns, primarily from India, and sells under popular name brands such as Trina Turk, Kathy Ireland, Jessica McClintock and Raymond Waites.
Agarwal, who studied at Harvard University and University of New Hampshire before pursuing his dream to become an entrepreneur, has been building and nurturing the Indian home textiles sector in the U.S. for the past 15 years. Under his leadership, Nextt unveiled a 17,000 square feet flagship showroom on Madison Avenue in Manhattan in 2014. For more information about Nextt, please visit: www.nextt.com.