Pioneer Licensee Howard Kaplan Dies
By Staff -- Home Textiles Today, 5/9/2005 12:00:00 AM
Boca Raton, Fla. —
Services were held here for Howard Kaplan, 64, founder of Howard Kaplan Fabrics who died April 28.
In the early '80s, Kaplan was one of the first licensees of a decorative fabrics converter to market print-downs to manufacturers. In 2000, the company was sold to P/Kaufmann, and now has become the ready-made home textiles division of the company, Bloomcraft Home Fashions.
Survivors include his wife Joan, two sons and a daughter. His son Michael is executive vice president of Bloomcraft Home.
Contributions may be made to Make a Wish Foundation, PO Box 17377, Fort Laudendale, Fla. 33318.
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