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2010 NOVEMBER

  • 11152010 Record Number of Retailers Participate in National Home Furnishings Month

    RECORD NUMBER OF RETAILERS
    PARTICIPATE IN NATIONAL HOME
    FURNISHINGS MONTH CAMPAIGN

    LAS VEGAS – More than 9,000 retailers nationwide participated in the second annual National Home Furnishings Month (NHFM), which culminated with a week-long sales event Sept. 18 to 26.  Sponsored by World Market Center Las Vegas the 2010 campaign saw an increase of 30% from the inaugural year.


  • 11192010 World Market Center and SFC Release 2010 Green Study Results

    WORLD MARKET CENTER AND SFC
    STUDY ON CONSUMER ATTITUDES
    ON "GREEN" HOME FURNISHINGS

    LAS VEGAS – World Market Center and The Sustainable Furnishings Council (SFC) have released the results of the third annual Green Home Furnishings Consumer Study. The study explores consumer attitudes about "green" home furnishings.


Markets
  • 11052010 Domotex Asia/Chinafloor 2011 Attendance to Exceed 2010 Market

    DOMOTEX ASIA/CHINAFLOOR 
    EXPECTS INCREASES IN ATTENDANCE

    SHANGHAI, CHINA – Domotex Asia/Chinafloor (DACF) is expecting to exceed last year’s attendance of 40,414 visitors and 1,000 exhibitors, according to DACF. The international floor covering market is scheduled for March 22 to 24, 2011.


  • 11082010 ORRA January 2011 AMC Events

    ORIENTAL RUG RETAILERS ASSOC.
    SCHEDULES ATLANTA MARKET EVENTS 

    ATLANTA– The Oriental Rug Retailers Association has scheduled a series of events for the International Area Rug Market featuring the National Oriental Rug Show at Americasmart Atlanta, January 13 to 16.


  • 11082010 WMC Offers Quick On-Line Registration for Winter 2011 LV Market

    LAS VEGAS WORLD MARKET CENTER OFFERS QUICK ON-LINE REGISTRATION FOR  2011

    LAS VEGAS – World Market Center Las Vegas (WMCLV) has established a new on-line quick registration system for the Winter 2011 Las Vegas Market, January 24 to 28.  The new  feature allows returning buyers, designers and members of the media who registered for the Summer 2010 Las Vegas Market to register for the upcoming Market with just one click.


  • 11122010 Americasmart Calls for Magnificent Carpet Awards Entries

    AMERICASMART CALLS FOR ENTRIES
    FOR MAGNIFICENT CARPET AWARDS

    ATLANTA  -- The deadline for entries for the America's Magnificent Carpet Awards program is fast approaching.. The annual industry gala and awards ceremony will be held  January 15, 2011 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis Hotel.


  • 11162010 Boutique Design Show Targets Contract Hospitality Market

    BOUTIQUE DESIGN NY SHOW TARGETS CONTRACT HOSPITALITY MARKET

    At the OW Hospitality booth, from left: Walt Hartsfield, Oriental Weavers broadloom operations mgr.; Hope Quintanar-Case, US national sales director for OW Contract, and Jonathon Witt, vice president of Oriental Weavers of America.
     

    By Lissa Wyman

    NEW YORK -- Contract hospitality-design (HD) professionals were the target audience for the  first edition of the Boutique Design NY show held here Nov. 14 and 15.


  • 11172010 Flash Mob Performs at High Point

    FLASH MOB PERFORMS MICHAEL JACKSON’S "BEAT IT" AT HIGH POINT

    HIGH POINT, NC – A Flash Mob entertained attendees at the October High Point Market by dancing to Michael Jackson’s "Beat It."  You may even see some rug folks. Watch the video, click here.


  • 11262010 Afghanistan Carpet Fair Postponed

    AFGHANISTAN FAIR POSTPONED:
    NEW DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED

    KABUL, AFGHANISTAN -- The third Afghanistan Carpet Fair, which had been scheduled  here for Nov 27 to 30, has been postponed, according to the US Department of Commerce.


Obituaries
  • 11282010 Obituary Ebrahim Aziz

     INDUSTRY
    VETERAN
    EBRAHIM AZIZ
    DIES


    Ebrahim Aziz


    GREAT NECK, NY -- A memorial service was held here Monday, Nov. 22 for Ebrahim Aziz, founder of Ebrahim Aziz & Sons and a co-founder of Aziz Brothers. He would have been 84 on Wednesday, Nov 24.


People
Products
  • 11292010 Trend Watch: New Looks Headed for Stores NOw


    Blue Note
    Chandra


    ValueValueValue
    OW Sphinx


    Yay for Gray!
    Couristan


    Old is New
    Surya

    TREND WATCH:
    RUG FASHIONS
    HEADED TO STORES
    NOW!


    Paprika
    Karastan


    Botanicals Gone Wild Jaipur


    Asymmetric
    Trans-Ocean


    Geo-Urban
    Loloi

      Lots of pictures of delicious rug trends,
    click here


Retailers
  • 11012010 Capel Opens Retail Store in Connecticut
    CAPEL OPENS 6,000 SQ. FT.
    RETAIL STORE IN NEW ENGLAND

    WESTPORT, CT-  Grand opening ceremonies were held recently for a new 6,000 sq. ft. Capel Rugs retail store here. The store is owned by  Investment Capital Partners (ICP) of Southport, CT and Capel Rugs of Troy, NC.


Vendors
  • 10292010 Shaw Announces 2011 Winter Market Events

    SHAW ANNOUNCES 2011
    WINTER MARKET EVENTS

    DALTON, GA – Shaw has announced the location and dates of the company’s 2011 Winter Market Events, which will be held in major U.S. cities from Jan.13 to Feb. 11, 2011.


  • 11022010 Kevin O'Brien Partners with Capel for new Rug Collections

    CAPEL ENTERS PARTNERSHIP WITH
     TEXTILE DESIGNER KEVIN O'BRIEN


    Kevin O'Brien, right, with Capel execs John Magee, left, president, and  Tami Watras, director of merchandising. The Kevin O'Brien rug collections made their debut at the recent High Point Home Furnishings Market.

    By Lissa Wyman
     
     TROY, N.C. -- Capel Rugs and  fabric designer Kevin O'Brien have entered a  partnership to create a line of rugs based on O'Brien's original designs.


  • 11032010 BtoB Magazine Names Shawfloors.com


    BTOB MAGAZINE CITES
    SHAWFLOORS.COM FOR
    WEBSITE EXCELLENCE

    DALTON, GA – Shawfloors.com has been named one of BtoB Magazine's "Ten Great Websites” of 2010, according to Shaw Industries.


  • 11052010 Mohawk Announces Third Quarter Earnings

    MOHAWK ANNOUNCES
    THIRD QUARTER RESULTS

    CALHOUN, GA – Mohawk Industries, Inc. has announced 2010 third quarter net earnings of $51 million and diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.74 which included unusual items that were offsetting.  Net sales for the third quarter of 2010 were $1.3 billion which was a decrease of 5.3% versus 2009 net sales or 3.8% decrease with a constant exchange rate.  Mohawk Industries is the parent company of Mohawk Home and Karastan Rugs.


  • 11152010 Nourison to Open New 10,000+ Sq. Ft. Showroom at 295 Fifth Ave. in New York

    NOURISON TO MOVE TO 10,000+ SQ. FT.
    SHOWROOM AT 295 FIFTH AVE. IN NYC

     
    New Nourison showroom at 295 Fifth Ave. will have prominent frontage on New York's Fifth Ave. The three-level space measures over 10,000 sq. ft.

    SADDLE BROOK, NJ -- Nourison Industries, Inc, has  signed a lease for a new 10,000 + sq. ft., three-level showroom at 295 Fifth Ave. in New York City.


  • 11162010 Shaw Rug Featured in George HW Bush Presidential Library

    SHAW CARPET IS BACKDROP
    FOR EXHIBIT AT GEORGE H. W.
    BUSH PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY

    DALTON, GA – Shaw Industries hosted Texas-based retailers  at the recent opening of Laura Bush’s The Heart Truth’s Red Dress Collection and First Ladies' Red Dress Collection at the George Bush Presidential Library in College Station, TX.


  • 11232010 Safavieh Enters Licensing Agreement with Ralph Lauren
    SAFAVIEH IN LICENSING AGREEMENT
    WITH RALPH LAUREN HOME

    NEW YORK -- Safavieh has entered an exclusive  licensing agreement with Ralph Lauren Home, a division of Polo Ralph Lauren Corp. Effective January 2011, Safavieh will produce rugs under both the Ralph Lauren Home and Lauren Ralph Lauren Home brands.


















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