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2006 March

  • 03.06.2006 Ny Persian arts Festival
     

    NOROOZ FESTIVITIES PLANNED
    FOR NEW YORK CITY MARCH 19

    NEW YORK --  Persians from throughout the world are coming together in Manhattan  to celebrate Norooz, the Persian New Year. The festivities kick off with  the Persian Day Parade on Sunday, March 19.


     

  • 03.16.2006 Dalton FCA Awarded Grant for Domotex

    AMERICAN FLOORCOVERING ALLIANCE
    AWARDED EXPORT INITIATIVE GRANT

    DALTON, GA. -- The American Floorcovering Alliance has been awarded a grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission to be used for an export initiative program for Domotex 2007. 


  • 03172006 Indian Carpet Loom

    NEW HAND KNOT CARPET LOOM
    DEVELOPED BY INDIAN INSTITUTE

    NEW DELHI -- A new carpet loom for hand knotted rugs was demonstrated at the recent International Carpet Fair held here last month.


  • 03262006 Brian Miller Letter to the Editor
    Letter to the Editor:
    MORE ON THOSE PESKY MARKETS

    Dear Rugnews.com:

    Being a second generation rep, .I've always been regaled with  stories of the old shows that would take place every year. 


  • 03302006 Surya Moves to New Exec Offices

    SURYA EXPANDS INTO NEW EXEC
    OFFICES AND WAREHOUSE FACILITIES


    CALHOUN, GA - Surya, Inc. is expanding into a new 80,000 sq. feet, executive office and distribution center at  140 Executive Drive, Calhoun, GA. The move is effective April 1, 2006.


  • 3.28.06 NY Home Textiles Show
     


    Balta


    Kas


    Concord Global


    Momeni

    NY RUG OFFERINGS SHOW INDUSTRY'S
    DIVERSITY


    HRI


    Shaw


    Trans Ocean


    Dynamic


    First look at Spring introductions, click here
Markets
  • 03.01.2006 Home Textiles Show Pre-Market Report

    TWO GEORGE LITTLE TEXTILES SHOWS SET
    FOR JAVITS CENTER  MARCH 28 TO APRIL 3

    NEW YORK -- George Little Management LLC will mount two home textiles shows in one week at New York City's Jacob K. Javits Convention Center March 28 to April 3, 2006. 


     

  • 03.02.2006 Hali Fair Set for London in June

    HALI FAIR OF TEXTILE & TRIBAL ART
    SCHEDULED FOR LONDON JUNE 8 TO 18


    Gebhart Blazek and Primitive Gangl Stand
     

    LONDON -- The ninth annual  Hali Fair of Textile & Tribal Arts  will be at the  Olympia National Hall in London June 8 to June 18, 2006.


  • 03.06.2006 Design Show and Contemporary Show to Run Concurrently

    INTERNATIONAL INTERIORS NEW YORK TO RUN CONCURRENTLY WITH CONTEMPORARY SHOW

    WHITE PLAINS, NY - International Interiors New York (IINY), a  new market for high end furnishings and interior design products, will take place at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center North Pavilion,  May 20 to 23, 2006. 


  • 03.14.2006 Too Many Markets? Editorial

    Rugnews.com Editorial
    TOO MANY MARKETS?
    THERE'S NO END IN SIGHT

    By Lissa Wyman

    The  recent Atlanta Rug Market, Surfaces Floor Covering Expo and the Las Vegas World Market Center shows  were all successful events for the rug business.

    That's the problem.


  • 03.16.2006 Letter to the Editor Market Merry Go Round

    Letter to the Editor:
    MARKET MERRY-GO-ROUND
    SPINS EIGHT MONTHS A YEAR

    Dear Rugnews.com

    In your "Too Many Markets?' editorial, you  neglected to mention the buying group shows like Carpet One and Abby.  Add them all up and you've got eight  months of markets out of a 12-month year. 

  • 03132006 Winter Market Analysis

    Rugnews.com Market Analysis:
    RESULTS OF WINTER MARKET SEASON
    IMPACT MARKETING FOR ENTIRE YEAR

    By Lissa Wyman

    The recent round of Winter markets was one of the most successful in recent memory for the rug industry.Now as rug vendors prepare for the Spring round of markets, they reflect on how Winter market results will impact their businesses for the remainder of the year.


  • 03212006 Letter to the Editor Markets A Blessing and a Curse

    Letter to the Editor:
    MULTIPLE MARKETS ARE BOTH
    A BLESSING AND A CURSE

    Dear Rugnews.com

    I too believe that the addition of more markets is both a blessing and a curse. It's obvious that the opportunities these markets provide for a certain percentage of vendors and retailers adds excitement to our industry and keeps the buzz alive. But is it enough to out weigh the negatives?


  • 03272006 Rugnews.com in Asia Teaser Box
     


    HOWDY FROM SHANGHAI
    DOMOTEX ASIAL/CHINAFLOOR

    Nourison principal Alex Peykar, center, with Nourison China executives Liu Rong Jie, left, and Ding Tsong, right.

    SHANGHAI -- Nearly 25,000 people attended attending this week's Domotex Asia/Chinafloor Exposition here. People pix start today.
     


    Shanghai People Pix Start Today, click here

People
  • 03242006 Nourison Names Campa

    NOURISON NAMES CAMPA
    IN MIDWEST STATES

    SADDLEBROOK, NJ --  Michael Campa has been named account executive in the midwest for Nourison, according to Pat Muschamp, vice president of sales.


Products
Retailers
  • 03.07.2006 ProSource Expands Franchizing

    PROSOURCE EXPANDING
    FRANCHISE OPPORTUNITIES

    ST. LOUIS, MO -- CCA Global is expanding its ProSource franchise program to include potential investors who are not members of the CCA Global family of companies.


  • 03.14.2006 New Web Browser for RugsDirect

    RUGDIRECT LAUNCHES NEW
    SEARCH AND NAVIGATION SYSTEM


    WINCHESTER, VA. -- Rugs Direct, the multi-channel  rug retailer, has  launched a new website search and navigation system.



Vendors
  • 03032006 Safavieh Moving to Former Karastan High Point Space

    SAFAVIEH TAKES OVER FORMER
    KARASTAN SHOWROOM IN HIGH POINT

    HIGH POINT -- Safavieh will move into Karastan's  former High Point Showroom during the Spring Furniture Market, April 27 to May 3, according to Arash Yaraghi, a Safavieh principal.


  • 03222006 Karastan and FIT Program
    KARASTAN AND FASHION INSTITUTE
      IN COLLABORATIVE PROGRAM
     TO TRAIN RUG DESIGNERS

    NEW YORK-New Views on Traditional, a collaborative program between New York's  Fashion Institute of Technology  and Karastan is being offered to 35 upper division textile and surface design majors at FIT.


     

  • 03262006 High Design Interpretation of Nature

     

    High Design:
    RUG ARTISTS INTERPRET
    NATURE'S THEMES
    WITH UNIQUE SENSIBILITY


    Joan Weissman's Leaves

    By Carol Tisch

    Modern art and high design rugs are becoming interchangeable terms as designers interpret natural elements such as leaves, flowers, rivers, and even snow and icicles into rug patterns that are bold statements for contemporary homes.


  • 03282006 Couristan China Formed

    COURISTAN /CHINA FORMED BY
    JOINT VENTURE BETWEEN
    COURISTAN AND HAIMA GROUP

     
    Toasting the new Couristan-China joint venture, left to right: Ron Couri, ceo of Couristan; Wang Zhanqi, president and general manager of Haima Group Corp.; George Couri, chairman of Couristan, and Jamie Zhang deputy general manager of Haima Group.



    By Lissa Wyman

    SHANGHAI -- Couristan and Haima Group Corp. announced the formation of Couristan/China, a new joint venture that will become one of the largest woven carpet and  manufacturing facilities in the world.


     

















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