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2010 MARCH

  • 03042010 Rugnews.com Editorial: Imagine a World Without Tufted Rugs
    Rugnews.com Editorial:
    WHAT IF? IMAGINE A WORLD
    WITHOUT HAND-TUFTED RUGS

    By Lissa Wyman

    Last month, a Rugnews.com reader approached me at the Las Vegas market and suggested I do a "What If?" column. "What if we didn't have hand tufted rugs?" he asked. "A lot of people complain about how tufted rugs have over-run the market, but if we didn't have them, our industry would not be nearly as large as it is today."


  • 03291010 Historic Axminster to Go on Sale at Bonham's in London

    HISTORIC AXMINSTER RUG TO BE
    AUCTIONED AT BONHAMS
    IN LONDON

    Historic Axminster will go on sale in London April 13.

     


    LONDON - An historic 19th Century 40' x 25' Axminster carpet will be sold April 13 at Bonham's, the international art and antiques auction house.  The rug has an estimated value of  £15,000 to  £20,000  ($22,450 to $30,000) 


Markets
  • 03012010 Home Fashions Market Week Exhibitors

    7 W NEW YORK ANNOUNCES RUG
    TENANTS FOR HOME FASHIONS WEEK

    NEW YORK – More than 20 rug importers and manufacturers will participate at 7 W New York during Home Fashions Market  March 8 to 12.


  • 03122010 Americasmart Selects Icon Honors Panel of Judges

    AMERICASMARTS NAMES PANEL OF JUDGES FOR JULY ICON AWARDS

    ATLANTA, GA – AmericasMart has selected a panel of judges to review Icon Honors submissions and determine award recipients for the first Icon Honors awards event which will be held July 18, 2010.


  • 03122010 Sphinx Expands Presence at High Point Market

    SPHINX EXPANDS PRESENCE
    AT HIGH POINT MARKET

    DALTON, GA – Sphinx by Oriental Weavers is moving to a new 2,500 sq. ft. showroom on the third floor of Showplace in High Point, NC. The new space more than doubles Sphinx's previous 1,000 sq. ft. Showplace showroom.  


  • 03142010 New York Home Fashions Week Business Report

    Rugnews.com Market Report
    RUG VENDORS REPORT SOLID RESULTS
    AT NEW YORK HOME FASHIONS WEEK

    By Lissa Wyman

    NEW YORK -- No complaints from rug vendors who showed at New York Home Fashions Week, March 8 to 12.  Buyers from mass market stores kept their appointments and placed orders. It was business as usual despite the ongoing effects of the recession.


  • 03182010 Safavieh to Host OBrien at High Point

    SAFAVIEH TO HOST
    DESIGNER
    THOMAS O’BRIEN
    AT HIGH POINT


    Thomas O'Brien

    PORT WASHINGTON, NY – Safavieh will celebrate the debut of interior designer Thomas O’Brien’s first book, American Modern, on Monday, April 19, 2010 at the courtyard at Market Square in High Point, NC.


  • 03222010 Wools of New Zealand Produces Surfaces Video

    WOOLS OF NEW ZEALAND
    PRODUCES SURFACES VIDEO

    ATLANTA -- Wools of New Zealand has produced a video report on February's Surfaces 2010 event. The four-minute film provides an over-view of the booths of Wools of New Zealand partners and WONZ events at Surfaces . Click here here to see the video.


  • 03232010 Domotex Asia Expects Full House During March Market

    DOMOTEX ASIA CHINAFLOOR
    EXPECTS FULL HOUSE DURING
    MARCH 2010 MARKET

    SHANGHAI, CHINA – Domotex Asia/Chinafloor (DACF) expects over 40,000 visitors and 1,000 exhibitors at the event taking place March 23 to 25, 2010, according to show management.


  • 03312010 Americasmart Calls for Icon Honors Entries

    AMERICASMART CALLS FOR
    ENTRIES FOR ICON HONORS

    ATLANTA – AmericasMart is calling for entries for its Icon Honors event which will be held  Saturday, July 17 during the  Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings and Area Rug markets. 


People
Products
Retailers
  • 03192010 Home Depot Brings Fall Black Friday to Spring

    THE HOME DEPOT BRINGS
    BLACK FRIDAY TO SPRING

    ATLANTA, GA – The Home Depot has implemented a series of Spring Black Friday events to kick off the Spring selling season. The first Spring Black Friday began in the south on March 19. Black Friday events are planned in early April in other areas as warmer weather moves North.


Vendors
  • 03032010 Shaw Spring Promotional Event Kicks off in April

    SHAW SPRING PROMOTION
    KICKS OFF IN APRIL

    DALTON, GA – Shaw Industries is launching its national promotion, Spring is Green as part of its sponsorship of the HGTV Green Home Giveaway. The event will run April 16 to June 7.


  • 03102010 Sabry Opens Showroom in New York

    SABRY RUG & TEXTILES
    OPENS NY SHOWROOM


    NEW YORK -- Sabry Rug & Textiles has opened its first New York showoom, located at 295 Fifth Ave. "This is an exciting event for us because the New York Home Fashions Market is the natural market for our products,"  Mohamed Sabry, president, told Rugnews.com.


     

  • 03132010 Harounian Moving Into Mass Market Channel

    HAROUNIAN  RUGS INTERNATIONAL
    MAKING INROADS INTO MASS MARKET

    By Lissa Wyman

    NEW YORK -- Harounian Rugs International is making a push into the mass market rug business with new products being developed for the country's larger chains.


  • 03152010 Natco Home Opens New Showroom at 295 Fifth Ave.

    NATCO OPENS 12,000 SQ. FT.
    NEW YORK SHOWROOM

    NEW YORK -- Natco Home has opened a new 12,000 sq. ft. showroom at 295 Fifth Ave. The company held  grand opening festivities at the new space during the New York Home Fashions Market, March 8 to 12.


  • 03192010 Liora Manne to Guest Star on HSN

    LIORA MANNE
     TO GUEST STAR
     ON HSN


    Liora Manne


    NEW YORK – Liora Manne will be a guest start on the popular cable shopping network HSN on March 26 at 1 p.m. and March 27 at 2 p.m.


  • 03212010 Shaw Receives Two ADDY Awards

    SHAW RECEIVES
    TWO ADDY AWARDS

    DALTON, GA – Shaw Floors was recently presented with two ADDY Awards for advertising by the Chattanooga Advertising Federation .


  • 03242010 Dynamic Rugs Profile Feature

     DYNAMIC RUGS POISED FOR
    DYNAMIC GROWTH IN NEW DECADE

    Matthew Rouhanian, left, president, and Tim Schantz, manager of national accounts at Dynamic Rugs' 95,000 sq. ft. corporate headquarters and distribution center.
     

    By Lissa Wyman

    FREDERICK, MD -- Dynamic Rugs is poised for dynamic growth through product diversification into the broadloom business as well as greater depth and breadth in the rug sector.


















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