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2013 APRIL

  • 04012013 Rugnews.com Editorial: Branding with Social Media
    Rugnews;com Editorial:
    SOCIAL MEDIA BRANDING UMBRELLA
    NOT A CHEAP AND EASY MARKETING PLAN

    By Lissa Wyman

    Nowadays, the word is “branding.” We used to call it “marketing” or “advertising,” but those words don’t begin to describe what is happening in this new-media age.


  • 04022013 Junior League of Greensboro Show House During High Point Market

     

    JUNIOR LEAGUE OF GREENSBORO
    SHOWHOUSE TO OPEN DURING
    SPRING HIGH POINT MARKET
     

    GREENSBORO, NC  – The Junior League of Greensboro will host the 2013 ShowHouse April 20 to May 5, 2013. The ShowHouse will open with a Patron’s Gala on Friday, April 19, and subsequently will be open to the public for a two-week period.


  • 04152013 Feizy 40th Anniversary Interview

    FEIZY CELEBRATES 40 YEARS OF
    ACHIEVEMENT AND INNOVATION

    John Feizy, left, founder and owner of Feizy Rugs, with son Cameron Feizy, right, senior vice president, and daughter Leah Feizy, assistant to the president.

    By Lissa Wyman

    DALLAS -- Feizy Rugs is celebrating its 40th anniversary with a 70's style  birthday bash in High Point on Sunday, April 21. It's definitely a time to party, but it's also a time to reflect  on Feizy's 40 years of achievement.John Feizy, founder and owner of Feizy Rugs, discussed the past and shared his vision for the future with Rugnews.com.


Markets
  • 04082013 Loloi to Host Cocktail Party during High Point Market

    LOLOI TO HOST COCKTAIL PARTY
    DURING HIGH POINT MARKET

    DALLAS – Loloi will host a cocktail party during Spring High Point Market in its IHFC showroom D-320  Sunday, April 21 at 5 p.m.. The party will feature catered hors d'oeuvres, drinks and the return of the popular band  Jaxon Jill with its renditions of tunes from the '70s, '80s, '90s and today.


  • 04082013 Surya to Host Educational Events during High Point Market

    SURYA TO HOST EDUCATIONAL
    EVENTS AT HIGH POINT MARKET

    CALHOUN, GA – Surya has announced its schedule of showroom events for the upcoming High Point Spring Market, April 20 to 25, 2013. This year's theme, "Be Inspired," will be explored through a series of design events and training as well as themed merchandising displays spotlighting the latest trends. The events will take place in Surya’s Showplace showroom 4100.


  • 04102013 Surya to Launch New Collection with Designer Kate Spain

    SURYA TO LAUNCH NEW COLLECTION
    WITH DESIGNER KATE SPAIN

    CALHOUN, GA – Surya has joined forces with designer Kate Spain to launch a collection of rugs and coordinating pillows. The new range will debut at the upcoming High Point Market, April 20 to 25, 2013 at the company's Showplace showroom 4100. Spain will be on hand to discuss her new collection Sunday April 21 at 2 p.m.


  • 04162013 Safavieh Joins Sustainable Furnishings Council; Announces Rug Intros in Eco-Friendly Fibers

    SAFAVIEH JOINS SUSTAINABLE FURNISHINGS COUNCIL; ANNOUNCES RUG INTROS IN ECO-FRIENDLY FIBERS 

    Safavieh’s Bohemian collection has five new hemp rugs in geometric transitional designs hand-knotted in India. The rugs are vegetable dyed and retail for $584 in the 6x9 size.

    PORT WASHINGTON, NY – Safavieh has joined the Sustainable Furnishings Council (SFC).  In conjunction with new membership, the company will launch new sustainable rug collections at its Historic Market Square showroom, suite 120, during High Point Market, April 20 to 25, 2013. 


  • 04182013 Safavieh to Introduce Custom Rug Program during High Point Market

    SAFAVIEH TO INTRODUCE CUSTOM RUG PROGRAM AT HIGH POINT 


     Safavieh Custom Rug Program


    PORT WASHINGTON, NY – Safavieh will introduce its Custom Rug Program for interior designers during High Point Market.  Safavieh is located at Market Square 120. A brochure detailing the program will be distributed to design clients during Market, according to Arash Yaraghi, president.


  • 04192013 Surya Partners with Three Designers to Create New Collections

    SURYA PARTNERS WITH THREE DESIGNERS
    TO CREATE RUG AND PILLOW COLLECTIONS

    CALHOUN, GA – Surya has joined forces with interior designer, author and product designer Florence de Dampierre and fashion designer Peter Som to create new rug collections. The company will also debut a new line of pillows inspired by the archival designs of the late Australian designer Florence Broadhurst. The new products will be introdfuced during High Point Market in the Surya Showplace showroom 4100.


  • 04212013 High Point Sunday intro nourison-capel

    CELEBRITY SIZZLE HEATS UP
    HIGH POINT MARKET


    Home Fashion Superstar Kathy Ireland, left, with Alex Peykar, Nourison principal, right, and Lissa Wyman, editor and publisher of Rugnews.com. Kathy was on hand to meet and greet customers and introduce her new licensed collections for Nourison.

    HGTV Superstar Genevieve Gorder,left,  met with fans and customers at the Capel showroom. Here she is with Jesse Capel, center, and Cameron Capel, right, of Capel.

    MORE HIGH POINT NEWS AND
    PEOPLE PIX

    COMING SOON

     


  • 04232013 High Point OW Pic and Market Intro

     HIGH POINT MARKET
    ONE OF THE BEST IN YEARS

    Kim Nyman of Home Decorators Collection by Home Depot, Atlanta, with Jonathon Witt and Maria Metropolous-Ward of Sphinx by Oriental Weavers. OW just announced new licensing agreement with Pantone and will be introducing the first products in July.

    By Lissa Wyman
     
    HIGH POINT, NC. -- Rug vendors had no complaints about the Spring  High Point Market, saying it was one of the best in years. Traffic didn't dribble off after a couple days, but kept in a steady flow through all the buildings. Buyers were in a bright  mood, which was reflected in their rug purchases. Light, colorful rugs at mid-price levels were best sellers through the week.

    More High Point News Coming soon!
    See ALL the People Pix  now!
    click here


  • 04262013 CocoCozy Makes Appearance at Capel High Point Showroom
     BLOGGER COCO COZY MAKES DEBUT AS RUG DESIGNER AT CAPEL MEET-N-GREET


    CoCo Cozy, left, and Cameron Capel greet visitors at
    Capel High Point Showroom on Monday, April 22.


    HIGH POINT, NC -- Home fashions blogger Coco Cozy made her debut as a rug designer with a meet-and greet at Capel's High Point showroom Monday, April 22.


  • 04292013 High Point Business Story #1 General Report
    HIGH POINT MARKET BUSINESS REPORT #1
    HIGH POINT FULL OF NEW ENERGY AS
    ECONOMIC RECOVERY BOOSTS RUG BIZ

    By Lissa Wyman

    HIGH POINT, NC --  For the first time in a long time, there was laughter in the halls and showrooms of High Point.The economic recovery is finally coming to the home furnishings business. It showed in the faces and body language of both vendors and retailers at last week's High Point Market.


  • 04292013 The Rug Show at Javits Set for Sept 22 to 25, 2013

    THE RUG SHOW AT JAVITS
    SET FOR SEPT 22 TO 25

    NEW YORK – The second annual Rug Show at Javits will take place Sunday, Sept. 22 to Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, according to Rug Show organizers. The event coincides with the New York Home Fashions Market, which runs Sept. 23 to 26, 2013 at 295 Fifth Ave., 7West New York and other venues.


People
  • 04152013 Timberlake Family Celebrates 100 Years in Home Furnishings

    TIMBERLAKE FAMILY CELEBRATES
    100 YEARS IN HOME FURNISHINGS

    LEXINGTON, NC – Bob Timberlake and the Timberlake family is celebrating 100 years in home furnishings this year. Timberlake’s grandfather, Edgar Timberlake, incorporated Piedmont Furniture Co. in 1913.  Timberlake is a licensing partner with Shaw Living.


Products
  • 04052013 Hellenic Canada Partners with Designers Steven and Chris

    HELLENIC CANADA PARTNERS WITH
    HGTV DESIGNERS STEVEN & CHRIS

    TORONTO, CANADA – Hellenic Canada has partnered with Steven and Chris, hosts of HGTV's  hosts Designer Guys, to produce rugs inspired by Steven and Chris’ style and brand. The new collections will be shown during High Point Market, April 20 to 25, 2013 at Hellenic Canada's showroom, IHFC M-318.


  • 04162013 High Point First Look Intro

     


    Kaleen Soho


    Momeni Vogue

    Sphinx Anastasia


    Tayse Century

    FIRST LOOK
    AT NEW
    HIGH POINT
    RUGS
     


    Feizy Mahsa

    Alliyah

    Jaipur Brio

    Capel Terrace

    Industry's First Look at High Point rugs and
    updates of Spring introductions
    click here



     

Retailers
  • 04082013 Wagner Home Furnishings Joins Furniture First

    WAGNER HOME FURNISHINGS
    JOINS FURNITURE FIRST

    HARRISBURG, PA – Wagner Home Furnishings of Missoula, MT is the newest member of  Furniture First, the national buying group. Wagner’s Home Furnishings brings the Furniture First membership roster to 202 stockholders with 423 furniture stores in 47 states, according to Bill Harman, president of Furniture First.


Vendors
  • 04022013 HRI Partners with England and Bernhardt Furniture

    HAROUNIAN PARTNERS WITH
    ENGLAND AND BERNHARDT FURNITURE

    NEW YORK – Harounian Rugs International (HRI) has partnered with England and Bernhardt Furniture to display HRI's new area rug collections. The rugs will be shown at the England and Bernhardt showrooms during High Point Market, April 20 to 25, 2013.


  • 04022013 Loloi Partners with Habitat for Humanity

    LOLOI PARTNERS WITH
    HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

    DALLAS – Loloi Rugs will donate a percentage of all proceeds from its new Wonder Collection to Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity according to Cyrus Loloi, a company principal. Loloi is supporting the organization because of its continued mission to “build homes, communities and hope.”  


  • 04042013 OW Sphinx Enters Partnership with Pantone

    SPHINX ENTERS PARTNERSHIP WITH PANTONE
    TO CREATE PANTONE UNIVERSE RUGS

    DALTON, GA – Sphinx by Oriental Weavers has entered into a new color partnership with Pantone, LLC. The new multi-year venture will be labeled under the Pantone Universe brand, according to Michael Riley, president of Oriental Weavers USA.


  • 04082013 Kaleen Revamps Website

    KALEEN REVAMPS  WEBSITE
    IN MORE USER-FRIENDLY FORMAT
     

    DALTON, GA – Kaleen has redesigned and re-launched its website with a new and updated look, a more user-friendly format and improved features which include visuals that announce news and special events as well as introductions, according to Monty Rathi, chief operating officer.


  • 04092013 Shaw Floors to Sponsor HGTV Smart Home Giveaway

    SHAW FLOORS TO SPONSOR
    HGTV SMART HOME GIVEAWAY

    DALTON, GA – Shaw Floors will be the exclusive flooring provider and sponsor of the first HGTV Smart Home Giveaway, set for Spring 2013, according to Kathy Young, director of marketing for Shaw Floors. The home will be located in the Paradise Key South Beach community in Jacksonville Beach, FL.


  • 04112013 Capel to Debut Cococozy Line with Designer Coco during High Point Market

    CAPEL TO DEBUT COCOCOZY LINE
    WITH DESIGNER COCO
    DURING HIGH POINT MARKET

    Capel Rugs Cococozy pink

    TROY, NC – Capel Rugs has teamed up with blogger and textile designer Coco, founder of the design blog Cococozy,  to create a line of hand knotted rugs which will be introduced at the High Point Market, April 20 to 25, 2013. Coco will be on hand in the company’s showroom at Market Square 112 Monday, April 22 at 4 p.m.  


  • 04122013 Surya Launches Inspired Home Sweepstakes on Pinterest

    SURYA LAUNCHES 'INSPIRED HOME'
    SWEEPSTAKES ON PINTEREST

    CALHOUN, GA – Surya has launched its "Inspired Home" sweepstakes on Pinterest. Customers and Pinterest users may enter for a chance to win a Surya rug and home accessory package of their choosing from themes inspired by travel, fashion or nature, according to Satya Tiwari, president of Surya. The promotion runs through May 12, 2013.


  • 04152013 Rizzy Home Receives ISO 9001 Certification

    RIZZY HOME RECEIVES
    ISO 9001 CERTIFICATION

    CALHOUN, GA – Rizzy Home has been recognized by the International Organization for Standardization.  An ISO 9001 certificate was awarded to Sheikh Bhullan & Sons, the parent company of Rizzy Home,  in the category of Design, Manufacture and Export of Carpets and Floor Coverings.


  • 04172013 Feizy Rugs Partners with the Global Fund for Children

    FEIZY RUGS PARTNERS WITH
    THE GLOBAL FUND FOR CHILDREN

    DALLAS, TX – Feizy Rugs has joined forces with The Global Fund for Children (GFC).  The company announced it will donate a percentage of all market sales written in the Feizy Rugs Showrooms during each market during the next twelve months, according to John Feizy, founder and chief executive officer.The GFC  benefits marginalized children in more than 60 countries.


  • 04172013 Surya to Release Spring Catalog during High Point Market

    SURYA TO RELEASE
    SPRING CATALOG
    DURING HIGH POINT MARKET


     
    Surya Spring 2013 Catalog Cover

    CALHOUN, GA – Surya will debut its Spring 2013 Catalog  in its flagship Showplace showroom, 4100. The catalog will be available to High Point Market visitors April 20 to 25.


  • 04192013 Nourison and Kathy Ireland in Licensing Agreement

    NOURISON AND KATHY IRELAND
    WORLDWIDE IN LICENSING AGREEMENT

    SADDLE BROOK, NJ —  Nourison has entered into a licensing agreement with Kathy Ireland Worldwide for a floor covering partnership. This licensing agreement includes the brands Kathy Ireland Home as well as Kathy Ireland Designs Jardin by Nicholas Walker, Kathy Ireland Designs Acafe Society by Chef Andres, and Kathleen Marie. In addition, Nourison will be creating decorative accessories under this agreement.


  • 04242013 Surya Recognized by La-Z-Boy as Vendor Partner of the Year

    LA-Z-BOY NAMES SURYA
    VENDOR PARTNER OF THE YEAR


    CALHOUN, GA – Surya was recognized as the Vendor Partner of the Year during La-Z-Boy’s Vendor Appreciation Dinner on April 17 in High Point, NC. In lieu of giving a plaque to Surya, La-Z-Boy contributed $500 to Surya's philanthropic partner, the Akshaya Patra Foundation, a  meal program that feeds 1.3 million underprivileged children daily in schools across India.


  • 04262013 Feizy to Sponsor ASID Design Awards in Dallas
    FEIZY RUGS TO SPONSOR ASID
    DESIGN OVATION AWARDS IN DALLAS

    DALLAS -- Feizy Rugs announced will sponsor the ASID Dallas Design Ovation Awards at the Platinum Level. The Gala awards event will be held Friday, May 3 at the Nuvo Room in Dallas.


  • 04282013 Alliyah Rugs Feature Story

     ALLIYAH RUGS FOCUSES ON
    QUALITY AND AGGRESSIVE PRICING

    Brothers Shahzeb Alam, sales executive, and Zubair Alam, vice president of sales for Alliyah. The rug importing company is expanding in both rugs and  home accessories.


    By Lissa Wyman

    CHARLOTTE, NC -- Alliyah Rugs is the new trademark for the Indian rug importer formerly known  as Horizon Home Imports. The U.S.company, headquartered in Charlotte, distributes rugs and home accents  from a 75,000 sq. ft. warehouse in Charlotte and another in Clemmons, NC..


















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