Rugnews.com Editorial: WHAT THE RUG INDUSTRY REALLY NEEDS IS MORE MARKETS -- HONEST!
By LIssa Wyman
“What our business needs is more markets,” a top rug executive told me a few weeks ago. This guy is not prone to irony, so I guess I gave him a somewhat skeptical look. “I don’t mean more market shows, I mean market channels,” he quickly explained. “We’ve got to find new places to sell rugs.”
Rugnews.com Editorial: BIZ STINKS NOW, BUT RUG EXECS INVESTING IN THE FUTURE
By Lissa Wyman
Dalton, Ga, is a good place to find out what’s happening in the rug and carpet business. Known as the “carpet capital of the world,” many of the big US rug manufacturers have production facilities in Dalton and surrounding communities and the area has also become a major distribution hub for both large and small rug importers.
RECESSION BUSTING TIPS: RUG GALLERY OF TUSCALOOSA KEEPS LOOKING FOR NEW WAYS TO CATCH SHOPPER'S EYE
By Janet Herlihy
TUSCALOOSA, AL -- Eric Heinrich purchased The Rug Gallery of Tuscaloosa, AL, in 2004, but he was no stranger to the business. Prior to getting into rug retailing, he operated a carpet maintenance company that cleaned rugs for the former owner.
SAFAVIEH TO INTRODUCE MARTHA STEWART RUGS AT ATLANTA RUG MARKET
Tendrils in twilight coloration from the Martha Stewart Rugs collection for Safavieh. Hand woven in India using traditional Oushak weave. Hand-carded, vegetable dyed wool yarns. Suggested retail is $1695 in 6 x 9.
ATLANTA -- Safavieh will introduce the Martha Stewart Rugs collection during the Atlanta International Rug Market at AmericasMart Atlanta. Jan. 18 to 21.
SILKROUTE INTERNATIONAL AIMS TO AID AFGHAN WEAVING FAMILIES
By Janelle Lampp
SAN LEANDRO, CA -- Sillkroute International, a wholesale and retail establishment owned by the husband and wife team of Abdul and Ferozan Ibrahimi, strives to be more than just a source of interesting, high quality merchandise. A more important goal for the owners is to help improve the quality of life for a group of Afghan families.