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2015 MARCH

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  • 03032015 AmericasMart to Host Houzz Conference in March

    AMERICASMART TO HOST 
    HOUZZ CONFERENCE IN MARCH

     


    ATLANTA - AmericasMart Atlanta and Houzz will host an exclusive home and design business educational event, Houzz Your Business? in conjunction with the Atlanta Spring Gift, Home Furnishings and Holiday Market, March 12 and 13. Modern Luxury's newest publication "Interiors Atlanta" is the conference media sponsor.
     

     


  • 03102015 Jaipur to Launch National Geographic Home collection during High Point Market

    JAIPUR TO LAUNCH NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC HOME COLLECTION AT HIGH POINT MARKET


    Jaipur's National Geographic Home collection
    includes a total of approximately 36 rugs, 34 decorative pillows, and 3 pouf designs.

    Norcross, GA - Jaipur Rugs will launch its first National Geographic rugs and accessories collection during High Point Market, April 18 to 23 at the company's Showplace showroom, suite 3300.  Jaipur will celebrate the launch with a press breakfast on Monday April 20.


  • 03112015 Crow Holding to Acquire Property at Dallas Market Center
    CROW HOLDING TO ACQUIRE PROPERTY
    AT DALLAS MARKET CENTER


    DALLAS - Crow Holdings will acquire the interest in certain real estate at Dallas Market Center owned by CNL Lifestyle Properties, Inc. The agreement, which involves more than 5 million sq. ft. of property at Dallas Market Center's campus, includes the World Trade Center, Dallas Trade Mart, International Trade Plaza, and Market Hall. The acquisition is expected to close within 90 days. 
     

     
  • 03112015 Grund Says Gamble on Housewares Show Paid off for U.S. Rug Launch

    GRUND SAYS GAMBLE ON HOUSEWARES SHOW PAID OFF FOR U.S. RUG LAUNCH


    Grund America exhibit at the International Home + Housewares Show featured more than 200 new "Americanized" designer bath and accent rugs.

    CHICAGO - Thousands of products were on exhibit at the International Home + Housewares Show March 7 to 10, 2015, but only one space was decked out with fashion accent rugs. Grund, a 25-year-old Czech Republic-based company officially launched its line to the U.S. market at the annual housewares show "because we wanted to stand out from the competition," said Michael Twer, vice president/general manager, of Grund America, headquartered in Charlotte, NC.


  • 03122015 RevitaRUGS to Exhibit at Architectural Digest Home Show

    REVITARUGS TO EXHIBIT AT ARCH DIGEST HOME SHOW; RUG RESTORATION DEMO BACK BY ATTENDEE DEMAND


    For its third year at the Architectural Digest Home Show, revitaRUGS founder, Hamid Zarei will be joined by rug restoration artisans doing live repair demonstrations.

    NEW YORK - RevitaRUGS will exhibit at the 14th annual Architectural Digest Home Show to be held at Piers 92 and 94 from March 19 to 22. The company will use live demonstrations and videos as part of its ongoing educational program for designers and consumers.


     

  • 03162015 Groundworks by Lee Jofa to Introduce Hunt Slonem Collection

    GROUNDWORKS BY LEE JOFA TO
    INTRODUCE HUNT SLONEM COLLECTION


    Groundworks by Lee Jofa's new Hunt Slonem collection consists of artwork, wallpaper, fabric, pillows and carpet.

    NEW YORK - Groundworks, a Lee Jofa to the trade brand, has joined forces with Neo-Expressionist artist Hunt Slonem to create an exclusive collection of vibrantly colored and dramatically patterned fabrics, wallpapers, and carpets.


     

  • 03172015 Surya to Debut Rug Line by Mangum during High Point Market

    SURYA TO DEBUT RUG LINE BY NORTH CAROLINA LANDSCAPE
     ARTIST WILLIAM MANGUM


    Surya's Artisan ARI 1004

    CALHOUN, GA - Surya will launch at April's High Point Market three rug collections from William Mangum, a nationally- and internationally-acclaimed artist who - for more than 35 years - has captured in his paintings the essence of the American landscape.


  • 03182015 Rugnews.com Exclusive: Rug Vendors Breaking News at Architectural Digest Show

    RUGNEWS.COM EXCLUSIVE:
    RUG VENDORS BREAKING NEWS
    AT ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST SHOW


    A new Sari Silk design from Creative Touch

    NEW YORK - The high end rug companies exhibiting at the 14th annual Architectural Digest Home Design Show will be previewing new collections, announcing new collaborations and increasing in numbers which now include specialty retailers and international exhibitors. The roster includes established manufacturers and importers of exclusive carpets, novice as well as seasoned independent design studios and even a high end rug repair specialist. Over 40,000 visitors are expected to attend, and 2015 is the biggest show yet with two locations. 



     

  • 03192015 Rugnews.com Exclusive: Rug Vendors Breaking News at Architectural Digest Show (PART 2)

    RUGNEWS.COM EXCLUSIVE:
    RUG VENDORS BREAKING NEWS
    AT ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST SHOW
    (PART 2)


    Woven Concepts will exhibit rugs from its Rumi Silk collection at this week's Architectural Digest show.

    NEW YORK - The Architectural Digest Home Design Show, running March 19 to 22 at New York City Piers 92 and 94, kicks off the spring season of rug shows, including next week's New York Home Fashions Market, The Rug Show in L.A. (March 29 to 31) and the upcoming High Point Market.


     

  • 03202015 Feizy Pushes Rug Customization at NY Home Fashion Market

    FEIZY PUSHES RUG CUSTOMIZATION AT
    NY HOME FASHIONS MARKET


    Feizy will work with retailers to custom coordinate rugs, throws, quilts and more.

    DALLAS, TX - Feizy Rugs will pump an impressive lineup of fashion-forward products into its Manhattan showroom at Monday's opening of the NY Home Fashions Market. The company will feature vibrant, fresh color palettes with aggressively priced items that provide great value without compromising look or quality. In the company's Fifth Avenue showroom, Feizy will feature a diverse range of products from beautiful handmade rugs to distinctive bedding that can work seamlessly together.  


  • 03202015 Nourison Unveils NY Home Fashions Market Windows

    NOURISON UNVEILS NEW YORK HOME FASHIONS MARKET WINDOWS

     
    Nourison's Peanuts display at NY Home Fashions Market.

    SADDLE BROOK, NJ - Floor covering and home accents manufacturer Nourison will introduce new collections of shags, all-natural fibers, Peanuts and Waverly at New York Home Fashions Market, March 23 to 27, 2015. The company has just unveiled its new showroom windows at the Textile Building at 295 Fifth Avenue incorporating trends in texture with a focus on shags, all-natural fibers and geometric designs at affordable, mid-level price points.


     

  • 03232015 Creative Touch to Unveil Ayka Designs at LA Show

    CREATIVE TOUCH TO UNVEIL
    AYKA DESIGNS AT L.A. SHOW


    Baki Ildiz, principal of Creative Touch, will launch 24 new Ayka Design rugs at The Rug Show in L.A.

    NEW YORK - A new licensing collaboration between Ayka Design and Creative Touch will be launched officially at The Rug Show in L.A. March 29 to 31 at the L.A. Convention Center, according to Baki Ildiz, principal of New Jersey-based The Creative Touch.


  • 03252015 Laura Ashley Rugs Hit the Ground Running

    LAURA ASHLEY RUGS
    HIT THE GROUND RUNNING


    Laura Ashley's Katrina Moffett and Penne Cairoli with Jonathan and Yaron Shemesh and Ana Werbel of Creative Home Ideas for N.Y. launch.

    NEW YORK - The first Laura Ashley licensed rugs produced specifically for sale in North and South America were unveiled by Creative Home Ideas during this week's New York Home Fashions Market. Before the opening bell on Monday morning, the collection had already been previewed by key retailers and online programs underway with a major national specialty chain and home improvement retailer, the licensing partners told RugNews.com.


  • 03252015 Surya to Showcase Innovative Designs at High Point Market

    SURYA TO SHOWCASE INNOVATIVE CONSTRUCTIONS AND TEXTURED DESIGNS AT HIGH POINT MARKET
    Surya's Felicity design

    CALHOUN, GA - Surya will unveil hundreds of new products across all categories at this spring's High Point Market. Supporting Surya's goal of simplifying the shopping experience, the new introductions include fashion forward designs for a broad spectrum of lifestyles and budgets.


  • 03272015 Surya to Launch Licensed Clairebella Indoor-Outdoor Rugs

    SURYA TO LAUNCH LICENSED
    CLAIREBELLA INDOOR-OUTDOOR RUGS


    Surya's Miranda 1002a

    CALHOUN, GA - Surya will debut at High Point Market a colorful new line of outdoor safe rugs from international lifestyle brand Clairebella. The collection, named Miranda, artfully merges organic designs inspired by nature and found objects with a vibrantly hued palette to bring a bold, fresh aesthetic to both indoor and outdoor living spaces.


People
  • 03252015 AmericasMart Names Kacic Exec VP of Retail Services Operations

    AMERICASMART NAMES KACIC
    EXEC VP OF RETAIL SERVICES OPERATIONS
     

    ATLANTA - George Kacic  will join AmericasMart Atlanta as executive vice president responsible for retail services operations, according to Jeffrey Portman, vice chairman, president and chief operating officer of AmericasMart parent company AMC, Inc. 


Products
  • 03262015 Liora Manne Launches Custom Hand Tufted Program

    LIORA MANNE LAUNCHES CUSTOM
    HAND-TUFTED PROGRAM

    The Stream pattern from Lush, a new series of custom hand-tufted rugs.

    NEW YORK - Liora Manné Design Studio has launched a new custom rug program to the trade called Lush. "This is my first collection of hand-tufted designer wool rugs," said Manné, who is known to consumers for distinctive patterns and colors in Lamontage branded non-woven acrylic needle-punched rugs.


     

Retailers
  • 03032015 DuPont Wins Award at 2015 World Bio Markets Conference

    DUPONT WINS AWARD AT
    2015 WORLD BIO MARKETS CONFERENCE


    From the Modern collection by SENS luxury rugs from HBC Bulckaert Belgium, this photo realistic floral rug is crafted with award-winning DuPont Sorona biopolymer fiber.

    AMSTERDAM - DuPont was recognized for Sorona biopolymer, a sustainably sourced high-performance fiber with the 2015 Bio Business Award for Bio-Based Technology at the World Bio Markets Conference in Amsterdam.


     

Vendors
  • 03032015 Jaipur Partners with Kate Spade for Rugs

    JAIPUR PARTNERS WITH KATE SPADE FOR RUGS; 
    LICENSOR EXPANDS INTO 4 NEW HOME CATEGORIES

    NEW YORK - Jaipur Rugs has partnered with Kate Spade & Company to manufacture and distribute its new line of handmade rugs.  Along with Jaipur Rugs, Kate Spade & Company has also expanded its growing home category with three new licensing agreements under the kate spade new york brand. The collections, which will debut between May 2015 and spring 2016, will be available in a range of fine retailers, interior design showrooms and on katespade.com.
     

     
  • 03042015 Capel Rugs Receives Best of Houzz 2015 Award

    CAPEL RUGS RECEIVES
    'BEST OF HOUZZ 2015' AWARD


    Capel Rugs of all styles are shown in actual homes submitted by consumers, designers and contractors on the popular website, Houzz.com.

    TROY, NC - Capel Rugs has received a 'Best of Houzz 2015' award for customer satisfaction from Houzz, a leading online platform for home remodeling and design ideas and sourcing.


  • 03132015 Aftermath of U.S. West Coast Port Disruptions: C.H. Robinson Weighs Rug Industry Options

    AFTERMATH OF U.S. WEST COAST PORT DISRUPTIONS: C.H. ROBINSON WEIGHS RUG INDUSTRY OPTIONS 

    C.H. Robinson exec outlines implications of the recent West Coast port slowdown, resulting implications and risk mitigating factors for rug importers in an exclusive interview with rugnews.com.


    Francois Wolberg
    director, global textile logistics at C.H. Robinson


    ATLANTA - With so many geo-political events impacting rug imports from the Middle East and Asia, the last thing our industry needed was a nine-month slowdown and threatened strike at U.S. West Coast ("USWC") ports. The Pacific Maritime Association ("PMA") and International Longshore & Warehouse Union ("ILWU") reached an agreement in February, but details raise potential issues and may pose ongoing risks for importers.  RugNews.com asked Francois Wolberg, director, global textile logistics at C.H. Robinson [a $12-billion transportation company familiar with the rug industry] to help clarify the agreement and its long term implications. 
     

     
















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