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2010 AUGUST

  • 07272010 Chaudhuri Launches International Inspection Initiative

    CHAUDHURI LAUNCHES
    INTERNATIONAL INSPECTION
    INITIATIVE


    S.K.Chaudhuri

    HARYANA, INDIA – Dr. S.K. Chaudhuri, former director and global head of Interior textiles of the Woolmark Co., has formed the International Inspection Initiative here. The new company specializes in inspection and quality control services for carpets and rugs purchased in India and China.  


Markets
  • 07102010 Exhibitor List Updated for 2010 New York International Carpet Show

    NY INTERNATIONAL CARPET SHOW
    ADDS NEW  EXHIBITORS FOR SEPT SHOW

    NEW YORK – Several additional exhibitors have signed on for the sixth annual New York International Carpet Show (NYICS), being held Sept. 12 to 14, on the 11th floor of 7 West 34th St., here, according to Dennis Dodds, owner of NYICS. There are currently 29 exhibitors on the roster.


  • 08022010 Las Vegas Summer Market People Opening Day

     

     LAS VEGAS MARKET OPENING DAY
    AND A NEW SET OF SMILING PEOPLE

    cOpening day at Momeni: national accounts manager Stephen Hoberman, left, and Reza Momeni, right, with Jodi Visser and Ashley Perry, buyers for Furniture Row, the Denver-based chain.

    ALL the Las Vegas People Pix
    click here


  • 08052010 Las Vegas Design Center Opens to Public

    LAS VEGAS DESIGN CENTER
    OPENS TO CONSUMERS

    LAS VEGAS –The  Las Vegas Design Center is inviting consumers to see the newest trends in home furnishings. Beginning  Tuesday, Aug 10, the Las Vegas Design Center will become  a year-round resource for consumers and designers. The Design Center will be open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.


  • 08102010 Las Vegas Summer Market Business Story #1

    Las Vegas Market Business Story 1:
    LIGHT SUMMER TRAFFIC IN VEGAS,
    BUT RETAILERS READY TO ORDER 


     
    By Lissa Wyman

    LAS VEGAS -- Rug exhibitors reported light attendance at the recent Las Vegas World Market, but the retailers who came were ready, willing and able to buy.


  • 08102010 Vornado Walks Away from High Point Showroom Buildings
    VORNADO WALKS AWAY FROM
    HIGH POINT SHOWROOM BUILDINGS

    HIGH POINT, NC -- Vornado Realty Trust is forfeiting ownership in its showroom properties here, including the Market Square complex, according to recent reports in The Wall Street Journal and the High Point Enterprise.


  • 08112010 Las Vegas Summer Market Story #2

    Las Vegas Market Business Story 2:
    LIGHT SUMMER TRAFFIC IN VEGAS,
    BUT RETAILERS READY TO ORDER 

     
    By Lissa Wyman

    LAS VEGAS -- At the end of last week's Las Vegas World Market, exhibitors were happy with the buying activity and nearly all of them said that retailers who did attend were highly motivated to fill the inventory pipeline.


  • 08122010 Designers Unveil Next Seasons Trends during World Market Center Designer Forum

    DESIGNERS UNVEIL NEXT SEASON'S
    TRENDS AT LAS VEGAS  FORUM
     

    LAS VEGAS – Designers, Darryl Carter, Mary McDonald and Kishani Perera, unveiled their forecasts of next season’s home design trends to a live audience  at the Las Vegas World Market here.  They appeared on Ahead of the Curve, a program moderated by style guru and Today Show contributor Susanna Salk.


  • 08172010 Americasmart to Host Two-in-One Market This Fall

    AMERICASMART TO HOST
    TWO-IN-ONE MARKET IN SEPT.

    ATLANTA – AmericasMart will host the Atlanta Gift and Home Furnishings market together with the Atlanta Gourmet market, September 11 to 13, 2010, according to market officials.


  • 08202010 Finalists Announced for 22nd Annual Arts Awards

    FINALISTS ANNOUNCED FOR
    DALLAS  ARTS AWARDS

    DALLAS – Company C, Inc., Jaunty Co., Inc., Loloi Rugs and Surya are the four finalist in the Area Rug category for the 22nd annual Arts Awards, scheduled for Jan. 22, 2011 during the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market. 


  • 08222010 Contemporary Styling Trends in Las Vegas

    CONTEMPORARY TREND IS
    FRONT AND CENTER IN LAS VEGAS

    By Lissa Wyman

    LAS VEGAS -- Contemporary styling was front and center in rug showrooms at the recent Las Vegas Summer market. Rug vendors
    said  the trend to contemporary styling seems to be developing throughout the country, but it is most evident on the West Coast.


  • 08232010 Ebisons to Participate in Both NY Markets in Sept

    EBISONS HAROUNIAN TO PARTICIPATE
    IN BOTH NY MARKETS IN SEPTEMBER

    NEW YORK – Ebisons Harounian will participate in both, Metro Market Week and the New York International Carpet Show in mid-September according to Michael Harounian, a principal in the rug importing firm.


  • 08232010 Interior Lifestyle China sets Market dates for October 2010

    INTERIOR LIFESTYLE CHINA TO BE
    HELD IN SHANGHAI IN MID-OCTOBER

    SHANGHAI, CHINA – Interior Lifestyle China, the China international trade fair for household products and accessories, will be held October 13 to 16, 2010 at the Shanghai Exhibition Centre, here.  Exhibitors will show products aimed at the Chinese market for home goods.


  • 08272010 7 W to Host Designer Day Event during NYICS

    7 W  TO HOST DESIGNER EVENT AT
    NY INTERNATIONAL CARPET SHOW

    NEW YORK – Color Trends for Carpets & Beyond is the theme of 7 W New York's  Designer Day event which will be held  Monday, Sept. 13, at 11:30 a.m. in the 11th floor Event Suite at 7 W 34th St. The design trends lecture series will be led by Laurie Pressman, Pantone’s vice president of fashion, home and interiors.


  • 08302010 NY International Carpet Show Has Record Number of exhibitors

    NY INTERNATIONAL CARPET SHOW
    TO HAVE RECORD NUMBER OF EXHIBITS

    NEW YORK – The Sixth Annual 2010 New York International Carpet Show will host a record 33 exhibitors, according to Dennis Dodds, owner and organizer of the event. The NYICS will be held Sept 12 to 14 on the 11th Floor of 7 W 34th St.


People
  • 08042010 ITM Names Cohen National Sales Manager

    ITM NAMES COHEN
    NATIONAL SALES MANAGER 

    CUMBERLAND, RI – Jeffery Cohen has been named to the newly created position of national sales manager for International Textile Manufacturing (ITM), according to Ed Pires, chief operating officer. 


Products
Retailers
  • 08162010 Gracious HOme Files for chapter XI Bankruptcy
    NY RETAILER GRACIOUS HOME
    FILES FOR BANKRUPTCY

    NEW YORK -- Gracious Home has filed for Chapter XI bankruptcy protection. The  six-store home furnishings retailer said it intends to continue operations in its three Manhattan stores while operating under bankruptcy.


Test
Vendors
  • 08.02.10 Capel Rugs Export Initiative Deemed Successful

    HOME FURNISHINGS INDUSTRY EXPRESSES
    INTEREST IN SHOWING AT TORONTO CENTER

    TROY, NC – The Home Furnishings Export Consortium received interest from members of the home furnishings industry and government officials alike at a preliminary meeting held July 28 at the High Point Chamber of Commerce, according to Bud Young, Capel Rugs' vice president of marketing.


  • 08122010 Chandra to Show at New York International Gift Fair

    CHANDRA RUGS MAKES
    NY GIFT SHOW DEBUT

    By Lissa Wyman

    ADAIRSVILLE, GA -- Chandra Rugs is making its debut appearance at the New York International Gift Fair, being held Aug 14 to 19 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center and Passenger Ship Terat the Jacob K Javits Convention Center and Passenger Ship Terminal in New York.


  • 08172010 Balta Goup to Buy Domo Groups Floorcovering Sites

    BALTA GROUP TO BUY THREE
    DOMO FLOORCOVERING PLANTS

    SINT-BAAFS VIJVE, BELGIUM – Balta Group has agreed to buy several manufacturing facilities from Domo Group. The purchase includes broadloom carpet, needle felt, carpet tile and yarn and fiber making facilities in Belgium, according to Balta.


  • 08232010 Wools of New Zealand Sponsors Wool for a Better World Month

    WOOLS OF NEW ZEALAND SPONSORS
    WOOL FOR A BETTER WORLD MONTH

    MARIETTA, GA – Wools of New Zealand is sponsoring a month-long promotion, Wool for a Better World, Nov. 1 to 30, 2010.  Participating mill partners will offer Premier Partner retailers a minimum 10% off wholesale prices for Wools of New Zealand brand products during the promotion.


  • 08262010 Surya Announces Apple iPad Winner

    SURYA ANNOUNCES
    WINNER OF APPLE iPAD
     

    CALHOUN, GA – Bona Griffieth, accessory buyer of Morris Home Furnishings of Dayton, OH, was the winner of an Apple iPad from Surya. Surya conducted the random drawing from its pool of registed market visitors after the completion of the Atlanta and Las Vegas Summer Markets.


  • 08272010 Momeni Makes Pledge to Help Pakistani Flood Victims

    MOMENI MAKES PLEDGE TO
    AID PAKISTANI FLOOD VICTIMS

    CARLSTADT, NJ – Momeni has partnered with the Oriental Rug Importers Association (ORIA) to donate a portion of its sales from all Pakistani rugs sold during the month of September to aid victims of the Pakistani floods.


  • 08302010 Shaw Joins Make it Right Foundation in New Orleans

    SHAW JOINS MAKE IT RIGHT
    FOUNDATION IN NEW ORLEANS

    DALTON, GA – Shaw Industries Group, Inc. joined the Make It Right Foundation in New Orleans Sept 28 and 29th weekend to mark the Fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.  Shaw has been a partner of Make It Right since founder Brad Pitt established the organization in December 2007.


















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