Letter to the editor A SALUTE TO THE WEAVER OF HIGH KNOT COUNT RUG
I enjoyed reading your article on the finely knotted rug from India, with possibly the highest knot-count ever at 5,000 knots per square inch. This achievement is a tribute to the artistry and creativity that is the backbone of the rug industry.
Letter to the editor: RESPECT FOR THE WEAVER OF HIGHEST KNOT COUNT RUG
I'm very glad to see this rug and I respect the maker-Mushdak! I respect him because he is using all his life in making rugs. I believe he is not just looking for money, he is looking for something can make himself happy.
TEXTILES MARKET REPORT: VENDORS GET QUALITY TIME WITH BIG BOX BUYERS
By Carol Tisch and Lissa Wyman
NEW YORK-Rug vendors targeting big buyers at this week's New York Home Textiles Market seemed pleased with the turnout. Their dance cards were filled with scheduled appointments, and they spent quality time with large format retailers, now the industry drivers.
RUG VENDORS DEVELOP STRATEGIES TAILORED TO FURNITURE STORES
By Lissa Wyman
Rug vendors are developing new strategies aimed specifically at attracting furniture store customers. For some, that means creating new rugs oriented to branded furniture collections. Others are launching their own furniture programs of coordinated rugs and furniture.
Home Furnishings Color Report: BLUE PALETTE ON THE COMEBACK TRAIL BUT NATURALS STILL BEST SELLERS
By Arthur Douglas Thayer
The blue palette, historically America's favorite color, is on the comeback trail after a long hiatus, according to home furnishings retailers and manufacturers.However, natural and neutral colors still have a strong hold on consumers and remain best sellers in many home furnishings categories.
AFTER A STRONG FIRST QUARTER, VENDORS COMING TO HIGH POINT WITH PRODUCT GUNS BLAZING
By Lissa Wyman
HIGH POINT, NC - Rug vendors are coming to High Point with all product guns blazing. They are coming off a solid first quarter, so they are confident that new products will be well accepted at the Spring furniture show. For many, the January market in Atlanta was the best in years, so they expect that momentum to carry through the High Point event.
MACY'S TO LAUNCH UPSCALE MARTHA STEWART HOME COLLECTIONS
NEW YORK--Federated Department Stores, Inc. and Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. have announced an agreement to develop a new line of Martha Stewart Collection home merchandise exclusively for Macy's.
NEW SAFAVIEH HIGH POINT SHOWROOM TO EXHIBIT BOTH RUGS AND FURNITURE
HIGH POINT -- Safavieh will be exhibiting both rugs and furniture in an enlarged 10,000 sq. ft. showroom at High Point's Historic Market Square April 27 to May 3, 2006. The two-part showroom combines the spaces formerly occupied by Karastan, in MS 120 and 828 International, in MS 123.
SURYA TEAMS UP WITH ROWE FURNITURE FOR STUDIOROWE RETAILING PROGRAM
One of Surya's rugs in the Studiorowe program.
MCLEAN, VA - Rowe Furniture, Inc. and Surya Carpet Inc., will debut a new rug collection at the International Home Furnishings Market in High Point, NC, in April. This collection will be exclusive to Rowe Furniture's Studiorowe retail program.
SAFAVIEH DEAL IS SECOND FLOOR COVERING VENTURE FOR MARTHA STEWART
NEW YORK -- The Safavieh-Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia licensing deal is not the first time that the Martha Stewart organization has taken on the floor covering business. From Summer, 2001 to March 2005, MSLO was involved in a large-scale licensing venture with Shaw Industries, which covered multiple floor covering categories.