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2020 FEBRUARY

  • 02042020 Exclusive 20+ Rug Showroom Tour: Las Vegas Market Buzzing with Buyers, Part 1
    EXCLUSIVE 20+ RUG SHOWROOM TOUR: LAS VEGAS MARKET BUZZING WITH BUYERS, PART 1


    LAS VEGAS -- The winter 2020 edition of Las Vegas Market proved a bonanza for area rug companies with most showrooms bustling with retailers and designers scoping out the latest looks to help them cash in on the success of the category.


     
  • 02042020 Exclusive 20+ Rug Showroom Tour: Las Vegas Market Buzzing with Buyers, Part 2
    EXCLUSIVE 20+ RUG SHOWROOM TOUR: LAS VEGAS MARKET BUZZING WITH BUYERS, PART 2

     

    LAS VEGAS -- Three words were on everyone's mind at last week's extraordinarily busy Las Vegas Market: What is different? The answer may lie in photos in our two-part 20-plus showroom tour.


     
  • 02052020 Stark Refines Trade Show Strategy, Expects Positive 2020 Activity
    STARK REFINES TRADE SHOW STRATEGY, EXPECTS POSITIVE 2020 ACTIVITY


    Kicking off its show circuit at Surfaces, Stark Studio Rugs will focus on its entry-level, in-stock Essentials program. Shown, Deerfield

    LAS VEGAS -- Stark kicked off its trade show calendar at the International Surface Event, closing Jan. 30, among the company's strongest annual fairs of the year. 


  • 02062020 NY Now Rug Exhibitors Showcase Top Area Rug Trends

    NY NOW RUG EXHIBITORS SHOWCASE TOP AREA RUG TRENDS


    A NY Now designer shops S&H Rugs' trending vintage rug assortment at the winter 2020 edition. Shown, a vintage wool Persian Kerman design


    NEW YORK -- As New York's first major design fair of the year, the semi-annual NY Now showcased some of the top trends influencing area rug design during winter 2020.
     


  • 02062020 Perennials Fabrics and Rugs Debuts Designer-Friendly Website Redesign, Latest Rug Collection
    PERENNIALS DEBUTS DESIGNER-FRIENDLY WEBSITE REDESIGN, LATEST PERFORMANCE RUG COLLECTION

    Perennials introduces its new In the Mix collection of Tibetan knot and flat-woven performance area rugs. Shown, C Major 

    DALLAS -- Perennials Fabrics and Rugs announced a designer-friendly redesigned website that introduces a new rug visualization tool, and rolls out a new 2020 rug collection called In the Mix.
     


  • 02072020 The Rug Show Returns to Los Angeles for Spring Event
    THE RUG SHOW RETURNS TO LOS ANGELES CONVENTION CENTER FOR SPRING EVENT
     
    The Rug Show will hold its spring 2020 event at the Los Angeles Convention Center in March.

    LOS ANGELES -- The organizers of The Rug Show would like to inform visitors and exhibitors that The Rug Show Los Angeles will run as planned from Mar. 27 - Mar. 29, 2020 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

  • 02102020 Karastan Brand Portfolio Grows with First Hand-Knotted Rugs, Hard Surfaces; Digital Kiosk A Winner in Las Vegas
    KARASTAN BRAND PORTFOLIO GROWS WITH FIRST HAND-KNOTS, HARD SURFACES
    DIGITAL KIOSK A WINNER IN LAS VEGAS

     
    Karastan debuts two dozen area rug collections at Las Vegas Market, including Bespoke, its first collection of  hand-knotted imported designs. 

    LAS VEGAS -- At Las Vegas Market, the big news at Karastan was the debut of its first collection of imported hand-knotted rugs, and the launch of over 20 collections, including the show-stopping printed, foldable Antiquity range.
     

  • 02102020 Orian Introduces Swash Washable Rugs, Origanic Yarn System, Plus More Innovations in Las Vegas
    ORIAN INTRODUCES SWASH WASHABLE RUGS, ORIGANIC YARN SYSTEM, PLUS MORE INNOVATIONS IN LAS VEGAS


    Orian launches a new indoor-outdoor area rug line called Swash at Las Vegas Market, illustrating the collection's machine-washable and foldable properties in the display above.

    LAS VEGAS -- The Palmetto Living by Orian showroom at Las Vegas Market was a hub for big name retailers packing the space to get a first-hand look at the company's hot new introductions.
     

  • 02112020 Fiber-Shield Offers Safe Alternative as States Begin Limiting Chemical in Carpet Cleaning Products
    FIBER-SHIELD OFFERS SAFE ALTERNATIVE AS STATES BEGIN LIMITING CHEMICAL IN CARPET CLEANING PRODUCTS
     
    Chemists at Fiber-Shield Industries Inc. developed an all-green water-based 1,4 dioxane-free carpet cleaning product. 

    NEW YORK -- New York is restricting the use of chemical 1,4-dioxane, present in many carpet cleaning solutions, in cleaning and personal care products, and Fiber-Shield Industries Inc.'s products offer a dioxane-free alternative.


  • 02122020 As Online Furniture Sales Top $18.8b, Retailers Focus on Omnichannel Strategies
    AS ONLINE FURNITURE SALES TOP $18.8B, RETAILERS FOCUS ON OMNICHANNEL STRATEGIES
     
    Wayfair and Amazon.com account for more than 50 percent of online furniture sales, which are expected to total more than $18 billion in 2019, according to 1010data, a company which tracks online sales via credit and debit card transactions.

    NEW YORK -- Online furniture sales are growing at twice the rate of overall e-commerce as consumers move away from shopping in brick and mortar, according to a research report by Coresight Research.


  • 02142020 Oscar Isberian Rugs Celebrates 100 Years in Business
    OSCAR ISBERIAN RUGS CELEBRATES 100 YEARS IN BUSINESS
     
    Oscar and Sarkis Tatosian celebrate the 100th anniversary of their third-generation family rug and carpet business. 
     
    CHICAGO -- Oscar Isberian Rugs, the third-generation family business with three Chicagoland locations, turned 100 years old in January.


     
  • 02182020 Designer Liora Manne Amps up Fashion in Winter 2020 Trans-Ocean Rugs
    DESIGNER LIORA MANNE AMPS UP FASHION IN WINTER 2020 TRANS-OCEAN RUGS


    Designed by Liora Manne for Trans-Ocean, the Wilton woven Soho collection debuted at Las Vegas Market with indoor designs like the Zen-looking Clouds 7102-03 in blue.
     
    LAS VEGAS -- Retailers on the hunt for fashion across machine-made and hand-tufted rugs at winter markets found a profusion of new collections at Trans-Ocean's showroom.


  • 02182020 Wayfair Partners with Kelly Clarkson to Inspire Shoppers to Create Homes They Love
    WAYFAIR PARTNERS WITH KELLY CLARKSON TO INSPIRE SHOPPERS TO CREATE HOMES THEY LOVE
     
    Wayfair taps Kelly Clarkson America's first idol to star in omnichannel campaign designed to inspire shoppers to create homes they love. Photo: Business Wire 

    BOSTON -- Wayfair Inc. today announced that singer, songwriter and TV host Kelly Clarkson will serve as the retailer's first official brand ambassador in the U.S. 



  • 02192020 New Exhibitors Debut in Suites at Market Square for Spring High Point Market
    NEW EXHIBITORS DEBUT IN SUITES AT MARKET SQUARE FOR SPRING HIGH POINT MARKET


    The Suites at Market Square gets new rug exhibitors Awanay (shown above) and Seguso Home Imports for the Spring 2020 edition of High Point Market.

    HIGH POINT, N.C. -- IMC welcomes 35+ newcomers to the Suites at Market Square, High Point Market's premier presentation of temporary exhibits for spring.



  • 02202020 Loloi Takes Wraps Off 2020 Catalog, Showcases New 650K Square-Foot Distribution Center
    LOLOI TAKES WRAPS OFF 2020 CATALOG, SHOWCASES NEW 650K SQUARE-FOOT DISTRIBUTION CENTER


    Loloi released its 600 page 2020 catalog featuring its wall art and each collection under the Loloi label and Justina Blakeney x Loloi.

    DALLAS -- Loloi makes news in its just-released 2020 catalog with a multitude of features, including a first look at its new state of the art 650,000 square foot distribution center.





















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