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2016 OCTOBER

  • 10012016 Amer Rugs Earns Prestigious SA8000 Certification for Social Accountability in the Workplace

    AMER RUGS EARNS PRESTIGIOUS SA8000 CERTIFICATION FOR SOCIAL ACCOUNTABILITY IN THE WORKPLACE 

     Amer, newly distinguished with SA8000 certification, will exhibit at October High Point Market. Shown in Atlanta are executive team members Joe Barkley, VP sales and marketing; Raj Choudhary, Director; Mahesh Choudhary, CEO and founder of Amer and its parent company, Saraswatii Global, Ltd.; and Tanuj Gupta, President, Amer. 


    NORCROSS, Ga. -- Amer, long a leader in social issues, announces that its India-based vertically-integrated manufacturing unit Saraswatii Global Ltd., has earned the prestigious SA8000 certification for high standards in the workplace.  


  • 10012016 Loloi Announces Launch of Ellen DeGeneres Rugs, Pillows and Throws

    LOLOI ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF ED ELLEN DEGENERES RUGS, PILLOWS AND THROWS

    "I'm thrilled to bring my passion for design to a rug collection with Loloi," says Ellen DeGeneres, who will launch multiple categories with Loloi in January, 2017.


    DALLAS -- Loloi announces an exciting collaboration with its newest licensing brand, ED Ellen DeGeneres, which debuts with seven new rug collections and a wide range of pillows and throw blankets inspired by Ellen's iconic style and personality. 


  • 10032016 Mohawk Home Debuts Inaugural Outdoor Collection in NY, Chicago
    MOHAWK HOME DEBUTS INAUGURAL OUTDOOR COLLECTION IN NY, CHICAGO


    Mohawk Home's new Veranda collection, which debuted at September markets in Chicago and New York, marries high performance, Made in America, and a competitive price point.


    NEW YORK -- Mohawk Home introduced retailers to Veranda, its first outdoor rug collection, at both the New York Home Fashions Market and Casual Market Chicago, which overlapped for several days during the week beginning Sept. 19, 2016.


  • 10042016 Surya Partners With Brand ELLE to Introduce Rug and Pillow Collections with Parisian Flair

    SURYA PARTNERS WITH BRAND ELLE ON RUG AND PILLOW COLLECTIONS WITH PARISIAN FLAIR

    Surya will debut a new line of rug and pillow collections for Elle Decor at High Point Market. Shown: D'Orsay rug, D'Orsay pillow, Reda pillow


    CARTERSVILLE, Ga. -- Surya will debut at High Point Market a new line of signature rugs and pillows developed in collaboration with international lifestyle brand, Elle. 


  • 10052016 NY Home Fashions Market Ends Strong, Despite Slow Start, Part 1
    NY HOME FASHIONS MARKET ENDS STRONG, DESPITE SLOW START: 
    PEOPLE AND PRODUCTS - PART 1


    NEW YORK -- New York Home Fashions Market got off to a slow start, following the bomb attack in the city occurring a few days prior to the opening of the show on Sept. 19. But the show ended on a more positive note. 


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  • 10052016 NY Home Fashions Market, Part 2: A Taste of What's to Come

    NY HOME FASHIONS MARKET, PART 2: A TASTE OF WHAT'S TO COME


    Lifestyle displays at rug manufacturers and importers showrooms during NY Home Fashions Market Fall 2016 edition offer buyers up-to-the-minute innovations in fashion and technology.


    NEW YORK --  RugNews.com's exclusive New York Home Fashions Market coverage, Part 2, offers a harbinger of more than a few trends to be on full view at the upcoming October High Point Market. The event last month gave big name buyers a heads-up with creative showroom displays underscoring innovations in fashion and technology. 


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  • 10052016 The Novogratz Open Their Hollywood Castle to Unveil First Novogratz by Momeni Rugs

    THE NOVOGRATZ OPEN THEIR HOLLYWOOD CASTLE TO UNVEIL FIRST "NOVOGRATZ BY MOMENI" RUGS


    Fearless in their use of color and pattern, Bob and Cortney Novogratz create a distinctive and totally original collection with Momeni, which will debut at the October High Point Market.


    LOS ANGLES -- Husband and wife design team Bob and Cortney Novogratz opened the doors to the Novogratz Hollywood castle on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016 for a launch party unveiling 87 of the first 'Novogratz by Momeni' area rugs in a new licensing partnership with Momeni.


  • 10062016 C.H. Robinson Reports Growing Demand for Container Consolidation and E-Commerce Solutions

    E-COMMERCE SPARKS GROWING DEMAND FOR SHIPPING SOLUTIONS

    "Consolidation helps rug companies maximize volume and minimize shipping costs." -- Francois Wolberg, C.H. Robinson


    ATLANTA -- With logistics and reliable delivery seen as key components in the ever-growing e-commerce sector of home furnishings retailing, importers of rugs and textiles are looking for solutions to help them better compete in an increasingly high-tech global economy.


  • 10072016 Nourison Focuses on Rich Texture, Color and Abstract Patterns for High Point

    NOURISON FOCUSES ON RICH TEXTURE, COLOR AND ABSTRACT PATTERNS FOR HIGH POINT

    Hand tufted of a blend of wool and Luxcelle, Nourison's Opaline in charcoal, ivory and turquoise marries modern over-dye techniques with a classic floral motif.


    SADDLE BROOK, N.J. -- Floor covering and home accents manufacturer Nourison will showcases high-end looks with rich texture and color in abstract patterns at High Point Market. 


  • 10072016 The Rug Gallery Opens in The Villages

    THE RUG GALLERY OPENS IN THE VILLAGES


    A Florida cottage look, replete with metal roof, welcomes customers to The Rug Gallery in The Villages, a giant retirement community in central Florida. 

    THE VILLAGES, Fla. -- With the economy recovering, Darren Hearns, president of Great Lakes Flooring, decided it was the right time to open a specialty rug store.


     

  • 10092016 Zollanvari Previews January Intros at Zurich Headquarters Event

    ZOLLANVARI PREVIEWS JANUARY INTROS AT ZURICH HEADQUARTERS EVENT

    The newest rugs from Zollanvari will be previewed to special guests today prior to their introduction at January 2017 European shows.  Pictured above is Grafitti 6 from the Gabbehs Abstract & Plain collection.


    ZURICH -- Zollanvari AG is holding a special event today, Oct. 10, 2016, at its European headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland to introduce its newest designs to be shown at the January 2017 editions of Domotex in Hannover and Maison et Objet in Paris.


     

  • 10102016 Kaleen Appoints Bob Stone to Key Management Position
    KALEEN APPOINTS BOB STONE TO KEY MANAGEMENT POSITION


    DALTON, GA -- Kaleen Rugs and Broadloom has appointed Bob Stone as regional vice president for the Southern Region, according to an announcement by Blake Dennard, senior vice president, to whom he will report. 


  • 10112016 Jaipur Living Expects Double-Digit Growth at High Point Market

    JAIPUR LIVING DEBUTS 16 NEW COLLECTIONS, EXPECTS DOUBLE-DIGIT SALES GROWTH AT HIGH POINT MARKET

    Among the nearly 400 new rugs, pillows, poufs and throws Jaipur Living will introduce at High Point Market Fall 2016 is an addition to its top-selling hand-spun wool Poeme collection.

    HIGH POINT, N.C. -- Jaipur Living will debut 16 new collections at High Point Market, including nearly 400 new rugs, pillows, poufs and throws, and expects to finish 2016 on a high note. 


  • 10122016 Feizy Releases New Designer Catalog Series

    FEIZY RELEASES NEW DESIGNER
    CATALOG SERIES


    The 2017 Feizy Fine Collection catalog (left) and the 2017 Feizy Lifestyles Collection catalog will debut at Fall High Point Market and are available online.


    DALLAS -- Feizy announces the release of its 2017 designer catalog series, shipping October 2016. The series has been divided into two separate, easy-to-navigate catalogs as a result of product line growth.


  • 10132016 The 2016 Rug Show Draws Big Names to New York's Javits Center, Part 2

    THE 2016 RUG SHOW DRAWS BIG NAMES TO NEW YORK'S JAVITS CENTER, PART 2



    NEW YORK -- With more than 70 exhibitors on display during the fifth edition of The Rug Show at Javits, the rug buying elite was treated to a head-turning selection of designs and styles at September's event.


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  • 10132016 RUGS AMERICA PROMOTES BARTELS TO VP MARKETING
    RUGS AMERICA PROMOTES BARTELS TO VP MARKETING

    FARMINGDALE, NY -- Rugs America has promoted Jessica Bartels to vice president of marketing, a new position.  She joined the company in February, 2016 as marketing director.
     


  • 10132016 The 2016 Rug Show Draws Big Names to New York's Javits Center, Part 1

    THE 2016 RUG SHOW DRAWS BIG NAMES TO NEW YORK'S JAVITS CENTER, PART 1



    NEW YORK -- Top names from both sides of the aisle, including dealers, showrooms, designers, and rug suppliers, filled the Jacob K. Javits Center for four days in September for the 2016 edition of The Rug Show in New York City.


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  • 10142016 Surya Spotlight Value across Price Points with High Point Market Introductions

    SURYA SPOTLIGHTS VALUE ACROSS PRICE POINTS AT HIGH POINT MARLET
     
    Surya will introduce a number of artisan-look machine-made rug collections at High Point Market, including Tessera, which resembles a zero pile hand-knotted rug.

    CARTERSVILLE, Ga. -- Surya will debut hundreds of rugs and accessories at this fall's High Point Market, including many new options at value price points. 



  • 10162016 Capel Intros CocoCozy Custom Range; Adds to Biltmore Collection
    CAPEL INTROS COCOCOZY CUSTOM RANGE; ADDS TO BILTMORE COLLECTIONS

    Capel will introduce the hand-loomed CocoCozy Color Block collection which allows consumers to mix and match up to three colors from a palette of 12 to create their own custom wool rug.

    TROY, N.C. -- Capel Rugs is making major expansions to two high-profile licensing programs at the fall 2016 edition of High Point Market.


  • 10172016 Art Resources Unveils Online Platform for Furniture Stores at High Point Market
    ART RESOURCES UNVEILS ONLINE PLATFORM FOR FURNITURE STORES AT HIGH POINT MARKET

    From Art Resources' inventory of 13,000 handmade rugs, a diverse selection of rugs from contemporary to classic, vintage and antique are now instantly available to furniture stores through a private label website. 

    LOS ANGELES -- Capitalizing on its years of expertise in the wholesale and retail sides of the rug business, Los Angeles-based Art Resources will this week unveil its new private label website to furniture store buyers at the company's High Point showroom, space 294 in Historic Market Square.



  • 10172016 Feizy to Introduce New Hand-Knotted Collections, One-of-a-Kind Rugs, Popular Vintage Lines
    FEIZY TO INTRODUCE NEW HAND-KNOTTED COLLECTIONS, ONE-OF-A-KINDS AND POPULAR VINTAGE LINES


    Feizy debuts the hand-knotted wool Dalia collection, with heathered effects for a new spin on traditional motifs. 

    DALLAS -- Feizy, one of the country's largest rug manufacturers, is unveiling nine new collections at the fall 2016 High Point Market at its Historic Market Square showroom, Suite 145. The company will also debut a broad selection of one-of-a-kind rugs and its newly-released 2017 designer catalogs.


  • 10172016 Icon Honors 2017 Call for Entries Now Open
    ICON HONORS 2017 CALL FOR ENTRIES NOW OPEN

    ATLANTA -- The Icon Honors call for entries opens today launching the 2017 competition for the home and gift industry's most celebrated and recognized mark of achievement. 



  • 10172016 Kaleen Adds New Collections, Grows Current Lines For High Point
    KALEEN ADDS NEW COLLECTIONS, GROWS CURRENT LINES FOR HIGH POINT


    Kaleen debuts four new collections for High Point Market and grows several popular lines, including Global Inspirations, shown.

    HIGH POINT, N.C. -- Kaleen brings four new rug collections in a variety of constructions, textures and styles to High Point Market, adds fresh looks to popular existing lines, and expands its growing outdoor portfolio to meet demand from retailers.


  • 10172016 Nazmiyal Collection Launches New Online Retail Brand
    NAZMIYAL COLLECTION LAUNCHES NEW ONLINE RETAIL BRAND

    Nazmiyal Collection's Bobby Jafari, manager of the new ModernVintageRugs.com site,  said the online endeavor, which focuses on the mid- to upper-end of the market, will continue to be improved and grown over the next several months.



    NEW YORK -- Antique rug gallery Nazmiyal Collection debuts a new online retail brand to focus on mid- to upper-tier modern and vintage designs with the launch of ModernVintageRugs.com.



  • 10182016 Retail Insights: Rugs Direct's Winning Formula Garners Double-Digit Growth

    RETAIL INSIGHTS: RUGS DIRECT'S WINNING FORMULA GARNERS DOUBLE-DIGIT GROWTH


    Rugs Direct's executive team includes (top row from left): co-owners David Craig, CEO, and Randy Kremer, president; Bill Martin, executive vice president and chief merchandising officer.  Second row:Greg Culler, chief information officer; Rex Creekmur, marketing director. Right: Rugs Direct's single storefront. 


    WINCHESTER, Va. -- When Rugs Direct started in 1998, consumers were gun-shy about buying rugs and other home furnishings online, wanting instead to be able to touch and feel their merchandise before bringing it home.


  • 10182016 Shaw Industries Announces Agreement to Acquire USFloors

    SHAW INDUSTRIES ANNOUNCES AGREEMENT TO ACQUIRE USFLOORS
     

    Vance Bell, chairman and CEO of Shaw Industries (left), has announced the agreement to acquire hard surface leader USFloors, founded by Piet Dossche (right).


    DALTON, Ga. --  Shaw Industries Group, Inc.  announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase USFloors, which expands and complements Shaw's position as a leader in the luxury vinyl tile (LVT) and hard surface markets.


  • 10182016 Village Carpets, One of Chicago's Oldest Retail Stores, Is Closing

    VILLAGE CARPETS, ONE OF CHICAGO'S OLDEST RETAIL STORES, IS CLOSING


    The over 40-year-old Village Carpets & Rugs showroom in Winnetka, Ill., opens a liquidation sale to the public on Oct. 18, 2016 (PRNewsFoto/Village Carpets)

    WINNETKA, Ill. -- One of the most distinguished retail stores on Chicago's North Shore, Village Carpets & Rugs, is officially closing their 4,500 square foot showroom, located at 924 Green Bay Road, in Winnetka.


  • 10192016 Amer Announces Apple Watch Promotion, Shows 12 Collections for the First Time in High Point

    AMER ANNOUNCES APPLE WATCH PROMOTION, SHOWS 12 COLLECTIONS FOR THE FIRST TIME IN HIGH POINT


    Amer will present a dozen new lines including  the hand-knotted wool and silk Sapphire (shown above) and launches a special High Point Market Apple Watch program.

    HIGH POINT, N.C.  -- In addition to the debut of 12 new collections, Amer Rugs announces a special market promotion in which each retailer purchasing $5,000 during the October 2016 High Point Furniture Market will be rewarded with an Apple Watch.


  • 10192016 AmericasMart Celebrates 60 Years of Excellence at January 2017 Market
    AMERICASMART CELEBRATES 60 YEARS OF EXCELLENCE AT JANUARY 2017 MARKET

    ATLANTA -- When the Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market opens for business at AmericasMart Atlanta  on Jan. 10, 2017, the global retail and design community will mark and celebrate its staging as the 60th consecutive wianter show under continuous Portman Family ownership and management and the latest and largest in a continuing legacy of industry-leading market events.


  • 10192016 High Point Preview: Industry Leaders Expect Strong Market
    HIGH POINT PREVIEW: INDUSTRY LEADERS EXPECT STRONG MARKET


     

    HIGH POINT, N.C. -- The fall 2016 installment of High Point Market, the last major market of the year, is expected by many rug industry leaders to help end the year on a strong note, with celebrity licensing deals and fashion stories key drivers of business.



     
  • 10192016 Nuloom Adds Five New Collections at High Point Market; Expands Existing Lines
    NULOOM ADDS FIVE NEW COLLECTIONS AT HIGH POINT MARKET; EXPANDS EXISTING LINES


    Nuloom debuts Indigo, a power-loomed collection that inflects traditional designs with fashion. The range starts at $149 for 5x8.

    HIGH POINT, N.C.  -- NuLoom is highlighting timeless designs in antique patina effects and rich hues with its debuting Indigo collection, one of four new lines to be showcased at the company's High Point Market showroom, Space 4G in the C&D Building. 


  • 10212016 High Point Trend-Alert: Global Styles Pop with Colors, Including Pretty Pinks
    HIGH POINT TREND-ALERT: GLOBAL STYLES POP WITH COLORS, INCLUDING PLENTY OF PRETTY PINKS

    HIGH POINT, N.C. -- High Point Market, considered one of the most important barometers of home fashion trends, will prove that the global designs so popular in the past several seasons continue to be in favor. However, the latest crop of tribal inspired designs get recast in fresh color combinations with a vibrant, bold -- and sometimes surprisingly -- feminine twist.


  • 10242016 Jaipur Living Debuts 400 New Products in Gallery-Style High Point Showroom
    JAIPUR LIVING DEBUTS 400 NEW PRODUCTS IN GALLERY-STYLE HIGH POINT SHOWROOM


    Jaipur Living introduces new designs in the Project Error By Kavi collection with the addition of the hand-knotted Neev in hand-carded wool and art silk.

    ATLANTA -- Jaipur Living has been showcasing an expanded product assortment at this week's High Point Market, marked by 400 new introductions across the brand's portfolio of rugs, pillows, poufs and throws.


  • 10242016 LR Resources Expands High Point Showroom, Showcases New Collections
    LR RESOURCES EXPANDS HIGH POINT SHOWROOM, SHOWCASES NEW COLLECTIONS
    LR Resources is using its larger High Point Market showroom to present its full-size hand knotteds.


    HIGH POINT, N.C. -- LR Resources grows its High Point showroom footprint moving to a new space, next to its original, that allows it to better display its rugs, said Mike Thompson, who also used the fall market to let clients know about some sales management appointments.


  • 10252016 Fans Turn Out En Mass to Meet Momeni's New Design Stars, the Novogratz
    FANS TURN OUT EN MASS TO MEET MOMENI'S NEW DESIGN STARS, THE NOVOGRATZ



    Greeting buyers and designers at Saturday's much-anticipated launch of Novogratz by Momeni are Bob and Cortney Novogratz and Reza Momeni, CEO of Momeni.  Hundreds of fans turned out to see the dedicated showroom Momeni created to display the inaugural collection at the Fall 2016 installment of High Point Market. Read the exclusive Hollywood Castle premiere of the collection by RugNews.com, click here




  • 10252016 Flatweaves Get Their Own "Best Of" Category at for the 2017 Carpet Design Awards
    FLATWEAVES GET THEIR OWN "BEST OF" CATEGORY FOR 2017 DESIGN AWARDS

     
    Flatweaves earn their own "Best Of" category for the upcoming Carpet Design Awards, and are expected to make a strong showing at the upcoming Domotex held from Jan. 14-17, 2017. 

    HANNOVER, Germany --  According to a Domotex press release called "The Love of Flatweaves," not only is the technique at the heart of the history of textile weaving, but kilims and tapestries remain so relevant and important in the world of contemporary design and interiors that they have earned their own "Best Of" category at the floor covering fair's coveted Carpet Design Awards.


  • 10262016 Abbyson Living Returns to High Point with "All Together Now" Campaign; Rolls Out Interior Designer Program
    ABBYSON LIVING RETURNS TO HIGH POINT WITH "ALL TOGETHER NOW" CAMPAIGN; ROLLS OUT INTERIOR DESIGNER PROGRAM


    The family behind Abbyson Living returns to High Point Market with a new IHFC showroom and to-the-trade program. At the ribbon-cutting ceremony, from left to right: Abby Rafieha, Sherri Rafieha, Yavar Rafieha, Doddy Rafieha, Rodd Rafieha, Chelsea Rafieha, and Bob Maricich, CEO of International Market Centers.

    HIGH POINT, N.C. -- Abbyson Living, absent from High Point Market for more than a decade, returned for the Fall 2016 edition of the market with a spacious 22,000 square foot IHFC showroom to highlight its total home solutions and roll out its new interior designer trade program.


  • 10272016 Couristan Names Mark Ferullo Vice President of National Accounts
    COURISTAN NAMES MARK FERULLO VICE PRESIDENT OF NATIONAL ACCOUNTS


    FORT LEE, N.J. -- Couristan, Inc., a leading manufacturer of fine quality area rugs, residential broadloom and custom contract·hospitality carpeting, has announced the appointment of Mark Ferullo as vice president of National Accounts, as part of the company's long-term growth plan for its area rug division. 


  • 10282016 Meridian Targets Rug Market with New Wool, Wool-Blend Yarns as U.S. Plant Goes Online
    MERIDIAN TARGETS RUG MARKET WITH NEW WOOL AND WOOL BLEND YARNS AS U.S. PLANT GOES ONLINE


    Better known for its fashion textiles and craft yarn, Meridian Specialty Yarn Group enters the carpet and rug business with new capabilities at its U.S. facility.

    VALDESE, N.C.--Meridian Specialty Yarn Group Inc. (MSYG), better known as a purveyor of textiles and craft yarn, expands its target market to include carpet and rug makers with its production of wool and wool/polyester blend carpet yarns at the company's newly expanded Ranlo production plant.



     
  • 10292016 ABC Carpet & Home Introduces Luke Irwin's Luxurious Mosaic Collection
    ABC CARPET & HOME INTRODUCES LUKE IRWIN'S LUXURIOUS MOSAIC COLLECTION


    ABC Carpet's Graham Head and Luke Irwin celebrate the debut of Mosaic by Luke Irwin collection at the renowned New York retailer's 6th floor rug department.

    NEW YORK -- Elevating rug weaving to new levels of artistry, ABC Carpet & Home's vice chairman Graham Head introduced guests to the Mosaic collection by Luke Irwin -- and to the U.K.- based bespoke carpet designer himself -- at the renowned retailer's recent launch party celebrating the line's arrival.


  • 10302016 Jaipur Living Wows High Point Buyers with Artful Senses Event
    JAIPUR LIVING WOWS HIGH POINT BUYERS WITH ARTFUL SENSES EVENT  


    Jaipur Living raised the bar at High Point Market with an event appealing to all the senses, including an operatic performance dramatically staged with its handmade rugs as backdrop.

    HIGH POINT, N.C. -- Jaipur Living set a new standard for High Point market rug displays -- and parties -- with its Artful Senses Fete, held Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016 at the Central Station/Notre Monde showroom on West English Road.


  • 10312016 Novogratz by Momeni Rugs Launches to Fanfare at High Point Market
    NOVOGRATZ BY MOMENI RUGS LAUNCH TO FANFARE AT HIGH POINT MARKET


    Cortney and Robert Novogratz await the opening night festivities at the new Momeni showroom in High Point devoted exclusively to their debut rug collection, Novogratz by Momeni.

    HIGH POINT, N.C. -- Fans of husband and wife design team Robert and Cortney Novogratz turned out en masse for the official trade launch of the 15 inaugural collections of Novogratz by Momeni area rugs at a High Point Market opening night party on Saturday, October 22, 2016.


















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