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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
KATHY IRELAND AND BARCLAY BUTERA TO TALK TRENDS AT NOURISON'S HIGH POINT SHOWROOM
SADDLE BROOK, NJ -- Leading floor covering and home accents manufacturer Nourison will host a Tea & Trends talk with licensing partners, Kathy Ireland and Barclay Butera at its High Point showroom on Oct. 22, 2016 during High Point Market.
2016 RUG SHOW DRAWS BIG NAMES TO NEW YORK'S JAVITS CENTER, PART 1
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
VILLAGE CARPETS, ONE OF CHICAGO'S OLDEST RETAIL STORES, IS
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
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.
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.
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.
HIGH POINT PREVIEW: INDUSTRY LEADERS EXPECT
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.