NEW YORK – The Winter 2009 edition of the New York International Gift Fair (NYIGF) has been re-scheduled for Sunday, January 25 to Thursday, January 29, 2009, at New York City's Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, and Passenger Ship Terminal Piers 90, 92 and 94, according to George Little Management, the show's organizers.
DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION FOR OCT. INDIA CARPET EXPO IS SEPT. 15
VARANASI, INDIA -- The deadline for registration for the October India Carpet Expo (ICE) is Sept. 15. The semi-annual international event will be held at Maharaja Lawn of the Hotel Taj Ganges in Varanasi from Oct. 17 to 20, 2008. The ICE is sponsored by the Carpet Export Promotion Council under the aegis of the Government of India.
CALL FOR ENTRIES FOR DOMOTEX 2009 CARPET DESIGN AWARDS
HANNOVER – Deutsche Messe is inviting exhibitors to submit entries to compete for the 2009 Carpet Design Awards. The designs will be judged in 10 categories in the handcrafted carpet segment. A total of 10,000 euros (approx. $14,273) will be awarded to the winners.
SHOWPLACE OFFERS NEW AFTERNOON SOCIAL: SUNSET ON 3
HIGH POINT, NC – The International Home Furnishings Market will have a new social venue for exhibitors and their customers during the upcoming High Point Market, Oct. 20 to 26. Sunset on 3 will be located on the Third Floor Balcony of Showplace.
APPLICATIONS FOR DELEGATES TO AFGHANISTAN INTERNATIONAL FAIR NOW BEING TAKEN
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN – Applications are now being taken for an official US delegation to attend the second annual Afghanistan International Carpet Fair is set for October 26 to 28, 2008 at the Kabul Serena Hotel, here.
NY HOME FASHION WEEK HOSTS GIANTS OF MASS MERCHANDISING
Vive La France! France Chouinard, buyer of Winner's stores headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, pays a visit to Orian showroom. Here she is with Paul Sullivan, Orian's senior vice president of sales and marketing, and Pat O'Farrell, head of Orian's Canadian operations.
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ART MUSEUM EXPERT TO SPEAK ON CONTEMPORARY ART AT LAS VEGAS MARKET CENTER EVENT
LAS VEGAS – O. Libby Lumpkin, Ph.D., consulting executive director of the Las Vegas Art Museum will speak on "Collecting Contemporary Art" at the Las Vegas Design Center at World Market Center Las Vegas, Friday, Oct. 3, 2008.
KEWL & UNUSUAL DESIGNS OFFER A WAY TO REKINDLE CONSUMER'S IMAGINATION
By Lissa Wyman
Over the years, my vendor friends have told me that business downturns are actually GOOD for the industry.The quiet time can be used to develop truly unique products that will capture the consumer's imagination and renew the public's "Gotta-Have-It" cravings. In the past, that has largely been a lot of Blah-Blah rhetoric. But this time around, they really seem to mean it.
SAFAVIEH DOES A SWITCHEROO WITH NEW HAND-HOOK RUG AND BROADLOOM LINE WITH LOOK OF CLASSIC WILTONS
Safavieh Wilton collection will retail for $575 in 5'6" x 6'6." Broadloom will retail at $12 sq. ft.
PORT WASHINGTON, NY-- Historically, power-loomed rugs have sought to emulate the look of hand-made rugs. But Safavieh is taking the opposite approach in its new Wilton collection, a line of coordinated rugs and broadloom that re-create classic Wilton patterns in a proprietary hand-hooked construction.
RUGSALE.COM IMPROVES LIVE HELP LINK BY ADDING A PERSONAL SHOPPER
HOLYOKE, MA – Rugsale.com, the online rug retailer, has upgraded its standard Live Help link with a Live Help Personal Shopper. The interface allows customers and the RugSale staff look at products of interest together and chat about various options. The upgraded system creates an in-store experience in a virtual setting.
BLOOMINGDALE’S TO OPEN TWO STORES IN DUBAI IN 2010
CINCINNATI, OH – Macy's, Inc. will open its first two Bloomingdale's stores outside of the United States in February 2010 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). One of the stores will be a Bloomingdales Home Store.
PRIME MINISTER OF NEPAL, TRADE MISSION VISIT ABC FLAGSHIP STORE Nepalese officials visit ABC. From left: Kush Kuma Joshi, president of the Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce & Industry; Prashant K. Pokharel of AMI Apparel and head of the Nepal Garment Association; Pushpa Kamal Dahal "Prachanda," Prime Minister of Nepal; Anup B. Malla of Nepal Kangri Carpet Industry P.Ltd. and executive committee member of the Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce & Industry, and Alex Kimia, vice president of ABC Carpet & Home, New York.
NEW YORK -- ABC Carpet & Home was the host to Nepal's Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal "Prachanda" Dahal, who paid a visit to ABC's flagship store on Sunday, Sept. 28. Dahal made the visit as part of a fact-finding mission to discover how Nepalese products are marketed in the United States.
SOMERSET, NJ -- There's no doubt that the current economic downturn is getting on everyone's nerves, but some companies are taking action rather than just standing on the sidelines waiting for the storm to pass.
ATLANTA, GA - Wools of New Zealand Brand has signed with five new partners. With the new additions of Bentley Prince Street, Eclipse, Fabrica, Masland and Woolstreet Designs, Wools of New Zealand has 60 partners that supply branded contract and residential floor covering products to the North American market.
HIGH POINT, NC – Jaipur Rugs, Inc. has nearly doubled its showroom at Showplace here. Located on the third floor is space 3415, the expanded facility measures 2,304 sq. ft. Jaipur formerly occupied a 1,254 sq ft. space at the same location.
WEST WARWICK, RI --Natco Home products is nearing completion of a 60,000 sq. ft. expansion at its domestic rug weaving facility in Sanford, ME, according to Jim Thompson, vice president of sales and marketing.
COMPANY C GOES PINK TO BENEFIT BREAST CANCER AWARENESS IN OCTOBER
Company C's Sachi Pink accent rug.
CONCORD, NH – Company C retailers will participate in Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In October, the retail co-operative will raise funds to benefit breast cancer awareness and community outreach with the sale of its new accent rug Sachi Pink.
CAPEL IN-STORE GALLERY PROGRAM EXPANDS WITH TWO NEW LOCATIONS
TROY, NC – Capel Rugs has opened two new in-store galleries, one in Edmond, OK and the other in El Paso, TX. The openings mark the one-year anniversary of Capel's gallery expansion program. Capel has opened a total of four new galleries across the nation within the past year.
SHAW FLOORS SELECTED FOR GOOD HOUSEKEEPING GREEN HOUSE
DALTON, GA – Shaw’s recyclable Anso nylon carpet and recycled Grand Canyon hardwood are featured in Good Housekeeping magazine’s Good Housekeeping Green House, the first LEED-certified single-family home in New York's Harlem neighborhood.
DALTON, GA – Karastan was one of the participating companies in the Be EcoChic runway show Sept. 4 at the Milstein Hall of Ocean Life at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. The company donated an eco-friendly Plum Blossom rug from the Studio by Karastan Artworks collection to be used in the VIP lounge during the event.
MOMENI CELEBRATES GRAND OPENING OF HEADQUARTERS AND WAREHOUSE
The Momeni family celebrates the Grand Opening of its new warehouse, left to right: Reza Momeni, president; Ali Momeni, vice president; Ali Akbar (Haji) Momeni, founder and chairman; Aria Momeni, executive vice president, Narges Momeni (Mrs Haji), and Will Roseman, mayor of Carlstadt, NJ.
DALTON, GA – Shaw has announced the location and dates of the company’s 2009 Winter Market Events. According to Reggie Newton, Shaw’s vice president of residential marketing, the events will introduce soft and hard surface products, displays and competitive programs to the market as well as provide a positive relationship-building and networking forum for Shaw associates and retailers.