Rugnews.com Editorial: EVERYONE HAS A RIGHT TO HAVE A RUG THEY LOVE AND CAN AFFORD AND THEN OUR BUSINESS GROWS
By Lissa Wyman
One of the greatest things that has happened over the past 20 or 30 years is that every consumer can buy an affordable rug to beautify their home. Some people choose to pay thousands, others choose to pay a couple hundred - or less.
CAPEL TO PARTICIPATE IN BILTMORE FOR YOUR HOME WORKSHOP FOR HOME FURNISHINGS PARTNERS
ASHEVILLE, NC – Biltmore for Your Home will host its home furnishings licensing partners during a workshop held at the Inn on Biltmore Estate, September 16 to 18, 2013. Capel Rugs will participage in the event, which will provide participants with information, insights and group discussions to help grow their Biltmore business through effective product development and marketing, according to Tim Rosebrock, vice president and general manager of licensed consumer products for Biltmore.
THE RUG SHOW AT JAVITS TO HOST KICK-OFF PARTY SEPT 22
NEW YORK – The Rug Show at Javits will host a kick-off cocktail and dinner party Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, the opening night of Market. The show will also host complimentary services daily throughout the Market, Sept. 22 to 25.
HIGH POINT MARKET AUTHORITY SETS SEMINAR SERIES TOPICS FOR FALL SHOW
HIGH POINT, NC – The High Point Market Authority, in association with the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) has set the schedule for its Design Viewpoints Series at the Fall High Point Market, October 19 to 24, 2013.
HANLEY WOOD BRINGING FLOORING AND SURFACES EVENTS TO BOTH WEST AND EAST
DALLAS – Hanley Wood will launch TileExpo and The International Surface Event East in 2014. The two events are designed to bring the flooring and surfaces industries together, according to Dana Teaque, vice president of Hanley Wood Exhibitions. Beginning in 2014, the events will be held concurrently in both Las Vegas (in January) and Miami Beach (in October).
RUG VENDORS TO PARTICIPATE AT 7W NY FOR HOME FASHIONS WEEK
NEW YORK – Several rug and home textiles vendors will be exhibiting at 7 W New York during Home Fashions Week September 23 to 26, 2013. Although the building will be converted to office use over the next few years, some home textiles companies will remain in the building's showroom area until the conversion is complete.
WORLD MARKET CENTER OPENS REGISTRATION FOR WINTER 2014 LAS VEGAS MARKET
LAS VEGAS – Registration for the Winter Las Vegas Market, January 26 to January 30, 2014, is now open. Hotel reservations also are available, with special “early bird” discounts offered at select partner hotels through October 18, 2013.
CALHOUN, GA – Rizzy Home will open a new 3,700 sq. ft. showroom at space #319 in the 7 West 34th Street Building in New York City. The company will show its products in the enlarged showroom during the New York Home Fashions Market Sept. 23 to 26, 2013.
SURYA TO EXHIBIT FOR THE FIRST TIME AT 2013 CASUAL FURNITURE MARKET
CALHOUN, GA – Surya will exhibit for the first time at the 2013 International Casual Furniture and Accessories Market, Tuesday, Sept. 17 to Friday, Sept. 20 at The Merchandise Mart booth 8-4055 in Chicago.
LOLOI TO PARTICIPATE IN CHICAGO CASUAL MARKET FOR FIRST TIME
DALLAS – Loloi Rugs will debut at the Chicago Casual Market for the first time in space 8-2102, September 17 to 20. The company will feature six new indoor/outdoor collections and 121 total indoor/outdoor designs along with its new 2014 Indoor/Outdoor Catalog.
NY AUTUMN MARKETS GUIDE NOW AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD
NEW YORK – The official 2013 New York Autumn Markets Insider Guide is available for download. The complimentary market catalog includes The Rug Show@Javits (Sept. 22 to 25), the New York International Carpet Show (Oct. 6 to 8) and Metro Market Week 10 (Oct. 7 to 10). To download a pdf copy of the guide, click here.
NEW YORK -- AfghanMade Carpets, a new importing company, will launch its first collection at The Rug Show@Javits 2013, New York. AfghanMade Carpets has been developed with partnering companies Matt Camron, Oritop, Michaelian & Kohlberg, Ignacio Larrain, James Opie Collection and Eliko. These companies have partnered with AfghanMade Carpets to be the first to directly source their production of handmade carpets in Afghanistan.
RIZZY HOME TO INTRODUCE NEW RACHEL KATE COLLECTION DURING NY HOME FASHIONS MARKET
CALHOUN, GA – Rizzy Home has joined forces with Rachel Kate, a finalist of HGTV’s season seven of Design Star to create a new line of bedding and textiles. The new collection will be launched during the NY Home Fashions Market, September 22 to 26 at Rizzy Home’s 7 W 34Street suite 319.
RUG EXHIBITORS AT CHICAGO CASUAL MARKET SEE GROWTH IN INDOOR-OUTDOOR CATEGORY Designer Emma Gardner, center, with Couristan ceo Ron Couri, left, and exec vp Steve Codella. Casual Market attendees got first look at Couristan's Emma At Home Licensed Collection of indoor-outdoor rugs.
By Pat Terry
CHICAGO -- Six major rug companies, including two first-time exhibitors, voiced strong optimism about the growth of indoor-outdoor product lines as they talked with buyers at the 2013 International Casual Furniture & Accessories Market, which ran Tuesday, Sept 17 to Friday, Sept. 20 at the Chicago Merchandise Mart.
EXHIBITORS TO HOST SPECIAL EVENTS DURING NYICS AND METRO MARKET WEEK
Several exhibitors participating in the Fall New York International Carpet Show (NYICS) and Metro Market Week will host special events throughout both events at various New York and New Jersey venues. The NYICS run Oct 6 to 8, 2013 and Mero Markt Week runs Oct. 7 to 10, 2013.
DALLAS – Feizy Rugs and Market Square/IMC will co-host a “Fabulous & 40” 1940s-inspired birthday party, Monday, October 21 at the company’s Market Square showroom 145. Guests will be treated to live music by The Boilermaker Jazz Band, a martini bar, hors d’oeuvres and swing dance lessons.
NEW YORK HOME FASHIONS WEEK KICKS OFF WITH RUG SHOW @ JAVITS Exhibitors and visitors were pleased with opening day at the Rug Show @ Javits. The show grew to 80,000 sq. ft. this year compared to 30,000 sq. ft. last year. Left to right are: Jalal Shabahang from Shabahang & Sons Fine Rugs, Milwaukee; Ramin Mobayen, Mobayen, Beverly Hills, CA; Moe Haghshenas of Central Gallery, Kalamazoo, MI, and Behzad Shabahang of Shabahang & Sons, Milwaukee.
See ALL the New York People Pix from RugShow@Javits and New York Home Fashions Market
JAVITS AND NY HOME FASHION MARKET: WORLDS APART BUT ONE GOAL: GIVE CONSUMERS BEAUTIFUL RUG CHOICES
At Nourison, from left: Sabrina Roberts, Director of National Accounts for Nourison; Kevin Kennedy, Nourison vice president of sales for Nourison's home textiles division, and Holly Watson, buyer for Garden Ridge, Plano, TX
Rug Show at Javits:, from left: Zaheer Mughal of Kashee & Sons, Secaucus, NJ; Maria Conrad, rug buyer for Bloomingdales, New York;Soner Akis, operations manager-branch coordinator, Bloomingdales, New York, and Bob Kirby, vice president of Kashee & Sons.
See ALL the New York People Pix from RugShow@Javits and New York Home Fashions Market
NY FALL HANDMADE SHOWS STRIVE FOR UNITY IN 2014 DATES SET FOR SEPT 7 TO 11 2014
The Rug Show @ Javits and Metro Market Week will be held Sept. 7 to 11, 2014. Dates for the NYICS are currently being negotiated.
NEW YORK - In a show of unity, organizers of the New York Fall hand made rug shows will be held during the week of Sept. 7, 2014. The Rug Show@Javits will be held September 7 to 10, 2014 and Metro Market Week 11 will be September 7 to11, 2014. The New York International Carpet Show (NYICS) is currently in negotiations to secure the same week for its10th Anniversary Show.
Click here to see the first rugs coming to Fall Markets, including this week's New York Home Fashion Market and The Rug Show@ Javits and October's NY Metro Market, the New York International Carpet Show and the High Point Market. LOTS more rugs to come!
NRITHYANJALI SCHOOL OF DANCE TO PERFORM KRISHNA TO BENEFIT VISION EXPRESS CHARITY FOUNDED BY RETAILER RAKESH AGARWAL
Performers from Nrithyanjali School of Dance
HENDERSONVILLE, NC – The Nrithyanjali School of Dance will perform the Indian dance-drama Krishna on Sunday, September 22 at the Flat Rock Playhouse main-stage, here. All proceeds from this cultural event will benefit Vision Express, a 501c3 charitable organization, founded by Rakesh Agarwal, chief executive officer of Rug & Home, the retailer based in Hendersonville, NC. To see a video of a show preview, click here.
REVITARUGS AND ABC CARPET & HOME PARTNER FOR ‘GREEN’ CLEANING
SOUTH HACKENSACK, NJ – RevitaRugs has partnered with ABC Carpet & Home to service rug cleaning, repairs and restoration. RevitaRugs was chosen because of the company’s eco-friendly rug cleaning expertise, according to Paul Chapman, vice-chairman of ABC Carpet & Home.
WORLD FLOOR COVERING ASSOCIATION SEEKING 2014 HALL OF FAME SUBMISSIONS
ANAHEIM, CA – The World Floor Covering Association (WFCA) is accepting nominations to the Floor Covering Industry Hall of Fame for 2014. The deadline for submitting completed Hall of Fame applications is November 1, 2013.
DALTON, GA – Shaw Industries Group will build a new facility in Bartow County to manufacture modular carpet tiles. The company is expected to make an $85 million investment in Georgia and create 500 new jobs, according to Vance Bell, Shaw chairman and chief executive officer.
NATICK, MA – Dover Rug & Home will host author Qais Akbar Omar, the Afghan writer and rug specialist at an in-store presentation Wednesday, September 25, 2013 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The event is part of several programs that will offer attendees the opportunity to learn about the culture, history, and tradition of fine rug making.
DALTON, GA – Shaw Industries Group, Inc. has ranked second on E-learning! magazine's Learning!100. This is the third consecutive year Shaw has been recognized for high performance, organizational culture, innovation and collaboration, according to the company.
SURYA RUGS FEATURED IN STAR LOUNGE DURING NY'S MERCEDES-BENZ FASHION WEEK
Surya’s Antolya collection, featuring classical Persian-inspired designs, were featured in the Star Lounge at New York's Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. The rugs are hand knotted in India of semi-worsted New Zealand wool.
NEW YORK – Three Surya rugs from the Antolya collection were featured at the Mercedes-Benz Star Lounge at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Sept. 5 to 12, 2013 in New York. See an excerpt from Fashion Week on You Tube, click here.
CALHOUN, GA – Surya has again joined forces with the Akshaya Patra organization to raise money to provide thousands of children in India with healthy meals for the year. On October 6, 2013, 30 Surya employees will run the Allstate Atlanta 13.1 Marathon to help raise the company’s new goal of $35,000. Last year Surya raised $29,000 with 15 Surya employees participating, according to Satya Tiwari, president of Surya.
DALTON, GA – Shaw Industries has opened a 210,000 sq. ft. carpet tile plant in Nantong, China – a port city 65 miles north of Shanghai. The new facility was opened in order to offers customers in Asia quicker access to a wider range of recyclable, Cradle-to-Cradle-certified products, which are PVC-free and bitumen-free, according to Jeff Galloway, Shaw Industries vice president for Asia Pacific.
CALHOUN, GA – Rizzy Home has launched its Fall 2013 Textile Catalog. The new catalog offers 175 pages of coordinated room scenes featuring Rizzy Home’s latest bedding, pillows, quilts and throws. The catalogs are now available to Rizzy Home retail partners.
DUE PROCESS TO OPEN 91,000 SQ. FT. DISTRIBUTION CENTER IN NORTH CAROLINA
Due Process Stable Trading Company's Lumberton, NC warehouse facility
EDISON, NJ – Due Process Stable Trading Co. has purchased a 91,000 sq. ft. warehouse facility in Lumberton, NC to serve as the new home of the company's rug operation. The new facility will be operating by December, 2013, according to the company. Since 2003, Due Process has operated from a 45,000 sq. ft. facility leased in Edison, NJ. The company will maintain offices in New Jersey, where it will house some of its exectutive, sales and design staff. All distribution will be from the new New Carolina facility.