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2013 SEPTEMBER

  • 09022013 Editorial Rugs for Every Taste and Pocketbook - And then our Business Grows

    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.


  • 09062013 Biltmore for Your Home to Host Workshop for Home Furnishings Partners

    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.


Markets
  • 08232013 The Rug Show at Javits to Host Kick-Off Party Sept 22

    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.


  • 09022013 High Point Market set Seminar Series Topics for Fall Show

    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.


  • 09062013 Hanley Wood to Launch Two Flooring and Surfaces Events in 2014

    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).  


  • 09092013 Metro Market Week Announcement and Listing

    NY/NJ METRO MARKET WEEK CELEBRATES
    10TH EDITION  OCT. 7 TO 10, 2013

    Metro Market Week in New York and New Jersey will have its10th edition this Fall,  running Monday, Oct. 7 to Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013.


  • 09122013 7 W New York Rug Vendors to Participate in New York Home Fashions Market

    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.


  • 09122013 World Market Center Opens Registration for Winter 2014 LV Market

    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.


  • 09132013 Rizzy Home Opens New Showroom at 7 West New York
    RIZZY HOME OPENS NEW 3,700 SQ. FT.
    SHOWROOM AT 7WEST NEW YORK

    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. 


  • 09162013 Loloi to Participate in Chicago Casual Market

    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.


  • 09162013 NY Autumn Markets Guide Now Available for Download

    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.


  • 09202013 New AfghanMade Carpets Makes Debut at Rug Show @ Javits
    NEW AFGHANMADE CARPETS IMPORTER
    MAKES DEBUT AT RUG SHOW @ JAVITS

    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.


  • 09202013 Rizzy Home to Introduce Rachel Kate Collection during NY Home Fashions Market

    RIZZY HOME TO INTRODUCE
     NEW RACHEL KATE COLLECTION
     DURING NY HOME FASHIONS MARKET


    Rachel Kate

    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 34 Street suite 319.


  • 09222013 Report from Chicago Casual Market

    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.


  • 09232013 Exhibitors to Host Special Events during Fall NYICS and Metro Market Week

    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.


  • 09232013 Feizy to Host Party during High Point Market

    FEIZY TO HOST 40'S PARTY
    DURING HIGH POINT MARKET

    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.


  • 09232013 Opening Day Shot of Rug Show@ Javits

    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

    click here

     


  • 09242013 NY Market Intro Pic: Surya and Target.com

    BUYERS AND SELLERS AT NY HOME MARKET ARE FULL OF OPTIMISM

    Target.com visits Surya. From left, Brandon Gavic, Surya e-commerce sales manager; Alex Mendoza, Surya; Mindy Dempsey, Target.com, Minneapolis, and Liz Murphy, Target.com.

    See ALL the  New York People Pix 
    from
    RugShow@Javits and
    New York Home Fashions Market

    click here

     



  • 09262013 Opening Commentary and photos for NY HomeFashionsMarket and Javits Show

    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

    click here


  • 09292013 Three Hand Made Rug Shows Strive for Unified Dates Week of Sept. 7 2014

    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.


People
Products
  • 09222013 Intro to First Look Feature for Fall Markets

     


    Kas
    Syriana


    Art Resources
     


    Momeni
    Tajik


    Oriental Weavers
    Bliss

    INDUSTRY'S FIRST LOOK AT NEW FALL RUGS


    Harounian Rugs Int'l
    Bel Air


    Dynamic
    Infinity


    Nourison
    Waverly


    Rizzy Home
    Sorrento

    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!


Retailers
  • 09112013 Nrithyanjali School of Dance to Perform Krishna to Benefit Vision Express Charity

    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.


Vendors
  • 08272013 WFCA Seeking Hall of Fame Submissions for 2014

    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.


  • 08302013 Shaw to Create 500 Jobs in Adairsville, GA

    SHAW TO CREATE 500 JOBS
    IN ADAIRSVILLE, GA

    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.


  • 09042013 Dover Rug & Home will Host Several Events this Fall

    DOVER RUG & HOME WILL HOST
    AUTHOR QAIS AKBAR OMAR  

    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.


  • 09062013 Capel Partners with Hable Construction for New Rugs

    CAPEL PARTNERS WITH HABLE CONSTRUCTION FOR NEW RUGS

    Katharine Hable Sweeney, left, and Susan Hable Smith
    head the marketing and design team for Hable Construction.
     


    TROY, NC--  Capel Rugs has joined with Susan Hable Smith and Katharine Hable Sweeney, principals of Hable Construction,  to create a line of  area rugs featuring whimsical and  lighthearted graphics.


  • 09062013 Shaw Honored by Elearning Magazine

    SHAW INDUSTRIES HONORED
    BY E-LEARNING! MAGAZINE

    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.


  • 09062013 Zollanvari to Have Grand Opening Party Oct. 5, 2013
    ZOLLANVARI USA TO HAVE GRAND
    OPENING PARTY AT NEW LOCATION
    IN SECAUCUS, NJ

    SECAUCUS, NJ -- Zollanvati USA will have a grand opening party Saturday, Oct. 5 from 4 to 7 pm at its new showroom at 600 Meadowlands Parkway, Suite 130, Secaucus, NJ.


  • 09122013 Surya Rugs Featured in Star Lounge during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

    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.


  • 09122013 Surya to Participate in Miles for Meals Program

    SURYA TO  PARTICIPATE IN 
    'MILES FOR MEALS’ PROGRAM

    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.


  • 09132013 Shaw Industries Opens Manufacturing Plant in China

    SHAW INDUSTRIES OPENS
    CARPET TILE PLANT IN CHINA

    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.


  • 09172013 Rizzy Home Publishes Fall Home Textiles Catalog


    RIZZY HOME PUBLISHES
     FALL HOME TEXTILES CATALOG


    Rizzy Home Fall 2013 Textile Catalog


    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.


  • 09192013 Due Process to Open Distribution Center in North Carolina

    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.



  • 09252013 Nourison Sponsors Medical Clinic in India

    NOURISON SPONSORS
    MEDICAL CLINIC IN INDIA

    Bhadohi medical clinic sponsored by Nourison

    SADDLE BROOK, NJ – Nourison has partnered with Care and Fair to sponsor a medical clinic and dispensary in Bhadohi, India, according to Alex Peykar, principal at Nourison.  


















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