DALTON, GA - Six Karastan sales veterans were honored for their years of service to the company as part of Karastan's recent national sales meetings in Greensboro, NC. Over the years, the six have individually written over $100 million in business.
After a hopeful beginning, the rug industry ended the year on a flat note. In addition to the woes of the housing market and the blahs of home furnishing sales in general, the rug market faced its own unique set of challenges.
AMERICASMART GEARS UP FOR INTERNATIONAL GIFT & HOME FURNISHINGS MARKETS
ATLANTA – Americasmart will present the largest product selection in its 50-year history with more merchandise, more exclusive introductions, more new lines and designs from more resources during the Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market, Jan. 8 to Jan. 16, 2008.
WHITE PLAINS, NY – The Winter 2008 New York International Gift Fair (NYIGF), will feature new and enhanced offerings, refined product categories and new locations for more than 1,000 exhibitors during the 154th semi-annual event, Feb. 1 to Feb. 6, 2008.
LITCHFIELD, CT – Emma Gardner Design has added Miami’s Carpet Creations to its list of showrooms. The addition of this showroom partner is part of the studio’s efforts to broaden distribution throughout North America.
ATLANTA – Seventeen retailers from across the country will become the first graduates of AmericasMartUniversity (AMU) in a ceremony staged during the Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market, January 8 to January 16, 2008.
Miaco International's Mughal-e-Azam (King of Kings), measures 22' 9" x 42' 7." Suggested price tag: $38,750.
LAHORE, PAKISTAN – Miaco International has produced the company’s fifth extra large woven rug named Mughal-e-Azam (King of Kings). The design inspiration came from the original 16th century Mamluk crafted in reds, light green and gold.
NOURISON COLLECTIONS AWARDED GREEN LABEL PLUS CERTIFICATION
SADDLE BROOK, NJ – Nourison has been awarded the Green Label Plus certification on 20 broadloom collections. Green Label Plus certification, an independent testing program of the Carpet & Rug Institute, is given to the industry’s highest rated products for indoor air quality.
FEIZY CELEBRATES 35 YEARS WITH SANDRA LEE APPEARANCE
DALLAS, TX – Feizy Rugs will be celebrating its 35th anniversary with a meet and greet with author and Food Network host, Sandra Lee in the company’s showroom 5 B 1 during the Atlanta International Rug Market Jan. 17 to Jan. 20, 2008 at AmericasMart.
NEW YORK – Halvai has a new permanent 2,000 sq. ft. showroom, 3D11, in Atlanta’s Americasmart. The company will showcase its collections of hand knotted, limited edition and one-of-a-kind rugs during the Atlanta International Area Rug Market, Jan. 17 to Jan 20, 2008.
LONG ISLAND, NY – Stanton Carpet Corp., a manufacturer and importer of carpet and custom rugs, has implemented an internet- based account management tool on the company’s website. Named the Customer Service Interface (CSI), it allow buyers 24/7 access to their individual accounts.
RUGS AMERICA TO LAUNCH JANE SEYMOUR HOME RUGS DURING ATLANTA MARKET Jane Seymour is partnering with Rugs America to introduce the Jane Seymour Home rug collection.
NEW YORK – Rugs America, in partnership with actress and designer Jane Seymour, will introduce the new Jane Seymour Home collection of rugs at the International Area Rug Market, January 17 to January 20, 2008 at Americasmart Atlanta.
TUFENKIAN TO OPEN SHOWROOM IN LAS VEGAS DESIGN CENTER
NEW YORK – Tufenkian Carpets, designer and supplier of hand made Tibetan and Armenian carpets, will open a 4,627 sq. ft. showroom in building C of the Las Vegas Design center in July, 2008, according to Harry Fry, vice president of sales and marketing for the company.