SECAUCUS, NJ -- The Oriental Rug Importers Association (ORIA) is collecting funds to assist in the relief effort for tsunami victims in southeast Asia. The funds will provide food, medicine and other necessities to the victims.
ATLANTA MARKET WILL SEE NEW EXHIBITORS AND EXPANDED SHOWROOMS
ATLANTA -- Buyers at the Atlanta International Rug Market and National Oriental Rug Show next week will see 10 new exhibitors and seven major showroom expansions at the 400,000 sq. ft. Area Rug Center in AmericasMart Atlanta. The Atlanta market runs from Jan. 20 to Jan. 23.
Atlanta Market Report: BEST MARKET IN YEARS TRIGGERS NEW OPTIMISM FOR RUG INDUSTRY
By Lissa Wyman
ATLANTA - The rug industry is rolling. Last week's Atlanta International Rug Market was the best in years. There was an unusually large number of introductions and both retailers and vendors were confident that consumers would re-discover rugs in 2005.
Rugnews.com salutes all the people who attended or exhibited at Domotex in Hannover, Germany and made a quick turnaround back to the U.S. for the Atlanta International Rug Market. At the German event: George Bulat and Gulben Aksu of Concord Global Trading on their stand with Igor Yakovenko of Airbase, New Castle, DE
WHO'S NEW? WHAT'S NEW? ATLANTA MARKET JUMPIN' A DAY BEFORE OFFICIAL OPENING BELL
Keith Arlinghaus, left, now the senior rug buyer of Macy's Home Store and Leon Capel, president of Capel, Inc.In his new post, Arlinghaus said he'll be building a staff of 10 to 12 people who will focus on merchandise coordination and sales training throughout the country.
Atlanta Market People Pix start today. Click here and get the scoop on Who's New.
BLING! SURFACES FLOOR COVERING EXPO IS A HUGE SUCCESS
If power is the ultimate aphrodisiac, then this has to be the sexiest group of guys at Surfaces:From left, Mike Riley, executive vice president of Oriental Weavers Sphinx; Mohamed Farid, chairman of Oriental Weavers Group, Cairo, Egypt; Alex Peykar, president of Nourison, and Ahmed Salama, vice president of Oriental Weavers Sphinx. Nearly 150 rug exhibitors showed at last week's Surfaces Floor Covering Expo. See all the Surface People Pix, click here.
DALLAS -- Feizy Rugs has won the 16th annual ART Award for Excellence in area rug manufacturing. The Award was presented Saturday, Jan. 15 at a gala dinner at the Dallas Market Center. The event is sponsored by ART (the Accessories Resource Team) and the Dallas Market Center.
NATCO HOME/CENTRAL ORIENTAL TO CELEBRATE NEW SHOWROOM OPENING AT NY HOME TEXTILES MARKET
WEST WARWICK, RI -- Natco Home Fashions will celebrate the grand opening of its new 8,000 sq. ft. New York showroom at 295 Fifth Ave. during the upcoming New York Home Textiles market, April 8 to 14, 2005.
30th Anniversary SOUND & MOTION interview with Reza Momeni, CLICK HERE
MOMENI MARKS 30TH ANNIVERSARY WITH NEW PRODUCTS, GALA CELEBRATION NEW YORK -- Momeni, Inc. is marking its 30th anniversary with breakthrough new products, a gala celebration at the downtown Atlanta Ritz Carlton and a drawing for a dream vacation in New York City.
1/19/2005 Samad Runs Mumbai Marathon DAVID SAMAD RUNS HIS 24TH MARATHON IN MUMBAI, INDIA MUMBAI, INDIA -- David Samad, president of Samad, completed the second annual Mumbai Marathon on Sunday. Jan. 16. It was the importer's 24th marathon. He placed 130th on the 26.2 mile course.