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2011 APRIL

  • 04042011 Report on Domotex Asia China Floor

     Report from Domotex Asia ChinaFloor:
     RISING COSTS OF RAW MATERIALS,
     LABOR AND ENERGY AFFECTING
     CHINESE RUG PRODUCTS

    From left: Sy and Jonathan Cohen of Stanton Carpet with
     Visky Li, account manager of RugMax.

    Shanghai, China—While the Chinese market is still attractive for American  importers, the advantages they once had in being able to source quality products at low prices are fading away as the country’s economy continues to explode.


  • 04072011 Rugnews.com Editorial: Why Markets Will Never Die
    RUGNEWS.COM EDITORIAL:
    WHY MARKETS WILL NEVER DIE

    By Lissa Wyman

    For the first time in umpteen years, I had to sit out the April High Point Market. At home in New York, sporting a new titanium hip, I tried to fill the terrible void by compulsively checking online reports.  I felt miserable and lonely and out of it.


  • 04152011 Afghanistan Rug Development Task Force Aim for Sheep to Shop Vertical Industry
    AFGHANISTAN RUG DEVELOPMENT
    TRADE ADMINISTRATION TASK FORCE
    GOAL IS 'SHEEP TO SHOP' INDUSTRY

    By Lissa Wyman

    WASHINGTON, DC -- As a military campaign, Afghanistan is in the news every night. But beyond the human suffering of war, the U.S, Department of Commerce is waging another serious campaign: the development of the Afghan rug industry into a truly vertical business.


  • 04262011 US Department of Commerce Statistics on 2010 Imports of Carpets and Rugs
    US DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE STATISTICS SHOW 2010 IMPORTS OF RUGS AND CARPETS ROSE SIGNIFICANTLY

    By Lissa Wyman

    WASHINGTON, DC -- The value of U.S. imports of   wool and man made fiber carpets and rugs rose 19% in 2010 compared to 2009, according to recently released figures from the U.S. Department of Commerce  International Trade Administration office of Textiles and Apparel.


Markets
  • 04012011 Capel to Host Twitter Contest during High Point Market

    CAPEL TO HOST TWITTER CONTEST
    DURING HIGH POINT MARKET
     

    TROY, NC – Capel Rugs will host a Twitter contest during High Point Market, April 2 to 7. The contest invites market goers to express what creative style means to them.  By tweeting their answers, participants can enter to win a 5x8 Creative Concepts custom border rug. 


  • 04052011 Kenny Loggins to Perform during Icon Honors 2011

    KENNY LOGGINS
    TO PERFORM
    DURING
     ATLANTA ICON HONORS 2011


    Kenny Loggins

    ATLANTA – Grammy-winning singer/songwriter and guitarist Kenny Loggins will take center stage during the Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market’s Icon Honors event, July 14.  To get into the mood, check out Kenny Loggins' original Footloose video If you ain't dancing after 30 seconds, you must be dead. Click here.


  • 04132011 Domotex Asia Chinafloor Attracting More Asian Visitors

    DOMOTEX ASIA CHINAFLOOR ATTRACTS
    ASIAN VISITORS AS WELL AS WESTERNERS

    SHANGHAI --  Domotex Asia/Chinafloor, the Asian floor covering market held here last month, attracted more Asian buyers as well as its traditional audience from the US and Europe, according to the show's organizers.


  • 04132011 Jaipur Launches Raymond Waites Man About Town Collections at High Point Showroom

    JAIPUR LAUNCHES RAYMOND WAITES COLLECTION WITH SHOWROOM BASH
    AT HIGH POINT MARKET


    Asha Chaudhary, center, Jaipur ceo, with designer Raymond Waites, left, and Jaipur chairman NK Chaudhary, right. The Jaipur showroom was the scene of the launch
    of the Raymond Waites Man About Town collection on Sunday, April 3, at the High Point  Furniture Market.
     


    More launch pictures, click here


  • 04192011 Hospitality Design HD Expo set for May 18 to 20

    HD CONTRACT EXPO
    SET FOR MAY 18 TO 20

    LAS VEGAS – The 2011 Hospitality Design Exposition & Conference (HD Expo) will take place May 18 to 20 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center here. OW Hospitality, Nourison and Couristan are among the floor covering exhibitors at the show. 


  • 04192011 World Market Center to Expand Design & Living Show at LV Market

    WORLD MARKET CENTER TO EXPAND
    DESIGN & LIVING SHOW AT
    SUMMER LAS VEGAS MARKET

    LAS VEGAS – World Market Center Las Vegas will expand and relocate its Design & Living show section at the Summer 2011 Las Vegas Market.  The showcase will move from its current location in Building B to the fully-dedicated fourth floor of Building C.


  • 04262011 International Conference on Oriental Carpets Set for June 16 to 19

    INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ORIENTAL
     RUGS SET FOR EUROPEAN VENUES IN 
     JUNE

    PHILADELPHIA, PA – The 12th International Conference on Oriental Carpets (ICOC) will take place June 16 to 19, 2011 in Stockholm. Pre- and Post- conference tours will be held in Copenhagen, Denmark and St. Petersburg, Russia. The educational event is held every four years. 


People
  • 04152011 AMC Names Figi Icon Honors Lifetime Achievement Recipient

    AMERICASMART NAMES FIGI ICON HONORS
    LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT RECIPIENT

    ATLANTA – Todd Figi, founder of Figi Giftware, will be the posthumous recipient the Icon Honors 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award, according to Jeffrey Portman, president and chief operating officer AmericasMart Atlanta,  Icon founding sponsor. 


  • 04292011 Shaw Promotes Hegwood to National Furniture Chain Manager

    SHAW LIVING PROMOTES HEGWOOD TO
    NATIONAL FURNITURE CHAIN MANAGER


    DALTON, GA – Valerie Hegwood has been promoted to the newly created position of national furniture chain manager for Shaw Living, according to Jim Curtin, vice president of sales. Hegwood was previously a territory manager in Atlanta for the Shaw Contract division.


Products
  • 04012011 Shaw Living Signs Licensing Agreement with Bob Timberlake

    SHAW LIVING SIGNS LICENSING
    AGREEMENT WITH BOB TIMBERLAKE

    DALTON, GA – Shaw Living and Bob Timberlake have partnered to produce a collection of  rug designs inspired by the classicTimberlake themes of  everyday rural southern living.  Shaw will introduce new products from the collection at its IHFC showroom 371, during High Point Market April 2 to 7.


Retailers
Vendors
  • 04012011 Christoff Winner of Kaleen Mini Cooper Giveaway

    CHRISTOFF WINS MINI-COOPER 
    IN KALEEN SWEEPSTAKES

    DALTON, GA – Pam Christoff of Christoff & Sons, Jackson, MI was the winner of the 2011 Mini Cooper convertible giveaway sweepstakes held during Kaleen’s Open for Business promotion, according to Joe Barkley, executive vice president.


  • 04042011 Safavieh and IFDA Announce 2011 Rug Design Competition Winner


    SAFAVIEH AND IFDA ANNOUNCE 2011
    WINNER OF RUG DESIGN CONTEST

    Deirdre Cimino's design, Konichiwa Spring, was the
    winning design in the Safavieh-IFDA competition


    PORT WASHINGTON, NY – Safavieh and t
    he New York Chapter of the International Furnishings and Design Association (IFDA) named Deirdre Cimino, a member of the Philadelphia Chaper, winner of the 2011 rug design competition sponsored by Safavieh.  She will receive a check for $500 from Safavieh and will be presented with a 6x9 rug fabricated in her design.


  • 04072011 Karastan Launches Perfect Pairing Video Series

    KARASTAN LAUNCHES
    PERFECT PAIRINGS VIDEO SERIES

    DALTON, GA – Karastan has launched a new video series called Perfect Pairings featuring experts sharing their recipes, tips and ideas for living beautifully. The videos combine many lifestyle elements including rugs, carpeting and entertainment.


  • 04182011 Couristan Introduces Without Walls Display Unit

    COURISTAN INTRODUCES NEW
    ‘WITHOUT WALLS’ MERCHANDISING UNIT


    Couristan's Without Walls
    Outdoor Living Merchandising Display Unit

    FORT LEE, NJ – Couristan has introduced a new ‘Without Walls’ Outdoor Living Merchandising Display Unit for easy-to-browse consumer shopping.


  • 04262011 Designer David Shaw Nicholls Launches Process Unlimited Dedicated to Architectural Textiles

    DESIGNER DAVID SHAW NICHOLLS
    LAUNCHES PROCESS UNLIMITED 
    DEDICATED TO ARCHITECTURAL TEXTILES

    NEW YORK – Designer David Shaw Nicholls has launched Process Unlimited, a new online company dedicated to the design, manufacture and sale of architectural textiles worldwide. In addition to introducing new collections and categories by Nicholls, Process Unlimited will continue to produce his signature HandKnot and FlatWeave floor coverings.


  • 04292011 Shaw, HGTV and Sherwin Williams Celebrate HGTV Home Collection

    SHAW, HGTV AND SHERWIN-WILLIAMS
    CELEBRATE HGTV HOME COLLECTIONS

    DALTON, GA – Shaw Floors, in partnership with HGTV and Sherwin-Williams, recently hosted a launch event in New York to celebrate the introductions of the HGTV Home Flooring by Shaw collection and the HGTV Home by Sherwin-Williams collection.


















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