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TAYSE EXPANDS HIGH POINT PRESENCE WITH NEW SHOWROOM


Tayse will introduce three new collections at its new High Point Showroom, including Ambiance, which is machine made of polypropylene and retails at $259 in 5x8.


CALHOUN, GA - Tayse Rugs announces a move to a new and larger showroom at High Point Market to accommodate its expanded collections for 2015. At the upcoming October 2105 market, the company will unveil its new 3120-square-foot showroom, space M433, is in the IHFC Main building, floor 4.


 

 

SURYA SETS FUNDRAISING GOAL OF
$75K FOR FOURTH ANNUAL
MILES FOR MEALS CAMPAIGN


Surya's fundraising program aims to provide lunchtime meals for 5,000 school children in rural India for an entire year.

 

CALHOUN, GA - Surya has launched its fourth annual Miles for Meals fundraising campaign in support of Akshaya Patra, an international school lunch program that provides children in impoverished areas in India with an incentive to attend school along with the nutrition they need to thrive. More than 56 Surya employees and partners have signed up to participate in a half marathon event in Atlanta on Oct. 4, 2015, to help raise money for the NGO-run program.


 

TARGET STORES PARTNERS WITH GOODWEAVE TO CERTIFY ITS PRIVATE LABEL HANDMADE RUGS


Target has licensed GoodWeave to certify its Threshold brand woven rugs, as seen in the flatweaves shown on Target's website.

 

 

Washington, DC - GoodWeave International has announced a partnership with Target Corporation to prevent child labor in the production of Target's owned-brand woven rugs.  The licensing program covers handmade rugs, including all hand woven and hand-tufted products carrying Target's Threshold brand.  These rugs are produced in India.


 

 

NEW YORK - The fourth edition of the Rug Show at Javits, with nearly triple the number of exhibitors from its debut in 2012, has expectations soaring among top-tier rug suppliers, who are showcasing the best of the best heading into the major fall buying season.


 

NEW YORK - With so many select vendors under one roof, exhibitors are banking on the Rug Show at Javits, which opens the fall selling season, to be a tremendous lure to rug dealers across the US and from overseas as well. Running August 30 to September 2, this edition features a much stronger international flavor than prior shows offering some fresh design perspectives.


 

 

RETAIL WATCH:

MACY'S FINE RUG GALLERIES REACH NEW HEIGHTS OF DISPLAY INNOVATION


Suspension is driving rug display at retail, and the new 360-degree suspended "rounders" created by the Kenneth Mink team for Macy's Las Vegas are an industry first that engage consumers like never before.

 


LAS VEGAS - Rug galleries in Macy's Southwest region have been treated to new visual concepts inspired by the trend to suspended displays first seen in vendors' rug showrooms. The Fine Rug Gallery at Macy's is operated by the Kenneth Mink organization under a license agreement. The galleries revamped to date are in South Coast Plaza, Mission Viejo, Palm Desert and Westside Pavilion in California, and the Macy's Las Vegas Home Store in Nevada.


 

LOUIS DE POORTERE VETERAN SALES MANAGER EDDIE HOLLIER SCALES BACK, FORMS REP AGENCY

 

ATLANTA - Louis De Poortere has announced that its veteran U.S. sales manager, Eddie Hollier is transitioning to a new position as independent sales representative in Georgia, Tennessee, the Panhandle of Florida, Alabama and Mississippi. In making the announcement, Thierry Flamant, VP Sales Americas for De Poortere Group, said that Hollier has chosen to scale back and revive his former rep agency and will add other non-competing lines in the area. 


 

NIKKI CHU CARVES A NICHE WITH NEUTRALS: Q&A WITH JAIPUR RUGS' NEWEST LICENSING PARTNER


Nikki Chu focused on neutrals with a fashion edge in her 16-rug collection for Jaipur. She simplifies tribal patterns into graphic looks she's dubbed Modern Globalism. Rugs retail from $249 to $799 in 5x8.


LAS VEGAS - Interior designer Nikki Chu has staked a claim on neutral territory - which happens to be the decorating palette preferred by most Americans and most often found in their homes. But Chu's just-launched line of 16 rugs and complementary pillows for Jaipur is anything but bland and beige.  It's based on a concept she premiered in her 52-color paint line called "The Perfect Shades of Neutral." The paint colors, like those in her new collection for Jaipur, are inspired by trends in fashion and built on a solutions-based approach to decorating clients' homes.


 

 

JAIPUR MOVES UP 
800 PLACES ON INC. 5000 LIST

NORCROSS, GA - Jaipur Rugs, the award-winning rug, textile and home décor supplier has climbed to the 2,522nd spot in the rankings this year on the Inc. 5000 list.  The company was listed at the 3,337th spot in 2014.


 
 

RUGS RANGE FROM OPULENT TO BOHEMIAN; EXHIBITORS ENTER NEW CATEGORIES AT NY NOW


With everything from rugs to floor mats, napkins, table mats and runners, Chilewich founder Sandy Chilewich, a master of product line extensions, introduced a new retail pegboard display system  for accent rugs.


NEW YORK - Rug companies continue to test the market's appetite for cross-category expansions under their labels, as evidenced by home decor introductions at last week's NY NOW by Summit Rugs, Safavieh Couture, Pasargad, Auskin and more.  Also trending was a return to opulent weaves and classic patterns at one end of the spectrum, while at the other end attendees found a fresh assortment of the bohemian, vintage and global handcrafted style for which the show is known.  Following is our "shopping the show" wrap-up.


 

RETAIL WATCH:
HADINGER AREA RUG GALLERY HOLDS SIXTH ANNUAL TEACHER RUG GIVEAWAY


Teachers line up outside Hadinger's in Naples, FL in pre-dawn hours for a first-come, first-served rug giveaway held the week before school begins each year.

NAPLES, FL - For the sixth consecutive year, teachers lined up in pre-dawn hours outside the 10,000 square-foot Hadinger Area Rug Gallery in Naples, FL for the retailer's annual Teachers' Rug Giveaway event on Saturday, August 15, 2015.  The store gives away 100 free area rugs to teachers from Collier and Lee counties for their classrooms, and the only qualifier is they show their teacher ID.


 

 

RUGS AT NY NOW REVEAL THE FASHION-FORWARD STATE OF THE INDUSTRY


Metallic were all over NY NOW, including a vast array of the newest shades of silver and gold on Saddlemans' animal print cowhide rugs.


NEW YORK - The summer 2015 edition of NY Now opened to a bustling scene at the Javits Center on Sunday Aug. 16, with attendees filling the aisles, and rug exhibitors, a growing presence at the show, put their best rugs forward. From fresh, fun hand-crafted designs to minimalist, lustrous Nepalese and Tibetans, to animal hides glammed up with couture colors, there was something for everyone.  


 

COWHIDE RUGS, FUR LOOKS MAKE STRONG SHOWING AT NY NOW


Madisons, a three-year-old rug studio based in Larchmont, NY, showed contemporary hand cut, hair-on-hide rugs, cowhide decorative pillows and new leather pillows at NY Now.


NEW YORK - Exhibitors at NY NOW appealed to buyers and designers in the market for glamorous accents of fur and cowhide with a panoply of new product launches. Auskin, which is known globally for its sheepskin rugs and accessories, had its new alpaca rugs prominently displayed, along with a new launch of laser cut pillows.  Three-year old Madisons had a bold fashion color story in its cowhide rugs and Saddlemans showed off a range of new treatments with stenciled and stamped cowhide rugs in unexpected colors and hot new metallics.


 

KAS RUGS' SECOND ANNUAL LOOK BOOK PROVIDES COMPLETE BRAND EXPERIENCE


 The newly launched 2015 KAS Rugs Look Book presents a fashion-forward look at the company's full range of products.


SOMERSET, NJ - KAS Rugs has unveiled its second annual look book, which now reflects the company's new brand identity. The 240-page bound book presents a complete KAS experience containing the story of the family behind the brand, trends to watch and new collections. Also highlighted in the KAS look book are inspirational stories on the Bob Mackie Home and Donny Osmond Home brands.


 

EXTREME TEXTURE GETS
THE NOD IN RUGS AT NY NOW


Nasrine Hamati, VP at S&H Rugs, shows off a rug of oxidized wool and oxidized silk with shaved pile creating an abstract pattern with pops of color.


NEW YORK - Texture went extreme with new explorations in weave, yarn and finishing on parade at three distinctively different rug companies exhibiting at the NY NOW show, August 15 to 19, 2015. S&H Rugs took upcycling to new couture stature with pile cut or shaved off to create textural drama. Nasiri is contrasting its popular designer flatweave lines with a new Nepal collection which is richly and innovatively textured.  And Fab Habitat introduced its first two higher-end collections at the show, one of them, Highland, in chunky weaves of jute or jute and wool blends (click
here to read).


 

SATURATED COLOR, OVERDYED RUGS
HOLD STRONG AT NY NOW


Third time NY NOW exhibitor F. J. Kashanian brought 100 one of a kind over-dyed rugs in SKUs of various sizes shown in a moody, dramatically lit display.


NEW YORK - The momentum is building to jewel tones in area rugs for 2016, but the trend has been ongoing in upcycled vintage patchwork and overdyed rugs.  At Safavieh, a first-time exhibitor at NY NOW, the rugs were popular with designers, and continue to be best-sellers at the company's retail store on Broadway in Manhattan.  F.J. Kashanian reported brisk business for saturated color, seen in its new Afghanistan made wool Mykonos rug and stacks of over-dyed rugs at the show. 


 

KAS, FEIZY AND ORIENTAL WEAVERS FEATURED IN 'FIRST LOOK' TRENDS


The colorful Happy Hour indoor-outdoor scene had a melange of products for entertaining, including an in/out rug from the Meridian collection by KAS.

 

LAS VEGAS - During Las Vegas Market earlier this month, rugs played a dominant role in the semi-annual First Look vignettes presented in the Atrium of WMC Building B. Included in the trend displays were KAS rugs in both the Tween Tech kids' room and Happy Hour outdoor vignette, Feizy in the Holiday Traditions dining room, and Oriental Weavers in the Merry & Bright set inspired by a new Pantone palette called Merriment.


 

 

LOLOI RUGS' SHOWROOM WILL BE 33% LARGER AT FALL NEW YORK HOME FASHIONS MARKET


Loloi expanded into the decorative throw category with seven collections introduced at summer markets, including Romy, a haberdashery look for the home.


DALLAS - Loloi Rugs announced today a 33% expansion of its New York City showroom, with the new space debuting at the New York Home Fashions Market, Sept. 28 to Oct. 1, 2015. The newly expanded 3,600 square-foot showroom, nearly one-third bigger than that of previous years, will showcase a full array of the Dallas-based home accessories company's growing assortment of rugs and home textile products. The Loloi showroom is located at 295 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1006.


 

WHY ARE 'SPICE MARKET' RUGS SO HOT?
Q&A with Karastan's Brandon Culpepper


Introduced at summer markets, Karastan's Spice Market collection was prominently displayed at the company's Las Vegas showroom. Retail on the made-in-the-U.S.A. rugs is $399 in 5x8.

Typically at trade shows, editors are the ones asking the questions.  But at Las Vegas Market the roles reversed when retailers and vendors began querying RugNews.com about Karastan's new Spice Market collection.  Why did a machine-woven line of 20 rugs engender such a response from buyers and competitors?   Read our Q&A with Brandon Culpepper, VP Specialty Sales for Mohawk Home and Karastan Rugs for the the backstory behind the buzz.


 

















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