Walking The Market

High Point Market, 5 days in 15 seconds

High Point Market, 5 days in 15 seconds, of Rug News andDesigns instagram moments. For a more complete look at High Point’s rug offering visit www.walkingthemarket.com. We have been writing, researching and informing readers for over 35 years. #hpmkt #rugs #rugnewsanddesign #design #homeaccessory #rugareart #flipagram ♫ Music: Shawn Lee’s Ping Pong Orchestra – Music and […]

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Tigerrags NEW at Wish Designs at High Point

Tigerrags NEW at Wish Designs at High Point

The ultra suede Tiggerrags Collection is made in the U.S. with a lead time of about four weeks. It is completely customizable with designer specified colors. The products have an amazing, lively texture.

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Villa Collection NEW at Classic Homes at High Point

Villa Collection NEW at Classic Homes at High Point

The Villa Collection is available in six designs and is over tufted using a wool backing. The rugs have a great raised texture and are available in a variety of colors.

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Recent Issues

November 2014 Rug News andDesign

November 2014 Rug News andDesign

 
Observations — By Leslie Stroh
Walking The Market: Fashion And Style — By Sarah Stroh

We Care: Caring For The Workers — By Leslie Stroh

Designers’ Notebook — Carol Maryott and Cathleen Williams

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October 2014 Rug News andDesign

October 2014 Rug News andDesign

 
Observations — By Leslie Stroh
The Women In Rugs — By Sarah Stroh

Women’s Work: Afghanistan — By Umair Usman

Designers’ Notebook – Stephanie L. Adler and Deborah Steinmetz

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September 2014 Rug News andDesign

September 2014 Rug News andDesign

 
Observations — By Leslie Stroh
Craigslist: The Buy/Sell/Trade Of Rugs — By Sarah Stroh

Education In India — By Sarah Stroh

Designers’ Notebook – Henry P. Johnson and Rita St. Clair

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andDesign

High Point Market, 5 days in 15 seconds

High Point Market, 5 days in 15 seconds, of Rug News andDesigns instagram moments. For a more complete look at High Point’s rug offering visit www.walkingthemarket.com. We have been writing, researching and informing readers for over 35 years. #hpmkt #rugs #rugnewsanddesign #design #homeaccessory #rugareart #flipagram ♫ Music: Shawn Lee’s Ping Pong Orchestra – Music and […]

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Video: Women’s Rug Round Table High Point Breakfast Sponsored by Momeni Rugs, IHFC G-369, Monday, October 20, 2014 at 8am

Video: Women’s Rug Round Table High Point Breakfast Sponsored by Momeni Rugs, IHFC G-369, Monday, October 20, 2014 at 8am

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When our high-tech director goes low-tech…

When our high-tech director goes low-tech…

We’re not all business at Rug News andDesign. Our IT Director is also a licensed Captain, and has spent several days each week over the last month doing orientation under sail with incoming students at the local maritime high school, aboard a 19th century fishing schooner. This was yesterday’s day at the office:

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About Rugs

We Care 2014 Recap

We Care 2014 Recap

We care. We care about the products that come into our homes. We care about the products we sell. We, being all of us who are involved in the rug industry. Every day we are learning more about the needs of the consumer— many of whom really care about where the rugs come from and what is being done to help those communities.

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Educating Children — by Umair Usman

Educating Children — by Umair Usman

During the mid 90s, the boom years of the chobi trade (Afghan carpets made in refugee camps in Pakistan), it was realized by the international community that this ever changing industry was highly dependent on Afghan refugee children working in Pakistan in refugee camps along the Afghan Pakistan border.

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Project Mala: Educating Children

Project Mala: Educating Children

Project Mala runs eight schools in six locations in India, including one middle school, and one secondary school. Because girls are treated as second class citizens, Project Mala has started a pre-school program for girls to give them a head start.

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What's New

Project Mala: More Mala children win places at elite schools

Project Mala: More Mala children win places at elite schools

More Mala children win places at elite schools Before Mukesh Dubey became our Headmaster, we never had a  single child that won a place in an elite school.  Mukesh pushes the children to try for places in these schools, where they can specialize and reach their full potential.  It is hard to over emphasize what […]

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Project Mala: Deepak, an extraordinary boy

Project Mala: Deepak, an extraordinary boy

Deepak, an extraordinary boy Last month I was ecstatic about the academic achievements of the children in our middle and secondary schools.  Whilst they have all done well for children from such poor backgrounds, one amongst them deserves special praise.  Deepak Kumar was born into a large family and contracted polio when he was very […]

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Due Process Stable Trading Company Announces Promotions

Due Process Stable Trading Company Announces Promotions

Due Process Stable Trading Company is excited to announce the promotions of Mike Massmann as our new Senior Vice President, Neal Birnbaum as Vice President of Sales and the new addition of Allen Cappuccio as IT Director. Mike Massmann, former Vice President of Sales since early 2005, will advance to Senior Vice President. Mike has […]

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Knotted Rugs

Child Labor In India: By The Numbers

Child Labor In India: By The Numbers

By the Department of Labor’s own study, child labor in India is a non-problem.

Combining household child labor not living with their parents (148), and factory child labor not living with their parents (270), creates an at-risk population for the handmade rug industry of (418) children under the age of 18, according to a major study paid for by the US Department of Labor covering the years 2009-2011…

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Visit to the Care & Fair Schools

Visit to the Care & Fair Schools

I have never seen a happier bunch of school children, ever. They wanted to learn. They were smiling. I visited three schools and saw the same thing—happy children. Care & Fair helps over 2,500 students a year. They also help women through the Women Empowerment Clinics. Most of these women have moved to the area […]

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Hear the sounds, see the movements

Hear the sounds, see the movements

Many hands are involved in the making of one hand knotted rug. This video is but a glimpse into the process of rug making.

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Other Recent Posts

We Care 2014 Recap

We Care 2014 Recap

| November 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

We care. We care about the products that come into our homes. We care about the products we sell. We, being all of us who are involved in the rug industry. Every day we are learning more about the needs of the consumer— many of whom really care about where the rugs come from and what is being done to help those communities.

Continue Reading

Educating Children — by Umair Usman

Educating Children — by Umair Usman

| November 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

During the mid 90s, the boom years of the chobi trade (Afghan carpets made in refugee camps in Pakistan), it was realized by the international community that this ever changing industry was highly dependent on Afghan refugee children working in Pakistan in refugee camps along the Afghan Pakistan border.

Continue Reading

Project Mala: Educating Children

Project Mala: Educating Children

| November 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Project Mala runs eight schools in six locations in India, including one middle school, and one secondary school. Because girls are treated as second class citizens, Project Mala has started a pre-school program for girls to give them a head start.

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Educating Children: Pratham-ASER

| November 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

A month ago, the New York Times published an article on the volunteer driven (not government) report called the Annual Status of Education Report (ASER). For the article (see http://rugne.ws/nyt-aser) or see “We Care” at www.rugnewsanddesign.com.

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Project Mala: More Mala children win places at elite schools

Project Mala: More Mala children win places at elite schools

| November 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

More Mala children win places at elite schools Before Mukesh Dubey became our Headmaster, we never had a  single child that won a place in an elite school.  Mukesh pushes the children to try for places in these schools, where they can specialize and reach their full potential.  It is hard to over emphasize what […]

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Project Mala: Deepak, an extraordinary boy

Project Mala: Deepak, an extraordinary boy

| November 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Deepak, an extraordinary boy Last month I was ecstatic about the academic achievements of the children in our middle and secondary schools.  Whilst they have all done well for children from such poor backgrounds, one amongst them deserves special praise.  Deepak Kumar was born into a large family and contracted polio when he was very […]

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