Walking The Market

Jonathan Adler at NYNOW at Javits

Jonathan Adler at NYNOW at Javits

Jonathan Adler’s venue at NYNOW sports a full array of mod-style furnishings, housewares and accessories, including their color on natural flat weave rugs. The lucite and brushed brass Jacques etagere, shown here, will be available with polished nickel accents this Spring, due to the high demand.

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Chilewich at NYNOW at Javits

Chilewich at NYNOW at Javits

Chilewich and their extensive line of woven and tufted rugs also has such an attractive tabletop collection. Available at such stores as Sut la Table, Bloomingdales, crate and Barrel, the whole line is primarily contemporary in style, with some pieces neutral enough to coordinate with any interior.

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Summit Rug at NYNOW at Javits

Summit Rug at NYNOW at Javits

Summit Rug have an all inclusive line of custom made rugs, all hand woven and hand loomed in India, Turkey, and Pakistan. These flatweaves in natural jute and cotton can be made within 8 to 10 weeks, depending on the size you need. Kazem Fatahi stands in front of today’s favorite.

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Recent Issues

January 2015 Rug News andDesign

January 2015 Rug News andDesign

Observations — By Leslie Stroh
Following Fashion — By Sarah Stroh
Rug News andDesign Goes To Europe
Designers’ Notebook — Evon McAngus and Susan Victor

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December 2014 Rug News andDesign

December 2014 Rug News andDesign

Observations — By Leslie Stroh
Observations — By Sarah Stroh
Educating Children — By Umair Usman
Designers’ Notebook — Bonnie S. Muxo and Roger F. Zwickel

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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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Video: Trends at Heimtextil

Video: Trends at Heimtextil

Instagram video from the floor at Heimtextil January 2015.

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Fun and Camaraderie at the 2015 America’s Magnificent Carpets Awards

Fun and Camaraderie at the 2015 America’s Magnificent Carpets Awards

The America’s Magnificent Carpets Awards took place on Friday, January 9, 2015 at the Westin Peachtree Plaza, Peachtree Ballroom. The Rug and home industry’s signature event, recognized the newest area rug introductions in a special night of celebration and achievement. Rug News and Design joined the event and it was fun to walk the event […]

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Walking America’s Magnificent Carpet Awards (3 of 3)

Walking America’s Magnificent Carpet Awards (3 of 3)

Visual of the winning rugs at #americasmagnificentcarpetawards by @americasmartatl #americasmart #atlmkt #americasmagnificentcarpetawards #walkingthemarket #theserugsweremadeforwalkingon #rugnewsanddesign www.rugnewsanddesign.com

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About Rugs

NY Times: Catalogs, After Years of Decline, Are Revamped for Changing Times

NY Times: Catalogs, After Years of Decline, Are Revamped for Changing Times

J.C. Penney, who noisily dropped their print catalog a few years back, has decided to go back into print catalogs. From this New York Times article, it seems that they want to use print to remind their customers that they are still in business. After the outstanding success of Restoration Hardware’s 5 pound catalogs, a […]

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PET Fibers in Rugs

The following links about PET fibers in rugs are referenced in Sarah Stroh’s Observations column in the February issue of Rug News andDesign Magazine. Please see the print issue for details. COLOR-Fi Solutions Dyeing Of Polyester (PDF) Dope-dyed Polyester Fibers    

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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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What's New

ARZU Rugs Debut in Madison

ARZU Rugs Debut in Madison

Several ARZU rugs from the Classic Traditional and Tribal Heirloom collections are showcased along with a variety of antique rugs from Minasian Rug Company at the University of Wisconsin – Madison as part of the “Woven Gardens of Hope: Afghan Women’s Carpets” exhibit that kicked off January 25th and runs through March 1st. Connie Duckworth […]

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Nourison Appoints Heather Jones as Account Executive for the Southeast Region

Nourison Appoints Heather Jones as Account Executive for the Southeast Region

SADDLE BROOK, NJ — February 2, 2015 – Nourison is pleased to announce the appointment of Heather Jones as Account Executive for the Southeast region. Jones is responsible for managing and developing business for the South Florida territory, reporting to David Appelt, Regional Manager. “We are truly pleased to add such a bright, talented individual […]

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Market Bulletin: Atlanta Sets All-Time Records In January Market

Market Bulletin: Atlanta Sets All-Time Records In January Market

MARKET BULLETIN: ATLANTA SETS ALL-TIME RECORDS IN JANUARY MARKET Highest Buying Volume Since 2007 ATLANTA – January 15, 2015 – America’s retailers and designers are off and running toward 2015 sales armed with the newest product sourced in record volume at The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market®, which closed its eight-day run on […]

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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

ARZU Rugs Debut in Madison

ARZU Rugs Debut in Madison

| February 10, 2015

Several ARZU rugs from the Classic Traditional and Tribal Heirloom collections are showcased along with a variety of antique rugs from Minasian Rug Company at the University of Wisconsin – Madison as part of the “Woven Gardens of Hope: Afghan Women’s Carpets” exhibit that kicked off January 25th and runs through March 1st. Connie Duckworth […]

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Nourison Appoints Heather Jones as Account Executive for the Southeast Region

Nourison Appoints Heather Jones as Account Executive for the Southeast Region

| February 4, 2015

SADDLE BROOK, NJ — February 2, 2015 – Nourison is pleased to announce the appointment of Heather Jones as Account Executive for the Southeast region. Jones is responsible for managing and developing business for the South Florida territory, reporting to David Appelt, Regional Manager. “We are truly pleased to add such a bright, talented individual […]

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Jonathan Adler at NYNOW at Javits

Jonathan Adler at NYNOW at Javits

| February 4, 2015

Jonathan Adler’s venue at NYNOW sports a full array of mod-style furnishings, housewares and accessories, including their color on natural flat weave rugs. The lucite and brushed brass Jacques etagere, shown here, will be available with polished nickel accents this Spring, due to the high demand.

Continue Reading

Chilewich at NYNOW at Javits

Chilewich at NYNOW at Javits

| February 4, 2015

Chilewich and their extensive line of woven and tufted rugs also has such an attractive tabletop collection. Available at such stores as Sut la Table, Bloomingdales, crate and Barrel, the whole line is primarily contemporary in style, with some pieces neutral enough to coordinate with any interior.

Continue Reading

Summit Rug at NYNOW at Javits

Summit Rug at NYNOW at Javits

| February 2, 2015

Summit Rug have an all inclusive line of custom made rugs, all hand woven and hand loomed in India, Turkey, and Pakistan. These flatweaves in natural jute and cotton can be made within 8 to 10 weeks, depending on the size you need. Kazem Fatahi stands in front of today’s favorite.

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S&H Rugs at NYNOW at Javits

S&H Rugs at NYNOW at Javits

| February 2, 2015

S&H Rugs has put up a beautiful Arts and Crafts style 8×10 rug at NYNOW. It is 100% bamboo silk, and can be programmed to a larger size, with color alterations, although the color palette and design of this are wonderfully reminiscent of William Morris Wallcovering. James Arjmand allowed a picture of him in front […]

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