Walking The Market

NEW Llama Collection at Square Pegs at High Point

NEW Llama Collection at Square Pegs at High Point

This rug from the Peruvian collection is made of 100% Llama wool and is reversible. Custom design and size are available in a multitude of colors. The rug is beautifully hand crafted using a double flat weave. This method allows stripes on one side and a design on the other or an inverse of colors. […]

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Masters Collection NEW to Powell at High Point

Masters Collection NEW to Powell at High Point

Inspired by pop art, the Masters Collections features 10 different designs with bright, bold colors. Featured is MR06, a turkish made polypropylene beauty with artful sophistication.

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INTRODUCING The 3D Shag Collection at American Cover Design at High Point

INTRODUCING The 3D Shag Collection at American Cover Design at High Point

This economically savvy rug is a three dimensional shag with hand carving to add dimension. Available in 20 different designs and 8 options for colors. Sami Pourgol introduces this collection in “mocha.”

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Recent Issues

March 2015 Rug News andDesign

March 2015 Rug News andDesign

Observations — By Leslie Stroh & Sarah Stroh
Walking The European Markets — By Graham Stroh
Designers’ Notebook — Stephen Lloyd and Michelle Rohrer-Lauer

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February 2015 Rug News andDesign

February 2015 Rug News andDesign

Observations — By Leslie Stroh & Sarah Stroh
Cooper-Hewitt Hands-On Design — By Leslie Stroh
Designers’ Notebook — Donna Terry and Sue Adams

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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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Michelle Rohrer-Lauer, Allied ASID Michelle’s Interiors, Chicago, IL, March 2015

Michelle Rohrer-Lauer, Allied ASID Michelle’s Interiors, Chicago, IL, March 2015

What markets do you attend regularly? We tend to use the Merchandise Mart and the Arlington Heights Design Centers the most, but we also frequent the Design Centers in various areas when traveling. We attend most of the Chicago Markets (like NeoCon and SoFa) and try to get to High Point each year as well. […]

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Stephen Lloyd, ASID SRL Interior Design Ltd. Evanston, IL, March 2015

Stephen Lloyd, ASID SRL Interior Design Ltd. Evanston, IL, March 2015

What markets or design centers do you  attend regularly? Merchandise Mart, Chicago, IL Design Center of the Americas (DCOTA), Dania Beach, FL South Florida Design Park, Hollywood, FL Do you buy many rugs online? Not many, but when we do, we sometimes use Rugs Direct.com. What is of utmost importance to you when choosing the […]

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Sue Adams, Allied ASID Sue Adams Interiors, Gloucester, MA, February 2015

Sue Adams, Allied ASID Sue Adams Interiors, Gloucester, MA, February 2015

What markets do you attend regularly? I go primarily to the High Point market and to Atlanta, as I consider those two the major markets. Do you have a favorite source for buying your rugs? Yes, I like Landry & Arcari Rugs with three locations—in Boston, Framingham, and Salem. They offer me great service and […]

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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

NYICS Over 80% booked

NYICS Over 80% booked

Over 80% booked
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Curated by the new NYICS management, this year’s exhibitors represent work from an international collection of designers, brands, and manufacturers.
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Home And Gift Industry Leader Joins AmericasMart® Atlanta To Assume The Position Of Executive Leader Of Retail Services Operations

Home And Gift Industry Leader Joins AmericasMart® Atlanta To Assume The Position Of Executive Leader Of Retail Services Operations

ATLANTA – March 25, 2015 – George Kacic, the gift and home furnishings industry leader widely acknowledged as a visionary force in the U.S. wholesale and retail communities, will join AmericasMart® Atlanta as Executive Vice President responsible for retail services operations, according to Jeffrey L. Portman, Sr., vice chairman, president and chief operating officer of […]

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AmericasMart: Hall & Oates Live At Icon Honors 2015

AmericasMart: Hall & Oates Live At Icon Honors 2015

HALL & OATES LIVE AT ICON HONORS 2015 IN AN EXCLUSIVE PERFORMANCE AT THE SIXTH-ANNUAL CELEBRATION ATLANTA, March 17, 2015–Daryl Hall and John Oates, the legendary duo selling more albums than any other in music history, will take the ICON HONORS 2015 stage Thursday, July 9 in an exclusive performance capping the most anticipated and […]

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Knotted Rugs

Earthquake in Nepal

Earthquake in Nepal

Our thoughts and prayers are with those affected by the devastating earthquake in Nepal and with the rug weaving communities at this time.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/26/world/asia/nepal-earthquake-katmandu.html

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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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Other Recent Posts

Earthquake in Nepal

Earthquake in Nepal

| Apr 25, 2015

Our thoughts and prayers are with those affected by the devastating earthquake in Nepal and with the rug weaving communities at this time.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/26/world/asia/nepal-earthquake-katmandu.html

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NEW Llama Collection at Square Pegs at High Point

NEW Llama Collection at Square Pegs at High Point

| Apr 20, 2015

This rug from the Peruvian collection is made of 100% Llama wool and is reversible. Custom design and size are available in a multitude of colors. The rug is beautifully hand crafted using a double flat weave. This method allows stripes on one side and a design on the other or an inverse of colors. […]

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Masters Collection NEW to Powell at High Point

Masters Collection NEW to Powell at High Point

| Apr 20, 2015

Inspired by pop art, the Masters Collections features 10 different designs with bright, bold colors. Featured is MR06, a turkish made polypropylene beauty with artful sophistication.

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INTRODUCING The 3D Shag Collection at American Cover Design at High Point

INTRODUCING The 3D Shag Collection at American Cover Design at High Point

| Apr 20, 2015

This economically savvy rug is a three dimensional shag with hand carving to add dimension. Available in 20 different designs and 8 options for colors. Sami Pourgol introduces this collection in “mocha.”

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Caspian Collection NEW at Kalaty at High Point

Caspian Collection NEW at Kalaty at High Point

| Apr 20, 2015

Featuring a soumak weave construction, this wool flatweave gives the appearance of being three dimensional. Due to the construction of the rug, a herringbone effect is given on the back. Vibrant pops of blue and red are present throughout the design.

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Moroccan Collection ADDITIONS at AMS at High Point 

Moroccan Collection ADDITIONS at AMS at High Point 

| Apr 20, 2015

The Moroccan Collection has expanded with this new rug. Hand knotted with New Zealand wool in India, this plush rug is available in a variety of sizes. Subtle pops of gold and ivory mingle with the soft hues of blue throughout the rug for additional contrast.       

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