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Walking The Market at NY NOW

Walking The Market at NY NOW

NY NOW runs from January 31-February 4… and Rug News andDesign is there, Walking The Market LIVE. Click the Walking The Market tab above or go straight to www.walkingthemarket.com

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More To Come from the European Trade Shows

More To Come from the European Trade Shows

We have a ton more pictures and video to post from the European trade shows, but we are getting on a plane and wanted to leave you with one of our enduring images from Maison&Objet…

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Bright Leather Rug by French Firm C. Mariane S. at Maison & Objet

Bright Leather Rug by French Firm C. Mariane S. at Maison & Objet

Made in France using local cow hides in bright colors and geometric designs, this firm is modern and flashy in a way I like.

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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

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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Nourison purchases Hagaman Carpet to establish U.S. Manufacturing Base

Nourison purchases Hagaman Carpet to establish U.S. Manufacturing Base

SADDLE BROOK, NJ — January 8, 2015 – Nourison today announced that they are acquiring Hagaman Carpet, a carpet manufacturer specializing in high quality, wool floor coverings. The acquisition is expected to be completed by first quarter 2015. The purchase of Hagaman Carpet, based in Ft. Oglethorpe, Georgia, gives Nourison its first manufacturing base in […]

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Momeni Celebrates 40th Anniversary

Momeni Inc., the leading source for area rugs and designer broadloom, is commemorating 40 years of business in 2015. The company was formed and founded by Haji Momeni in 1975 on the simple ideal of bringing beautiful products to people’s homes with exceptional service and quality. 40 years later, they are still a family owned […]

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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

Walking The Market at NY NOW

Walking The Market at NY NOW

| January 30, 2015

NY NOW runs from January 31-February 4… and Rug News andDesign is there, Walking The Market LIVE. Click the Walking The Market tab above or go straight to www.walkingthemarket.com

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

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

| January 29, 2015

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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More To Come from the European Trade Shows

More To Come from the European Trade Shows

| January 26, 2015

We have a ton more pictures and video to post from the European trade shows, but we are getting on a plane and wanted to leave you with one of our enduring images from Maison&Objet…

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Bright Leather Rug by French Firm C. Mariane S. at Maison & Objet

Bright Leather Rug by French Firm C. Mariane S. at Maison & Objet

| January 25, 2015

Made in France using local cow hides in bright colors and geometric designs, this firm is modern and flashy in a way I like.

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Cheminees d’Art Maison et Maison at Maison & Objet

Cheminees d’Art Maison et Maison at Maison & Objet

| January 25, 2015

Does your client need a custom marble fireplace surround to go with your custom carpets. Cheminees d’Art has them. Based in France they manufacture the surround with Italian sourced marble. Sure you could go the architectural salvage route, but sometimes you need it just the way you want it.

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Flower Box, A Wall Garden for Inside at Maison & Objet

Flower Box, A Wall Garden for Inside at Maison & Objet

| January 25, 2015

I am happy to share this with everyone. We at Rugnews and Design are always featuring rugs to take into the garden, but this time bring the garden inside. These hanging gardens come Framed ready for your wall. Yes it is cool.

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