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SURYA with Two New Rugs at New York Home Fashion Week

SURYA with Two New Rugs at New York Home Fashion Week

SURYA has at least two new rugs at New York Home Fashion Week– they were busy and squeezed me in. MOLINO, 80% Jute 20% cotton, hand crafted, 3 colors: Beige, Ivory, Lime, made in India COLTON, 100% wool, hand woven, made in India, six colors, this picture does not do justice to the color blue […]

GA Gertmenian Every Kid’s Dream

GA Gertmenian Every Kid’s Dream

GA Gertmenian at New York Home Fashions week has every favorite kids show on rugs — Frozen, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Spider-Man, Paw Patrol, Sophia the First. They also carry a good selection of educational rugs. Third Generation of Rug News andDesign loved their product—it was almost hard to get him to leave. Three-year-old approved.

ORIAN RUGS with Two New Collections at New York Home Fashion Week

ORIAN RUGS with Two New Collections at New York Home Fashion Week

ORIAN Rugs has two new collections. SOFT TOUCH COLLECTION, 24 designs, updated colors, 100% polypropylene, “complements today’s popular decorating style”, “softest polypropylene in the industry.” TWILIGHT COLLECTION, 30 designs, “contemporary take on the 1.5 million part construction,” machine woven, polypropylene. MANUFACTURED 100% in the USA.

Recent Issues

August 2014 Rug News andDesign

August 2014 Rug News andDesign

 
Observations — By Leslie Stroh & Sarah Stroh

Child Labor In India: By The Numbers — By Leslie Stroh

Education In India — By Sarah Stroh

Designers’ Notebook – Michele Safra and Hilary Unger

July 2014 Rug News andDesign

July 2014 Rug News andDesign

 
Observations — By Leslie Stroh & Sarah Stroh

Talking The Market — By Leslie Stroh

Comparing Apples To Oranges — By Sarah Stroh

Designers’ Notebook – Loren Audrey Taylor and Toni Knudson

June 2014 Rug News andDesign

June 2014 Rug News andDesign

 
Observations — By Leslie Stroh & Sarah Stroh

The Power Of Warehouse Sales — By Sarah Stroh

The Wash: Viscose 2 — By Leslie Stroh

Designers’ Notebook – Linda Castle and Jason Bailey

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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:

Toni Knudson, Knudson Interiors, Las Vegas, NV, July 2014

Toni Knudson, Knudson Interiors, Las Vegas, NV, July 2014

Do you have a favorite source for buying your rugs?  If time allows we prefer to custom design and order rugs for our projects. Our preferred vendors are Indich Collection in Hawaii and Endless Knot in California. Both companies fabricate high quality rugs, have great in-house designs and assist us in custom design and fabrication. […]

Loren Audrey Taylor, Allied ASID, Anna Abrams Design, Atlanta, GA, July 2014

Loren Audrey Taylor, Allied ASID, Anna Abrams Design, Atlanta, GA, July 2014

Do you have a favorite source for buying your rugs?     In Atlanta, Moattar Ltd., Keivan Woven Arts, and Angora Rug Couture are all great go-to sources. Also, Paterson, Flynn, Martin at ADAC with Jeanna George is a fantastic resource. In addition Designer Carpets at ADAC is loaded with great product. In fact, through Stanton Carpet and […]

About Rugs

Global Fund For Children Brings Joy and Laughter

Global Fund For Children Brings Joy and Laughter

Laughter, love and pure childhood imagination and joy come alive on this stage. This video Sarah Stroh shot in India shows just one way The Global Fund for Children helps children in the communities in India.

Obeetee: We Are Watching

Obeetee: We Are Watching

 

Video: Nobody asked Obeetee to help the farmers, the land that surrounds the main campus. Yet, that is what Obeetee did when it built its Water Treatment Facility.

As a company, they are watching.

Happy Holi

Happy Holi

As we enter into Holi weekend here in India, I though I would show you colors of our last week in India. Happy Holi.

What's New

Jaipur Adds a New Destination to its Yearly Tradeshow Circuit

Jaipur Adds a New Destination to its Yearly Tradeshow Circuit

Jaipur Rugs Added a New Showroom for the International Casual Furniture & Accessories Market in Chicago Atlanta, September 10, 2014 — Jaipur Rugs will be featuring a beautiful assortment of Indoor/ Outdoor products at the 2014 Casual Market in Chicago. The market is a four-day event that displays the largest selection of all things related […]

Tamarian Carpets to show at historic Altman Building in NYC for Fall market

Baltimore, MD- In response to the incredible expansion of product and clientele eager to view new collections, Tamarian Carpets has announced an enhanced showroom experience for this fall’s New York Metro Market/NYICS. Tamarian will be showing  September 7th -9th at The Altman Building, located at 135 West 18th Street in the heart of Chelsea and […]

See the new Lapchi Carpet Collection at NYICS

See the new Lapchi Carpet Collection at NYICS

  The 2015 Lapchi Collection The latest collection from Lapchi is a compendium of aerial earthwork forms as witnessed in the dappled light of late summer, accentuating design archaeology through contrasting and complimentary yarn colors and pile shadows. New Knot Quality for 2015 The 2015 collection is being produced in a new 80 knot quality, […]

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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…

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 […]

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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Rizzy Home launches 3 New Collections at New York Home Fashion Week

Rizzy Home launches 3 New Collections at New York Home Fashion Week

| September 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

The first collection set represents good, better, best construction, allowing for a variety price point– CARRINGTON, MILLINGTON, and BRADFORD. The Carrington, Double Point BCF The Millington, Double Point BCF The Second Collection Launch is The ELLINGTON COLLECTION, jute and wool, handwoven, natural materials. 7 patterns. The Third Collection launch is the CABOT BAY, coastal collection, […]

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Feizy showing off both rugs and bedding at New York Home Fashion Week

Feizy showing off both rugs and bedding at New York Home Fashion Week

| September 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Feizy’s selection of rugs/mats are of a wide variety. These rugs/mats coordinate or complement their rug selection. Above is a rug, below is a mat. The circular rug, I was drawn to because of its color and construction. Not typically seen at other markets is Feizy’s bedding selection. The quality and style is on par […]

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Dynamic Rugs with New Designs and a New Collection at New York Home Fashion Week

Dynamic Rugs with New Designs and a New Collection at New York Home Fashion Week

| September 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Dynamic Rugs new product: In the Treasure Two Collection, a new design 100% Viscose In the Genova Collection, a new design, Chenille and Viscose NEW COLLECTION, UTOPIA, 100% Viscose, Vintage loop These three rugs have been getting a good reception at market. Dynamic Rugs sees the vintage look becoming more and more popular.

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Mohawk Home Green Story at New York Home Fashion Week

Mohawk Home Green Story at New York Home Fashion Week

| September 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Mohawk Home has been working on presenting their green story through easy to tell vignettes. The vignettes tell the story of being green, commerce and social media. They are working with their retailers to be more than a manufacturer but to be a partner in success. They have one of the largest bottle recycling plants […]

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Balta USA has New Design at New York Home Fashion

Balta USA has New Design at New York Home Fashion

| September 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Balta USA new design in the Elegant Cozy line has been a great hit at market. It comes in the standard sizes, colors of Blue, Grey, Browns. Balta Rugs has been seeing a lot of excitement around their tribal, global look—still seeing a huge draw to geometric patterns.

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KAS colors are a delight at New York Home Fashions Market

KAS colors are a delight at New York Home Fashions Market

| September 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Kas expands their Mirage Line with WaterColors. 100% polypropylene, 4 sizes in 12 designs. The memory foam rugs/scatters were a big hit with my three year old. In bright colors, easy to move, soft and with a sophisticated fun. Perfect for the kitchen, bathroom or work space.

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