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NY Now to Offer Market Readiness Programs

NY Now

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.–The winter 2015 edition of NY Now will offer its exhibitors an expanded Market Readiness program featuring a series of nine free, pre-market on-demand webinars and free, at-market 15-minute business consultations.  The multi-part series, which is produced jointly by NY Now and Right Angle Strategies, will address booth display, tradeshow operations, marketing andMore »

Last updated: October 13, 2014

Surya Releases Fall 2014 Catalog

Surya Fall 2014 Catalog

CALHOUN, Ga.–Surya’s fall 2014 catalog has been released and features more than 7,000 coordinating home accessories, including the company’s newest category, bedding, and an expanded lighting section. Laid out in an easy-to-navigate format, the catalog is more than 750 pages with more than $100 million of product inventory in multiple categories, including bedding, lighting, rugs,More »

Last updated: October 13, 2014

Capel Rugs Holding ‘Selfie’ Photo Contest During High Point Market

Capel Rugs

TROY, N.C.–Retailers, designers and other buyers shopping the Capel Rugs showroom during High Point Market will have a chance to win an 8-by-11 rug during Capel’s first-ever ‘Selfie’ photo contest. High Point Market starts this Saturday, Oct. 18. To enter the contest, showroom visitors can first find their favorite rug introduction in the Capel showroomMore »

Last updated: October 13, 2014

GoodWeave Founder Wins Nobel Peace Prize

Kailash Satyarthi

OSLO, Norway–Kailash Satyarthi, a decades-long activist for children’s rights and the founder of GoodWeave, has received the Nobel Peace Prize for 2014 by the Norwegian Nobel Committee. He shares the award with 17-year-old Malala Yousafzay, who was shot in the head by the Taliban for promoting the right for girls to be educated—and still continuesMore »

Last updated: October 15, 2014

Josie Natori to Launch Rug Line with Kalaty

Josie Natori

HICKSVILLE, N.Y.–Fashion designer Josie Natori has signed an agreement with Kalaty Rug Corp. to produce a licensed area rug line, which will debut in January at the Atlanta International Area Rug Market and the Las Vegas Market. The initial launch will include around 20 designs in two collections, each which will showcase Natori’s high-fashion philosophyMore »

Last updated: October 10, 2014

Surya Partners with DwellStudio on New Line of Rugs

Surya Dwell

CALHOUN, Ga.–The modern, graphic design house DwellStudio has teamed up with Surya to launch a licensed line of rugs at the upcoming High Point Market. The inaugural line will complement DwellStudio’s design aesthetic and feature clean, graphic lines and rich texture in a sophisticated color palette. They include: Ludlow and Thompson, two handknotted collections thatMore »

Last updated: October 9, 2014

55 Downing Street Launches Catalog

55 Downing Street

CHATSWORTH, Calif.–55 Downing Street—the home furnishings e-commerce site from Lamps Plus—has debuted its first catalog, allowing both existing and potential consumers a print version of its offerings. This catalog was the next step in the marketing plan for 55 Downing Street, Dennis Swanson, CEO, told HFN. “Though the catalog was designed to reach a broaderMore »

Last updated: October 9, 2014

ART Card Program Adds Two High Point Vendors

art card

CHARLOTTE, N.C.–Bliss Studio and Feizy Rugs have been added to the ART Card program from ART, the creative home furnishings network, for the upcoming High Point Market. A total of 21 vendors will now be offering special deals and services to participating retail members of ART. A new vendor for the program, Bliss Studio (SuitesMore »

Last updated: October 9, 2014