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IHA Product Showcase Highlights New Products, Lines

Scrub Daddy

NEW YORK–The International Housewares Association (IHA) held a product showcase for the media this week, allowing housewares vendors the chance to show their new products and collections. Scrub Daddy, a sponge that is soft in warm water and firm in cool water and which has been seen on ABC’s “Shark Tank,” has expanded its lineMore »

Last updated: October 16, 2014

Amer Launches Updated Website

Amer website

ATLANTA–Amer Rugs recently released its newly rebuilt website at amerrugs.com. The new site combines the latest in search engine technology and is designed for more results in fewer clicks, the company said, making it ideal for both rug buyers and the buying public. The website also has additional login areas to place orders, make inquiriesMore »

Last updated: October 15, 2014

Capel’s High Point Promotion Awards all Buyers

Capel Rugs

TROY, N.C.–At the upcoming High Point Market, every attendee shopping the Capel showroom will have the chance to participate in a special market promotion. Visitors will have the chance to pick out a bag containing a special marble, and each marble signifies a prize depending on its color. Prizes will include gift cards worth fromMore »

Last updated: October 15, 2014

ELK Group Acquires GuildMaster

ELK Group International

NESQUEHONING, Penn.–ELK Group Intl. has made another acquisition, purchasing furniture, lighting and accessory manufacturer GuildMaster. The move will strengthen ELK’s accent furniture category, the company said. Based in Springfield, Mo., GuildMaster is known for its handcrafted home furnishings, and emphasizes quality through handcarving, custom finishes and utilization of solid wood construction. GuildMaster also has aMore »

Last updated: October 14, 2014

Barclay Butera to Debut Leftbank Art Line

Butera

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.–Interior designer Barclay Butera will debut his new licensed art collection with Leftbank Art at the upcoming High Point Market, which starts on Saturday. Called Barclay Butera Private Collection by Leftbank Art, the eclectic collection is inspired by Butera’s worldwide travels and will include his original photography, abstracts influenced by the colors ofMore »

Last updated: October 14, 2014

Rug Ready for High Point Market

High Point Market

NEW YORK–Plenty of events are on tap for High Point Market, which begins this Saturday, and quite a few of them are hosted by rug manufacturers in their showrooms. Here are some of the events on tap: Saturday, Oct. 18 10 a.m.: Surya will host “Coffee with Candice,” an informal Q&A session with designer CandiceMore »

Last updated: October 16, 2014

Emma Gardner Launches Merchandising Program; Adds Five Showrooms

Emma Gardner Design

PETALUMA, Calif.–Emma gardner design has begun rolling out a customer-focused merchandising program to help designers and clients better shop for rugs and find the style they want. In addition, the rug company has expanded its national presence, opening five new showrooms for a total of 49 in the U.S. For its merchandising program, the companyMore »

Last updated: October 14, 2014

Capel Rugs to Host Biltmore Party During High Point Market

Capel biltmore

TROY, N.C.–To celebrate the newest additions to the licensed Biltmore line, Capel Rugs is holding a wine and cheesecake party on Sunday, Oct. 19 from 2 to 5 p.m. in its High Point Market showroom, Market Square, space 112. The party will include three flavors of Biltmore cheesecake—vanilla bean, crème brûlée and Italian mascarpone—and aMore »

Last updated: October 14, 2014