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Orian Rugs Receives Award from Goodwill Industries

Orian Rugs

ANDERSON, S.C.–Orian Rugs has received Goodwill Industries’ Bill Hummers Employer of the Year Award. Orian partners with Goodwill, allowing Goodwill participants to gain hands-on experience in manufacturing while completing Goodwill’s South Carolina Manufacturing Certification program and preparing for a new career. Some participants have no work experience or may have work experience but not inMore »

Last updated: October 27, 2014

HFN Deadline for Winter Markets is Nov. 21

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NEW YORK–HFN is preparing its editorial coverage of the Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market, Jan. 6-13, the Atlanta International Area Rug Market, Jan. 7-10, the Dallas International Lighting Market, Jan. 14-18, which is during Dallas Total & Gift Market, Jan. 14-20, and the Las Vegas Market, Jan. 18-22. The Atlanta markets and DallasMore »

Last updated: November 6, 2014

The High-End is a Highlight at High Point Market

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HIGH POINT, N.C.– High Point Market saw a refocus on the high-end market, as some vendors said their higher-priced debuts were some of the highlights at the show, which ended yesterday. As long as those items were unique, one of a kind or aspirational, some buyers did not hesitate with high-end products, exhibitors said. AtMore »

Last updated: October 24, 2014

Momeni Founder and Chairman Passes Away

Haji Ali Akbar Momeni

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.–Haji Ali Akbar Momeni, who co-founded the rug importing company Momeni, passed away Saturday, Oct. 11, at his home here. He was 88. Born on March 25, 1926, in Iran, Momeni grew up with a knack for business and trading. Along with his eldest son Ahmad, or “Ed,” he began selling rugs inMore »

Last updated: October 22, 2014

AmericasMart Announces First Nine Exhibitors for Floor 15 Expansion

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ATLANTA–Nine exhibitors have committed to AmericasMart’s Floor 15 expansion, which will debut at the market in January. The first showrooms anchoring this Home & Design floor are: Design Legacy by Kelly O’Neal, Codarus, Gabby, Bliss Studio, Calvin Klein by Veronica Flam, Rene Cazares by Veronica Flam, Lowcountry Originals., Jamie Young Company and Wendover Art Group.More »

Last updated: October 22, 2014

Feizy Rugs Launches Pinterest Dream Room Contest

Feizy Pin Your Dream Room

DALLAS–Feizy Rugs has launched a Pinterest contest, giving its Pinterest followers the chance to win a Feizy rug as well as $1,000. From now until noon on Nov. 15, people can enter the “Pin Your Dream Room” contest by choosing their favorite Feizy rug and building their dream room around it for an opportunity toMore »

Last updated: October 21, 2014

Blog: Rug Intros Floor High Point Market

Kaleen Escape

The area rug category emphasized bright colors and natural fibers at High Point Market, which ends Thursday. Rug manufacturers also introduced a number of new licensed lines, or extended existing ones. Through its new partnership with the Museum of New Mexico, Jaipur debuted its Traditions Made Modern line, consisting of rugs, poufs and pillows. TheMore »

Last updated: October 21, 2014