A RUG INSIDER ONLINE EXCLUSIVE
by Michael Christie
Opening morning of The Rug Show and each exhibitor already has customers
On Saturday September 10, 2016 The Rug Show opened its doors to a lively and energetic crowd of buyers eager to see the selections offered by the over seventy exhibitors who had converged on New York’s Javits Center for this autumn’s installment of the now perennially favorite show. Whether they were eager to see carpets from first time exhibitor Rug Star, returning favorites such as Wool and Silk, Art Resources, Tamarian, Sahar, Momeni, and Robin Gray, or if they were keen on taking advantage of the end of the Iranian rug embargo by purchasing from Werner Weber, Zollanvari, or Nasiri, no one was disappointed as The Rug Show lived up to its promise of returning excitement and impressive selection to the show circuit.
SADDLE BROOK, NJ — Leading floor covering and home accents manufacturer Nourison has launched a robust online product review system on their website. The system allows customers to rate a product, add a detailed review and even upload their own photos of the product.
“Online product reviews have been around for years, but they are not yet widely used in the floor covering industry,” said Giovanni Marra, Director of Marketing and Digital Strategy at Nourison. “For today’s consumer, the importance of product reviews is growing and has increasing influence on the buying decision. Marketing studies have also shown that consumers are more likely to trust feedback from other consumers then from the brand itself. At Nourison, we felt that adding product reviews would help us get more exposure for our products while also helping us get closer to our end customer.”
NEW YORK, NY – The annual New York International Carpet Show has partnered with the 501c(3) nonprofit organization GoodWeave to raise awareness of child labor and other ethical issues in the carpet industry. This year’s show held, September 11-13, will include a dedicated Pavilion hosting GoodWeave certified members as well as a gallery showcasing efforts to protect children. GoodWeave has freed nearly 3,600 children from weaving looms. “The reality of child labor in the rug industry is that it’s unseen by U.S. consumers,” stated Murtaza Ahmadi, NYICS President. “But thanks to GoodWeave’s efforts, consumers can know immediately if they are purchasing a child-labor free rug by flipping it over to find the GoodWeave label on the back. We know that more and more, consumers look for brands that offer transparency – from ingredients in their skincare products to GMO’s in their food. NYICS through the GoodWeave Pavilion will help educate retailers, interior designers and carpet brands on how they can embrace their customer’s values and communicate the benefits of the GoodWeave label.” Manufacturers must meet GoodWeave's high certification standards and agree to random, independent inspections to earn the GoodWeave label. Nouveau Afghan and Amy Helfand are two GoodWeave carpet brands showing in the GoodWeave Pavilion.
DALLAS, TX — Feizy Rugs is gearing up for a busy fall market season. From New York to High Point, Feizy will be showcasing new collections in vibrant, fresh color palettes that will bring valuable style to any product selection. If you're planning on attending a market this fall, put Feizy on your must-see list. Sept. 10-13The Rug Show at Javits Center - NYCJoin Feizy for the first time at The Rug Show at Javits Center, where the company will showcase its extensive inventory of fine handmade rugs and extraordinary one-of-a-kind treasures.
Sept. 19-22NY Home Fashions Market - NYC230 Fifth Avenue, Room 904-905Returning to the company's Fifth Avenue showroom, Feizy will unveil several new products — from beautiful handmade rugs to distinctive bedding designs. Come see the new textiles and accents their design team has been working on!
Design shown is from Nourison's new Sagamore Collection of accent rugs
SADDLE BROOK, NJ — Leading floor covering and home accents manufacturer Nourison focuses on soft neutrals in ivory and grey, and watercolor hues at New York Home Fashions Market. Shags continue to be a strong trend, with new shag pillow and accent rug introductions.
Highlights at market include new accent rugs from Accent Decor, Catalina, Sagamore and Waverly collections, along with Valhalla and Sapphire shags. Celestial area rugs feature vivid designs in rich, saturated colors.
Mina Victory Home Accents showcases indoor outdoor watercolor, stonewash and heart-shaped shag pillows in a fun and flirty palette of Celadon, Cream, Lavender, Rose and Deep Red.
The Staff at Persian Gallery New York (left to right): Ike Hakim, Robert Hakim and Rodney Hakim
NEW YORK, NY — The Fall Markets are upon us, and Persian Gallery New York is celebrating its 45th year serving the area rug industry. To commemorate the milestone, the company will host a wine and cheese reception in its New York gallery at 36 East 31st Street, Suite 500, on Monday, September 12 from 5:00 - 7:00 PM.
PGNY extends this special invitation to join them in their celebration of 45 years in business, during the height of The Rug Show, NYICS, and Fall Market Week! To RSVP, e-mail
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