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People’s Choice Voting Open Through July 11 

Atlanta Market has named 40 products as finalists in the Summer 2022 Market Snapshot, International Market Centers’ (IMC) showcase of exciting, new, innovative and trendsetting products from its home and gift markets. Online voting for “People’s Choice” awards is open now at AtlantaMarket.com, with winners to be announced on the opening day of Atlanta Market, July 12-18, 2022, at AmericasMart Atlanta.

Award-winning manufacturer Feizy Rugs is well-known for creating on-trend groupings that span style and price spectrums. Over the past 49 years, a discerning clientele has come to expect nothing less than the most innovative designs from the company, which has grown to become one of the country’s largest rug manufacturers.

Feizy has launched its new 2022-2023 catalog, which incorporates both Fine and Lifestyles Collections. With over 600 pages, each collection is exceptionally detailed with stunning photography, comprehensive product information, and key features. The catalog offers a wealth of design possibilities and is neatly organized by machine-made, tufted, handmade, and hand-knotted constructions.

The list of esteemed exhibitors for the fall edition of The Rug Show USA 2022 at the Meadowlands, Secaucus, NJ is nearly set. The 2022 show will be held at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, NJ from Wednesday, September 14 through Friday, September 16, 2022. Show officials announced the following companies are scheduled to participate:

S&H RUGS — WOOL & SILK — JAIPUR LIVING — CARAVAN RUGS — HRI — ART RESOURCES — ANDKHUY — TEPP TEAM — TURKISH RUG CO. — KEHKASHAN — SHALOM BROTHERS — ANWAR RUGS — AFGHAN BAZAAR — ALPINE RUGS — G MET — NEMAN INTERNATIONAL — RUGS UNLIMITED — TIBET RUG COMPANY — TURKISH CARPET INC

After a prolonged battle with cancer, Ahmed Salama passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on June 4, 2022. He was 62 years old.
Salama was born in Cairo, Egypt, where he also attended Helwan University. Shortly after his graduation, he began his career at Oriental Weavers in a sales role for the local Egyptian market. At this time, Oriental Weavers was still in its infancy as a company that had only opened four years prior. However, the company's founder, Mohamed Farid Khamis, immediately recognized Salama's potential as a central part of Oriental Weavers' future growth and success.

The High Point Market Authority (HPMA) releases its biannual Style Report, meticulously refreshed to introduce a storytelling component into the product overviews contained within. Comprised of 20 Style Stories, this report is a compilation of some of the unique and intriguing product insights found at the recent Spring High Point Market.

The 43-page Style Report, sponsored by Crypton Home Fabric and Studio Designer, was produced by HPMA’s talented 2022 Style Spotters team, who perused an abundance of new product introductions and dove into numerous brand backstories to curate this collection of stories.

THE RUG SHOW 2022 is set to take place September 14 - 16 at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, NJ. Organizers have announced deeply discounted accommodations for registered show attendees at The Hyatt Place | Meadowlands — just a few minutes walk from the venue.

The exclusive discounted room rate of $139 includes a full breakfast. Space is limited at the special rate and individuals are advised to secure their bookings before August 19. The link to access the rate is available at therugshow.com/hotel-information.

The Summer 2022 edition of the celebrated semiannual Atlanta Market Magazine – live now in digital form at AtlantaMarket.com and arriving in mailboxes this week – previews the cross-category offerings of the July 12-18, 2022 buying event through new original photography, timely trend reports and feature stories.

“At more than 260 pages, the Summer 2022 Atlanta Market Magazine is the ultimate preparation guide for an exciting market season,” said Dorothy Belshaw, International Market Centers (IMC) executive vice president, chief customer and marketing officer. “Original imagery inspires readers to explore new opportunities while the content previews what buyers will find at market this summer and provides helpful trend and business-building information.”

Following the success of the inaugural virtual HALI Fair in June 2021, HALI Fair Online returns from May 20 - 30, 2022. It is open to view without registration and all events are available on-demand for the duration of the Fair. A select group of the world’s most respected specialist dealers will offer a wide selection of vetted objects from diverse cultures and countries—complete with informative descriptions and details on age and origin—and dealers can be contacted directly for the duration of the Fair by visitors keen to find out more.

Nina Smith, founding CEO of GoodWeave International, was recently named one of ten Jewish women social entrepreneurs selected to the fourth cohort of the Jewish Women’s Foundation of New York (JWFNY) Collective. The Collective — established in 2019 — is an incubator for Jewish women change-makers using a Jewish and gender lens to address critical societal needs and issues, both existing and emerging, with the innovation and determination to make meaningful systemic change and inspire others.