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GLM: Interest in American-Made Goods is Growing

GLM: Interest in American-Made Goods is Growing

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.–Nearly 25 percent of registrants for next week’s New York International Gift Fair have expressed a specific interest in “Made in the USA” products, said show owner and producer GLM. “More than 400 of NYIGF’s 2,800+ exhibitors identify themselves as producers of ‘Made in the USA’ products,” said Dorothy Belshaw, NYIGF director andMore »

ART Announces Dallas ART Card Participants and Market Events

ART Announces Dallas ART Card Participants and Market Events

CHARLOTTE, N.C.–Accessories Resource Team, the association for the decorative accessory segment of the home furnishings industry, has announced the 16 vendors participating in the organization’s ART card program during the Dallas Total Home and Gift Market, which starts today. In addition, ART will host various events during market, including a mini-seminar series. The ART cardMore »

Rug Winners Make Splash at Aquarium

Rug Winners Make Splash at Aquarium

ATLANTA–The annual America’s Magnificent Carpet Awards took place at the Georgia Aquarium Friday night, during the Atlanta International Area Rug Market. Manufacturers previously submitted rug designs in several existing categories — handmade, handknotted and power loomed — as well as two new ones, indoor/outdoor and licensee, and the results were announced at the ceremony. ChasMore »

AmericasMart Awards Visual Creativity at Market

AmericasMart Awards Visual Creativity at Market

ATLANTA–AmericasMart celebrated visual excellence in both permanent showrooms and temporary exhibits at the recent Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market, which ends tomorrow, along with the Atlanta International Area Rug Market, featuring the National Oriental Rug Show, which ended on Sunday. Thirty-three permanent showrooms and exhibitors in 18 temporary product collections, plus Best ofMore »

Mood Upbeat at Atlanta Area Rug Market

Mood Upbeat at Atlanta Area Rug Market

ATLANTA – A new vibe infused AmericasMart yesterday, as a more optimistic rug industry gathered to see the latest designs at the Atlanta International Area Rug Market, which runs through Sunday. Companies also debuted new showrooms, and a slew of parties took place last night to celebrate the start of another year. New technology wasMore »

Dallas Market Center Expands Free Wi-Fi Access

Dallas Market Center Expands Free Wi-Fi Access

DALLAS–Dallas Market Center has increased free Wi-Fi access throughout the common areas of its campus, with a more than 65 percent increase in bandwidth, allowing for faster download speeds. Also, according to a statement from the market center, AT&T has enlarged its wireless network throughout the buildings to enhance wireless coverage and capacity. Free Wi-FiMore »

Karastan Debuts App to Help Shoppers Match Styles and Colors

Karastan Debuts App to Help Shoppers Match Styles and Colors

DALTON, Ga.–Karastan has introduced an iPad application enabling consumers to take the company’s full catalog with them to match styles, colors, textures and patterns as they shop. Called Karastan on the Go, the app gives shoppers access to both of Karastan’s carpet and rug catalogs, and allows them to zoom in on images to discernMore »