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CMI Expands with New National Accounts Manager

CMI Expands with New National Accounts Manager

PAWTUCKET, R.I.–Braided rug manufacturer cmi (Colonial Mills, Inc.) has added Kirsten Haynes as national accounts manager. She previously served as a Kentucky and Southern Ohio territory manager with both Rizzy Home and cmi, and will now continue to service these territories for cmi, as well as target key potential accounts for the company, from brick-and-mortarMore »

World Market Center Continues New Buyer Incentive

World Market Center Continues New Buyer Incentive

LAS VEGAS–World Market Center Las Vegas has agreed to continue its program to provide complimentary retailer memberships to the Gift & Home Trade Association for new gift buyers who attend the upcoming summer Gift+Home at Las Vegas Market. The market center had provided these free memberships at the winter market, after it and the associationMore »

More Rug Companies Earn GoodWeave Label

More Rug Companies Earn GoodWeave Label

WASHINGTON, D.C.–Five more rug companies have joined GoodWeave, the international nonprofit organization working to end child labor in the rug industry. They are: Calvirugs, which creates sculptural rugs using handwoven wool, silk and hemp; Christina Ruhaak Design, which uses silk and hand-spun Tibetan wools to make rugs with saturated bright colors and texture; Indo DesignerMore »

Shaw Living to Open New Showroom in Las Vegas

Shaw Living to Open New Showroom in Las Vegas

DALTON, Ga.–Shaw Living will debut its new showroom at World Market Center during Las Vegas Market next month. The showroom is located in Building B, suite 559. In addition, on Monday, Aug. 1, and Tuesday, Aug. 2, Shaw will have a Cupcake Delight in the new showroom starting at 2 p.m. The company will showcaseMore »

September Designer Day to Focus on Carpet Selection

September Designer Day to Focus on Carpet Selection

NEW YORK–“Selecting the Right Carpet: From Contemporary to Classic to Custom” will be the topic of  7 W New York’s next Designer Day series on Sept. 12. Taking place during the New York International Carpet Show, Sept. 11 to 13, on the 11th floor of 7 W New York, the event will begin at 11:30More »

Blog: Atlanta Rug Market Wraps Up

Blog: Atlanta Rug Market Wraps Up

ATLANTA–The Atlanta International Area Rug Market finished up yesterday at AmericasMart, where exhibitors debuted collections as well as product categories. Among the themes were color and texture, which continue to perform well with consumers. The ‘Made in the U.S.A’ distinction remains important, and manufacturers continue to strengthen their production here. One hundred percent of Karastan’sMore »

ICON Honors Awarded in Atlanta

ATLANTA–Leaders in the home and gift industry were recognized here during the ICON Honors celebration last week, part of the Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market. J. Todd Figi, founder of Figi Giftware, received the 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award. Figi, who passed away this January at the age of 66, created the namesake FigiMore »

Capel Rugs Names Hancox Eastern Canadian Rep

Capel Rugs Names Hancox Eastern Canadian Rep

TROY, N.C.–Capel Rugs has named Cara Hancox account executive for Quebec, Ottowa and Eastern Ontario. She also represents Barrymore Furniture in these markets. As the company’s Canadian sales representative, Hancox will head sales to dealers and designers in these territories. Hancox will be based in Ottawa and report directly to Allen Robertson, Capel’s vice presidentMore »