Floor Covering

Four Rug Companies Join GoodWeave

Four Rug Companies Join GoodWeave

WASHINGTON, D.C.-Four more rug companies have joined GoodWeave, the international nonprofit working to end child labor in the rug industry, which now brings the total of North American importers using the label to 80. The new GoodWeave companies are Kim Parker Home, a 10-year-old company founded by artist, textile designer and author Kim Parker; SquareMore »

Espinosa Tapped as President of Aid to Artisans

Espinosa Tapped as President of Aid to Artisans

WEST HARTFORD, Conn.–Aid to Artisans, an international non-profit organization, has appointed Alfredo Espinosa as president. Beginning his position today, he succeeds David O’Connor, who was president from 2005 to 2010. Formerly the senior director for global business development at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, Espinosa has served as CEO of theMore »

Wools of New Zealand Unveils Wooly App

Wools of New Zealand Unveils Wooly App

MARIETTA, Ga.–Wools of New Zealand is offering a free application for the iPad and iPhone that provides users with the facts and benefits of wool. It can be used by both sales associates as a training tool and as a sales aid to help answer consumers’ questions about wool, as well as used by consumersMore »

At Home Section to Expand for Summer Gift Fair

At Home Section to Expand for Summer Gift Fair

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.–The At Home section of the New York International Gift Fair will feature new suppliers along with returning exhibitors at this summer’s show. The section will total about 500 vendors of hard lines and soft goods. The hard lines (furniture, floor coverings, wall art, lighting and decorative accessories) will be consolidated at PierMore »

ARTS Awards to Move to the Hilton Anatole

ARTS Awards to Move to the Hilton Anatole

DALLAS–Starting in 2012, the annual ARTS Awards ceremony will take place at the Hilton Anatole, across the highway from the Dallas Trade Center, where it has been held previously.  The awards are presented by Dallas Market Center and the Accessories Resources Team, and the next event is scheduled for Jan. 21, 2012. “We look forwardMore »

FLOR Covers More Ground, Opening Stores in NYC, Atlanta

FLOR Covers More Ground, Opening Stores in NYC, Atlanta

More is in store for FLOR. The modular floorcovering company just opened its two newest locations — in New York and Atlanta — and plans to open more by year’s end. The New York store is located in the SoHo neighborhood, while the Atlanta store is in its Westside area. The company already has locationsMore »

Value Proposition

Value Proposition

By Andrea Lillo More was more at last month’s High Point Market. More color, more texture and more designer collections, as manufacturers looked to bring more added value to retailers. Color continues its reign. Bolder colors, such as indigos, and trendy grays and browns were found all over. Shags have evolved, with new designs, fiberMore »

Mohawk Places Among Top Five Georgia Companies in Sustainability

Mohawk Places Among Top Five Georgia Companies in Sustainability

ATLANTA–Mohawk Industries placed among the top five Georgia companies for sustainability practices in the Southeast—and number one in its industry—for the 2011 Southeastern Corporate Sustainability Rankings, which were presented here last week. The annual rankings, founded by Mark Callaway Investments and GreenBusiness Works, evaluate companies on a variety of environmental, social and governance factors. The companiesMore »