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An Inside Look
March 10, 2014Over the next two editions of Furniture/Today, we celebrate innovation across several categories in the industry. A number of rug manufacturers have gotten on board with groundbreaking ideas in the way rugs are made and in the finished product. Prior to the winter market cycle, I had a chance to speak with Brandon Culpepper, Mohawk Inds.’ vice president of specialty sales, about a number of new fibers that Mohawk is using for rugs in its Karastan and American Rug Craftsmen brands. The story of SmartStrand, EverStrand, PermaStrand and Wear-Dated Nylon was a major part of the rug introductions for ...
An Inside Look
January 13, 2014As rug manufacturers roll out their newest and best during the winter cycle of shows, they're hoping to build on the strong year they just completed.Many vendors indicated that 2013 was strong - some conveyed astronomical growth figures, including an eye-popping 60% growth reported by Jaipur. While they're coming off a good year, a number of manufacturers are jumping in with both feet as we start with a fresh page on a brand new calendar. I just wrapped up a visit to Georgia to check out many of the introductions during the Atlanta International Area Rug Market at ...
Sourcing Strategies by Tom Russell
December 3, 2013A news story by an Indian online news resource recently touted the fact that Swedish furniture chain Ikea not only plans to open its first shop in India, it also plans to source larger items in the country for its worldwide operations. This pronouncement could be a big score for India's fledgling furnishings industry, whose largest product categories includes rugs, accessories and accent furniture.In the United States alone, India ranks number nine on the list of top source countries, according to figures compiled by Furniture/Today's research department. For the first half of 2013 it shipped just ...
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