Colors: Orange Color

Talk to nearly anyone who attended the recently concluded High Point Market and they’ll tell you that traffic was noticeably higher than the last October market, order writing was steady and everyone was eager to get back to business. Such was the case for several rug exhibitors Rug Insider caught up with who took advantage of the show to display new and trending designs for designers and retailers alike. 

Despite all of the challenges the industry has faced over the past two years, rug exhibitors are excited to get back to High Point Market, show new and trending product, and talk with friends and customers they haven’t seen since October— or even before. RUG INSIDER caught up with multiple rug exhibitors to find out what introductions and events they planned for the upcoming market. And don’t forget that many of these retailers sell product through, JuniperMarket, IMC’s new b2b e-commerce tool.

When we prompted a search for naturally-inspired rugs in organic tones using natural fibers like wool and silk, the responses we received were visually stunning and thought-provoking.

Tamarian’s Ned Baker reflected, “Nature has always had an important influence on the aesthetic of our work; from the use of renewable fibers such as hemp, allo, and sunpat in our weaving to the creation of our newer Silver Flax color palette that is inspired by natural tones, ‘bringing the outdoors in’ always elicits a positive response from the market and seems to satiate a certain desire we have to surround ourselves with the natural world, even when inside our home.”

Area rug companies expand hybrid styles to balance artisan- and machine-made constructions.

Trends abound in area rugs, keeping category players busy juggling the gamut of consumers’ varied style preferences for products. To name a few: sustainability, artisan craftsmanship, power-looming innovations and performance conveniences.

Melding these attributes is a delicate balance that requires imagination and expertise. But it can be done—and is being successfully accomplished by many versatile companies adept at designing, developing and sourcing a range of product qualities spanning artisan-made to power-loomed and in between.

Fiber-Shield Industries, a company that makes eco-friendly rug, fabric, and carpet cleaners, is on a mission to change the way we think about cleaning.

Founded by President and Technical Director Manny Vickers and his wife, Connie, in 1979 as Future Living, the company has come a
long way on its journey to become Fiber-Shield. The proof? Manny, a chemist by trade who’s extremely hands-on with the company, recently completed his 10,000th experiment. Fiber-Shield’s emphasis has been to create environmentally compliant products, and that was its focus from day one.

Following pandemic-related postponements, The Rug Show returns to the East Coast at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, New Jersey on September 14-16, 2022. As a premier industry fair, The Rug Show offers attendees a place to buy new products, meet new rug makers, learn and build connections through networking.

Rug companies continue to focus on programs that make it easier for interior designers to find and purchase custom rugs.

Interior designers have always been a critical part of the rug industry. But in recent years, as more people look to furnish their homes and make them a desirable place to live, work and raise children, interior designers have become more important than ever. And because the interior designer channel is booming—with over 119,778 interior designer businesses in the U.S. today—rug manufacturers have been introducing and revamping their designer rug programs to make them easier and more efficient for interior designers.

Zollanvari Celebrates 75 Years by Learning from the Past and Looking Toward the Future

To say Zollanvari has a long and rich history would be an understatement. The 75-year-old company is known for designer and tribal Gabbehs, flatweaves, and decorative objects, such as mafrash coffers that come in all shapes and sizes.

Its mission today, as it was when it started way back when, is to produce carpets that embody the spirit of Persian carpet design and weaving, an extraordinary art form that has been treasured across the world for more than 2,000 years.