World Floor Covering Association (WFCA) has announced free primary membership to encourage retailers to be a part of the solution addressing the imminent installation crisis that affects the entire industry.
New Name & Logo Debut at Winter 2020 Market
International Market Centers (IMC) unveiled a rebrand of its major gift, décor and lifestyle market held semi-annually at AmericasMart® Atlanta as the Atlanta Market. The new name, plus an updated brand positioning and dynamic new logo, will be on display as the industry converges for the winter edition, January 14-21, 2020.
From January 10 - 13, 2020, the latest edition of DOMOTEX – the world's leading showcase for carpets and floor coverings – again stood out as the industry's biggest, most pivotal hub for trends and innovations. A total of 35,000 attendees – 70% of them from abroad – were on hand for the four-day event to explore the latest trends, products and solutions presented by over 1,400 exhibitors from more than 60 different nations.
The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market kicks off the tradeshow year for International Market Centers (IMC) with 360+ new, expanded and relocated showrooms and temporaries among its 1,000+ showrooms and 3,300+ temporaries. Highlighted by nearly 50 events, seminars and celebrations, the market is January 14-21, 2020 at AmericasMart® Atlanta.
The Floor Covering Education Foundation (FCEF), a newly formed, nonprofit organization dedicated to the recruitment, scholarship and placement of professional floorcovering installers, has announced its board of directors. With representatives from retailers, training organizations, advocacy groups, distributors, and manufacturers, the new board members’ collective expertise will strengthen the FCEF and ensure the Foundation’s power to overcome the installation crisis that affects the flooring industry.
2020 will be the year of PERFORMANCE in accent area rugs. For several years one of the most important trends driving sales in upholstery has been performance fabrics. Fabrics that not only look great in design and color but would easily clean-up accidents and spills that happen in everyday life. Up until this point the rug industry's answer to the demand for performance area rugs has been to use "outdoor rugs" indoors — that is about to change.
As a family business, Feizy Rugs, one of the country’s largest rug manufacturers, is committed to supporting underprivileged children and communities across the world. Again this year, Feizy has chosen Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) as the recipient of its annual charitable holiday gift. FMSC is a valuable non-profit that provides nutritious meals to starving children in 70 countries around the world.