ORRA Announces Meeting Schedule For January Market

During the Upcoming Atlanta International Area Rug Market, General ORRA Members and guests are invited to join the Board of Directors of ORRA on January 14 from 1:30 to 2:30 PM for a discussion of the organization’s 2016 programs and objectives. The discussion will be led by:  Rob Leahy, Current ORRA President with  Jim Garner, Education Committee and  Frank Eways, Jr. Website Committee. The meeting will be held in AmericasMart building 1, 4th floor, room 4-G-7. Also scheduled is “Knot to be Missed”, a popular program discussing a number of member rugs.  This educational event will be held on Thursday, January 14th    3:00 – 4:00 PM   AmericasMart Building 1, 4th Floor Room 4-G-7. The discussion will be led by Jim Garner, Education Committee, with Mike Joseph, ORRA past President and Education Committee and Rich Amatulli, ORRA past President and Membership...

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Feizy Announces Rug Giveaway Promotion

Feizy Rugs will be giving away rugs in some of this season’s hottest colors.  The Summer of Color Giveaway promotion will begin June 30th and run through September 5th.  Every other week, Facebook fans of the company’s page can like and share a photo of one of the company’s best-selling designs, then enter to win that very rug in a 5’x8’ size. The contest will run for ten weeks throughout the summer.  Designs featured are from the Harlow, Raphia and Sargasso Collections, and feature splashy colors that set the tone for a carefree, relaxed and stylish summer. To enter Feizy’s Summer of Color Giveaways, “like” the company’s Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/FeizyRugs.  For full rules and regulations, visit...

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Vegas Market to Host Charity Event

Las Vegas Market announced today that it will host its 4th annual gala charity event benefiting Gift For Life, the sole charitable organization for the gift, stationery and home décor industries, on Monday, July 28, during the Summer 2014 Las Vegas Market, Sunday, July 27, to Thursday, July 31, 2014.  Beginning this summer, the “Up on 10” fundraiser will be held on the 10th floor of Building C, space 1052,  making it more accessible the growing numbers of gift, home décor and lifestyle resources concentrated in Building C. “Las Vegas Market’s ‘Up on 10’ reception puts the “fun” in fundraising, with 100% of proceeds from this special event benefitting Gift For Life,” stated Dorothy Belshaw, president of Gift & Home Décor, International Market Centers. “As the leading furniture, home decor and gift destination in the western United States, Las Vegas Market takes its commitment to the industry very seriously, and we hope and expect that this year’s benefit will exceed the nearly $15,000 raised through last year’s event.” This year’s “Las Vegas experience” silent auction will feature a variety of Vegas-themed items the can be redeemed during the Winter 2015 Market. Items will include hotel stays; restaurant vouchers; VIP services at top nightclubs; a helicopter ride over the Grand Canyon; tickets on the High Roller, the new Las Vegas observation wheel; horseback riding or rock climbing lessons in Red Rock Canyon; spa packages and many more. Tickets for the benefit cost $25; and may be purchased online at www.giftforlife.org/events, or at specially-designated kiosks onsite during Las Vegas Market. Gift for Life, the gift and home décor industry’s volunteer group raising funds for AIDS assistance and research through DIFFA: Design Industry Foundation Fighting AIDS, was founded in 1992. Since then, Gift for Life has raised nearly $5 million through special events, cause-related marketing, promotions, and from corporate and individual donations. For more information visit www.giftforlife.org. Las Vegas Market is the leading furniture, home decor and gift marketplace in the western U.S., presenting 2,000+ gift, home décor and furniture resources in an unrivaled market destination. Las Vegas Market features thousands of gift, furniture and home décor lines, allowing for cross-category commerce among these industries. The Summer 2014 Las Vegas Market runs July 27-31, 2014, at World Market Center Las Vegas. For more information, visit...

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Nine ORIA Members Featured at Upcoming NYICS

NYICS, the original boutique wholesale trade show in North America for high end, design driven carpets with high profitability that turn customers’ heads and ring up sales in the marketplace, is pleased to announce that nine ORIA members will be among the exhibitors at the upcoming show. They are D & K Wholesale, Eliko, Ebisons Harounian, French Accents, Michaelian & Kohlberg, Shalom Brothers, Tibet Rug Company, Woven Legends and Zollanvari.Attendees will enjoy a high quality business experience in an attractive, convenient atmosphere that’s fitting for creative carpetmakers, specialty retail and home furnishings buyers, design showrooms, specifying architects and interior designers. Mark your calendars for our 10th annual trade event in partnership with NY Metro Market Week, several exhibiting ORIA importers, and many GoodWeave members. The venue will be just a few blocks away from Manhattan’s traditional Oriental Rug District. Make NYICS, September 7 to 9, your handy Market Week headquarters.Coffee and continental breakfast will be served each morning and a ‘Happy Hour’ each evening in the stylish Chelsea...

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Atlanta Produces Largest Home and Gift Show

AmericasMart® Atlanta’s 35 trade show categories and more than 2,500 temporary exhibiting companies at The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market (Tuesday, July 8 – Tuesday, July 15) offer a depth and breadth of trend-making gift and home décor products unmatched by any other domestic tradeshow this summer. The magnitude of product introductions combined with AmericasMart’s industry-leading tradeshow acumen makes the July 2014 Temporary Market (Thursday, July 10 – Monday, July 14) the top wholesale marketplace for the global retail community. “The excitement for the July Market is palpable,” says Jo Ann Miller Marshall, executive vice president of Tradeshows for AmericasMart. “Our exhibitors are eager to show off new lines and products, and our buyers cannot wait to visit their existing vendors and to discover new collections.” Updates at the July 2014 Market are the debut of Gentlemen’s Boutique, a juried collection showcasing top lifestyle products for men, and the re-launch of the celebrated juried general gift collection as On Trend Gifts. Gentlemen’s Boutique features an impressive inaugural class with collections from Collard Greens, Bird Dog Bay, Inc., Just Madras, LLC., Smathers and Branson, Josh Bach Limited and more. The innovative assemblage is a result of AmericasMart’s recognition of the increasing focus on and demand for men’s personal products across the retail spectrum. The collection is located on Building 3, Floor 4. The renaming of the On Trend Gifts Collection reflects the next “big thing” in gift items. The globally influenced juried collection of design-driven, contemporary gift items includes unique, interesting, edgy, clever and fun products from CardBoard Safari, Cognitive Surplus, FCTRY, Flight 001, Inc., Freaker USA, Jim Spinx, The MacBeth Collection, Mustard, NPW, Nuop Design, Resource International Inc., Time Concept, Inc., Unemployed Philosopher’s Guild, Vital Industries and Wild and Wolf Inc. On Trend Gifts is located on Building 3, Floor 5. Always at the forefront of trending products and the ultimate source for what is fresh and new, the Market’s carefully curated collections allow buyers to source cutting-edge products for discerning customers. AmericasMart’s signature HD Home collection also offers a fresh group of design-driven lines with many new-to-market collections. The Building 1, Floor 1 collection showcases Chelsea Textiles, Ltd., Design Legacy ATELIER, Dransfield & Ross, Ltd., Emporium Home, Jamie Young Company, Lowcountry Originals, Marshall Clements and NOTRE MONDE. As consumers are increasingly concerned with the origins of their goods, retailers looking to source artisan items are drawn to the juried Made in America, Global Design, Handmade Design and Handmade Jewelry collections on Building 3, Floor 2. The growing Made in America collection features a wide range of American-made gifts and decor items from lines such as Rewined...

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