The Jammu and Kashmir government is mulling over a comprehensive package to address problems faced by the state’s carpet sector, the state finance minister Haseeb Drabu told media persons. A delegation of carpet traders and manufacturers recently had met him sometime back and urged for reducing the 12 per cent tax on carpets under the […]

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Customs duty on various imported textile yarn, fabrics and raw materials have been increased with immediate effect by Department Of Revenue, Ministry of Finance through three notifications (No. 80, 81 and 82 /2017– Customs) dated October 27, 2017. This development is expected to protect domestic Indian textile manufacturers who were facing stiff competition from cheap […]

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Balta Home USA is moving to a new 330,000 square foot distribution facility for rugs in Rome, Georgia, to provide more capacity for its North American business. The formal opening was held on November 16, 2017 with a ribbon cutting ceremony attended by local dignitaries including the mayor of Rome, Georgia, and Floyd county commissioner, […]

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Dallas Market Center has announced that Loloi, a leading Dallas-based rug and textile manufacturer, will open a 10,000-foot stand alone showroom in advance of January Total Home & Gift Market (January 17-23, 2018). The new Loloi showroom will be located on the fifth floor of the World Trade Center among other leading home decor showrooms. […]

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Feizy is taking its new collection with Crayola to Brazil. In partnership with bedding licensee Sis covers, Feizy’s Crayola collection of rugs, throws and bath mats for kids launched in Sao Paolo at a special retail event. Feizy said its business in Latin America has been on a growth trajectory, and this new Crayola collection […]

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Surya is keeping pace with the rug industry’s rapid rate of innovation across handmade and machine made rugs. At the High Point Market, the company introduced an ample assortment of area rugs across both categories, each with a variety of new constructions. “As machine mades continue to improve and innovate, it puts pressure on the […]

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Orian Rugs’ newest design program brings the look of space-dyed yarn to the marketplace without actually space dyeing the yarn. The Anderson, S.C.- based manufacturer rolled out three new collections that incorporate the new Fusion 24 Color Technology developed by Director of Design Scott Miller and Vice President of Development and Design Jeff Hughes. Fusion […]

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Los Angeles-based Exquisite Rugs unveiled a new showroom at the fall 2017 High Point Market to a steady stream of shoppers that began with a grand opening celebration and ribbon cutting on Saturday morning, Oct. 14 and continued through the show At the ribbon cutting party, RugNews. com spoke with Exquisite Rugs president Hersel Bani-Esraili […]

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Stanton Carpet has acquired substantially all of the assets of Hibernia Woolen Mills, according to an announcement by Jonathan Cohen, CEO and President, Stanton. Hibernia serves the high end residential market with wellstyled, decorative tufted wool carpets. The Hibernia brand will now operate under the Stanton umbrella and build on its core decorative tufted wool […]

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