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    National Karastan Month celebrates signature style, consumer savings

National Karastan Month celebrates signature style, consumer savings

Calhoun, Ga.—National Karastan Month kicked off Sept. 21 and runs through Nov. 7. This annual celebration of the distinctive luxury brand offers consumer savings and extensive promotional campaigns for Karastan retailers nationwide. Consumers can take advantage of Karastan’s promotional pricing on select Karastan styles ranging from beautiful wool carpets to family-friendly SmartStrand Forever Clean styles. Participating retail stores also will be offering special financing. To assist in driving the success

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    Karastan introduces new Vintage Tapis collection

Karastan introduces new Vintage Tapis collection

Dalton, Ga.–The luxurious Vintage Tapis collection by Karastan expands Karastan’s offering of Patina Vie designs and offers consumers vintage elegance with a one-of-a-kind feel and look. In January 2017, Karastan unveiled 10 licensed Patina Vie designs available in three Karastan collections: Titanium, Cosmopolitan and Touchstone. This collaboration with the inspiring lifestyle brand known for combining its love of historical beauty with timeless design and contemporary energy was well received by

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    Carpet: State of the industry—Higher-end goods boost residential end of the market

Carpet: State of the industry—Higher-end goods boost residential end of the market

August 28/September 4: Volume 32, Issue 6 By Ken Ryan   After a slow start to 2017, the residential carpet category gained some traction in the second quarter, resulting in a 2% rise in sales over the year-ago period, with units up 0.5% overall in the first half. Executives cited sales of better goods, an uptick in consumer confidence and price increases that have firmed up the marketplace. The U.S.

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    Karastan’s Kismet collection taps performance qualities of wool, SmartStrand Silk

Karastan’s Kismet collection taps performance qualities of wool, SmartStrand Silk

Dalton, Ga.— Karastan’s Kismet collection by brings together the company’s historical love of producing quality wool rugs with the innovative fibers of SmartStrand Silk. “Kismet is defined as something significant happening that comes about by fate,” said Tracy Pruitt, vice president of design, Karastan. “So perhaps it is fate, or kismet, that Karastan, which has been revolutionizing the rug and carpet industry since the 1920s, would think to combine wool

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    Carpet: Karastan retail program goes ‘Platinum’

Carpet: Karastan retail program goes ‘Platinum’

Lead-generation tools drive business for aligned dealers March 27/April 3, 2017: Volume 31, Issue 21 By K.J. Quinn   Just call it the gift that keeps on giving. “What we have been doing the last three years is providing several independent programs that help our retailers in digital [marketing],” said Seth Arnold, vice president of residential marketing, Mohawk Industries. “What we’ve learned is if we’re really going to win in

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Karastan, Patina Vie team up to produce rugs

Dalton, Ga.—Karastan launches 2017 with a new licensing partnership with the lifestyle brand Patina Vie. Patina Vie produces glassware, dinnerware, ceramics, lighting, bedding, textiles and furniture—all with a vintage warmth. Its product lines can be seen at Anthropologie, Neiman Marcus, Horchow, Bloomingdales and specialty boutiques around the world. “Patina Vie is a brand we feel strongly aligns with the devotion to quality design that is a trademark of Karastan,” said

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    Karastan wins 2016 America’s Magnificent Carpet Award

Karastan wins 2016 America’s Magnificent Carpet Award

Sugar Valley, Ga.—Karastan’s Myanmar Aquamarine, part of its Spice Market Collection, received the 2016 America’s Magnificent Carpet Award in the machine made category at the recent Atlanta International Rug Market. Winners were chosen by an independent panel and announced at a gala event Jan. 15 at the Westin Peachtree Plaza in downtown Atlanta. The award honors rug designs in five categories: hand hooked/hand tufted, hand knotted/flat weave, machine made, outdoor

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    Karastan debuts two wool collections at 2016 winter markets

Karastan debuts two wool collections at 2016 winter markets

Sugar Valley, Ga.—At The International Surface Event being held Jan. 19-22 in Las Vegas and the Atlanta International Area Rug Market taking place Jan.13-16 in Atlanta, Karastan will debut new collections and new rugs in warm, soft and naturally renewable New Zealand wool and silky wool/viscose blends. The company will introduce the Manifesto Collection and Titanium Collection in addition to expanding its Sovereign Collection and English Manor Collection. Karastan will

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    Karastan’s limited edition rug recreates popular Multi Panel Kirman

Karastan’s limited edition rug recreates popular Multi Panel Kirman

Sugar Valley, Ga.—Karastan has recreated its most popular rug, the Multi Panel Kirman with new colors. The latest addition to the Artisan Collection, Panel Kirman Granite, will debut at the Atlanta International Area Rug Market, taking place Jan.13-16 in Atlanta. “We have re-imagined the 717 Multi Panel Kirman, the longest running line and top selling rug of all time,” said Brandon Culpepper, vice president of specialty sales at Karastan. “Due

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    Karastan introduces Modern Dobby

Karastan introduces Modern Dobby

Dalton—Karastan, Mohawk Group’s luxury product line, has introduced Modern Dobby, a woven collection that epitomizes the sophistication of the Karastan brand. Modern Dobby offers classic craftsmanship in two patterns that reflect the handcrafted aesthetic of the maker movement, an influential force in the design and culture of today’s workplaces.  

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    Karastan spices up EverStrand collections with Spice Market

Karastan spices up EverStrand collections with Spice Market

Sugar Valley, Ga.—Karastan’s Spice Market collection gathers style influences from across the globe in a rich treasure-trove of color and beauty. EverStrand, Karastan’s premium polyester fiber produced from up to 100% post-consumer content from plastic bottles, gives Spice Market rugs an irresistible soft touch, inherent stain resistance and vivid color clarity. Woven on Van De Weile looms, each design features original artistry, one-of-a-kind details and a palette of sultry Mediterranean-derived

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    Karastan to debut limited edition rug at Atlanta Rug Market

Karastan to debut limited edition rug at Atlanta Rug Market

Sugar Valley, Ga.—Karastan will reveal a limited edition Axminster rug, Mystic Garden from the Artisan Collection, at the Atlanta International Area Rug Market slated for July 8-11. Only 75 of these rugs will be produced, making Mystic Garden a collector’s item from the beginning. Mystic Garden takes Persian design and makes it relevant to today’s lifestyle with elements of contemporary design, such as the “eroded” or faded border. “It alludes

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    Mohawk expands production in North Carolina weaving facility

Mohawk expands production in North Carolina weaving facility

Eden, N.C.—As part of the company’s ongoing efforts to bring added value to customers through high-quality products and unmatched service, Mohawk Industries has announced an $8 million investment in its Eden, N.C., weaving plant. Almost 90 years after the first Karastan rug was produced at the facility, Mohawk is reinvigorating the location with investments in technology, equipment, infrastructure and new jobs that will make Eden a center of excellence in

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    Spring ahead with seasonal promotions

Spring ahead with seasonal promotions

March 30/April 6, 2015; Volume 28/Number 19 By Nadia Ramlakhan After weeks of below-freezing temperatures, snowstorms and icy roads, the floor covering industry is ready to make a comeback. Just in case the warmer weather isn’t enough incentive to get shoppers in the buying mood, both manufacturers and retailers are welcoming the season with sales in an effort to attract customers. Couristan Couristan’s annual Outdoor Living Merchandising promotion runs through

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    Karastan helps honor New England’s ‘5 Under 40’

Karastan helps honor New England’s ‘5 Under 40’

Boston—Karastan recently partnered with Massachusetts-based retailer Landry & Arcari in its sponsorship of the 5 Under 40 Awards here, which recognizes the top five emerging designers under the age of 40 in New England.  The winners were honored at a celebratory reception held at Landry & Arcari’s downtown Boston showroom. The winners of 5 Under 40 were nominated by their peers and then selected by an all-star panel of regional

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Aspecta by Metroflor translates Declare labels

Norwalk, Conn.—Metroflor has published all the Declare labels for its Aspecta LVT commercial range in five languages: Spanish, French, Italian, German and Dutch. Rochelle Routman, Metroflor chief sustainability officer, who

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NeoCon celebrates 50 years of tomorrow’s design

Chicago—Registration is now open for the 50th edition of NeoCon, the world’s leading platform and most important event of the year for the commercial design industry. NeoCon 50 will take

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Couristan bolsters sales team

Fort Lee, N.J.—As Couristan prepares for an explosive 2018 and the launch of several new collections at Surfaces 2018, the company has hired two leading residential floor coverings sales executives

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