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    Karastan launches its new collection, Simpatico

Karastan launches its new collection, Simpatico

Dalton, Ga.—Karastan’s new collection, Simpatico, is inspired by the successful launch of the company’s Kismet collection. Like Kismet, Simpatico displays the compatibility of beautiful wool and SmartStrand Silk, an innovative fiber. “Simpatico is an extension of the success we have seen with our Kismet collection,” said Erika Banks, product director at Karastan. “This marriage of New Zealand wool and our SmartStrand Silk allows for superior durability and a beautiful finished

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    Award of Excellence: Mohawk returns to winner’s circle as Best Overall

Award of Excellence: Mohawk returns to winner’s circle as Best Overall

May 28/June 4, 2018: Volume 33, Issue 25 By Ken Ryan   Garden City, N.Y.—For the third year in a row, Mohawk Industries was voted Best Overall Manufacturer—one of four Mohawk-branded honors, and six in all for Mohawk Group—in FCNews’ 22nd annual Award of Excellence competition. Mohawk won for Best Carpet Manufacturer (Group A), Best Commercial Carpet Manufacturer and Best Laminate Manufacturer (Group A), as well as Best Overall. Further,

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    Carpet: Playing at the high end pays big-time dividends

Carpet: Playing at the high end pays big-time dividends

April 16/23, 2018: Volume 33, Issue 22 By Ken Ryan Carpet mills are taking advantage of the new reality in flooring—with carpet relegated primarily to the bedroom, consumers are willing to spend more to make that soft surface area really stand out. Indeed, carpet mills are finding that even in a shrinking market for soft surface, there is money to be made by playing at the high end. Some examples:

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    Spring promos help dealers shake off winter blues

Spring promos help dealers shake off winter blues

March 19/26, 2018: Volume 33, Issue 20 By Lindsay Baillie   Even though the winter weather is still putting up a fight in certain areas of the United States, flooring manufacturers and buying groups are getting into the spirit of the impending spring season with exciting seasonal sales and promotions. Following are a few promotions and sales going on now. Abbey Carpet & Floor/Floors to Go Abbey Carpet & Floor

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    Karastan’s Enigma rug wins 2018 America’s Magnificent Carpets Award

Karastan’s Enigma rug wins 2018 America’s Magnificent Carpets Award

Dalton, Ga.—Karastan’s artistic Torrent Desert from the Enigma collection took home the 2018 America’s Magnificent Carpets Award for a machine-made rug at the Atlanta Rug Market. Karastan also received Best in Show for Outstanding Visual Display for its Atlanta Market showroom. The awards, sponsored by the Oriental Rug Importers Association, were presented on Jan. 11 at AmericasMart in Atlanta. “The Torrent Desert design is Karastan at its most creative,” said Brandon Culpepper, vice president of

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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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