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Foot Traffic
By Wanda Jankowski

A dazzling array of new rug introductions on view during New York Home Fashions Market, March 18 to 21, 2013

Versatile Geometrics The Geo Collection (left and below) of hand-hooked, 100 percent polyester rugs made in China features casual, cheery patterns from on-trend lattices to geometrics in a bright color palette. Momeni, 800-536-6778,
Wool/Cotton Combo The Merced hook rug designed by Trina Turk is made with 100 percent wool and cotton. Measuring 3 by 5 feet, it is shown in turquoise, but also offered in black, green and yellow. PHI, 800-872-6888,

Indoor/Outdoor Designs The Sun n’ Shade Collection by Waverly offers a fresh perspective on indoor/outdoor rugs with lively color palettes and a myriad of timeless designs. The rugs are uv protected, mildew proof, fade resistant, easy to clean by rinsing with a hose and soft to walk on. Shown left and above are two designs from the collection. Nourison, 800-223-1110,
Color Bursts The Sonoma Collection includes machine-woven rugs made with 100 percent polypropylene that create interesting surface textures via high-twist and two-tone yarns. The designs display bursts of warm plum, cayenne red, soft tangerine and spa blue set against cool, earthy neutrals and deep navy. Sphinx by Oriental Weavers, 800-832-8020,
Color Used Creatively The Sanderson Collection, hand-tufted in India with 100 percent wool, features inspiring prints in styles ranging from contemporary to classic that are enhanced by innovative textures and creative uses of color. Surya, 877-275-7847,
Calla Lillies In Bloom The hand-tufted Catalina 756 is made in China of fine quality wool hand-carved and specially washed for softness. Featuring a calla lilly motif, the rug is offered in six sizes from scatter to room size, including runner and rounds. It is available in the colorway shown as well as in an ivory and black version. During this past winter, Kas introduced more than 250 new designs and opened its new Las Vegas showroom at the World Market Center. This spring, Kas offers more introductions ranging from both flatweave and natural constructions with depth and texture to printed jutes, blends of jute with rayon chenille and dhurry constructions. Kas Rugs, 800-987-4254,
Exotic Ikat This sari silk ikat design is rendered in a striking colorway that marries a vibrant blue with fuschia. F.J. Kashanian, 201-330-0072,
colorblock & floral The Bentley Collection features hand-tufted rugs made in India with a New Zealand wool blend. Rizzy Home, 706-602-8857,

Kaleen Achieves SAI Social Certification Standard

Kaleen has recently earned the prestigious SA8000® status for its India manufacturing unit. The SA8000 standard is the central document of Social Accountability International (SAI).

According to SAI’s website, “The SA8000 is one of the world’s first auditable social certification standards for decent workplaces, across all industrial sectors. It is based on conventions of the ILO, United Nations, and national laws. The SA8000 standard spans industry and corporate codes to create a common language for measuring social compliance. Those seeking to comply with SA8000 have adopted policies and procedures that protect the basic human rights of workers. The management system supports sustainable implementation of the elements of SA8000: child labor, forced and compulsory labor, health and safety, freedom of association and right to collective bargaining, discrimination, disciplinary practices, working hours, remuneration.”

“I believe this to be the single most important honor a manufacturer should strive to receive and we are extremely proud of the recognition of more than 40 years of achievement for our manufacture team, and the dedication and commitment of the Rathi family,” says Joe Barkley, executive vice-president of Kaleen. “Kaleen’s social commitment has been a primary focus since Mr. Rathi started the company in 1964.”

intricate medallions The Bellevue Collection consists of power-loomed rugs made in India with 100 percent heat-set polypropylene. Rizzy Home, 706-602-8857,
Borderless Design The Helena Collection of hand-tufted rugs is hand-crafted in India with 100 percent premium virgin wool. The borderless designs are offered in varied sizes with custom sizes also available. Shown is Hera in pewter. Kaleen, 888-452-5336,
Honeycomb Pattern The Inspira Collection features borderless patterns hand-knotted in a Tibetan weave using 100 percent eco-friendly bamboo silk. Kalaty Rug Corp., 800-255-7847,
Pushing The Ikat Envelope The Columbia Collection, made in India and hand-woven with 100 percent jute, tweaks ikat and other tribal-inspired patterns into designs with current appeal. Surya, 877-275-7847,
Black-And-White Brocade The Rania Collection includes Janvi 3029, a black and white brocade made in India with 100 percent faux silk. The flatweave jacquard loom construction includes a cotton back and is offered in three sizes. Kas Rugs, 800-987-4254,
Classically Detailed Athena, from the Helena Collection of classical-style 100 percent premium virgin wool rugs, is shown in gold. The collection’s borderless designs are hand-tufted in India. Kaleen, 888-452-5336,
Feizy At 40 Feizy Rugs celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. It showcases during N.Y. Market bold, wool hand-hooked designs, bath and accent rugs, and updated quilts. The company also is introducing a new color creel to the Saphir Collection that features green, blue, cream and gray. A new fresh-colored jute assortment with innovative weave and new full-size tufted rugs debut in addition to throws in new constructions and varied colors. Feizy Rugs, 800-779-0877,
Ottoman Inspired Oushaks The Serene Collection includes 100 percent New Zealand wool rugs handmade in India. The eight designs in the collection, inspired by the Ottoman Era Oushaks, are available in five subdued, pastel colorways and five sizes. Ebisons Harounian Imports, 800-966-6666,
Wool Wonder The Village Collection includes six classic Gabbeh designs handmade in India with a blend of fine un-dyed Indian wool. The special finish produces a soft, dense pile. Sizes offered include 4 by 6, 6 by 9, 8 by 10 and 9 by 12 feet. Harounian Rugs International, 800-682-3330,
Pretty Patchwork The Edinburgh Collection of viscose chenille rugs includes four different patterns with a hand-sewn patch background, each available in four colors. The machine-made rugs, which also include hand sewing, measure 60 by 90 inches. Shown is the Pearlescent pattern. Regence Home, 212-967-2014,


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