Monday, May 24, 2010

2010 ICFF in New York City

While we did not have a booth at this year’s 22nd annual International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) in New York City May 15-18, we did have some representation at the giant design and home décor event.

As members of the Sustainable Furnishings Council, a non-profit coalition of industry players founded to promote sustainable practices among manufacturers, retailers, and consumers, we did have some presence at their booth, despite us not actually being in New York.

The ICFF is the largest furniture fair in North America that exhibits exclusively contemporary designs. Taking over the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York, the fair that aims to show what’s best and next in design has a vast array of displays.

ecoFiber Custom Rugs named top decor website by the Denver Post

We’re not exactly bashful here at ecoFiber Custom Rugs, because every time we hear a little praise, we’re more than excited to share it with everyone we know. This time, that bit of praise is coming from Denver Post, in an article from HGTV’s recent “Design Star” runner-up Matt Locke.

Matt Locke, a native Coloradan who now hangs out in Los Angeles, designs furniture and products and partners with architects and contractors on interior design projects. He's also the new face of S.C. Johnson's Right@home campaign and wrote about his favorite places on the web for design advice in “Experts spill the best website for décor decisions.”

Thursday, May 13, 2010

ecoFiber Custom Rugs displayed at A.Rudin showroom for Spring Market at D & D Building

Here at ecoFiber Custom Rugs, we are proud to announce that one of our rugs will be displayed at the entrance of the A. Rudin showroom as part of the 2010 Spring Market at the Decoration & Design Building in New York City.

Here on the blog, we’ve tried to stress the importance of purchasing high quality artisan rugs, that are crafted without using child labor, using natural fibers, and colored wi

th high quality vegetable dyes. These standards upheld by ecoFiber Custom Rugs aligns perfectly with the D & D’s Spring Market this year, whose theme is “The Intersection of Quality and Craftsmanship.”

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

The Importance of Purchasing a Child Labor Free Rug or Carpet

GoodWeave Certified Rugs

We’ve written before about ecoFiber Custom Rugs joining GoodWeave, an organization which works to end illegal child labor in the carpet industry and offers educational opportunities to children in South Asia. Luckily, we at ecoFiber Custom Rugs are not the only ones pushing for more fairly created rugs. A recent article on Home Furnishings Business announced 5 other companies have also joined Goodweave (Indi-B, BravinLee Editions, Concept Interiors, Gary Cruz Studios, Inunoo Inuit Carpets, Liz Gamberg, Nepal Rugs & Carpets, and Seraser).

Despite the economic slow-down, there is still a demand for eco-friendly, fair trade rugs in the market. "Even in a down economy, sales of GoodWeave certified carpets are increasing as a share of the total market," said Nina Smith, executive director of RugMark USA.

Smith believes this momentum is evidence that companies and consumers are stepping up their commitment to responsible purchasing.