Thursday, June 17, 2010

Dwell on Design 2010: The West Coast's Largest Design Event to take place June 25-27

Dwell on Design, the west coast’s largest design event, will take over the Los Angeles Convention Center June 25-27 this year. With more than 200 exhibitors and 18,000 guests expected, the event is sure to showcase the current trends in the home décor and design industry.

EcoFiber Custom Rugs will be represented at the event as member of the Sustainable Furnishings Council, which will be located at booth 2307.

GoodWeave Certified Rugs: Check out this Month's Ad in Lonny Magazine

For Phyllis Ripple, founder ecoFiber Custom Rugs, child labor isn’t just an idea; it’s a very real and very destructive practice. With her husband and 2 children, Phyllis has seen many children working during her time living in Pakistan, Indonesia and Egypt and traveling throughout the developing world.

This first-hand experience with child labor inspired her to align ecoFiber Custom Rugs with GoodWeave—an organization that ensures rugs are made without child labor.

Being a GoodWeave certified rug dealer, it also makes us happy anytime we see GoodWeave getting a little extra attention, like in this ad, which appeared in this month's issue of design magazine Lonny this month.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Edina Art Fair

We may not be participating in this year’s Edina Art Fair in Minnesota, but as lovers of our artisan crafted rugs, we certainly appreciate and like to celebrate the beautiful artwork of others.

This year will mark the 44th anniversary for the Edina Art Fair, which takes place in the suburb southwest of Minneapolis. The fair celebrates artists from around the country, and offers a great opportunity to browse, shop, and admire artwork all while surrounded by beautiful artwork.

Around 90,000 people are expected to show up, and they should find themselves sufficiently entertained. Over 350 artists will set up shop to sell their jewelry, pottery, paintings, crafts, and other items.

This year, the fair will also feature a special green art section, which will feature artists who work with exclusively environmentally friendly materials (as distributors of natural fiber rugs and environmentally friendly home décor, we are a big fan of this new part of the festival).