828 moves forward with new rug line

Greenville, SC — After passing the test at the Atlanta International Area Rug Show in January, area rug importer 828 International Trading Co. has officially given the green light to its new wool-and-silk tufted rug line from China.

For the company, the new line represents two milestones. Foremost, the new line, titled Summit, represents 828 International's foray into China. Typically, the company has imported hand-made rugs from India, high-end wool machine-made rugs from Turkey, spool Axminster rugs from the United Kingdom and high-density polypropylene 1.0- to 2.5-million-point rugs from Belgium. But 828 International added China to its roster of overseas suppliers over the past six months, Jim Clardy, president and founder, told Home Textiles Today.

828 International's general customer base includes mainly independent specialty furniture, area rug and home goods stores nationwide.

Summit's addition to the company's offerings also represent a slightly higher-than-usual price point range — $599 for a 5" x 8"— than its typical rug, which retails for "about $100 less than that," Clardy explained.

Clardy added that, aside from adding the wool-and-silk Summit collection to its growing roster of goods, 828 is also expanding is breadth into new constructions, new colorways and new stylings of area rugs.

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