Atlanta Rug Market Goes Green

The Atlanta International Area Rug Market is going eco-friendly. During the upcoming event in July it will also encompass the new AmericasMart Green Products Showcase of environmentally-inclined home products.

This event runs from July 11 to 16, straddling the rug market and the Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings market. It will open for buyers on the 12th floor of the AmericasMart.

The showcase will comprise a collection of more than 300 soft home goods, including area rugs and decorative home furnishings, as well as apparel, furniture and gifts — all of them eco-friendly in manufacturing and/or construction.

Entries for this event were selected based on: use of environmentally-friendly ingredients; bio-degradability; employment of responsible sourcing and manufacturing; use of certified organic, pesticide-free low toxicity materials; utilization of renewable resources; and other factors.

Laura Turner Seydel, a renowned ecological activist and philanthropist and daughter of CNN founder Ted Turner, will make a special appearance during the grand opening celebration on July 13 from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Turner Seydel is the founder of the Upper Chattahoochee Riverkeeper Fund, trustee of the Turner and Jane Smith Turner Foundations, and Chairman of the Board of the Captain Planet Foundation — a nonprofit that funds school-based environmental initiatives. She also sits on numerous boards, including Earth Share Georgia, The Nature Conservancy of Georgia and the North Georgia Water Planning District Board.

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