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Donation will give children in weaver communities in rural India access to education and a brighter future

CALHOUN, Ga. — Dec. 30, 2014
— As part of its commitment to improve the social and economic welfare of the communities in which its weavers reside, Surya has made a year-end donation on behalf of its customers to Project Mala. The international nonprofit organization offers education, nutrition and healthcare to children in remote villages in Northern India who would not otherwise have the opportunity to attend school – making it possible for them to thrive and realize their potential while also giving hope to future generations.

The funds will be used to provide the children of Surya weavers with classroom education, uniforms, nutritious meals and medical care, and will also support a facilities expansion project at one of Project Mala’s six schools. Additionally, a portion of the donation will be allocated to a recently introduced program that provides preschool tuition for young girls so that they are able to enter primary school with the same advantage as boys of a similar age.

“Coming myself from a small village in Northern India where many of our weavers live, I understand the importance of education in empowering children to believe in themselves and pursue their dreams,” said Satya Tiwari, president, Surya. “In a similar way, our customers empower us and inspire us each day to grow as a company. We are pleased to honor them by making this important, and impactful, donation to Project Mala.”

This donation builds upon a partnership between Surya and Project Mala announced earlier this year, wherein Surya agreed to sponsor 160 students annually. To further support Project Mala’s educational initiatives, Surya has increased its overall annual financial contribution from approximately $31,000 in 2014 to $50,000 in 2015.

Surya also partners with Akshaya Patra to provide more than 7,300 underprivileged children in rural India with nutritious meals to help keep them in school, and works with Thrive Educate (formerly East Meets West) to sponsor 200 annual high school scholarships for Indian girls. To learn more about Surya’s commitment to social responsibility, visit

About Project Mala
Founded in the UK in 1989 and established in the USA in 2008 as a 501(c)(3) public charity, Project Mala provides children in the remote villages of eastern Uttar Pradesh, India with quality education as well as healthcare and other services, helping them to realize their full potential. Governed by the National Institute of Open Schooling, Project Mala’s curriculum includes a three-year Primary School course that covers grades 1-5 of India’s national education standard, a Middle School course encompassing grades 6-8 and a two-year Secondary School course that covers grades 9-10. In addition, the organization offers vocational training to help children make the most of their lives within a rural village environment. To learn more, visit


Brand will also unveil expanded lighting, decorative accents and outdoor offerings

CALHOUN, Ga. — Dec. 22, 2014 — Surya is set to debut an exclusive new bedding line during the upcoming winter markets. Featuring a range of distinctive looks, fabrics, colors and styles, the new collections include duvet sets with coordinating quilts, Euro shams and accent pillows to create distinctive top-of-bed looks for a variety of lifestyles and budgets.

Collections to be showcased include:

Bohemian Blues – “Eclectic” and “free spirited” describe this collection, constructed of cotton and cotton flax and featuring braided fabrics, dip dyed effects and Japanese-inspired panel prints in deep blues accented by raspberry. Silk quilts, a batik reversible quilt and coordinating pouf round out the collection.

Classica – Designed for the hospitality setting and crafted of 300-thread count cotton sateen, this elegant collection features a printed paisley design and is available in tonal grays, beiges and aquas. Completing the look are coordinating velvet throw pillows, quilt and bed runners.

Metallics – This sophisticated collection, constructed of undyed linen and linen cotton in earthy neutrals, includes metallic accents and luxurious details such as pleating, crocheted edges and hand stitching. Also available are beaded and lace throw pillows and coordinating poufs.

Metropolis – Constructed of embroidered cotton sateen, this modern collection features bold, graphic patterns and a color palette of black, white and brights that can be easily mixed and matched to create a personalized look.

Rough Luxe – Crafted of linen and cotton linen, this relaxed collection in dusty pastels with washed look is accented by antiqued printed florals, satin appliqués and crocheted edges. A solid-hued ruched quilt, coordinating printed floral poufs and satin throw pillows add a feminine touch.

“We received such a positive response to the launch last year of our Florence Broadhurst bedding collections and knew that designers and retailers really appreciate being able to offer their customers coordinated looks for the bedroom,” said Lynne Meredith, vice president of product development, Surya. “With our latest bedding collections, we sought to provide distinctive, finely crafted looks that are both luxurious and affordable while also complementing a range of lifestyles.”

In addition to the bedding introductions, Surya will unveil more than 150 new lamps—including a selection of crystal and glass lamps—and over 100 decorative accents in a range of styles, shapes and colors. Also on display will be an expanded outdoor product line that includes new outdoor lighting, mirrors and ceramics categories along with rugs, pillows and poufs in high-performance materials, and new designer collections from DwellStudio, Bobby Berk Home and celebrity designer Candice Olson.

Market attendees are invited to explore the new collections at any of Surya’s showrooms, which will be open daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Surya will serve a complimentary hot catered breakfast and lunch each day, along with hors d’oeuvres and cocktails each evening.

Atlanta – Jan. 6-13; AmericasMart 11-A-1; 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily
Dallas – Jan. 14-20; WTC 560; 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily
Las Vegas – Jan. 18-22; WMC C400; 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily

View high res images of some of Surya’s new bedding collections.


CALHOUN, Ga. — Dec. 10, 2014 — Surya recently was named a recipient of the prestigious Niryat Shree Award for outstanding performance in exports. The award was presented to Surya founder Surya Tiwari by the President of India, Honorable Shri Pranab Mukherjee, during a ceremony held in New Delhi at the beginning of December.

Surya was recognized by the Federation of Indian Export Organizations (FIEO) in the category of “Textiles Sector, Including RMG, Made-ups, Yarn, Handicrafts & Carpets.” The FIEO fosters India’s entrepreneurial spirit in the global market and helps to promote trade by acting as a liaison between its members and the Government of India.

“At Surya, we have a strong global reach, sourcing products from more than 40 locations across five continents, with an increasing number of products being produced in the U.S.,” said Satya Tiwari, president, Surya. “We are honored to receive this esteemed award and are thankful for the continued support that FIEO and the Government of India have provided us as we continue to expand our reach in the home accessories market.”

A recognized industry leader, Surya offers more than 30,000 products across a range of categories that includes rugs, pillows, throws, lighting, wall decor, accent furniture, decorative accents and bedding. The company employs more than 50,000 weavers in Ugapur in Northern India, and has been named to the Inc. 5000 list of America’s fastest growing privately-held companies for four consecutive years.


CALHOUN, Ga. — Dec. 8, 2014
— Surya has entered into an exclusive partnership with Shaw Floors to market and sell Surya area rugs through the Shaw Flooring Network (SFN), an aligned dealer program that includes more than 2,000 flooring retailers across the United States.

As a Shaw vendor partner, Surya will make available to SFN retailers its extensive area rug offering, which includes more than 5,500 rug designs in a broad range of styles, colors, constructions and price points. Additionally, network members will have access to over 3,500 coordinating home accessories such as pillows, throws, lighting, wall decor, accent furniture, decorative accessories and bedding.

“We are excited to join forces with Shaw Floors and its prestigious network of flooring retailers,” said Satya Tiwari, president, Surya. “The addition of Surya products to the Shaw Flooring Network offering will enable SFN retailers to expand their reach to include an even wider customer base and, at the same time, build awareness for the Surya brand within the flooring channel. This is a great synergy and we look forward to building a strong and lasting partnership with Shaw.”

“It is our pleasure to offer our SFN retailers the high quality and wide range of products from Surya,” said Aaron John, director of the Shaw Flooring Network. “Our collaboration with Surya is more than a partnership. Surya's extensive collection of area rugs and home accessories not only provides our SFN retailers with the opportunity to increase their revenue, but it also allows for very creative merchandising within the flooring showroom.”

Surya will be featured at SFN’s bi-annual convention, to be held Jan. 18-21, 2015, in Orlando, Fla., where the brand will showcase 180 rugs across all constructions and price points along with a selection of pillows and other home accents. Surya will also introduce an innovative display designed specifically for flooring retailers.

“We are actively working to grow our market share in the important floor covering segment,” said Jim Curtin, vice president of sales, National Accounts, Surya. “We are confident that this partnership with Shaw will help us to gain a strong foothold with flooring retailers across the country while providing SFN members with the opportunity to grow their current business through the sale of a diverse collection of rugs and home accessories. We are pleased to be a part of Shaw’s extended family.”

About Shaw
The world’s largest carpet manufacturer and a leading floorcovering provider, Shaw Industries Group, Inc. is a vertically integrated manufacturer that supplies carpet, hardwood, laminate, resilient, tile and stone flooring products and synthetic turf to residential and commercial markets worldwide. A wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. with more than $4.8 billion in annual sales and 23,000 associates, Shaw is headquartered in Dalton, Ga., with salespeople and/or offices located throughout the US, as well as Australia, Canada, China, India, Mexico, Singapore and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit


A selection of products in Pantone’s 2015 Color of the Year to be featured

CALHOUN, Ga. — Dec. 5, 2014 — As Surya heads into the winter market season, the rug and home accessories brand is gearing up to showcase a number of fashion forward products in Marsala, the hue named yesterday by color authority Pantone as its 2015 Color of the Year. Many of Surya’s offerings – both established and new – embody the rich color story that is described by Pantone as a “hearty, yet stylish tone that is universally appealing.”

Highly versatile and easily paired with both neutrals and more vibrant hues, Marsala evokes a sense of rootedness and understated elegance while encouraging creative experimentation. Anticipating the trend towards richer, more saturated color, Surya’s product development team has artfully translated the inviting hue and coordinating tonals into a diverse mix of solids, stripes, florals and geometric patterns well-suited for any living environment.

“We are always seeking new ways to bring color into our products in an inspired and meaningful way,” said Lynne Meredith, vice president of Product Development, Surya. “During the past year, we have seen a return to updated classics that have their roots in tradition yet feel very fresh and modern. We have incorporated lots of lush red tones from the trending jewel tone palette into our products to instill a feeling of luxury and glamour along with passion and sensuality. Marsala possesses these characteristics, while also imparting warmth and an ‘of the earth’ feeling that is accessible and highly relatable.”

Winter market attendees are invited to visit a Surya showroom, where an assortment of rugs, pillows, lighting, wall decor and other home accessories in Marsala and complementary hues will be thoughtfully displayed along with hundreds of other products across a broad range of styles and price points.

Atlanta – Jan. 6-13; AmericasMart 11-A-1; 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily
Dallas – Jan. 14-20; WTC 560; 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily
Las Vegas – Jan. 18-22; WMC C400; 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily

Access Surya’s Marsala Pinterest Board, which has more than 4,700 followers.

View Surya Products in Marsala.