Join ARCS and Centrum Force at Robert Mann Rugs in Denver, Colorado, October 5-10, 2020, for a whole week of incredible content with the biggest names in the industry! The week kicks off on Monday and Tuesday with an ARCS class on Finishing Processes by Robert Mann’s own Quality Control Manager, Andrija Malbasa. Wednesday through Friday, October 7th – 10th, is the official event, Rug-A-Palooza! Saturday we’ll be getting back on the wash floor for BYOB (Bring Your Own Boots).
Sponsorship opportunities available: swag, lunches, happy hour, raffle prizes!
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Rugs coming out of the dry room are not ready to head home to the customer. Andrija will lead this two-day, hands-on course teaching proper evaluation of a rug’s condition, assessing what finishing processes are needed and then demonstrating the finishing processes themselves. This includes, but is not limited to, specialty stain removal, fringe treatment, pile grooming, topical color run treatments, residual dust removal, shape issues and wrinkles. These final steps will take your end product from acceptable to excellent.
Rug-A-Palooza is THE event for rug education, problem solving, great discussions and networking with all the industry experts.
- Wednesday - A full day of lively talks on general rug industry topics. Hear from textile conservationists, rug dealers and other insights on the history of the industry in the US, how rugs are made, what is being offered in the market today and so much more. These conversations will be exciting with plenty of time for Q and A.
- Thursday - All about the hands-on experience. We have demonstration stations set up for you to test your hand at washing, stain removal with Randy Hyde, repair with Robert Mann’s team, dye bleed treatments with Ben Knause, blocking with Andrija Malbasa and more!
- Friday - A full day of short talks and presentations, panel discussions, and town hall meeting style with lots of audience participation on the topic of ‘How to set up a rug wash plant'. This covers dry soil removal systems, dry room function and design, wash floor surfaces and styles, and wash plant work flow.
- We are offering specialized sessions on more advanced topics such as hands-on wool dying, rug structure analysis and appraisal theory throughout the three day event.
We are bringing back the popular BYOB (Bring Your Own Boots). Put on your wash boots and get on the wash floor! Learn from the experts and enjoy a day of camaraderie with your fellow rug washers.