The Saturday Video: A Magic Carpet Ride

By March 11, 2006Cool Stuff Being Made

carpet.jpgYou may recall a while back that we sponsored a blog conference with the folks at Edelman, really packed ’em in at NAM HQ. One of the faithful that day was Joan Seelaus, head of Communications for the Carpet and Rug Institute, all the way from Dalton, Georgia, the Carpet Capital of the World. We put the arm on everybody that day to send us a video of their stuff being made, and whaddaya know, Joan was the first one past the post, the first to actually come up with a video, the first one who wanted gobs of free publicity for her industry’s product. Good for her.

We got an e-mail from Joan this week enclosing a link to this video of the carpet making process. It follows the construction of tufted broadloom carpet through all its steps: tufting, dyeing, backing, finishing, inspection and shipping. it was the development of the manufacturing process called tufting in the 50’s combined with the invention of synthetic fibers that made the carpet industry boom. Today, some 99% of all carpet sold is made of synthetic fibers. (Almost 99% of the blogger-in-chief’s suits are made of the same stuff –very durable!).

So thanks again to Joan Seelaus for blushingly accepting the free publicity that our humble little blog brings. If you’d like your product’s video featured on some future Saturday, just drop us an e-mail.

In the meantime, lay back on that thick carpet, click here to watch the video and feel the manufacturing vibe.

Join the discussion One Comment

  • Steve Haworth says:

    I found the tufted carpet video very interesting. Would it be possible to email me the video rather than having to download it each time?

    Thanks