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Stoneage Arts Celebrates 30 Years

Stoneage Arts is celebrating its 30th Anniversary. Founder Raj Shah said the company’s passion for handcrafted art grew as it traveled from one African country to another and started to fair trade directly with the artisans.

The company’s current business model started taking root as it saw how talented the artists were in creating amazing work, in most cases just using their hands and basic hand tools.

Over the years, Stoneage Arts has continued to expand, and its network of artisans now stretches around the globe.

(For more information, visit, call 800-882-6440 or circle 273 on the reader service card.).

After Fire, Brumlow Mills Is Helping Gatlinburg, Tenn.

With so many friends and customers affected by the horrific fires in Gatlinburg, Tenn., Brumlow Mills, parent company of Flagship Carpets and Jane Farrell Turf Carpets, “wanted to do what little we could to give back,” said Randall Thrasher, president.

In mid-December, 2016, Marsha Long, vice president of sales for Flagship Carpets, made a trip to the site to help feed firefighters and to assess opportunities to help. The visiting team Long led included Thrasher.

Thrasher said Brumlow had just seen customers such as Gatlinburg’s Hillbilly Golf at the 2016 IAAPA Attractions Expo, and that the company is now waiting to find out if help is needed. “We want to help however we can – reduced prices, whatever,” he said.

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