DALTON, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Every January, hundreds of rug buyers from all over the United States come to the Atlanta International Rug Market to see what new designs various rug companies have to offer.

The buyers choose what they feel will be the hottest new colors and patterns for the coming year. Three new collections by Sphinx -- including Temana, Potpourri and Ariana -- were among their top picks this year.

``As 2001 progresses, consumers will see a further explosion of these colors throughout the home textiles industry,'' remarks John Graham, president of Sphinx. ``In fact, there will be a continuation of them in several of our future introductions.''