Rug Event in Austin, TX
February 1 – February 4
Rugs in Homes
Have you ever wanted an Oriental rug? Not just any rug, but one with the quality to last a lifetime and the fair trade labor standards you demand? Come and explore our large selection of Tribal, Bokhara and Persian rugs. From Classic to Contemporary in sizes from 2’x3′ to 10’x14′ and runners. All of the rugs are hand-knotted by fairly paid adults in Pakistan.
FROM LOOM TO LIVING ROOM
Thursday, February 1 at 7 pm
Hear the history and stories behind Bunyaad Fair Trade Rugs. Get a glimpse into how Bunyaad rugs are made, from dyeing the wool to tying the fringes.
Please RSVP, if you plan to attend by calling 512-440-0440.
Prepare For The Rug Event
We host this special rug event to bring these high quality, fairly traded hand-knotted rugs to your community. Since the rugs will be here for just a few days, we encourage you to do a little prep.
When you visit our rug event, bring swatches of materials and upholstery, paint chips and pillows to help you choose a rug that will blend with your decor.
Measure your room as well as the area you would want your rug to cover. Large rugs are impressive while smaller rugs can be more versatile. Be flexible in sizing and you will increase the number of rugs to choose from.
Remember that an Oriental rug will last for generations, while your furniture, upholstery and home will change.
Consider rugs that speak to you, rather than one that simply matches its surroundings. Be open to taking rugs home on approval, keeping in mind the rug you finally choose may not be the rug you first selected.
We provide a sustainable fair trade marketplace in central Texas to expand opportunities for artisans in developing countries, educate the local community, and build an intercultural understanding of fair trade. We are home to fabulous décor, jewelry, gifts, and organic treats that provide sustainable incomes around the world!
Located on Burnet Road, our store is the ONLY Ten Thousand Villages here in Austin!
The mission of Ten Thousand Villages is to create opportunities for artisans in developing countries to earn income by bringing their products and stories to our markets through long-term, fair trade relationships.
What is fair trade?
"Fair Trade is a trading partnership, based on dialogue, transparency and respect, that seeks greater equity in international trade. It contributes to sustainable development by offering better trading conditions to, and securing the rights of, marginalized producers and workers – especially in the South.”
-The World Fair Trade Organization
Our mission would mean nothing without the volunteers who help us live it out every day!
We work with hundreds of Volunteers each year from grade school students to some of Austin's finest retirees! We've proudly partnered with Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired since 2011.
KUT was there when Ten Thousand Villages set a world record in 2014. Listen here
Take a Journey through our store!
Ask any of our staff or volunteers and we’ll take you on a tour around the world to experience our artisan partners and the crafts they create.
Bring your furry friend!
If there is anything we love more than fair trade, it’s our four legged friends. Our store is proud to be pet friendly and we are home to many dog friendly events hosted throughout the year! In June we partnered with Austin Pets Alive for our Adopt and Shop event where we were able to find Einstein (below), a new home with one of our customers!
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