November 1st, 2016
We are excited to share with you that this will be the start of many journal entires to come.
The Amala Carpets team wanted to have a place where we could share information about our story and our detailed processes, discuss a range of topics such as weaving materials and styles, design trends and events. We decided that the best way to do this was to start our own journal directly on our website. Our journal will be updated monthly, starting at the first day of each month.
First things first, we would like to share with you a little bit about our history and who we are. Amala Carpets is run by the sixth generation of a family of wool traders and rug producers. We run a boutique firm based in Toronto where we sell high quality handmade rugs, manufactured with our own facilities located in Nepal and Thailand.
Working together, early 1970s
Spinning wool, early 1970s
Busy hands carefully hand knotting, early 1970s
We offer customization of any of our own preexisting designs through colour choice, weaving style, size and shape. We also welcome new patterns, designs, drawings and inspirations. We enjoy working closely with designers and clients to create the rug of their aspiration.
All of our rugs have been crafted with hand processed raw materials. Every detail from the hand-spinning of the wool and silk to the mixing of our natural dyes has been done with great precision and care. Our environmental sustainability and social programs have captured international recognition. We have a high appreciation and support for ancient crafts and a huge respect for our talented artisans.
Natural light at the weaving studio in Thailand, 2015
One of the many talented weavers in Thailand, 2015
Working together to roll up a finished rug, 2015
We have a true passion for everything that we do here at Amala Carpets, in every aspect of the design process of each of our rugs. We look forward to sharing more information regarding our processes, current events and discussing design trends.