Multi-Day
RUG EVENTS

Fair Trade Rugs traveling across
the US and Canada to a town near you.

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Initiation into the World of Bunyaad Rugs

Watch this short, comprehensive documentary packed with real footage of our rug artisans at work

Explore Rug Production

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How many steps does it take to make a hand-knotted Oriental Rug? Come along on the journey of rug production to explore how the artisans expertly use wool, graphs, dyes and more to create stunning Bunyaad rugs.

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Tour Rugs In Homes

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Welcome to a special tour of Bunyaad Rugs in their new homes. View for yourself how a fairly traded rug will reflect the identity and taste of your home. From powder room to living room a Bunyaad Rug will fit right in.

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Four Rug Room Locations

The Main Bunyaad Rug Room is located in Ephrata, PA. Anchor Rug Rooms are at Ten Thousand Villages stores in Souderton, PA (USA), Oakville, ON and Winnipeg, MB (both Canada). Come visit one of four year-round stores for your fair trade rug selection!

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Fair Trade Rug Events

Bunyaad rugs travel to more than 30 multi-day events each year. Check out the events calendar to see when a fair trade rug event will be in your area.

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Peoples Lives are Entwined in each Bunyaad Rug

Razia teaching Gwen how to knot rugsGwen Repeta, manager of the Ten Thousand Villages store in Winnipeg, MB and Rug Program Coordinator for Ten Thousand Villages Canada, joined us on our two-week trip to Pakistan this past January. This is Gwen’s second trip to visit the Bunyaad artisans (her first in May 2005). Gwen’s long-term commitment to the program showed in her interaction with the artisans and deep interest in wanting to learn more about how Fair Trade really works.

This post was first published on the blog at Ten Thousand Villages Canada.

Hear Gwen’s impressions!

I recently returned from a trip to Pakistan, where I was to meet the artisans who work so skillfully on the rugs for Bunyaad that Ten Thousand Villages carries year-round in two of our stores: Winnipeg Plaza Drive, Manitoba and Oakville, Ontario. While there, we ate together, sat around the fire together, played Dutch Blitz, and listened to each other, with a whole lot of laughter sprinkled in!

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