BESPOKE RUGS

‘I gather inspiration from many sources; my interior design practice where I work with wonderful wall coverings and stunning fabrics, my travels to beautiful and exciting places, the bark on a tree, a pebble from the beach , the inside of a shell, wild seas, leaves, the list goes on….. ‘

If your space requires something unique Katherine Richards will personally work with you to create a rug perfect for you.

 

There are more than 2,000 colours to choose from and the rugs are made from beautiful natural yarns such as New Zealand wool, mohair, and hand spun silk. The best quality viscose which will add irresistible sheen can also be used.

At the end of the design process you can be sure of lasting satisfaction and the guarantee that you have a one off original piece which will never be repeated for any other client.

HOW THEY ARE MADE

The workers we employs weave to the highest standards and don’t mass produce so there is no sense of rushing. 

The yarns are dyed and the rugs are woven and finished on site in a small third generation family run establishment in India

 

Every piece is dyed, woven and washed with extreme care and fastidious skill using traditional techniques.

No computers, no machines, no noise. 

 

The workrooms surround a pretty courtyard with trees. ‘It’s a beautiful eye opener and refreshing to see such a peaceful and calm working environment ’.

 

The finest natural are yarns used which ensures the stunning finish these rug designs achieve.

The weavers are licensed under the GoodWeave certification programme and sign a legally binding contract to adhere to GoodWeave’s no-child-labour standard and allow unannounced random inspections by local inspectors.

 

Purchasing a KR rug not only means you will be in possession of a beautiful piece of floor art but you also have the guarantee that no child was used in the manufacture.

BESPOKE DESIGNS

HOW TO COMMISSION A RUG

We design unusual, contemporary, hand knotted rugs made in India using natural yarns and dramatic colour combinations. Partnered with Goodweave we believe in their ethics of manufacture.  Delivering rugs in Britain, Europe and worldwide.

For all enquiries please email: info@katherinerichards.co.uk  or call 01273 386560

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ABOUT GOODWEAVE

All our rugs carry the GoodWeave label which means you have the peace of mind knowing that no child labour was used in the manufacture and that they have been hand woven by adult skilled artisans who have been paid a fair wage.

                                                       

GoodWeave is a global, not-for-profit organisation, an initiative which was created in India in1994 to provide independent, ethical accreditation that not only reassures consumers, but also provides better training and conditions for workers in the handmade rug industry. 

 

Exporters pay 0.25 percent of the export value of each rug, and importers pay a licensing fee of 1.75 percent of the shipment value. Licensing fees go toward monitoring, inspections and educational programs that are part of the GoodWeave programme.

 

The Goodweave mission is to work to end illegal child labour in the rug industry and to offer vital educational and welfare programmes for poor weaving families and their children.

 

The vision does not end with the eradication of child labour; GoodWeave also aim to ensure decent working conditions and fair wages for all adults working in the industry.

 

Each rug is individually numbered, enabling its origin to be traced back to the weaver who produced it.

To be certified by GoodWeave, weavers sign a legally binding contract to produce rugs without child labour and to allow unannounced inspections of their workshops by GoodWeave agents.

 

To find out more about Goodweave and the important work they do visit www.goodweave.org.uk or click this logo

Working locally in Brighton & Hove, projects are accepted throughout Sussex, South East Surrey and London.   Katherine Richards Design also undertakes commissions overseas.

111 Portland Road, Hove, East Sussex BN3 5DP

Tel: 01273 386560

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