Fair Trade Rugs are Coming to Houston!
Ten Thousand Villages hosts 6th Annual Rug Event
The always popular Fair Trade Oriental Rug Event returns to the Houston Ten Thousand Villages
store on March 7-11. For 5 days only, more than 300 luxurious hand-knotted Bunyaad rugs will be
on display and available for purchase at this unique annual event.
From intricate florals to hand-spun natural dye wool tribals, every Bunyaad rug has been designed
and hand-knotted by highly skilled and fairly paid adults.
“When artisans know they are paid for every knot they tie, they are empowered to focus on the fine
details of intricate rugs that will last for generations,” says Yousaf Chaman, Bunyaad Director.
Bunyaad works with over 850 families throughout 100 villages in Pakistan.
An Introduction to Oriental Rugs seminar will be held at the Houston store on Thursday, March 8 at
6 p.m. The one-hour seminar is ideal for anyone considering an Oriental rug purchase or who would
like to learn more about the art of Oriental rug making, rug care and even room design.
Refreshments will be served and admission is free. Reservations are strongly encouraged.
“It’s a win-win situation” said Cassie Martin, store manager. “Artisans in Pakistan earn a living wage
and North American consumers get an excellent quality rug with an excellent mission behind it.
Home decorating was never more beautiful!”
To make a reservation or for more information about the Ten Thousand Villages Oriental Rug Event,
please contact Cassie Martin at 713-533-1000 or visit