Ten Thousand Villages to hold three-day fair-trade rug event

Photo credit: Bunyaad

By Cody Mello-Klein | cmelloklein@alextimes.com

Local nonprofit store Ten Thousand Villages is partnering with the fair-trade rug company Bunyaad to hold a fair-trade rug event from Sept. 5 to 8, according to a news release.

The event will feature more than 200 hand-knotted rugs in a variety of styles, all created by families that Bunyaad has partnered with throughout Pakistan. Bunyaad works with more than 850 families and artisans in their homes in order to increase employment opportunities for women and pay a living wage, according to the release.

As part of the event, Ten Thousand Villages will also host a “From Loom to Room Intro Night,” hosted by Bunyaad Director Yousaf Chaman, on Sept. 5 from 5 to 6 p.m.

Reservations are encouraged and can be made over the phone at 703-684-1435 or via email at alexandria@tenthousandvillages.com.