Sunday , 20 May 2018

Fair & Square Imports to Host Nonprofit Rug Event

rug event dfwFair & Square Imports, located in downtown McKinney, is hosting its annual Nonprofit Rug Event for one weekend only: March 20-23.

This March, join Fair & Square Imports in celebrating the amazing talent of artisans in Pakistan who are bettering their community through the traditional art of rug making.

The event features fair trade rugs handmade by fairly paid Christian and Muslim adults working together with the artisan group “Bunyaad” in Pakistan (no child labor).

Each rug purchase supports education, adult literacy, housing and more in Pakistan.

Select from hundreds of hand-knotted Oriental rugs in several different sizes, colors & designs. Each rug is fair trade and made of 100% wool or silk knots.

Featuring Tribal, Bokhara and Persian rugs from 2’x3’ to 10‘x14’ and runners. Most rugs have considerably high knot counts.

Fair Trade:

Bunyaad works closely with its artisans to ensure that fair trade principles are upheld throughout the entire rug making process. Fair trade is a system that not only aims to pay fair wages, but also ensures safe working conditions, no child exploitation, and much more.

Event website:

Event Location:

Event Hours:

  • Thursday 10–9, Friday 10–7, Saturday 10–7, Sunday 10–6
  • Chocolate & Wine Evening Rug Preview: Thursday, March 20 at 6 pm
    — Learn how Oriental rugs are made, and hear how fair trade makes a difference both in Oriental rug quality and in artisans’ lives.

Story submitted by Kate Jones

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