The coolest event of the season.
Explore our new store in downtown Lititz, Pennsylvania. Built in 1871, our historic building is the North American headquarters for Bunyaad and houses over 1500 Bunyaad rugs, our offices & a curated collection of our favorite fair trade home décor and gifts. Spend the day enjoying our store and many others in downtown Lititz, voted America’s Coolest Small Town.
We were formerly the Bunyaad Rug Room at Ten Thousand Villages in Ephrata.
At Bunyaad, we love to educate about the process of rug production and the artisans who craft our carpets. We are pleased to offer a large selection of hand-knotted, heirloom quality rugs made by fairly paid adults.
We have been working with Bunyaad artisans in Pakistan since 1982 and we have a staff dedicated to educating customers about hand-knotted rugs and the fair trade difference—both in quality of life and quality of product.
We believe in preserving the rich cultural heritage of traditional rug-making in all its myriad forms and styles. Based in Lahore, Pakistan, our rug artisan group includes over 850 families from over 100 villages involved in hand-knotted rug production.
Part of our mission is to provide vital and fair income to Pakistani rug artisans who otherwise would have very few sustainable outlets for their craft and artistry.
One tradition of rug production is the process of artisans making their own artistic and technical decisions. We believe in the inherent value of art for arts sake. And, just as we wouldn’t ask a painter to make 150 copies of the same painting, we also wouldn’t ask our knotters to knot 150 of the same rug.
Because of this unique approach to modern rug production, our selection and quality are unmatched. Our artisans are assured a fair wage for their labor, allowing them the peace of mind to focus on creativity, rather than speed, and quality, rather than expense.
The fibers used in our rugs are wool, cotton and silk. We have three different dyeing techniques, including hand gathered natural dyes, synthetic dyes and commercially produced natural dyes. All of our rugs are made with consistently high quality materials and dyeing techniques.
Get to know the artisans of Bunyaad. Learn about the difference fair trade makes in the lives of these artisans.