Since 1990, we have worked hard to build Ariana Rugs Inc. into an empowering company best known for our innovative techniques, having a child-labor free environment, and establishing a foundation in which women feel safe to work and become independent.
As an Afghan-American company, we feel a responsibility to do far more than make and sell rugs. We believe in making a positive impact in not only the rug industry, but in our own homeland of Afghanistan.
We're actively involved in nurturing the creative minds of the next generation of designers through our sponsorship at Designer Camp. As part of our commitment, we welcomed the students into our showroom, where they had the unique chance to delve into the artistry behind crafting hand-woven rugs. This hands-on experience provided them with valuable insights into the intricate craftsmanship that goes into our products. We're delighted to be a part of Designer Camp's mission to foster creativity and shape the futures of aspiring designers.
Back in 2014, the West Hollywood Design District organized an exhibition named "Decades of Design" at the West Hollywood Library. As sponsors of the event, we had the privilege of displaying one of our exquisite rugs on a library wall, offering visitors an opportunity to admire our craftsmanship and design expertise up close.
The Tapesh project emerged as a collaboration between GoodWeave and was funded by the Department of Defense. This collaborative initiative enabled us to empower women in Afghanistan by equipping them with valuable skills in rug weaving and design. As a result, these talented women assumed the role of breadwinners within their families, fostering self-reliance and economic independence. Our commitment extended beyond training, as we continued to provide employment opportunities for these skilled artisans within our dedicated weaving facility. This project stands as a testament to our dedication to fostering empowerment and sustainable livelihoods within communities.