9/8/2020 — Baltimore, MD In a recent company memo sent by Tamarian to their dealer base, Principal Ryan Higgins celebrated the company’s decision to partner with Label STEP as real evidence that Tamarian “cares about the future.” Since taking sole ownership of one of the world’s leading importers of Tibetan rugs, Higgins has restated Tamarian’s Mission Statement that is in concert with STEP’s commitment to eliminating child labor, empowering weavers and workers, and fostering an environmentally sound production.
Reassuring An Established Fanbase
Tamarian has been a leading importer in the U.S. for decades and has always strived to set a high mark for both social and environmental responsible practices in rug production. The opening of their premier weaving facility in Kathmandu a few years ago launched one of the most modern weaving operations to-date; boasting large, open, well-lit working and living spaces that incorporate “green” architectural elements such as roofing that accentuates natural light and improves ventilation.
The dealers, designers, and end-users that have worked with Tamarian over the years know that the high-end quality of their rugs come from a production of equally high standards.
Tamarian’s Marketing Director Ned Baker states, “We are often celebrated for giving client’s a
‘great experience’ along with an amazing rug, which is only possible because we have clear lines of communication with our manufacturers and partners with good information flowing back/forth. This is not possible with a production that exploits people and resources. Our partnership with Label STEP is a logical evolution to assure we are genuine in our commitments.”
Label STEP’s managing Director Reto Aschwanded agrees, ““We are excited about the partnership with Tamarian and proud to welcome one of the leading Tibetan rug brands as a new member. We believe it will not only benefit Tamarian’s weavers and artisans but will strengthen the sustainability of Nepal’s handmade carpet industry.”
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Ned Baker Marketing Director
A nice 60min run for your work and fun for this Labor Day Weekend. We appreciate and are grateful for our ability to work despite the Planet’s hardships and celebrate the many people woven into our world that make it possible. Paired with a glimpse of the NEW Zoe in PW Charcoal Flame, fresh work!
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NedTalks: Michael Christie aka The Ruggist – Tamarian presents NEDtalks
A stalwart to the industry, Michael is; promoter, reporter, connector, friend, and general pollinator for all things rugs!
Be sure to follow @theruggist and subscribe to Rug Insider magazine!
Follow the link to learn more about our company from this great article by Rug Insider! The cover rug is our design “Dwarika PW Mint”, a staple in our PW collection and a real catch-all for so many varying interiors. Available IN STOCK and in several other color ways.
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Shout out “bagsy” to hop in Young’s musical lorry for a Playlist that is chockablock with UK sounds! You’re sure to be chuffed by his picks that will have you knowing your onions where music is concerned! Paired with a glimpse of a KILLER custom Union Jack we did years back. Cheers Mates!
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