Pom Pom Rugs

Well done Mourad in finding these fabulous Mergoum Rugs. Surprisingly it is not that easy to find genuine handmade articles. These are handspun, handwoven , hand dyed and hand tufted! Mergoums are specific to the whole area of the Eastern Sahara, extending from the Tunisian South to the North of Chad. They were formerly used to cover litters on camels’ backs or to split tents into two separate rooms or else to cover the ground. The production of Mergoums is subjected to the State Quality Label. The labels are leaded on...

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Buying Trip In Tunis

Mourad is currently in Tunis on a buying trip for the Winter collection of rugs. He is meeting with Monjeer today to purchase some more of her amazing wares. She produces Haik- handspun and woven wool blankets. They are extraordinarily beautiful for their simplicity and elegance. Woven with a loose weave they are light and soft and are edged with pom-poms. Each measures a generous 275 x 175 so are suitable for a bed cover. Gorgeous as a sofa throw too. They are all natural cream and are available in blue, red or black stripes,...

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Foutas as scarves for Men

I love it when a customer shares their delight in receiving their order. This is a great shot that the lovely Torryne Choate from Birch in San Francisco posted on her facebook page. In Australia I often tell men they can wear their fouta as a scarf and here is stylish evidence! Click on the link to the Birch website. Have a look at her Client list- very impressive! www.birchsf.com

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Selling out!

We received a great response from our buyers at the San Francisco International Gift Fair. Some of the fouta colours we launched are selling out- including the popular thin stripe in red pictured here.We will update the reds very soon. Please dont hesitate to enquire if you want to pre order.                 Blues and greens were extremely popular and we have some beautiful tones left in these hues. Including the popular Indigo called Sea pictured here

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Cardboard Safari

One of the most impressive and fun exhibitors in San Francisco was a company called Cardboard Safari. They are a  company located in Charlottesville Virginia. Drawing inspiration from nature and through the use of sustainable materials, they strive to design fun and fascinating products for your enjoyment.  Have a look at the skull called Vince pictured. Vince is a full-size human skull made of over 50 layers. Vince is laser-cut for precision fit and easy assembly using layered construction.                     There...

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San Francisco International Gift Fair

I had a whirlwind trip to the States to attend the International Gift Fair in San Francisco last week. Our foutas were well received and we are happy to be supplying various stores across 4 States. Some of our new customers include a Napa Valley winerywww.silveradovineyards.com/, a Santa Cruz boutique http://www.cameronmarks.com/  and a St Helena Home and Garden store www.acreshomeandgarden.com . I will post some updates in the next few weeks when our foutas have arrived at the stores with some photos hopefully from the...

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Foutas as Throws

We like to  remind customers that they can bring their fouta indoors and use as a throw. Here the clever stylist at www.templeandwebster.com.au shows what a great decorative accent the fouta is in a lounge room setting.

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Trending Colours for 2013

  We are always happy to be able to supply trending colours for our stockists. Here is a sneak preview of the new range we will release next week in San Francisco. I have included the pantone 2013 chart for comparison. http://www.pantone.com/images/pages/21005/P1colors.jpg  

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We’re going to San Francisco

 In two weeks we will be in San Francisco setting up our foutas at  the International Gift Fair.  It is the beginning of the spring summer buying season in the USA and we are hoping to meet some lovely new stockists! Perhaps we should wear some flowers in our hair? www.sfigf.com

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Fouta as a scarf

The weather may not be beach weather today, and it is not 40+ degrees fortunately.  Your trusty fouta comes in handy when you don’t know what the weather will do. Just wrap it around your neck as a scarf and voila! Image :gracefulconcierge.wordpress.com

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