Located in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco, this weaving cooperative has mastered the ancient art of Beni Ourain rugs. Meticulously hand-knotted from local sheep’s wool, their rugs are staples of Moroccan culture.
To uphold the integrity of these woven masterpieces, this group only uses the highest-quality wool. Since most of the materials available in local markets contain harmful chemicals, these women have (quite literally) taken matters into their own hands. From shearing and cleaning the wool to spinning and dyeing the yarn, they ensure every step meets their standards.
To aid in this labor intensive process, The Citizenry has provided commercial-grade burners and steel drums. With this additional equipment, the weavers can increase their cleaning and dyeing batch sizes, speed up drying time, and ultimately, reduce their costs (savings they will keep). An added bonus: this investment also benefits the environment by reducing the amount of chemical waste in the dyeing process.