BEAUTIFUL HANDWOVEN RUG Placed at the entrance to your home; this simplistic handmade mat instantly lifts your spirits as you come and go. The intricately woven strips of seagrass transport a natural element to your home while its colorful circular design is sure to brighten even the gloomiest day. As practical as it is beautiful, the durable material is water and dirt resistant, making it easy to clean and dry.
HANDMADE The beauty of the woven mat is not only in its looks but also in its origin. Each mat tells a story of slow life due to its slow making process. Brought to you all the way from the Philippines, where artisans of the cottage industry come together to weave, each piece sustains livelihoods and preserves culturally significant crafts.
SOCIAL IMPACT | FAIR TRADE With this purchase, you are supporting the livelihoods of the master-weavers of this typhoon-battered region. Your contribution sustains every part of the production process, from planting, to harvesting, to designing, crafting and curing the finished products.
Every purchase of a woven rug provides a dream weaver with the resources to educate one of her children for up to three months.
HAND WOVEN RUG MATERIAL Color: Natural with Yellow, Pink, Mint Green and Green Apple Specs: 4' Diameter Material: Seagrass
Due to the handmade nature of our pieces, there may be slight variations in size, color, and pattern from item to item.
About the maker:
NEEPA HUT is a social enterprise that sells woven home accessories & crafts handmade by communities of weavers in Southeast Asia. Our mission is to preserve and promote the traditional skills, crafts, and heritage of artisans from areas affected by natural disasters, poverty, or over development. JENNIFER SHUM ABELEV is the Los Angeles-based social entrepreneur behind NEEPA HUT. Her desire to make a positive impact was sparked by spending time with artisan communities in Southeast Asia. Seeing the women practice their respective crafts, she was struck by their ingenuity and perseverance, despite their humble surroundings. Motherhood, for her, took on a new significance after spending time with these women. Consequently, she traded her career in finance for a new challenge, focused on preserving the heritage of Southeast Asia artisans through NEEPA HUT. The crafts of our artisans shape the social fabric of their villages, and help them provide for their children and families. It is their sense of community and togetherness that Jennifer hopes to extend through NEEPA HUT’s products. OUR VALUES are inspired by the artisans’ dedication to the traditional methods of their crafts and their commitment to the sustainability of their land and its natural products. All of our goods are carefully selected, of premium quality, handmade and locally sourced in fair trade. Our vendors themselves come from the communities that create our specially chosen collections.