Do You Know about ARZU?

Normally Pottery Barn's rugs aren't really my style, so I was pleasantly surprised to find a few that I really liked while browsing their new arrivals. The one below is my favorite and it is an Arzu Studio Hope artisan rug.

According to the PB site, these rugs are hand-knotted by Afghan women and Arzu Studio Hope is the non-profit that sources and sells their creations so they can earn income. 

They get paid for their work and we get access to their beautiful textiles...sounds like a win-win to me! Wanting to see more of what they offer, I went to the Arzo site and clicked the Collections tab. There are so many wonderful styles...I tried to narrow it down to a few favorites here:

It was also nice to see that interior designer Thomas Schoos partnered with Arzu and designed a series of more contemporary rugs. As you'll see below, one was featured in House Beautiful's September issue!

I'm so glad to know about Arzu and hope to support them by buying a rug one day. Thanks a bunch to Pottery Barn for partnering with them and spreading the word about their cause!

Any thoughts on the matter? I'm also curious to know...what rug style do you like best? Traditional, contemporary, natural (i.e. sisal, sea grass, jute), or a mix of all?


  1. Kyle! I love your blog!! I recently started following because I'm local, Dallas that is!
    Wanted you to know that the company I work for, BKM has aligned with Arzu to sell their rugs. We have samples and real color swatches to view in person, and we exclusively sell their contract line in this region. Just wanted to put that out there in case anyone is interested!! For more info: http://www.bkmtexas.com/ARZU.htm

  2. That is a great cause! As for what style rug I like best: I like them all. BUT recently I have my eye on several of PB's jute rugs. They are so, so soft. My living room really needs one.

    Hope you are well. Have a great day.

  3. Beautiful rugs!! Thanks for sharing! I am looking for one for our Dining Room and love that these have a story behind them AND go to a great cause!