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?