Fair Trade in Your Home

Just Creations is hosting an Oriental rug event this coming Wednesday-Saturday (March 28-31). It’s a great opportunity to learn about Fair Trade from the leading Fair Trade organization in Louisville.

When I think ‘Oriental rugs’, it doesn’t really appeal to me. However, when I attended the Oriental Rug Event at Just Creations last year, my eyes were opened. There is a large variety of rugs available, many of which are minimal, contemporary, neutral, mid-century style, etc. I was pleased to see that there is something for everyone! I even saw some traditional rugs that I liked!

The styles of rugs I like are Tribal Gabbeh and Kilims. Tribal Gabbeh rugs have a contemporary feel but also resemble antique rugs by their natural colors. They have geometric designs, polka dots, stripes, and often have a mid-century and arts and crafts feel. Kilims have a traditional feel but are flat woven and often made with materials like hemp that give it a natural texture and feel.

The best part about these rugs are that the artisans are paid fair wages for their work and able to support their families. Most of the rugs are made with hand spun yarn and natural dyes.

Here are some samples of what you will see at the rug event.

Make sure you check out the rug event next week! There is a seminar on Thursday night starting at 6:30 where you can learn about the rugs and the artisans who make them.

Just Creations is located at 2722 Frankfort Avenue in the heart of Crescent Hill.


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