Rugs With a Cause Coming to Downtown McKinney

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MCKINNEY, Texas - Jan. 21, 2016 - PRLog -- Fair & Square Imports is the only store in Texas hosting a Fair Trade Oriental Rug Event in 2016.

Fair & Square Imports, a fair trade shop in downtown McKinney, is hosting a Fair Trade Oriental Rug Event, one weekend only February 4-7 that aims to change the way rugs are made and sold, featuring rugs that provide opportunity and security directly to adult artisans.

Each of these amazing rugs accomplishes a lot of good. Through the artisan group “Bunyaad,” every rug purchase supports education, adult literacy, housing and more for over 850 families throughout Pakistan.

Through Bunyaad’s Rug Program, several schools have been built to reach students in remote areas of Pakistan. Working with Bunyaad gives their mothers and fathers an avenue for true social change for themselves, their family and their entire community.

“Our artisans always know they have a job that pays them a living wage, a wage that allows them to send their kids to school, eat proper food and plan for the future,” said Yousaf Chaman, Bunyaad Rug Program Director. Families are allowed to work at home, which allows for flexibility in schedule and increased employment of women.

“Fair trade allows artisans to take the time they need for quality and durability,” said Fair & Square Imports owner Kate Jones. “A fine hand-knotted Oriental rug can take many months to make, with some taking over a half a year to complete. The end result is an exquisite yet functional art piece for your floor that will last for generations.”

When Director Chaman was growing up in Pakistan, his mother used to yell at the children to stop playing on the floor and to get on the rug. She didn’t want them to ruin the cement floor and she knew that her young children couldn’t harm the Oriental rug!

During the event, individuals can select from over 300 hand-knotted Oriental rugs in several different sizes, colors & designs including Tribal, Bokhara and Persian rugs from 2’x3’ to 10‘x14’ and runners. Each rug is made of 100% wool or silk knots, most with considerably high knot counts.

The Fair Trade Oriental Rug Event will be held at Fair & Square Imports, located at 219 E. Louisiana St. in Downtown McKinney, Feb 4-7: Thursday 10–6, Friday 10–8, Saturday 10–8, and Sunday 12–5.

Visit to learn more.


Contact Name: Andrew Jones, Owner

Company: Fair & Square Imports

Address: 219 E. Louisiana St., McKinney, TX  75069

Phone: 469-343-4421 (store);  219-246-6958 (cell)



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