The word ‘manufacture’ for most people conjures up images of noisy machines in industrial factories. Our process by contrast relies on artisans in traditional weaving communities in Nepal and other parts of the world where the making of rugs is a skill passed down through generations.
Tappeti’s handmade pieces use looming, knotting and tufting carried out with simple, traditional tools. The expertise of our makers is evident in every detail, from traditional pot-dyeing of yarns using non-toxic colours through the final binding, carving and finishing of each rug.
We are passionately committed to the betterment of communities our business touches, so we ensure fair wages and safe, dignified working conditions, and support our artisans’ children to attend school. Tappeti will never condone child labour or child exploitation in any aspect of our supply chain, and to this end we also support a range of programs that prevent child labour in the furnishings industry.
Our contribution to economic development also extends beyond the families of our artisans to the wider community - we are proud to be part of the West Nepal Educate & Elevate Donor Circle in partnership with the Australian Himalayan Foundation, NAWIC and Davenport Campbell. Together we have been raising funds to improve schools and health facilities in West Nepal.