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Fairtrade Afghan Rugs with a Unique Story

Ceramics & Glass

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Every Rug and Kilim is Handmade in Afganistan and Fairtrade accredited

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Our Valued and Essential Partnerships and Awards.

We are the only STEP (Fair Trade Carpets) UK licensee as we source our rugs only from the North of Afghanistan. This means we have been able to get the right people involved in the production process of our rugs through to them being inspected and ratified.

We are corporate sponsors of Afghanaid and regularly donate to their unrestricted fund which funds whichever of projects needs their help the most. They do some great work supporting rural communities. Click on our partners and awards below for more details.

The Label for Fair Trade in Handmade Carpets

Label STEP has been working to achieve fair conditions in the manufacture and trade of handmade carpets since 1995. It operates in all major carpet producing countries: in Afghanistan, India, Iran, Kyrgyzstan, Morocco, Nepal, Pakistan and Turkey.

Visit Our Store Nestled in theHeart of Hebden Bridge

Based in Hebden Bridge, The Afghan Rug Shop attracts customers from all over the UK due to our unique items and fresh approach to home decor.

Every rug we sell is hand picked and shipped direct to the shop. Our rugs are sourced from the weavers houses and local markets in Mazar-e-Sharif, Andkhoy, Aqcha and Kunduz so the families directly benefit from the trade and the UK prices remain very affordable.


Blog posts

A Force for Business – FSB Veterans in Business

A Force for Business – FSB Veterans in Business

The Afghan Rug Shop features alongside several veteran run businesses worthy of recognition and identified by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) in their recognition of service leaders and...

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SoldieringOn Awards – Highly Commended!

SoldieringOn Awards – Highly Commended!

The Afghan Rug Shop wins a ‘Highly Commended’ award in the ‘Business of the Year – Community Impact’ Category for the work they are doing supporting hundreds of people in the communities in rura...

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Yorkshire Life Magazine

Yorkshire Life Magazine

As The Afghan Rug Shop in Hebden Bridge approaches its fifth birthday this year, find out just how come such beautiful handmade fairtrade rugs have found their way all the way from the foothills...

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