I’d like to thank everyone who came to Fine Rugs of Charleston’s event on April 24 to benefit the women rug weavers of Afghanistan. Designers, colleagues and community activists packed the showroom to hear from some of the most prominent voices dedicated to improving the living and working conditions for the Afghan people.
Here’s the latest in a series of conversations I’ve had with American soldiers stationed in Afghanistan:
LCol Kim LaPointe from Kabul again. After buying the first Khoja Roshnai you suggested, I bought another smaller 3’x5′ gold colored Khoja Roshnai which I love.
The community is invited to an event on Thursday, April 24 at 4:00 p.m. to learn about the successes and the continuing needs of the women and children of Afghanistan. The gathering is free to attend and will be held at Fine Rugs of Charleston, located at 1523 Meeting Street. Guests will enjoy music and a casual reception followed by a presentation. Light refreshments will be provided by Fork Gourmet Catering.
Many of today’s consumer are shopping online. Children of the Baby Boomers, these shoppers were born in the late 1970’s through about 1990. They’re often referred to as “Millennials’, or “Echo Boomers”.
Millennials are the first generation to grow up with computers in their homes. In a 1999 speech, Microsoft CEO Bill Gates encouraged America’s teachers to use technology to serve the needs of this new online generation. And, they did.
Afghanistan has developed a strong reputation and public image as a source of high-quality handmade carpets in a diverse and varied range of styles. But, for many people one carpet comes to mind on which that reputation and background of Afghan carpets was established centuries ago.
Fine Rugs of Charleston is evolving its business to include a selection of rugs that we design and import ourselves. This gives us a much better pricing opportunity and styling that is especially suited for Charleston. It’s an effort on our part to maintain the “art” of buying and selling fine rugs and re-establishing what we believe this business is all about: providing quality, handmade carpets for discerning customers.