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June 8. 2022

Africa Business Leaders Coalition

Yasmine Khamis, Chairman of Oriental Weavers Carpets, has been appointed as a founding member of the Africa Business Leaders Coalition, a CEO-led initiative emanating from the UN Global Compact Africa Strategy 2021–2023, and is committed to advancing sustainable growth, prosperity and development in Africa by bringing measurable impact to its most pressing issues.   Mrs. Yasmine said: “I am proud to share that I have been appointed as a Founding Member of the Africa Business Leaders Coalition. Convened by the United Nations Global Compact, the coalition convenes highlevel Chief Executives aiming to tackle Africa’s most pressing issues, beginning with the climate crisis.

July 10. 2021

Oriental Weavers ‘pushing 40 years of sustainability’

Cecile Corral//Senior Editor, Home Textiles Today•October 7, 2019 DALTON, Ga. — It may be its ruby anniversary. But Oriental Weavers is all about being green. “We are pushing 40 years of sustainability,” Jonathan Witt, president, told Furniture Today. The company’s Egypt-based parent, Oriental Weavers Group, is keenly focused on ramping up its environmental efforts and was recently earned kudos for its strides. This summer, the company was honored by the Green Economy Financing Facility for “pioneering environmentally sustainable production methods,” having saved 42,0000 megawatt hours and 7,600 tons of carbon dioxide last year. In honor of these achievements, the company was recognized at an award ceremony in June at

July 10. 2021

Oriental weavers introduces new alternatives to Chinese rug imports for NY buyers

A sumptuous crewel design from Oriental Weavers’ new Vesper collection gets its hi-low texture from a combination of polypropylene with shrink polyester in trending sage green and blush color combinations. NEW YORK — Oriental Weavers came to New York Home Fashions Market with introductions aimed at big box retailers and national chains — many of them aiming to replace area rug programs impacted by Chinese tariffs. “From an attendance perspective, retailers are coming in. We’re right on track with previous shows. We’ve already had some people in the end of last week and over the weekend. It’s going to be a really

July 6. 2021

AGAIN – Oriental Weavers Just Changed The Rug Business

Oriental Weavers has racked up a lot of firsts, including the first polypropylene Wilton woven machine made rug in a Persian design. I have one. They have now introduced an entry level price point wool Persian village design cross woven on an adapted gripper axminster machine. At the moment I know of just 6 machine woven wool rug lines; one spool ax, 4 Wilton woven, and one side woven gripper ax. The hospitality industry depends on gripper axminster for high traffic installations. The key words are “entry level wool”. The online business is driven by price. Consumers in “brick and mortar” buy

July 6. 2021

Now Showing: Aldwych theatre’s debut!

The Aldwych Theatre is a grade 2 listed building in the heart of the theatre district of central London. It was designed by renowned theatre architect W.G.R Sprague and first opened its doors to the paying public in 1905. The Nederlander group, who own the property, recently restored the Aldwych back to its former glory as part of a multi-million pound restoration project which included new carpeting in all of the theatre’s grand public areas. Oriental Weavers Hospitality worked sympathetically in its design and proudly manufactured the sumptuous carpets which can now be experienced in this striking theatre. “Lynne translated these intricate design components

July 4. 2021

Yasmine Khamis: Inspiring Women in Home Honoree

Oriental Weavers would like to congratulate Yasmine Khamis, VP of Sales and Marketing, for being named in the Home Furnishings News Magazine (HFN) list of Inspiring Women in Home. This list includes standout women who deserve to be recognized in the industry. “Selection criteria included women in leadership positions who have accomplished a great deal in their careers in home; strategic visionaries who have helped their companies stay ahead of the competitive curve; women who lend professional support to other women; women who promote the overall welfare of underprivileged women at home and abroad through charitable works; and women that are