Spotlight On: emma gardner design llc

Petaluma, California

emma gardner design llc produces fine contemporary interior products including handmade rugs, luxurious alpaca/wool throws and superior quality pillows for use in home, office and hospitality spaces. Founder and award-winning designer Emma Gardner is strongly committed to good labor practices and is a proud member of GoodWeave®.

Emma has been creating striking and vibrant rugs for consumers, interior designers and architects since 2002. After a career as an editor and illustrator, Emma began applying her celebrated sense of color and composition to creating original rugs that are available through showrooms in 21 North American markets. Emma’s designs have appeared in leading design and fashion magazines including Elle Decor, House Beautiful, Interior Design, Better Homes & Gardens, Traditional Home, Elle, Glamour, Dwell, and Luxe Interiors + Design. She has received Interior Design magazine’s Best of Year, IIDEX/Neocon Innovation and Neocon Gold Awards for her rug and fabric designs. Her work adorns some of the best hotels and finest homes in the world in addition to premier health care facilities including the Mayo Clinic.

The company partners with the finest Nepalese producer of Tibetan carpets, a mill that preserves the tradition of a centuries-old native craft. Tibetan or New Zealand wool or silk is hand-carded, hand-spun and pot-dyed, then hand-knotted to produce rugs with a unique luster and lifelong durability. The mill has the largest loom in Nepal (30' x 50') and is able to make rugs of almost any size. Variations in pile height, knot count and combinations of wool and silk are also available. The mill can match colors and render designs in unexpected and original ways, resulting in true works of art for the home.

The company's GoodWeave licensed weaving partners have won numerous awards for excellence from the Nepalese government for their progressive employment practices.

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