Spotlight On: Judy Ross Textiles

New York, New York

Judy RossJudy Ross Textiles is widely celebrated for its dynamic, global and innovative approach to design and has attracted a loyal clientele. Founder and owner Judy Ross draws from her training as an artist and her experiences as a world traveler to pair century-old artisan techniques with modern design, producing an aesthetic that is simultaneously rich, luxurious, organic, and fresh. Judy’s rugs are carried in the finest stores and luxury hotels worldwide. She is thrilled to be part of GoodWeave®. “I don’t believe in child labor, and I know that GoodWeave is working hard to eliminate it.”

After receiving a bachelor’s degree in fine arts with a concentration in painting, printmaking and textile design, Judy traveled to India in 1989. In Kashmir she discovered the ancient art of chain stitch embroidery and was inspired to transfer her drawing ideas to fabric and yarn. For the past 25 years, Judy has developed special relationships with textile artisans in Northern India, and her approach of integrating these artisan techniques into her design sensibility has resulted in home décor that is at once traditionally grounded and refreshingly modern. Products range from meticulously hand-embroidered pillows made in Northern India from New Zealand wool to hand-knotted rugs crafted by expert weavers in Nepal using hand-dyed Tibetan wool and Chinese silk.

Judy’s collection of hand-knotted Tibetan wool rugs interprets her trademark clean, graphic aesthetic on a larger scale. Their extensive supply of yarn samples and swatches allows countless color combinations and the ability to create custom designs without limitation. A commitment to the creative vision of each individual client results in a unique and entirely bespoke expression of the Judy Ross signature aesthetic.

Judy Ross Textiles has produced many rugs for large public spaces. For instance, Judy’s studio was commissioned to design a rug for the first luxury shopping center, “Esentai,” in Kazakhstan and has also worked on a few United States government public spaces. Judy’s work has been featured in numerous publications such as Architectural Digest, Elle Decor, House Beautiful, Interior Design, Better Homes & Gardens, Traditional Home, Elle, Glamour, Dwell, and Hospitality Design.

Judy supports GoodWeave’s efforts not only to eliminate child labor in the rug industry but also to provide education for child laborers. “I believe that children need to go to school,” said Judy. “I am proud to support GoodWeave’s efforts to educate children who would otherwise be required to work.”

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