Our rugs are eco-friendly, the production process is hand-made and from sustainable fibers. We are using vegetables for dying the materials, so alongside with being responsible toward the environment, you are going to have a long-lasting rug that gets more values and look better with the passing of time.
Each rug comes along with a certificate which connects the buyer and the artisan forever. Through our products, individuals and entrepreneurs can express something about themselves. Through our carpeting, our customers can not only take part in sustainability but also can show their support for social responsibility. A self-concept about taking a stand for a better environment and contribution to the adjustment of the living conditions for the fellow human's beings. We believe together we are sustainable and strong. We believe life will be more beautiful with these colors and shapes.
Who Are Artisans?
Weaving rug is an art of sophistication that has passed down through generation from mothers to daughters. Our vision is to preserve this old aged skill and the income it brings to the women. We are seeking to create a better lifestyle for women who live difficult lives in small villages in Iran. They have no specific education and in their small areas sometimes there are no high schools for the girls to follow their studies.
In some traditional family in Iran, a woman is forbidden by her father or her husband to work outside the home. We want to create jobs for these kinds of women and for single mothers with small kids. They will be able to work at home meanwhile taking care of their children and earning a good salary while creating a valuable rug.
One big problem for single mothers or divorced women in Iran is financial dependability and restrictions at home in religious or traditional families. They are vulnerable and not allowed to have their own opinion while dependent on a monthly payment. Sometimes a single mother is forced to marry again with a man without any love just because she needs money for her children’ expenses. The women have no authority to take control of their lives and are afraid of being alone while they have no independence, so they are forced to obey and accept others' opinion. One of the best ways for having gender-equality in a society is to have independent women. Economic freedom empowers women to decide and to freely undertake the activities to improve their lives. They can reduce the overall power and influence of others on their lives. For having happy women and children we need to have independent and strong women.
It is important to us that each purchase helps provide employment to these women and their extended family, as well as higher life qualities and better education for their children. Their dreams, happiness, and wishes weaved in every rug can be felt within each knot.
Lillihan is emerged to connect the rug artisans who are women and responsible for their family, to socially responsible people in other parts of the world.
We are a customized rug producer. You can order your favorite design, color, and size and we produce a hand-made, natural-dying and sustainable rug with traditional Persian method in Iran for you. Lilihan Handicraft is inspired by making a heartwarming connection between you and the artisans. And we will do that by presenting the environment and the production process to you with some videos, pictures, and information about your rug’s weaver.
Our main goal with the help of our customers is to create a job with a good income for these women who are facing a lot of problems in their lives. Actually, with ordering one rug, you are going to not only have a beautiful rug with an amazing story at your home but also you are going to leave a positive impact on a woman's life. We want our customers to be confident that their rugs are not the production of child labor or bad working condition for people.
What Do We Do?
The rug’s materials are from high-quality wools which we use vegetables for dying them. With vegetable dying, the rug will keep the quality and with the passing of each year, look even better and better and this is the big difference between natural and chemical dying in addition to sustainability. The rug is suitable for daily cleaning and the materials are highly resistant to wear an tear. Natural rugs produce no allergy and they are especially suitable for children. These rugs keep the room warm (air pocket characteristic between the carpet fibers store heat). They also have the ability to control the moisture (The wool fibers absorb up to 30% of its weight in moisture and then release it when the atmosphere is dry). Moreover, the elasticity future of wool in hand-made rugs acts as a standard mattress and giving children a feeling of comfort and enjoyment. Also, fire resistance is just one more future of this kind of natural rug.
Our vision is to establish a company committed to social responsibility. We at Lilihan want to connect female artisans, with responsibilities for their families, to socially responsible people in other parts of the world. It is important to us that each purchase helps provide employment to these women and their extended family, as well as higher life qualities and better education for their children.
Our perception is sustainable, naturally dyed, and recycled rugs.
Weaving rug is the art of sophistication that has passed down through generations, from mothers to daughters. Our vision is to preserve this old aged skill and the income it brings to the women. Lilihan is built to not only bring beautiful rugs to your home but also bring the heartwarming life story of these women. Their dreams, happiness, and wishes weaved in every rug can be felt within each knot.