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About Us

 

Kantara is a fair trade design business specializing in handwoven rugs and textiles from women’s weaving cooperatives in Morocco’s Atlas Mountains. 

 

Kantara, meaning "bridge" in Arabic, is deeply rooted in its commitment to fair and ethical trade.  

 

Since 2008, we have worked directly with the same weaving cooperatives in rural Morocco. Thanks to our longstanding relationship with these highly skilled Moroccan artisans, we are able to curate and design rugs and pillows that both preserve the ancient weaving traditions and add a modern touch.



 Alia Kate founded Kantara in 2008 after falling in love with the art, the design, and the individual women's stories that were woven into each of these unique Moroccan carpets.

 

While living in Morocco, she became thoroughly inspired by the tenacity of the women weavers and by their commitment to a craft that goes back generations and generations.

 

She currently lives in Los Angeles between trips to Morocco.