10.01.2017 - 13.01.2017 — Hall: 6.1 Stand: C 48
Akara is an export house set up by Mr. Jairaj Patel, to provide a sustainable platform for Indian carpet weavers. It is based in Mumbai and has a wide network of production vendors across North India. The main aim of the company is to generate employment for crafts people, by responding to the growing demand for hand woven rugs in the international market. The company deals in the business of floor coverings, specialized in the manufacturing of handcrafted rugs, carpets and bath mats.
Akaras clients are international home and life style wholesalers, with a majority of exports going to USA, European & Asian Countries.
The company has distinctive product offerings in hand-woven, hand-tufted and hand-knotted carpets which allows the customers a wholesome feel as each component has its own appeal. These products are made in a variety of fibres such as cotton, chenille, organic cotton, bamboo, silk, linen, polyester, jute, sea-grass, hemp, leather, wool, upcycled materials and viscose.
At Akara the sourcing, conceptualization, designing, product manufacturing and after-sales care of merchandise is completely in-house and fully integrated. The production centres of the company are located in the Northern regions of India. Floor coverings like kilims, rugs, carpets and durries and upholstery fabrics are produced at Akara’s facility in Mirzapur (near Varanasi) and Biswah (near Lucknow) in Uttar Pradesh, where as the bath mats are produced at Hathras near Agra. Around 200 families weave ‘magic’ into carpets putting their heart and soul into each piece. All of the weavers have a mastery in producing hand made carpet of different weights and sizes. The quality control starts from the raw material stage and continues stringently through all the stages till the final product is delivered to the customer.
Akara’s entire collection is showcased in their Warehouse near Mumbai. Akara also exhibits at Heimtextil Frankfurt every year and has a permanant showroom at Highpoint, North Carolina, USA.
We are a government recognised export house. We hold ISO 9001:2008 and Rugmark certification. We are in the process of acquiring SA8000 certification.
Traditional and contemporary motifs woven on frame / pit loom by skilled craftsmen.