Who We Are
Based in the heart of St Jacobs, Ontario we have been offering high quality area rugs since 1984. Our goal is to weave fashion and service for each of our customers. We sell to hundreds of retailers coast to coast across North America. Our rugs focus on contemporary European styling and our dedicated team is always available to help with your area rug needs.
Proud Partner of IDE
Since our founding Kalora has been partnering with iDE Canada on business solutions to poverty.
iDE works to link people with knowledge, skills and tools to increase their income. A major focus at this time for iDE is the education of the health benefits that come from using a latrine and providing access to affordable latrines.
With the help of generous donors iDE has helped over 23 million people use their entrepreneurial spirit to end their poverty. To learn more about the on going work of iDE, please visit www.ideglobal.org
IDE believes in listening to their clients, investing in them and proving the tools to succeed.
Tshehay Imama of Ethiopia is the leader of a woman's cooperative that owns farmland and animals. Together they create new income that they spend on schooling for their children, medicines, and improving the farm. Tshehay used to have to buy all of her family's food from the market. Her chin lifts as she says, "We provide everything for ourselves now".
In Cambodia, iDE helped Kim Sreng grow a tomato empire to end her poverty. Today, she earns $12,000 annually in a country where the average income is $1,000. She has electricity for the first time, is planning on building a new house and was able to give birth in a hospital.
In Ghana, Salamatu Moru and her husband are part of a group of farmers that share a plot of land. Today Salamatu and the other women are picking through each harvested tomato, separating out the best ones to be put on sale at the local market. The rest are eaten by the farmers’ families which give them great nutrients and diversifies their diet.
When asked what they were doing during the dry season last year, Salamatu’s husband Bameiko said, "We were not doing anything. We were under this tree, just worrying." They worried about their future, about how they were going to pay their children's school fees, medical expenses and enough food to eat when there wasn't enough rain to grow good crops. With the new income they can plan for the future.
Now when Salamatu and her husband sit under the tree, they are not worrying, they are dreaming.