Why Choose a Tufenkian Rug?
We know you have many options when purchasing area rugs for your home or specifying contract projects for a client. When considering Tufenkian rugs, understand that we appreciate the very nature of quality. All of our hand-knotted rugs are heirloom grade, created through a production process that upholds total integrity without compromise. By selling directly to customers through the Tufenkian Outlet, we are able to offer this same level of quality at closeout prices, meeting a variety of budgets.
Tufenkian Outlet is one of the rare places you’ll find authentic, handcrafted rugs of heirloom quality without the full retail price tag. Every carpet at Tufenkian Outlet reflects our commitment to making the world’s finest handmade Tibetan and Armenian carpets with the highest quality materials and great respect to the environment and to the artisans who craft them. Rugs come to Tufenkian Outlet through discontinued designs and colorways of the Tufenkian programmed line, special purchases of unique rugs, samples, and carpets with slight imperfections. Tufenkian Outlet is able to offer these heirloom quality rugs at up to 70% off retail. <Back to top
When you purchase a rug from Tufenkian Outlet you’re not only investing in the highest quality product for your home, you’re investing in the environment and the social initiatives we support. Tufenkian leads the handmade carpet industry with stringent environmental and social practices unmet by other manufacturers. Sustainability is at the heart of Tufenkian with a business model developed around the mission is to leave the places we touch a little better than we found them. Learn more about our environmental practices. <Back to top
All of the rugs at Tufenkian Outlet start with the highest quality, entirely natural and renewable materials. The primary material used in both our Armenian and Tibetan production is unbleached wool which retains a high level of lanolin oil. Unbleached wool enhances the soil and stain resistance quality of the fiber as well as long-term appearance retention, color retention, texture recovery, flame-resistance, mildew resistance, and water repellency. If, after being passed through multiple generations of use, one were to ever discard a Tufenkian carpet it would bio-degrade completely, providing rich nutrients instead of leaving behind harmful chemicals. Learn more about the natural materials we choose to use. <Back to top
Tufenkian goes well beyond standard fair trade practices and no child labor policies by strictly prohibiting the employment of workers under the age of 18. We also ensure children of Tufenkian craftspeople and workers are cared for by dedicating a portion of revenues each year to establish and maintain schools, medical facilities, and housing in the communities where they live. The Tufenkian Foundation was established in 1999, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of living in Armenia. Visit the Tufenkian Foundation website for more information about projects and the work they’re doing in Armenia’s marginalized communities. <Back to top
Tufenkian Outlet is known not only for incredible pricing on handmade rugs but also for unparalleled customer service. The process of finding the perfect handmade rug can take time, especially when searching for a piece to treasure for generations. Whether the journey to find your rug takes days, months or even years, the Tufenkian Outlet customer service team will guide you through the entire process.
We know not everyone finds “the one” right away, so our associates will keep you and your project in mind. When new inventory comes in they will pass along photos and information of all potential candidates until they find the perfect rug for your space. <Back to top
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