Artists for Humanity in the News

If you didn’t catch our friends Artists for Humanity in Boston on CBS Evening News last night, don’t worry; five million other people did so somebody can fill you in!

In all seriousness, we want to congratulate them on their much-deserved recognition. They are an amazing and inspiring story and we are thrilled to work with them. If you want to catch the CBS News segment on Artists for Humanity here is the video.

Merida has been working with Artists for Humanity for a few years on various collaborations. Late last year we held a design contest for their student artists. Artist for Humanity student artists worked on inspirational designs for area rugs. We then selected three winning designs with the help of local interior designers and sent them off to be woven into rugs.

In our Fall River Massachusetts weaving facility we turned the student artists’ designs into plush area rugs made with 100% New Zealand wool. The finished rugs were called “Thrive” and one was given to each student. FInally and we put them up for sale to the public with part of the proceeds going back to support Artists for Humanity. You can see (and purchase) them below.

Artists for Humanity Thrive - Flourish

Thrive Flourish

Artists for Humanity Thrive - Micro

Thrive Micro

Artists for Humanity Thrive - Pavo

Thrive Pavo

To read the rest of our posts on this contest and partnership with Artists for Humanity in Boston, you can see them here:

Oct 09 Students to design eco-friendly rugs

Nov 09 AFH student design judging event

Dec 09 And the Winners Are…

Mar 10 Developing our new Thrive Collection

Mar 10 Rugs on the beach!


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