Posts Tagged: natural fiber rugs

Jun 10

Natural Area Rug Photoshoot for One Kings Lane

One Kings Lane Photo Shoot

We just completed an impromptu photo shoot for our upcoming feature on One Kings Lane. We selected and finished several of our natural area rugs and thought you’d like to see a few photos shot inside our Boston warehouse.

In the background you can see the giant air tables that lift the rugs and allow our craftsman to rotate them as they hand sew the bindings tot he edges of the cut area rugs.

For those who don’t know, One Kings Lane is a private online shopping service providing members with access to virtual designer sample sales. Members gain access to hand picked home décor, furnishings, accessories and gifts at up to 70% off retail with new sales almost every day. The best part, membership is free.

Merida will be featured on June 24th through June 26th and will be offering limited quantities of some of our best natural area rugs.

If you want to be alerted when the sale starts, simply register with One Kings Lane for free.

Maegan Fee Oversees the Natural Area Rug Shoot

Maegan Fee, Creative Director at Merida Oversees The Action

Roxanne Hanna CHecks in on the Natural Area Rug Shoot

Roxanne Hanna, Sales Director Checking In on Things

Setting up the Merida Natural Area Rug Shoot

Setting up the Merida Natural Area Rug Shoot

Kent Dayton Shoots Merida Rugs from Above

Kent Dayton Shoots Merida Rugs from Above

May 10

Lonny Loves Natural Area Rugs

We’re really excited to share some great media coverage that we recently received in the April/May issue of Lonny Magazine. Lonny is a new online publication dedicated to “accessible design.” Since this is the magazine’s first sustainability-focused issue, we’re thrilled to be included in two sections!

The story of our new e-commerce web site, Merida Home, is told in a fantastic 2-page spread that includes photos of our rugs (including the new Thrive Collection) and production processes. We love that the Lonny editors we worked with were able to include some beautiful photos from our overseas suppliers, too!

Lonny’s editor-in-chief, Michelle Adams, also made an appearance in the issue to report on some sustainable updates that she recently made to her New York apartment. As part of the re-design, Michelle included a beautiful Abaca rug in the living room to avoid the chemical emissions from synthetic carpets. In the article accompanying the photos of her apartment, Michelle noted that her Abaca rug could actually be chopped up and used as compost if she ever decided to get rid of it!

Check the magazine out online at The article on Merida Home is on page 40-41, and the Abaca rug is pictured on page 72, 76-77 and 92. A couple of screenshots from the issue are below!

Front cover of the April/May Sustainability issue of Lonny!

"Green Mission" story about Merida Home and our sustainability efforts.

EIC Michelle Adams' gorgeous and sustainable New York apartment features a Merida Abaca rug in the living room!

View our Abaca collection, request samples and create quotes here!

May 10

Shipping Natural Rugs

Every week, our custom workroom in Boston ships out hundreds of high quality natural rugs and straight cuts. Depending on its size and shape, your area rug or material will be shipped and received in a specific way. Following are some helpful things to remember about shipping and receiving when placing your order with us.


There are two ways to ship rugs:

  • UPS will accept rugs up to 8’6″ long, or 150 lbs. We will always roll your rug on the shortest side to try to meet the length requirement. UPS offers expedited services such as next day  and 3-day delivery, but depending on your location, ground service may also deliver your rug in a timely manner. Ask our Customer Solutions team to check delivery times for you when placing your order. UPS does not offer “call before delivery” service.
  • Xpress Global freight trucks ship all orders greater than 8′x6″ or 150 lbs. Shipping to a commercial location or a receiver can help you save money, but residential “call before delivery” service is available for an extra charge. When shipping directly to a residence, please provide a contact name and phone number for the delivery.


When your workroom, receiving department, or customer receives a rug, it must be inspected right away. If any damage to the packaging is evident, it should be noted on the bill of lading from the carrier when you sign for the package. Documenting any damages will allow you to make a claim later, if necessary. Carriers such as UPS and Xpress Global will not honor claims that are signed for without proper notation of the damage.

If you are unsure about the condition of the material in the package, always inspect it while the delivery driver is still present. In the case of a severely damaged shipment, you may refuse the delivery.

We make every effort to ship all orders carefully and accurately, but sometimes things don’t always go as planned. We stand behind our products and our service, and will be happy to work with you to promptly correct any errors. Your help in following these basic procedures can help us clear up any issues so you can enjoy your new beautiful new Merida rug!

May 10

Urban Sherp features Natural Rugs

Last month, Rebecca of awesome eco-friendly shopping guide, Urban Sherp visited our Boston office to check out the exciting products that Merida Home is offering. She also had the chance to take a tour of our production facility and meet the office staff. Whitney, our resident Merida Home guru was happy to show her around and tell her all about our sustainability story! Shown below is a review of our Rhythm Black Chord wool + paper rug that is woven in Fall River using eco-friendly New Zealand wool and paper yarns coated in resin. Click here to read the rest of Rebecca’s cool shopping review.

“When it comes to the art of rugmaking, the design team at Merida are true pioneers. They are fearless about exploring innovative materials and techniques to push the envelope in textile design.” – Rebecca of Urban Sherp

Screen shot of Urban Sherp featuring Merida Home!

Click to shop and request samples of Rhythm and other wool + paper rugs. Merida Home is fun and easy to use!