"My passion is in transforming inspired ideas into physical things embodied in beautiful products we can manufacture using our Fall River, MA looms."

-John Carvalho,
Senior Product Development Technician
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Product Development

Step inside our Fall River weaving mill and you'll see the true heart of Merida. Our expert weaving team hard at work setting up the jacquard loom to create stunning designer rugs. Rows upon rows of brightly colored wool yarns. A beautiful custom color rug on the tufting frame. Our creative director meticulously hand-weaving a prototype sample. Inspiration is everywhere you turn.

Developing innovative products is in our DNA. As the first company to create bound area rugs cut from rolls of broadloom, Merida has been developing distinctive floor coverings for more than 30 years. In Fall River, historically a hub of textile manufacturing in the Northeast United States, we design and weave some of our most unique products, such as our Viewpoint and Tufted lines.

Our product development and creative teams are constantly tracking fashion, color, and design trends in order to keep our product line exciting and relevant.

In Fall River, we also develop products in partnership with overseas suppliers. Handwoven samples created in Fall River are sent to our partners in Belgium, Brazil, India and the Philippines for production by specialized mills or artisan weavers. We work closely with these partners to teach them new weaving techniques, select colors, and produce finished rugs.

If you are interested in visiting the mill, please contact us to arrange a tour! Also, be sure to check out our full collection of designer rugs and modern area rugs in our natural area rugs section.