Rebecca Lurie, co-founder of Kush Hand-knotted Carpets , wants to get the word out about a project she's undertaken to help combat violence against women in Pakistan. Since last December, Lurie has been setting aside half the proceeds from her sales of Rajasthani textiles to send to the Progressive Women's Association (PWA) in Pakistan. Recently, the founder, Shahnaz Bokhari, called Lurie to express appreciation and to ask for additional help. To date, Lurie has sent $1,600 to the PWA, inspired by a piece in The New York Times by Nicholas Kristof about acid attacks on women in the region.
Lurie has just ordered more textiles in hopes of raising $2,000. She knows it is a lofty goal, but also knows the money is a tremendous help to them -- much more than what it may seem to us, she says.
The textiles themselves, patchworks of recycled sari fragments, make great gifts, which is why she makes a special effort to publicize the program at this time of year.
-- Bridget A. Otto
Rejuvenation + Kush = one good looking installation.
Kush is pleased to announce we are partnering with one of the most revered lighting, furniture, and home showrooms in Portland. Perhaps you have heard of a little store by the name of Rejuvenation? Kush rugs are currently being feature in several of their showroom vignettes.
Kush partnered with SRM, Maison and Molly's Fund at this year's Home and Garden show in the Serving Up Style benefit for Molly's Fund Lupus Foundation.
What an incredible display of design talent creating a "Dining Room Row" of sorts right smack dab in the middle of the home show. We were so excited to see our rugs deck out the lush setting along with fabrics from Hexafoo, tile from Ann Sacks, furniture from Asia America, objects from Bedford Brown and textiles from Indigo Traders. With a lineup like that, and the design prowess of SRM and Maison combined, it's no wonder the space won the Designer's Choice award.
Molly's Fund Fighting Lupus is such an incredible and worthy cause, we were simply honored to be a part. Check out their story, support this great cause, spread the word!
Kush was very excited to be included in the Apr/May "Desirables" column. Featured was a 6x9 vegetal dyed Hooked rug from our New England Collection.
Portland is renown for its rich and diverse music scene. Kush was pleased to host the Penny Jam, who filmed local artist Boy Meets Drum Machine.
You can also view the video along with many other Portland based musician's at: http://www.thepennyjam.com/
John Ragel is a richly talented one man band. His performances are popping with energy and the music will move you. If you have an opportunity to catch him live, do!
Kush was very excited to be included in Portland Fashion Week. Our rugs added a bit of "kush" to the VIP lounge, fitting right in with the eco-sustainable theme of the show.
Rich, chocalate toned furniture paired with a Kush Oushak from Afghanistan. Good enough to eat, or at least have a cocktail on...
One of our Tibetan rugs provided the back drop for an impromptu fashion shoot.
Rugs on the wall how terribly chic. Hope everyone had as much fun at the show as we did!