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Merida
With over thirty years experience in the textile and rug industry, Merida is a company of makers, designers, and collaborators. Reviving design manufacturing in Fall River, Massachusetts and working closely with our global partners, we are committed to timeless techniques with an eye to the future. It is in our nature to care deeply about sourcing, integrity, and the elevation of design. As we continue to broaden our portfolio with products that build on our heritage of craftsmanship, showcase our design point of view, and elevate the beauty and integrity of our materials, we hope to grow awareness for the importance of buying quality products that respect the makers as well as the materials. By doing so, we can continue to make a positive impact in the communities where we do business—across the globe and here in Fall River.
4.21.16

The Story Behind the Stairs: Naomi Watts' Apartment by Ashe+Leandro

Last month Architectural Digest featured Naomi Watts NYC apartment renovation project designed by Ashe + Leandro. During this project Ashe + Leandro came to us to create a bespoke runner on a unique set of stairs. The motif was derived from our collaboration with the duo on a new line of hand-woven sisal and suede [...] . . .

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Merida
With over thirty years experience in the textile and rug industry, Merida is a company of makers, designers, and collaborators. Reviving design manufacturing in Fall River, Massachusetts and working closely with our global partners, we are committed to timeless techniques with an eye to the future. It is in our nature to care deeply about sourcing, integrity, and the elevation of design. As we continue to broaden our portfolio with products that build on our heritage of craftsmanship, showcase our design point of view, and elevate the beauty and integrity of our materials, we hope to grow awareness for the importance of buying quality products that respect the makers as well as the materials. By doing so, we can continue to make a positive impact in the communities where we do business—across the globe and here in Fall River.
4.6.16

From the desert tent to the modern home Q&A with Ashe + Leandro

In late 2014, New York design duo Ashe + Leandro approached Merida about translating a vintage Tuareg rug pattern to a custom rug for a client project. We had been looking to expand our handwoven rug category, and Ashe + Leandro were long-time clients whose esthetic we love. Our design team saw an opportunity to [...] . . .

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Merida
With over thirty years experience in the textile and rug industry, Merida is a company of makers, designers, and collaborators. Reviving design manufacturing in Fall River, Massachusetts and working closely with our global partners, we are committed to timeless techniques with an eye to the future. It is in our nature to care deeply about sourcing, integrity, and the elevation of design. As we continue to broaden our portfolio with products that build on our heritage of craftsmanship, showcase our design point of view, and elevate the beauty and integrity of our materials, we hope to grow awareness for the importance of buying quality products that respect the makers as well as the materials. By doing so, we can continue to make a positive impact in the communities where we do business—across the globe and here in Fall River.
3.29.16

The Art of the Seam: 5 Crucial Tips for Rug Seaming and Installation

At Merida, we believe seams should be celebrated. Whether strategically hidden or prominently featured, we view each stitch as a symbol of our commitment to craftsmanship and our passion for details. When fit to a room by a master installer, or sewn in-house by our talented craftspeople, a seam will only enhance a rug, adding [...] . . .

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Merida
With over thirty years experience in the textile and rug industry, Merida is a company of makers, designers, and collaborators. Reviving design manufacturing in Fall River, Massachusetts and working closely with our global partners, we are committed to timeless techniques with an eye to the future. It is in our nature to care deeply about sourcing, integrity, and the elevation of design. As we continue to broaden our portfolio with products that build on our heritage of craftsmanship, showcase our design point of view, and elevate the beauty and integrity of our materials, we hope to grow awareness for the importance of buying quality products that respect the makers as well as the materials. By doing so, we can continue to make a positive impact in the communities where we do business—across the globe and here in Fall River.
3.9.16

5 Ways to Style a Staircase with Wool Rugs

When scheming a project, the staircase may not be top of mind as an area to get creative. At Merida, we think there are endless opportunities to make a staircase shine with a well thought out runner expertly installed. Here are five ways to use a wool stair runner to make a statement. 1. Custom [...] . . .

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Merida
With over thirty years experience in the textile and rug industry, Merida is a company of makers, designers, and collaborators. Reviving design manufacturing in Fall River, Massachusetts and working closely with our global partners, we are committed to timeless techniques with an eye to the future. It is in our nature to care deeply about sourcing, integrity, and the elevation of design. As we continue to broaden our portfolio with products that build on our heritage of craftsmanship, showcase our design point of view, and elevate the beauty and integrity of our materials, we hope to grow awareness for the importance of buying quality products that respect the makers as well as the materials. By doing so, we can continue to make a positive impact in the communities where we do business—across the globe and here in Fall River.
2.9.16

Press Release - Collaborations and Collections in 2016

Merida expands portfolio with 4 collections for 2016, featuring luxurious yarns, handwoven rugs, and new designer collaborations Collaborations with Ashe+Leandro and Mark D Sikes showcase inventive techniques and design possibilities Boston, MAMerida, a leading textile producer with design and manufacturing facilities in Fall River, Massachusetts, announces four new collections for 2016, starting with two designer capsule [...] . . .

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Merida
With over thirty years experience in the textile and rug industry, Merida is a company of makers, designers, and collaborators. Reviving design manufacturing in Fall River, Massachusetts and working closely with our global partners, we are committed to timeless techniques with an eye to the future. It is in our nature to care deeply about sourcing, integrity, and the elevation of design. As we continue to broaden our portfolio with products that build on our heritage of craftsmanship, showcase our design point of view, and elevate the beauty and integrity of our materials, we hope to grow awareness for the importance of buying quality products that respect the makers as well as the materials. By doing so, we can continue to make a positive impact in the communities where we do business—across the globe and here in Fall River.
2.9.16

Collaborations and Collections in 2016

Merida expands portfolio with 4 collections for 2016, featuring luxurious yarns, handwoven rugs, and new designer collaborations Collaborations with Ashe+Leandro and Mark D Sikes showcase inventive techniques and design possibilities Merida, a leading textile producer with design and manufacturing facilities in Fall River, Massachusetts, announces four new collections for 2016, starting with two designer capsule collections [...] . . .

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Merida
With over thirty years experience in the textile and rug industry, Merida is a company of makers, designers, and collaborators. Reviving design manufacturing in Fall River, Massachusetts and working closely with our global partners, we are committed to timeless techniques with an eye to the future. It is in our nature to care deeply about sourcing, integrity, and the elevation of design. As we continue to broaden our portfolio with products that build on our heritage of craftsmanship, showcase our design point of view, and elevate the beauty and integrity of our materials, we hope to grow awareness for the importance of buying quality products that respect the makers as well as the materials. By doing so, we can continue to make a positive impact in the communities where we do business—across the globe and here in Fall River.
2.4.16

Timeless patterns, refreshed

Introducing a new low-profile wool and new colors of several classic, best selling sisals and sisal blends, all woven in Belgium using the finest natural fibers. Our raw sisal originates from two Kenyan farms that meet the exacting standards of our over 25-year partnership. These farms produce the highest-grade sisal available and we are the [...] . . .

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Merida
With over thirty years experience in the textile and rug industry, Merida is a company of makers, designers, and collaborators. Reviving design manufacturing in Fall River, Massachusetts and working closely with our global partners, we are committed to timeless techniques with an eye to the future. It is in our nature to care deeply about sourcing, integrity, and the elevation of design. As we continue to broaden our portfolio with products that build on our heritage of craftsmanship, showcase our design point of view, and elevate the beauty and integrity of our materials, we hope to grow awareness for the importance of buying quality products that respect the makers as well as the materials. By doing so, we can continue to make a positive impact in the communities where we do business—across the globe and here in Fall River.
2.4.16

It's in the Mix: New Sisal Colors

Were proud to present unique and refined new colors of four of our best selling sisals and sisal blends, expertly mixed and dyed in the 12-step spinning process pioneered by our Belgian mill. As with our entire portfolio of Belgian sisals, these new colors have the unparalleled brightness and sheen characteristic of highest grade fibers. [...] . . .

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Merida
With over thirty years experience in the textile and rug industry, Merida is a company of makers, designers, and collaborators. Reviving design manufacturing in Fall River, Massachusetts and working closely with our global partners, we are committed to timeless techniques with an eye to the future. It is in our nature to care deeply about sourcing, integrity, and the elevation of design. As we continue to broaden our portfolio with products that build on our heritage of craftsmanship, showcase our design point of view, and elevate the beauty and integrity of our materials, we hope to grow awareness for the importance of buying quality products that respect the makers as well as the materials. By doing so, we can continue to make a positive impact in the communities where we do business—across the globe and here in Fall River.
2.4.16

It's in the Mix: New Sisal Colors

Were proud to present unique and refined new colors of four of our best selling sisals and sisal blends, expertly mixed and dyed in the 12-step spinning process pioneered by our Belgian mill. As with our entire portfolio of Belgian sisals, these new colors have the unparalleled brightness and sheen characteristic of highest grade fibers. [...] . . .

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Merida
With over thirty years experience in the textile and rug industry, Merida is a company of makers, designers, and collaborators. Reviving design manufacturing in Fall River, Massachusetts and working closely with our global partners, we are committed to timeless techniques with an eye to the future. It is in our nature to care deeply about sourcing, integrity, and the elevation of design. As we continue to broaden our portfolio with products that build on our heritage of craftsmanship, showcase our design point of view, and elevate the beauty and integrity of our materials, we hope to grow awareness for the importance of buying quality products that respect the makers as well as the materials. By doing so, we can continue to make a positive impact in the communities where we do business—across the globe and here in Fall River.
12.18.15

A Letter from CEO Catherine Connolly

As we head towards 2016 I thought I would take a moment to share some highlights from our past year and our ideas for the year ahead.For us, 2015 was focused on expressing our design point of view through our Fall River design-manufacturing lens.Our team introduced two new collections, Crosspoint and Tissage, that [...] . . .

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Merida
With over thirty years experience in the textile and rug industry, Merida is a company of makers, designers, and collaborators. Reviving design manufacturing in Fall River, Massachusetts and working closely with our global partners, we are committed to timeless techniques with an eye to the future. It is in our nature to care deeply about sourcing, integrity, and the elevation of design. As we continue to broaden our portfolio with products that build on our heritage of craftsmanship, showcase our design point of view, and elevate the beauty and integrity of our materials, we hope to grow awareness for the importance of buying quality products that respect the makers as well as the materials. By doing so, we can continue to make a positive impact in the communities where we do business—across the globe and here in Fall River.
12.9.15

Merida and Joe Lucas Host a Private Dinner in NYC

Following the opening of our new boutique showroom space inside Harbinger by Hand in LA, we alongside Joe Lucas took the celebration to the East Coast with dinner, drinks, and friends at a private residence on Broome Street in NYC. Over 50 of our clients joined us for the festivities, as well as [...] . . .

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Merida
With over thirty years experience in the textile and rug industry, Merida is a company of makers, designers, and collaborators. Reviving design manufacturing in Fall River, Massachusetts and working closely with our global partners, we are committed to timeless techniques with an eye to the future. It is in our nature to care deeply about sourcing, integrity, and the elevation of design. As we continue to broaden our portfolio with products that build on our heritage of craftsmanship, showcase our design point of view, and elevate the beauty and integrity of our materials, we hope to grow awareness for the importance of buying quality products that respect the makers as well as the materials. By doing so, we can continue to make a positive impact in the communities where we do business—across the globe and here in Fall River.
11.10.15

Hutker Architects' Inventive Approach to Luxury

Real luxury frees you to live the life you want. From making bold creative choices, celebrating natural and historical beauty, to simply spending time with loved ones, Mark Hutkers architectural and interior design philosophy fosters this luxurious freedom. With a focus on craftsmanship and inventive details, Hutkers houses at once enhance and adapt to the [...] . . .

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