Ethical . Handmade . eco friendly
Welcome to the wonderful world of authentic, 100% wool rugs from the various tribes in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco.
Berber women have been hand weaving textiles since 600 BC, handing down their knowledge of the craft from generation to generation. They carry this tradition with them as they work, telling their stories with every knot of each textile they weave.
Artisans can easily spend months, sometimes years, on these pieces, and often as they raise children and run households.
At Atlas Artisans we want to contribute to families living hard in Morocco by selling their works of art. We want clients to feel like they are buying quality product they can love and that'll last generations. We want them to know they are helping families and not just buying another poorly made, toxic, consumer good.
Hello, I'm Jessi, owner of Atlas Artisans. I am also a mother of two gorgeous little souls and wife to hunk of a man.
I come from a family of entrepreneurs, so working for myself has always been my goal. Nothing about retail sat well with me until I found the idea of Atlas Artisans. After brain storming about a business that could fit the bill of being eco friendly, all natural, and doesn’t feed into consumerism Atlas Artisans was born.
I am passionate about this business because it is fair trade, ethical, non-toxic and handmade art. At the heart it helps in supporting my family and other families around the world.
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Caring for these beautiful hand woven pieces of art can seem like a daunting task but with the right care these unique finds will last a life time.
For regular maintenance of your rugs simply use a vacuum with good suction regularly- please avoid rotating brushes. Along with vacuuming, taking your rug outside in the sunshine and fresh air will loosen dirt and freshen up your rug.
For small stains wash by dabbling with mild wool soap and water, rinse by dabbing with water. Always spot test first.
For large stains or complete cleans it is always recommended to contact a professional rug cleaner. I would not recommend chemicals to be used on these natural dye and fibre rugs, instead do your research and find someone who knows vintage wool and vegetable dyes.
Please don’t be alarmed if the vacuum bag is filled with wool- new carpets shed their wool and its a normal process that will stabilise over time.
Always remember to keep cleaning basic and chemical free.
All of our vintage rugs at Atlas Artisans are handmade, one of a kind pieces of artwork, woven by the woman artisans of the Atlas Mountains of Morocco. These stunning pre loved rugs have often been cherished for a life time already and ready for their new home and next lifetime.
Because of their history natural fading, ware, and small repairs are often characteristics that only add to their charm and beauty. We do our best to ensure these unique characteristics are shown off in the photos we take and in the thoroughly thought out descriptions we give of each individual rug.
Please be aware of all of these characteristics when ordering your vintage beauty.
Shipping & Returns
Shipping within Australia is free, this includes a 10% GST and register postage via Australian Post.
For postage outside of Australia, your package will be delivered via registered DHL Express and free for purchases exceeding $1,800AUD.
All prices are in Australian Dollar and shipping does not include import taxes and import duties upon delivery for destinations outside of Australia.
Product is thoughtfully and thoroughly described in detail, including size, colour, condition, and texture, as well as photographed from multiple angles in natural lighting to ensure you have an as accurate as possibly idea of the product you are buying.
However, due to the nature of these handmade products irregularities in size, colour, and texture do occur. These irregularities can be more apparent in the vintage items due to the pre loved conditions where signs of wear and age should be expected and not seen as faulty.
We do understand that, regardless of our efforts, you may not be happy with the look of the products once it is in your home setting. If this is the case, that’s ok, please get in contact within 48 hours of receiving your delivery to coordinate the return of your items.
We do expect that all items are in its original conditions or returns will not be allowed.
The cost of postage and ensuring the package returns back to us in one piece is the responsibility of the customer. We will not be held responsibly for any lost or damaged goods.
No refund or exchange on sale items.
THE MOST COMMON QUESTIONS
Frequently asked questions
What is a trademark?
A trademark is any word, name, symbol, phrase, or any combination, used or intended to be used to identify and distinguish the goods/services of one seller or provider from those of others, and to indicate the source of the goods/services.
Do I need a trademark?
Should I trademark my brand name AND logo? Or just one?
Ask yourself these questions:
Would you care if someone else started using your brand name for the same or similar goods/services?
Would you care if someone else started using your logo for the same or similar goods/services?
What happens if I don't get a trademark for my brand?
When is the right time to get a trademark?
I haven't started using my brand name/logo yet? Can I still trademark it?
What is a trademark "class" and how many do I need?
What would be proper "evidence of use" for my trademark application?
A website screenshot
A Facebook page
A business card
A photo of the actual goods
A screenshot of the website where you sell the goods (with price and checkout button)
The packaging of the goods
A tag on the goods (required for clothing if you can't show the clothing for sale online)