Indo Designer Rugs on 17th ave
Anchal Mehrota grew up hearing about rug weaving in the cultural capital of India, Varanasi. Alongside her husband, Rana, they noticed a gap in the marketplace for rugs in Calgary which, at the time, was a much smaller city with less exposure to the Indian practice of rug weaving than we see today. Anchal and Rana immediately seized the opportunity to bring a piece of their culture to the small Canadian city. After selling samples to friends, their friends, and interior designers, Rana and Anchal decided to open up a showroom. Achieving continued success, Indo Designer Rugs initially opened a location just off of 17th ave, eventually making the move to be directly on the avenue between 5th and 6th street where they have remained since 1996!
WHAT WE LOVE ABOUT INDO DESIGNER RUGS
Indo Designer Rugs partners with the international non-profit Goodweave.org to help children in Nepal and India; in fact, Indo is the only rug store in Western Canada that does this! A portion of the proceeds of every rug sold by Indo is donated to the education or rehabilitation of a child. We love that every purchase from Indo Designer Rugs supports the workers who actually hand-weaved the product so you can be comfortable knowing that you’re making a difference when you buy from Indo Designer Rugs.
In addition to Indo’s philanthropic activities, we simply love the store! Indo exudes a calm and elegant energy, making the shopping experience here fantastic. You’ll feel more like you’re touring an art museum than shopping in a store. We also love how unique each piece is. With all of the rugs being hung you can immediately see their quality when you walk through the showroom.
What Makes Them Special
Indo Designer Rugs is your one stop shop for all things textile and rug related. They don’t just source incredible products, they also offer cleaning and repair services to maintain the quality and integrity of your rugs for years to come. Whether a little red wine somehow appeared on the carpet over the weekend, or if the dog chewed on the rug waiting for you to come home from work, Indo has you covered! As if that wasn’t enough, Indo also offers custom rug designs and sizes, so you can be sure to get exactly what you’re looking for if you can’t find the perfect design in store. The passion for style, quality, and design is clear with Indo’s selection of rugs which exceeds over 1500 in the store alone. Currently Indo Designer Rugs carries the best quality designer contemporary rugs in the world. Their exclusive supplier even won Best Collection at the Carpet Design Awards in January 2018!
Indo Designer Rugs offers FREE in-home previews of their rugs; that means that you can choose a handmade rug to spend 48 hours in your home to see how it fits in the space before commiting to its purchase. There is also a limited item sale section for amazing prices on incredible quality. The doors are open for you to walk through the showroom and get the true feel of these rugs! Indo’s products have a unique texture, creating a depth of experience when touched, so they’re best to see and feel in person to truly understand the quality of these fantastic rugs. Plus, when you visit you’ll get a peek inside the rug making process and how each rug is carefully made to perfection.
What They Love About 17th Ave
As a long standing 17th ave business, we wanted to know – what are some of Indo’s favourite spots on the ave? Nishant, (whose parents brought Indo Designer Rugs to fruition) told us for men’s clothing he loves gravitypope and Less 17 for their uniqueness. He also told us the energy coming from Western High School creates a vibrant mix of ages that combined with all the professionals on the ave, creating a unique vibe on the ave which is something he loves. Another stand out for Nishant is Los Chilitos – watch out for the best Mexican food and unexpected dance parties!
Indo Designer Rugs will sometimes host tapestry workshops and rug weaving events! For upcoming events, sales, and new products stay connected with Indo Designer Rugs on social media, their newsletter, or give them a call with further inquiries!