Auda Sinda (formerly True North Textiles) is a textile design studio creating custom, handwoven rugs. Their extensive design library includes patterns and colors for a wide range of aesthetics. Every piece is made-to-order at their studio in Washington state, allowing for an abundance of customization opportunities. They experiment with contemporary color and texture, while remaining reverent to time-honored traditions. Nestled in the picturesque town of Bellingham, Washington, Auda Sinda employs local artisans to painstakingly hand weave each carpet. Working on traditional American made looms, we weave each rug entirely from carefully sourced, domestic materials.
Auda Sinda’s reverence for materials and the natural world is inspiring. As such, they use primarily natural materials and try to source domestically whenever possible, although the modern global textile industry can make this challenging at times. They use cotton warp from a mill in North Carolina and the New Zealand wool weft is dyed in the state of Georgia. Emphasizing a domestic supply chain not only helps reduce the use of fossil fuels, but also supports domestic textile producers. Thus, dyers and millers in one’s country can continue to practice their craft and train new people in these important processes. They back our rugs with cotton jute from Asia, but we are currently developing new backing techniques that don't require jute. They re-use leftover weft yarns to create the rugs in our Melange collection.
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