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India to establish a carpet weaving industry in Jawzjan

A carpet-weaving center is soon going to established in northern Jawzjan province with financial support from the Indian government. This comes as the province has faced a 50% slump in its carpet sales and carpet weavers have complained about the

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Afghan company recognized for its contribution to women empowerment

Tanweer FBMI—the handicraft subsidiary of Tanweer Investments—emerged winner in the humanitarian category of the Arab Woman Awards UAE 2014 in recognition of its contribution to Afghan women empowerment. Tanweer Investment partnered with Fatima bint Mohamed bin Zayed Initiative (FBMI) in

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Hand-woven Carpet Sector Primed for Growth in Afghanistan

Hand-woven carpets—as the largest legal export—are a key component of the Afghan economy. There are more than one million people employed by the industry, the second largest employer in the country behind agriculture. One in eight families work directly or

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Afghanistan Carpet Center of Excellence to be established

Afghanistan Carpet Center of Excellence is to be established to increase the competitiveness of the Afghan carpet industry and global sales of Afghan handmade carpets. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to that effect was signed between the Export Promotion Agency

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Afghanistan to export its carpets with international standard certificate

As per an agreement signed between the National Standards Authority and the Afghan Carpet Producers and Exporters Union on Sunday, Afghanistan would export its carpets to the international market with an international standard certificate. The agreement requires carpet producers to

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80% decline in Afghan carpet exports

According to Afghan Ministry of Commerce and Industries (MoCI), carpet exports have declined by 80% in the past six years. Carpet industry was once one of Afghanistan’s flourished industries that had made a niche in various international markets. Carpets were

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