Giving back is important—it's our Bellwether responsibility. It's easy to forget that the soft wool beneath our feet starts with just one sheep. Our social mission helps support the livelihood of the people who tend those sheep. What better way to give back than to continue the cycle of high-quality wool by donating a sheep for every purchase of a Bellwether rug?
We're partnering with Oxfam America to donate sheep to families around the world. With the purchase of your Bellwether, you can help provide wool for sustainable textiles and a livelihood for a brighter future.
How We Got Started
As roommates at Dartmouth, we quickly realized that finding an attractive, well-made rug to cover our mismatched tile floor was a challenge. We were disappointed by the cheap machine-made rugs being sold online and committed to finding something beautiful and durable.
After a few phone calls and pulled strings, Molly convinced her dad to lend her a beautiful Oushak heirloom. The rug was perfect. We laughed, studied, slept, and lived around our new rug—it became our centerpiece.
Molly's family has bought and sold handmade rugs for over 100 years. Growing up in the Melrose Design District, one of her earliest memories is playing hide-and-seek on the rolled rugs piled high in her dad’s La Cienega shop. After a family trip to Turkey, Molly found herself inspired by nearly every rug at the bazaars. As an entrepreneur, traveler, and admirer of beautiful textiles, Molly founded Bellwether Rugs as the perfect blend of her heritage and knack to create.
Sara grew up in the northeast with a passion for science, design, and technology. Because her dad works overseas in the Middle East, Sara lived in Egypt as a child and has traveled all over Asia and Northern Africa. She has spent a summer researching dolphins, scuba dived with friendly grouper, and kayaked through the fjords of New Zealand. Bellwether Rugs is the perfect combination of her passion for entrepreneurship with her love of authentic craftsmanship.