JOURNAL

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26 June 2018
 
We've just returned from Melbourne's Den Fair where Armadillo & Co launched its latest Collection, Paragon and we're so excited to share these beautiful new rugs with you!
 

Inspired by the delicate yet jagged lines of crystal, rock and shell formations, Paragon pays tribute to the natural world with a design reminiscent of layers of sediment. From a distance, it has a tonal patina as if exposed to the elements, but closer inspection and changes in the light reveal opulent detail and unexpected depth. 

Another Heirloom from Armadillo & Co.

The Ivy House proudly works alongside Armadillo & Co to bring their beautiful handmade rugs to New Zealand homes. Crafted by artisans using sustainable natural fibres and Fair Trade practices it’s all about combining aesthetics with ethics when you purchase an Armadillo & Co rug.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
20 May 2018

ARMADILLO & CO BERBER KNOT ATLAS RUG

One of our most popular Armadillo & Co rugs, the Atlas is knotted entirely by hand from pure soft wool. Popular because it's both practical for busy spaces and is a classic design that looks great in almost any room.

Hand knotting means each pile or knot can be seen on the back of the rug. Unlike a hand tufted rug which has its pile 'stapled' to the base and then glued in place, hand knots have the durability and quality of being a part of the base, the warp. This makes the rug beautiful yet robust enough to be used as a hall runner.

For what's essentially an off white rug, the Atlas is remarkably easy to keep looking good. Dirt should be left to dry then vacuumed off. Wet or food stains can be treated with water or water with a wool wash if that's not enough.

The Berber Knot Atlas comes in two colour ways, Natural and Limestone and 5 standard sizes including a standard hall runner, plus can be custom sized. We hold most sizes in stock in NZ at all times or can have your new Atlas rug to you usually within 2 weeks. And always with free delivery for online orders, anywhere in NZ, even rural delivery!

The Ivy House x

 
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16 May 2018
 
The Ivy House proudly works alongside Armadillo & Co to bring their beautiful handmade rugs to New Zealand homes. When you purchase an Armadillo & Co rug you're also part of a very special community - read the following message from Jodie Fried and Sally Pottharst, founders of Armadillo & Co.

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From the start of our journey almost ten years ago, we’ve poured our hearts into making Armadillo & Co a leader in social responsibility, so we are excited to announce the launch of the not-for-profit Armadillo & Co Foundation as the philanthropic arm of our business.

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The Foundation’s mission is to enhance the lives of underprivileged communities in India through educational, health and community initiatives.
We will be contributing $5 from the sale of each Armadillo & Co rug and we invite donations from customers, like-minded companies and the general public.

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Armadillo & Co is a long-time sponsor of Kantilal Vidya Mandir School (KVM), which educates many of our artisans’ children. Since 2014 we have fully funded all of KMV’s overheads, including teacher salaries, textbooks, school uniforms, equipment, utilities and maintenance.
Earlier this year, we installed solar panels and as a result the school now runs completely on sustainable energy.

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Armadillo & Co has also established a local medical clinic, subsidising the salary for a full-time doctor who provides students, their families and local village residents with free medical care.
On one of our recent India trips, we took part in an eye clinic where all students had their vision tested and those with sight problems were given free glasses. Through the foundation, this will now be held biannually.

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Starting this year, the Foundation has pledged scholarships for the highest performing girls at KMV to help them complete their secondary schooling.
The nine-year scholarship will provide for each student to attend a local English-medium secondary school and cover school fees, transport, texts books, uniforms and all other costs. By 2026, we expect to have between 27 and 36 children enrolled in the program.

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The Armadillo & Co Foundation believes that all children have the right to education in a safe, happy and nurturing environment, and we hope you’ll support us in giving as many children as we can, especially girls, this opportunity for a brighter future.


Jodie & Sally

 
11 May 2018

ARMADILLO & CO ENTRANCE MATS

Our Armadillo & Co entrance mat collection is entirely hand woven by skilled artisans in India. Made with natural hemp fibres, our woven doormats protect your flooring and keep dirt outside. Offering a sense of natural beauty and rich texture, the entrance mat can also be used as an accent rug placed in your kitchen, bathroom or entrance to outdoor areas.

These handsome Entrance Mats from Armadillo & Co are hand woven from hardy yet soft hemp. They are available in single door and double door sizes and are perfect for New Zealand homes and all the feet that run between house and garden.

We offer free delivery anywhere in NZ for our entrance mats so head online and choose yours. We aim to keep all designs in stock + send out straight away so yours should be with you in a few days.

The Ivy House x
 
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Monday 2 October 2017

Thank you to everyone who joined us to celebrate the opening of our Parnell Showroom. It was wonderful having James + Sarah from Armadillo & Co here to share the story of their beautiful rugs.

Thank you to our amazing partners - Ariki Spirit, Bootleggers Mixers + Honest Chocolat. 

We really enjoyed welcoming you all to our new space over the two evenings + would like to say a special thank you to everyone who joined us.

Annie x
 
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Friday 8 September 2017
 
We're celebrating the opening of our Parnell showroom + we'd love you to join us. Armadillo & Co are visiting + we've teamed up with some of our favourite brands to really make this celebration one to remember. Grab a friend and come along x
 
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Watch our bartender mix your favourite Ariki cocktail
and enjoy a selection of artisan cheese and fine chocolates.
Our special guests from Armadillo & Co will talk
about their expanding range of handmade rugs and creating
a successful business based on aesthetics with ethics.
Please email your RSVP to parnell@theivyhouse.co.nz
by Friday 15th September
Each guest will take home a goodie bag and have a chance to win an Armadillo & Co rug.
Limited spaces available.
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