The Una Collection

Sims Hilditch has partnered with Tim Page Carpets to create a collection of hand-dyed jute rugs which are woven using traditional Indian techniques.

The Story

Tim Page are champions of quality craftmanship and are known for sourcing the finest carpets from around the world since 2003. After many visits to their London showroom, we began discussing our own capsule collection. Both Sims Hilditch and Tim Page wanted the rugs to be made from natural materials and to celebrate time-honoured techniques that might otherwise be lost to history. The name Una which has been said to mean ' a justification of truth, beauty and unity', was chosen as a representation of our long-standing relationship with Tim Page. 

 

Once we confirmed the overall look and feel, we began refining the design and colourways for the Una rug. It was important to consider palettes that would work in many different settings including residential homes, boutique cafés or even lifestyle stores and showrooms. Sims Hilditch work on a range of properties, from contemporary city apartments to converted barns and even Swiss Chalets. The colourways, which are Terracotta and Flax; Clay and Graphite; Clay and Cedar and Fern and Umber, have been designed to work well with each aesthetic. 

The Making Process

Tim Page uses natural materials and dyes in the production of the Una rugs. We opted for a 100 per cent jute fibre for durability which is traditionally hand spun into yarns with artisanal skill. The yarns are then sheared on a loom and hand dyed to create the pattern and colourway. The final stage in the making process is to wash and trim the rugs which creates a pleasant softness underfoot.

Each rug is made bespoke to order with an 8-10 week lead time. They can be specified up to 6 meters wide and are unlimited in length within reason. The Una design can be made into a full carpet if required, including for hallways and stair runners. 

The Una Collection is designed to be versatile, working well in a traditional home filled with antiques, or a contemporary space with plenty of modern art.

Contact the Tim Page showroom for further information including the ordering process.