Mala Carpet: Incredible Design for a Great Cause

Nothing makes me happier than mixing great design with a wonderful cause and that’s just what describes designer Madeline Weinrib’s latest endeavor. Weinrib designed the Mala Carpet for Project Mala, a non-profit organization that works to build schools in the carpet-weaving region of India with hopes of eliminating child labor. 100% of the rug’s proceeds go to the cause, which builds and operates the schools while also providing two meals per day, healthcare, clothing and shoes, and school supplies. We’re happy to report, it looks like there are only a few left so hurry!


Inspired by vintage Moroccan carpets with plush textures and distinctive patterns, Weinrib designed the natural and black carpet with her signature graphic touch. The carpet is made from 100% New Zealand wool and is hand-knotted.






Caroline Williamson is Editor-in-Chief of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.