COMPASSION FOR OUR NEIGHBOUR
”I want to use my skills and expertise so that as many female refugees as possible will have the chance to improve their condition to survive in their lives.”
Martta Leskelä, Founder
RAGMATE CODE OF CARE
RAGMATE is the long-held dream of Finnish entrepreneur Martta Leskelä (M.Sc. Econ), and the result of her endeavours to help those in need. Martta’s ambition was to employ female Syrian refugees in need of a livelihood, so they would have the chance to lead an independent and happier life. She directly employs the women through her Turkish subsidiary to ensure their pay is fair, their conditions are good and they can enjoy their working community.
- Already, female refugees have received over 10,000 hours of work
- RAGMATE products are currently made by 23 female employees
- As many women are hired as is possible, so your purchase will directly impact the women employed
DISTINCTIVE, HANDMADE QUALITY
Manufacture of the RAGMATE rugs is by hand and takes place in Turkey near the Syrian border. Every rug is a unique work of art. Rug colours have been carefully chosen and the patterns are individually considered so the colours and motifs form a harmonious entity. The creators of the rugs design the patterns themselves, giving significance to the work and bestowing the rug with a special meaning of its own.
RAGMATE rugs are produced using the excess fabric from the textile industry. Materials are purchased from partners in Turkey. This way transport emissions are also reduced.