History of Colonial Mills
The brand Colonials Mills, as we know it today, was discovered by Donald Scarlata and his brother in the 1970’s who were merely accountants earning a living by dealing with numbers. Little did they know, a stroke of luck, some creativity, and an unpredictable career move would change their lives and those of their future generations.
It all started with an advertisement for the sale of Colonial Mills that both the brothers saw in the newspaper in the 70’s. The two decided to buy the company and since then, the brand has been creating astounding rugs and accessories that have the power to enhance the beauty of any abode. The company initially started with 5 employees working in a factory in Rhode Island, creating a limited supply of rugs. Today, they are delivering thousands of rugs and other products across the globe every month.
While there are different rug styles and designs available in the world of interior design, Colonial Mills has managed to earn a place as one of the best due to the unique element of braided rugs that they create. These unconventional rugs are available in all sizes, shapes, and designs and are a much needed fresh variant of the traditional braided rugs. Most importantly, every product is crafted with care and created so it makes an impact on the lives of the buyers.
Colonial Mills is also recognized for working on custom made designs, and formulating intriguing patterns and ideas with students as well as other designers.
Fun facts about Colonial Mills
- The company uses the braiding technique in the carpets because ‘braid’ is an American tradition and Colonial Mill’s brand philosophy revolves around creating products ‘Made in USA’.
- Colonial Mills employs and supports people in the local community.
- The brand showcased their homemade rugs and home accessories in the White House in 2018 as a part of the “Made in America Product Showcase”.
- Colonial Mills provides high-quality rugs to the hospitality industry.
Available materials of rugs
Rugs by Colonial Mills are available in different materials including chenille, fabric, natural wool, nylon, rubber & polyester, and wool blend.