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American-Made – Here to Stay

Orian Rugs | Anderson, SC

After an exhausting 10-month trade war between the U.S. and China, it seems there is no end in sight. This month, tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods jumped from 10% to 25% – with additional products in the sight line, including smartphones, toys, bicycles, watches and musical instruments.

American worker check the quality of an area rug coming off the line in Anderson, SC.

In a hearing before the U.S. House of Representatives Financial Services Committee, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said, “There won’t be any decision probably for another 30 to 45 days.” Not exactly music to buyers’ ears.

He went on to say, “I’m still hopeful we can get back to the table. The two presidents will likely see each other at the end of June.” Adding that the impact of tariffs on American consumers was a key consideration in the U.S. trade strategy.

After all, it’s the American people who will bear the cost of this trade war. Steve Pasierb, president of the Toy Association, a U.S.-based trade body said, “To be clear, China is not paying a penny of the tariffs; rather, U.S. companies and families are, through decreased profits and higher consumer prices.”

The Richardsons – an Orian Family.

And with an additional $300 billion on the table next month, the trend will continue unless consumers make a change to American made products. That’s because there is absolutely no way for manufacturers and buyers to cover the costs with their already-thin profit margins.

In the textile industry, it’s a one-two punch with more than just soft goods impacted. It’s also the price of imported materials that go into making soft goods.

That’s why Orian Rugs is proud to be vertically integrated in the USA. From design and yarn extrusion to weaving and shipping, everything happens in Anderson, South Carolina.

Farmhouse Passing Ships Area Rug

In an interview with Detroit-based Amber Engine, Orian’s Chief Revenue Officer Brandon Culpepper said, “Orian is well-positioned to serve American retailers in the current economic environment. Our products are made in America. Not only that, they are made exclusively in America. This means that Orian rugs are designed, the yarn is extruded, and the rugs are woven, finished, and shipped from under one roof in Anderson, SC. Orian is vertical, efficient and domestic – which means that the styling and value we offer stands out in the industry more than it ever has before. We are America’s answer for woven rugs in this era of price hikes due to tariffs and raw material price increases.”

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Now, more than ever before, American made matters. U.S. goods are a win for retailers and American consumers – not only because they’re excluded from the trade war, but because it makes order fulfillment easier. Right now, U.S. ports are flooded with ships carrying excessive orders from those trying to get ahead of increase. This makes bringing foreign goods into the country in a timely manner even more difficult than before.

The Leals – an Orian Family.

So, no matter what happens with imports, American area rugs are attractively priced and free from the tariffs that terrorize other companies. Whether you’re a designer looking to complete a project, a retailer looking to fill a showroom or a consumer seeking affordable luxury – look no further than the good ol’ USA.

We’re American-made and here to stay.

Orian Rugs – and our signature brand, Palmetto Living – offer incredible value to the American consumer. Not only are our rugs gorgeously designed and reliably woven – they’re available in a variety of styles, colors and price points to meet people where they are in their journey. At the end of the day, our company believes that beauty and durability should be available and affordable to all.