BE A PART OF OUR JOURNEY IN BUILDING A MORE SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITY

Karoo Looms Weavery was established in 1983 in Prince Albert, a small rural town at the foot of the Swartberg Mountains, in the Karoo region of South Africa.

The team underwent new Ownership and Management in 2010 when it was bought by John Southern and went under the management of Sophia Booley, who has built a solid foundation and reputation within the industry and continues to offer personalised service and a superior product.

As an all women team, we share the same vision and work together in developing and sustaining the craft of handweaving. But the weavery is about more …its about giving back to the women who have carried the weavery through the years, and those to come, giving them a sense of pride and not letting their efforts go unnoticed. Karoo Looms has a unique team of skilled women and we would like to preserve their skills and transfer their knowledge to future generations, giving others the opportunity to learn a skill and earn an income in a family like environment, where we encourage passion, honesty, hard work and most importantly a safe environment where they feel grateful to spend their days working towards a better future for the people of South Africa.

REDEFINING STYLE

Mohair from the Angora goat and Sheep’s Wool, both natural fibers, are our choices for the looms, each having its own unique properties.

Depending on aesthetic preference and installation details, we can discuss and advise on fiber and texture choices.

The South African mohair Industry has grown into a global leader, producing the worlds best mohair with two centuries of refinement behind it, pursuing perfection through consistently high breeding standards and meticulous genetic selection.
The Angora goats thrive here in the Karoo, are shorn twice a year and are not harmed during the process.

Mohair continues to show its face on the catwalks of the world to the wardrobes and home interiors of the rich and famous… a truly prestigious fiber.

REDEFINING MOHAIR

Also known as the ‘noble fiber’ or ‘diamond fiber’, mohair today is one of the world’s most exclusive natural fibers.

Mohair boasts exclusive qualities which include:

• Lustre
• Resilience
• Durability
• Crease resistant
• Dye responsive
• Lightweight
• Non-flammable
• Optimum comfort

View Our Latest Work

Hello Sophia,

Thank you so much, the rug has arrived and it is beautiful! Send my regards to the person who made it, that the rug makes me very happy every day.

PAIVI - FINLAND

Hi Sophia,

Thank you, we got the rug. It looks marvelous!

DESMOND - JOHANNESBURG

Hi Sophia

Thanks very much, the rug is beautiful!!

BRITA – CAPE TOWN

Ciao Sophia,

The carpet is beautiful and already laying in my living room – very elegant, I think I have to “fly” over it…..
The material is absolutely beautiful.

I am very happy with the beautiful rug!

Un abbraccio,

BARBARA - ITALY

Hi Sophia,

I just picked up my rug from the post office and rushed home to unpack it. It looks Stunning!! I have sent you a photo so you can see the finished work in situ!

KATE CROPLEY - JOHANNESBURG

Hi Sophia,

Laid our Mohair rug this morning and it looks fabulous. Actually, it’s too good to walk on. Once again, thank you very much for producing a product to be proud of.

JURGEN & MERLE ECKERT – PAARL

Hi Sophia,

100%!! Ons aanvaar dit so, baie dankie.

CARINA - FRASERBURG
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