Bombay Sprout is a small design company, based in the beautiful town of Burnham Market in rural North Norfolk. We are only a stones throw away from some of the most beautiful beaches in the country and the ever changing coastal line is always a source of inspiration. We design everything here in Norfolk but all our products are made in different regions of India, a country that Zara is deeply passionate about.
Inspired by traditional designs from centuries ago, Zara has been designing and producing rugs for 17 years and is still working with some of the same weavers that she met all those years ago. She is constantly thinking about new designs and works closely with her wonderful teams in India. Our craftspeople are at the heart of everything we do and we are hugely proud to support the craftmanship of India and are so happy to champion a beautiful heritage that is in danger of extinction. The welfare of our weavers is of paramount importance to us and we only work with people that we have met and are happy with the working environment where they spend their days. No child labour is ever used and we are about to join Good Weave, a non profit organisation dedicated to ensure no child or forced labour is used in any of its registered productions. We will update you on this.
Zara has taken inspiration from her extensive travels and of course the collection is quirky, colourful and also draws heavily on the ancient traditions from centuries ago. We are also working with many different materials. Wool, cotton, and renewable resources such as fast growing jute and Tencel, a fibre made from the wood pulp of trees that are grown and replaced on specialised tree farms. It is also produced using recyclable, earth friendly solvents.
"I could not be more delighted with our new rug! From choosing the colors, to finalizing the design, the entire process was a delight! We are trying to be more conscious about how we shop, and knowing that our rug was handwoven by artisans in India, really adds to our enjoyment. But I have to say, it’s so beautiful and soft, I’d love it in any case. Now, I’m thinking about other rooms for which I could buy Bombay Sprout rugs.” - Victoria, New York
"The rug arrived yesterday and we are chuffed to bits. Thank you for your help in choosing size, colours, pattern... your creative eye was a huge help. But most of all the rug arrived on time and has transformed the bedroom!" - Wendy de Capell Brooke