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Carpet Trends 2022: Export What Sellers Are Demanding

To create a sense of warmth, carpets, handmade durries and handmade rugs are usually the most popular options. In the coming year, there are going to be a lot of significant changes in trends that would have an important bearing on your exports business. Being up to date on these trends is going to help you stay one step ahead. 


But what type of carpets will set the trends in 2022? Concerned as an exporter? Have no fear, we've got you covered. We analysed all the major carpet brands to determine which carpets will be most popular in 2022. Additionally, we've gathered data on the most popular exports from India.

1. Modern Carpets

Modern carpets are one of the best options for giving a vibrant look to your home, the earth tone color, the cozy feel, and guess what more? They are highly affordable. Additionally, they are in high demand because of their eco-friendly and sustainable production methods, being made primarily of jute and sisal.


2. Geometric Pattern Carpets

While researching major carpet brands such as Karastan, Couristan Premier, and  J Mish Mills, we discovered that patterned carpet would be a significant trend in the upcoming years. Squares, triangles, circles, hexagons, and stripes are all patterns that will be around for a long time. It has also been observed that bright colours such as sage green and navy blue are more in style than the usual colours for creating a striking appearance.

3. Kashmiri Carpets

The royal look attached to a Kashmiri carpet is unmatched and can't be replaced easily. Kashmiri carpet industry is currently ranked 1 in the international market with a share of 35% of total world import of Handmade carpet. Among all the carpets, handmade silk is the most popular.

4. Bold Coloured Carpets

Maximalism is at its peak; we will see a massive demand for bold colors like - sage green, jewel tones, navy blue, and multicoloured carpets. However, as an exporter, you need to be careful with using too many bright, bold colors, balance must be maintained for the colour palette to be cohesive.

5. Handmade Rugs and Carpets

Handmade rugs have been and will remain one of the most popular options for elevating living spaces. In order to make even one rug, it requires a great deal of time and effort, this hard work and commitment makes them work their price. 

Various researchers predicted that the Tufted carpet market will rise in the near future because of its synthetic materials usage, making it less expensive, and tufted carpet manufacturing is also less labour-intensive.


India's Most Exported Carpets and Durries

Let’s have a look at some of the most popular carpets and durries that are exported from India. In total, India exports to more than 70 countries around the world, primarily to the United States, Germany, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, South Africa, France, and other European countries.


Popular handmade rugs that are exported from India are :

  1. Jaipur Rugs
  2. Hand-Tufted Rugs
  3. Traditional Hand-Knotted Rug
  4. Woolen Knotted Rugs


Major Players in Carpet Industry from India
  1. Saif Carpets Pvt Ltd
  2. Genie Carpet Manufacturers
  3. KarpetsbyRKS
  4. Marwar Carpets International.
  5. Bhadohi Carpets


The carpets and rugs market is predicted to reach USD 163.75 billion in 2028, with a compound annual growth rate of 4.4 percent expected during that time period. Furthermore, the experts believe that due to the increasing number of handloom workers and growing infrastructure in India, China, and Indonesia, the Asia-Pacific area would see rapid export growth.


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Author : Shalini Singh (Marketing Associate) & Shreya Yadav