Bogatu Roman

Live sustainability, take on social responsibility and create jobs where for decades there have been none. Although these may be empty phrases elsewhere, they are a way of life at Tisca.

The small country village Bogatu Roman

The small country village is part of the community of Pauca in Transylvania. With a population of 1,700. Where only 100 have a job – 18 of which are at Tisca. The rug manufactory has been operating an external workshop in Bogatu Roman, where 18 women process remnants of yarn to make high-quality rugs, for more than four years now.

As a visitor to the small workshop you immediately feel at home. Huge bales of wool in warm natural tones and bright colours line the entrance to the workshop. Only the muffled to and fro of the old wooden looms can be heard. Here 18 female weavers have found work. They process remnants of yarn into “Arosa” model rugs, similar to patchwork rugs. The remnants of yarn for this purpose are gathered daily at the main production facility in Helltau. Hence the quality of a rug from Bogatu Roman is just as good as one from the main plant.

Our manufactory in Bogatu Roman

Skilful hands thread the yarn between the taut threads of the warp. The colours used are selected more or less intuitively by the weavers themselves. There is no fixed design. Although you could be forgiven for assuming that there was when looking at the finished rug. Presumably it’s simply in the women’s DNA. Because in almost every house in Transylvanian country villages there’s an ancient weaving loom and in this respect Bogatu Roman is no exception. In former times people wove all the materials they needed themselves; for clothing for example.

As is the case with the weaving process, the women are free to go about their general business as they wish. They manage their working hours and holidays themselves.

Our weavers are exceptionally proud of “their” rugs and over the years they have developed a phenomenal degree of self-confidence.
Andreas Honer, CEO

Each year the weavers complete around 3,000 high-quality rugs which are lower-priced than those from the main production plant. An advantage for customers – but not just for them. “We don’t have to throw away the high-quality wool and people here are happy to have a job,” explains Walter Aigner.