Local Manchester creatives AK, Kealan and Slowpo are the minds behind Rugg Ryders, a venture born out of lockdown. After being forced to work from home, the change of environment and daily routine prompted them to reflect on their new work spaces – how they could improve them to mirror their personalities and channel their creative energy.
After lots of research, trial and error, the 3 creatives mastered the process of making handmade rugs – Last week saw the launch of their Instagram account where you can now DM them to order design flips like the iconic Nike TN logo and an MF DOOM / Lucky Cat mashup. They’re also offering a complete custom service and the guys want you to think past the boundaries of what a rug can be – suggesting them as wall pieces, desk accessories, and even placements on garments by applying them as patches.
All materials and services used in the process are sourced from local independent businesses and all of the rugs are made through a tufting process, finishing the rug with a soft backing for a clean finish. The production process for a rug depends on size and complexity of design, and starts from 4 hours to make, with a minimum of 12 hours for the drying process to complete.
Prices vary based on design, size and the type of yarn used. Starting at £30-£50 for a ‘Mini Ryder Rug’, which is perfect to decorate your desk space, bedside table, or as a decorative wall piece. Small rugs start from £100, mediums from £250, and large rugs from £400. Custom designs and unique one-of-one pieces range from £150-£1k depending on size and design, and Rugg Ryders are able to cater any requirements and intended uses.
Price and sizes shown in the photo above…
CDG (7” x 7”) = £30
Nike TN (25” x 18”) = £110
Doom Kitty (31” x 25”) = £250
Baby Girl (35.5” x 10”) = £150
Follow Rugg Ryders on their socials and simply DM to make an order: