Project coordinatoren foto door Sarah van Looy

We have teams in Morocco, the Netherlands, and Belgium

We work the way we want the world to work: connected. Carpet of Life was founded as a non-profit organization by ButterflyWorks and Taragalte in 2012. In 2015 Hendrikje Meyvis and Marion Meyvis took over Carpet of Life and expanded it into a social design brand. In 2019, in Amsterdam, Marina van Dieren joined the team as coordinator for the Netherlands.


An essential part of Carpet of Life's work is carried out by the team in M'hamid, Morocco. Zeineb, Meryem, Nzaha, and Zahra manage the production and work closely with the 56 weavers who make the carpets. 

Co creation

Carpet of Life works together with:


Butterfly Works is a pioneer in the co-creation and use of design thinking in international developments.


Taragalte is committed to preserving the cultural and environmental heritage of the M'hamid region of Morocco.


Bouvouac Le Petit Prince is the creative heart of Carpet of Life. The camp is located in the Moroccan Sahara and consists of a dozen nomadic tents, with a large communal area where cultural events can be organized.


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    Marina van Dieren

    Coördinator Netherlands

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    Zeineb el-Khalil

    Coördinator M'Hamid

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    Hendrikje Meyvis

    Advisory board

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    Marion Meyvis

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    Ibrahim Sbai


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Our team of 56 weavers who make your Carpet of Life in the Sahara.

Our weavers choose not to be recognizable in the photo. We respect this choice and show our team through the unique cloths they wear.


Contact Netherlands and Belgium

Hemonystraat 45HS, 1074 BN Amsterdam
+31 623224144

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