Veedon Fleece  January 2021 


Happy New Year to all


Veedon Fleece is pleased to report a positive start to 2021, with carpets on the looms in Kathmandu and a strong potential order book starting to show signs of once again looming as our sampling requests continue to grow. 

Our people in Nepal are busy spinning, dying and processing yarns for sample orders for both existing and new clients. 

We are anticipating a good year and are currently holding loom space for orders which we hope to confirm during the first quarter of the year.  This is a sharp contrast to 2020, when the worldwide pandemic squashed almost all business;  but both in the UK and of course Kathmandu, spirits are much lifted as the world, as a whole, is waking up from what seemed almost like a year of hibernation. 

We thank all of our clients for lifting our combined spirits; a real tonic and good omen for the year to come.


Adam & Clare



Founder Adam Gilchrist spent five years researching and defining the right place and people to oversee his ethically run carpet looms in the Kathmandu Valley of Nepal. 

As a custom weaving house creating purely bespoke hand knotted rugs and carpets in their own workshops in Nepal, Adam and Clare Gilchrist started the business 27 years ago somewhat trailblazing their way, but with two initial guiding principles when they set up their own looms; firstly to stop the use of child labour within the industry and secondly to change the industry practice by making unique carpets of a superior quality that would last for generations. 

Veedon Fleece still stands by its original objectives, creating purely bespoke carpets and rugs on a worldwide basis to an international clientele.



During this interesting period in our lives,  Veedon Fleece have been looking back at their archive,  recalling the hundreds of commissions they have created over the years. They remember with great fondness the 100 colour sample square which at the very foundation of their business, were the only colours available.   Only 100 colours and now we all have hundreds to choose from.  Life was once so much simpler! 

If you would like to know more about commissioning a rug or carpet, do not hesitate to call us on 01483 575758

If you can not bear to wait we have a small number of rugs immediately available on our website  at