1. About Lude

    What if there was more joy and less waste?

    With this thought in mind Lude was created - a trademark for social enterprise that employs senior citizens and utilizes potential textile waste creating design rugs. It gives reason for retired people to get up in the morning and look forward to something, thus also saving a little bit of our green planet.

    On old wooden weaving looms Lude employees create stylish and colourful rugs out of textile production leftovers and recycled garments. Every bit of the work process is done by hand, starting from sorting out the raw material, cutting it into strips and then weaving. You can imagine, how much warmth of the hands is put in every rug that comes out of Lude. A true design with good karma.

    Check out our webshop to find the right Lude rug for you or pre-order a tailor-made one. In the photo gallery you will see, how Lude rugs take on a life of their own. With good karma, of course..

    Lude Rugs - The Magic of Weaving from Lude on Vimeo.


  2. The team

    Solvita Kostjukova and Zane Bojāre are the core of Lude. Two childhood friends, a mathematician and a philosopher, who have joined their forces, never-ending energy and love for their parents in creating a social enterprise.

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      Solvita Kostjukova and Zane Bojāre are the core of Lude. Two childhood friends, a mathematician and a philosopher, who have joined their forces, never-ending energy and love for their parents in creating a social enterprise.

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      Biruta and Regīna are among the first Lude employees - a former kindergarten teacher and State official. Without any previos experience in weaving, they both have learned, how to turn textile scraps into beautiful rugs and love the creative and theraputic aspect of the weaving process.

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      There are two designers helping the team. Daina Gāga takes care of the branding and overall design concept, whereas Lilita Bauģe develops design of the products and looks for new innovative ways to use potential textile waste. In August Liene Mingailite has joined the team and is developing product lines and innovative designs.

    The company is founded by two childhood friends, who believe that world would be a better place, if every business had a social and environmental element built in it. But Lude would be nothing without brave people, who are still crazy enough to start life anew after reaching their retirement age by learning new skills and putting so much effort and love into woven design rugs.


  3. Contacts

    +371 26742227

    Lude (Z2B Ltd)

    Reg.nr. 40103643573

    E-mail: lude @ lude.lv

    Solvita: +371 26742227, solvita @ lude.lv

    Zane: +371 29706733, zane @ lude.lv

    Find us also on Facebook and Etsy


  4. Support

    Lude team believes that once you do the right thing, world somehow gives you a helping hand. We want to say thanks to those helping hands, who believed in us and gave money to kick off business, provided advices and encouragement, donated colourful textile and weaving loom, and even the white paint for the walls, who taught us how to weave and make beautiful things:

    Brigade, Otra elpa, ZIB*, Rosme, Hopen, Krāsu serviss, MAMMU, Homo Ecos, Riga Stradins University, Kalnciema quarterElectrolux, Ārija Vītoliņa, Daina Gāga, Lilita Bauģe, Liene Mingailīte and many others.

    If you want to support Lude:

    - buy Lude rugs

    - bring your old t-shirts, jeans or other garments (donations can be done via charity shop Otra elpa)

    - create your own social initiative and get some good karma points!


  5. Press

    Lude featured in:

    FOLD // ZIB* // Dienas Bizness // IR // Latvijas Avīze // IR Special Edition on Sustainability

    Press kit:

    Logo // Product photos // Mood pictures