A Heritage of Innovation
Fall River was the birthplace of American textile manufacturing. At its peak in the 19th century, Fall River supplied the nation with clothing and fabrics, and fueled many important technological innovations, the Silicon Valley of its day.
As textile manufacturing became increasingly mechanized and labor was outsourced to overseas markets, the mills fell silent, and local talent went untapped.
Today, those skills and talent are once again thriving in Merida’s Fall River workshop. Our talented craftspeople and textile designers are a living link to Fall River’s heritage of American innovation: exploring ideas, testing materials, and collaborating on new techniques to create one-of-a-kind rugs of originality and beauty.