Kabul Carpet Export Center (KCEC)

Kabul Carpet Export Center (KCEC) introduces a single point of contact for connecting international rug wholesalers with top carpet manufacturers in Afghanistan.

KCEC works with buyers to place orders, then monitors production through every stage to eliminate any misunderstandings.  KCEC's staff also oversee communications between buyers and carpet manufacturers.

KCEC's rigorous quality control system carefully inspects every carpet before it is exported to ensure that it has been made to the buyer's specifications.

KCEC Carpets are shipped via air freight carriers offering preferential pricing.  They are wrapped in high-grade material on cardboard tubes so they will be ready to be displayed upon arrival.

KCEC handles all Afghan export formalities and prepares paperwork needed for entry into other countries.

All KCEC orders and designs are kept confidential.

In addition, the KCEC also provides for the first time in Afghanistan a source of working capital for carpet manufacturers to eliminate delays in getting orders fulfilled.

KCEC is managed by Impact Carpet Associates, a partnership of carpet industry veterans with lengthy experience producing rugs in Afghanistan.

The Kabul Carpet Export Center is made possible by the generous support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

Press Release

Buying carpets directly from Afghanistan has just become easier than ever before. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has announced that it will provide funding to set up the Kabul Carpet Export Center (KCEC) as part of a wide-ranging jobs creation program in Afghanistan.

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KCEC Mission

Our Mission is to bring vision and focus to the rug business of Afghanistan. KCEC will place rug making and distribution models directly into the hands of the Afghan carpet trade participants themselves, thereby creating a true “Made in Afghanistan” product, and, of course, jobs.

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Meet the Team 

The Kabul Carpet Export Center was developed by carpet industry veterans Rob Leahy, Richard Ringrose, Alex Zahir and Stephen Landrigan working together as Impact Carpet Associates LLC, headquartered in Charleston, SC. KCEC is working to expand carpet exports and create jobs in Afghanistan.   

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What We Do

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KCEC connects wholesale carpet buyers directly with carpet manufacturers across Afghanist

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