Juki Lockstitch Machine, a company that makes the “Juki” rug for people who live in cities, opened its first retail location in Minneapolis on Wednesday.
The company has been in business since 2015 and is the largest producer of the “lockstitching” technique in the United States, according to Juki.
“Jukus are a great people, we are the oldest and the most innovative, and we have an outstanding reputation for quality,” Juki founder and CEO Kevin Snedeker told ABC News.
Juki uses the technique to stitch a rug with a combination of traditional sewing techniques, like knitting, weaving, and knitting circles.
Each of the stitches is joined to the first stitch, which is usually one-inch long, with the stitch then being joined to a second stitch that’s attached to the end of the rug.
Each stitch is finished by tying the yarn to a hook and pulling it through the stitch.
“We are so proud of our unique approach to building a beautiful and durable rug,” Snedek said in a statement.
“It’s been our dream to create the best rug in the world for over 30 years, and the Jukus have been a part of that for years.
We look forward to bringing them to a new audience.”
The Jukuses are making the Juki Rug by hand.
Each rug is individually hand-sewn and finished by hand by a skilled craftsman.
There are approximately 15,000 pieces of Juki’s Juku rug available, which means that it’s not cheap.
But Juki has also expanded its inventory of Jukumas over the years, bringing more Jukusa to markets across the country.
The Juki company has partnered with the National Parks Service and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources to offer free Jukumeurs on a monthly basis to help raise funds for their mission.
“This partnership has been the best decision we have made to date, and it has been really rewarding for the team at Juki,” said Dan Glynn, the Jukes founder and executive director.
“The Jukushis are so good at what they do, and their passion and dedication for the community makes them a perfect partner for our organization.”
The Minneapolis location is Juki lock-stitch shop.
You can learn more about the Jukeas in-store and online at jukus.com.
The Minnesota Department for Natural Resources is also donating 10 percent of all proceeds from each Jukuma sale to the Minnesota Foundation for Wildlife Conservation.
Learn more about how the Minnesota DNR helps wildlife and the environment at www.mnwildlife.gov.