Mat the Basics

MA Trading Company is a 70 year old business that operates worldwide and is synonymous with innovative design, modern ambiance, the latest trends and lifestyle products.

In 1942, a few years before India gained independence from Britain, Mohammed Ayub Ansari, the family patriarch and a man of vision and commitment, entered the business of manufacturing and exporting handmade carpets. Being born into a weaving family and worked as a weaver himself, Mohammed had a strong faith for ethical business practice and treating people with respect and dignity whether it is a customer or worker in the factory. In 1966, his son, Naimullah Ansari, founded the M.A. Trading Company, named after his father. Naimullah Ansari took the initiative of finding new markets, and was also the main figure behind the design team. He introduced Scandinavian style hand woven woolen druggets/durries, and made the MAT a well known name in the marketplace.

At MAT, they are building on their heritage of creating beautiful flooring and home furnishing products as they aspire to be a design leader, number one global supplier and to join forces with like-minded companies, designers and consumers and to make a difference in the lives of the people who are involved in creating these beautiful products – the weavers and craftsmen who are the true artists who should be valued for their creative and hard work. For more information on Mat the Basics visit their website: http://www.matthebasics.com