Our Mission

At Creative Touch, our mission is to seamlessly weave together unique, yet timeless, art with the enduring strength of family and cultural tradition. Guided by a deep appreciation for heritage and craftsmanship, we are dedicated to curating a handmade collection of rugs that embodies the rich tapestry of cultures and stories from around the world. Through our meticulously crafted handmade rugs, we strive to preserve and celebrate time-honored techniques passed down through generations. Each rug is a testament to the skill and dedication of our artisans, from India, Turkey, Nepal, Afghanistan, and Pakistan, creating not just a piece of décor, but a tangible piece of history.

We believe that art is a universal language that transcends boundaries, and that's why we are committed to offering a curated selection of unique artworks that reflect diverse perspectives and inspirations. We cherish the stories embedded in every handmade rug and artwork, stories that carry the essence of generations past. By sharing these stories, we aim to create connections that bridge the gap between the past, the present, and the future.

As a company, we are dedicated to nurturing a sense of community and appreciation for craftsmanship, culture, and creativity. We are not just purveyors of rugs and art; we are curators of stories, keepers of tradition, and advocates for the enduring value of handmade and unique creations. Join us in our journey to embrace the beauty of cultural heritage and the artistry that unites us all.

Our Story

Finding success in rug manufacturing and becoming the third generation in the hand-made rug business was not always the plan for Baki Ildiz. Ildiz, born in Turkey, relocated to Oregon in order to finish his high school education and complete his collegiate education. After graduating, he worked for one of America’s largest retailers until realizing his true passion was to bring his family’s 60 year strong rug industry legacy state-side. His former boss was his first customer ever after his father sent him a selection of his family’s finest classic Turkish rugs. Partnering with his brother in 2002, the pair decided to open a brick and mortar retail location selling their name-sake’s classic rugs. Quick success led the duo away from retail and into wholesale. In 2005, Creative Touch settled in New Jersey and concurrently joined with ICI in Turkey offering high-end classics and patchwork rugs. The move and partnership allowed Creative Touch to accommodate the growing production from Turkey and position themselves in a more desirable geographic location for their wholesale buyers. Since then, Creative Touch continues to expand in all aspects of business and design. While maintaining a reputation for offering one of the highest quality classic Turkish collections available, Creative Touch ventured into contemporary designs, expanded production to multiple locations across India, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Nepal, and began working with the interior design community. More recently, Ildiz has pioneered the art of rug design to include collaborations with various artists and interior designers to create collections of fine hand-made rugs and textiles.