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MagdalenaYorkCollection was founded in 2003 by Evelyn Engstrom in Fairfield, CT.                                                                                                                                    After 12 years in the rug design industry, Evelyn decided to start her own company, offering sustainable rugs made in Sweden of non toxic PVC, manufactured by

Visiting Sweden for the first time in 2002 with her husband Jan, she went to visit a weaving mill, creating pvc rugs in more traditional patterns and colors first, Evelyn was wondering if these PVC rugs would sell in the USA.                        She decided to give it a try and designed 4" stripes and ordered 5 colorways in yellow, brown, blue, cream and turquoise.

"Good Food, Good Things", a home accessory store in Darien, CT                          ( now Browne & Co. ) then owned by Elizabeth Dupont, a friend of her husband,
loved the rugs and next thing you know, Evelyn's rugs sold to Elizabeth's local customers with second homes in Nantucket, Martha's Vineyard, Cape Cod, Palm Beach ....from then on, MYC rugs became a household name. 

“You never achieve real success unless you love what you are doing".


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