The story starts with a rug. In 1997, Bennett bought an antique Tibetan rug. He lived with it and after a few months thought, "I could make a better one." That single idea was the catalyst for Bennett Bean Studio rugs.
Over the next nine years, Bennett began his adventure in making rugs. He describes this experience by saying, "Making these rugs has been a little like falling in love; it starts with a chance event and then begins to take over your life. Each year you learn more and relationship becomes richer."