Afghanistan Rugs and Carpet Center (ARCC) is the largest carpet manufacturer in Afghanistan. They use the philosophy of 'sheep-to-shop.' The company works with herders throughout the country to help them produce the highest quality wool, builds the capacity of spinners, and trains weavers in state-of-the-art methods in their training institute. Wool finishing, cutting, and washing as well as carpet finishing are done at their large modern facilities in Kabul and Jalalabad. ARCC maintains retail shops in Australia, the United Kingdom, and Belgium, and has a buyer in the United States to sell and market their products. The Kabul-based operations directly employ approximately 200 employees, and the company has relationships with over 15,000 weavers all over the country, 70 percent of whom are women. They produce carpets based on traditional styles from all parts of the country as well as modern and custom designs.