These beautiful, ethical and eco friendly rugs have been hand woven from 100% recycled plastic bottles - what more could you want?!
- Hard wearing - Indoor or Outdoor use - Machine washable - Environmentally friendly!
About the Maker: It all started when the founders, Tasha and Barney were travelling in Asia and stumbled across a very rudimentary fishing rope, made from unraveled plastic bottles, lids and all. Used to tether fishing boats, the rope was both strong and waterproof, and offered a moment of inspiration to the intrepid couple. Could they take some of the mountains of plastic waste that is polluting our seas and landfill and turn it into a useful and practical yarn?
The opportunity to help clear up some of the 35 billion plastic bottles that end up in our seas and landfill every year was too good to miss so Tasha and Barney, began exploring the many ways that this practical, robust material could be given a second, more long-term use within our homes and gardens.
"The biggest challenge was perfecting the means to turn hard plastic into lovely open fibres that would provide all of the softness and texture of wool. It took 7 years to create the perfect textile, that not only has the look and feel of wool, but is also machine washable, stain resistant, environmentally friendly and suitable for indoor and outdoor use."
ONE FOR THE DIARY: These beautiful new collections will be launched at our Spring Event on Saturday 16th March (1pm-6pm) at our Windermere Boutique.