Emma: Guess what these rugs are made of!
Sophie: I've no idea! Recycled old socks?
Emma: No, but that's a good idea though.
Sophie: I give up! Tell me.
Emma: Plastic bottles!
Made from recycled plastic bottles, they are indistinguishable from wool kilims. Made by a clever process that breaks the bottles down into fine fibres that can then be spun into thread and yarn. Super versatile, these rugs can be used indoors or outdoors on balconies, decking or picnic rugs.
They are resistant to sunlight fading and can be easily washed clean with a hosepipe and dry in minutes. By helping to create a market for the recycling of plastic bottles and avoid them going into landfill or becoming litter this is a good thing for the environment. Recycling takes energy too but studies have shown that the overall environmental effect is very positive. Collecting the bottles provides some form of employment for street kids in India which is also a positive outcome.
These soft and beautiful rugs have to be seen and touched to be believed!
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