Floorcoverings, when designed with the planet in mind, embody a harmonious fusion of conscious living and aesthetic appeal. As an emblem of eco-conscious design, these sustainable rugs prioritize environmental responsibility throughout their production, use and end-of-life cycle. If you’re looking for an accessory to tie your space together without having to sacrifice quality and care, consider these modern picks.
Emerald isn’t the only green feature of this retro-style rug. Made of 60 per cent recycled fibre with a fully recycled cotton backing, the Faceted Tile rug is designed to better your living room and the planet. It’s vibrant pattern offers a modern look with a touch of retro-style. From $599, at West Elm.
Designed exclusively for Simons Maison sustainable line of home goods and fashion, the sand-toned Braided Cotton and Wool rug is made of a recycled wool and cotton blend – reducing water waste by more than 80 per cent. Use it indoors and out to optimmize its impact. $130, at Simons.
Low-impact textiles are one of many ingredients in Creative Matters’ recipe for sustainable rugs. From its Sonance collection, the Chord rug marries this principled ethos with an artistic design of bright spearmint hues and rippling curved lines. From $10,895 at Creative Matters.
In its bright yellow pigment, the Mustard Cleo Handwoven Kilim rug is made of 100 per cent natural wool – an organic material that also happens to be fully renewable, biodegradable and recyclable. Not to mention, this is a product with quality to last a lifetime. From $135, at Mumo Toronto.
Despite its name, Cold Picnic will warm up your home with its range of small-batch and ecofriendly rugs. The ultra-modern Denis Denis runner is made of 100 per cent TEX New Zealand wool and manufactured using 100 per cent solar energy. Approx. $500, at Loversland.