Kilim Rug Recycled PET - Indigo

CODE : R21123 - IN
£35.00
* Fair Trade
* Indoor or Outdoor
* 100% PET (Recycled Plastic Bottles)
* Good Weave Label

When the first samples arrived of these soft and beautiful rugs, we simply could not believe that they were made from 100% recycled plastic bottles. They are indistinguishable from wool kilims. They are made by a clever process that breaks the bottles down into super fine fibres that can then be spun into thread and yarn. Super versatile, these rugs can be used indoors or on balconies, decking or even as 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. If collecting the bottles provides some form of employment for street kids in India then that is also a positive outcome.
60 x 110cm
PET yarns are derived from old plastic bottles and although have a high embodied energy, they are obviously brilliant as the yarn is essentially recreating waste into something practical and hard wearing.
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