Create a rug from 50,000 patterns ranging from the 1800’s to the 1980’s
We’ve partnered with The Print Pattern Archive which has an exceptional private collection of over 50,000 antique fabric swatches and wallpaper books spanning from the 1800's to the 1980's.
We have unrivaled access to this unique resource to be able to transform your pattern ideas into beautiful rugs.
Whether it’s a classic Art Deco wallpaper or quirky vintage floral with a twist, we up-level your concepts and your selections from the archive to create striking design.
The Print Pattern archive has inspired award winning interior design companies for prestigious luxury hotels, residential property, historic interior restoration, restaurants and bars and fashion.
As a client of the The Knot Collective we can invite you to visit 'The Print Pattern Archive' to select prints that suit your requirements. Visiting the private archive is a truly unforgettable experience.
Sifting through our wallpaper books and fabric samples is a truly unique. Selecting prints and patterns which have inspired and influenced interiors and garments for over 145 years. Supported by a wonderful team, in a really relaxed environment.
The Print Pattern Archive was originally collected by Marlene Goldstein which was then housed in the fashion districts of New York for over 30 years.
At this time, the Print Pattern Archive provided inspiration to New York top brands such as Ralph Lauren, Donna Karen and Victoria's Secret. In 1997, talented young designer Cheryl was fortunate enough to gain employment with Marlene at the archive. She worked setting up the New York design studio for two years until she had to return back to England.
Twenty years later, in an unexpected turn, Marlene contacted Cheryl and asked her if she would like to take over and house the Print Pattern Archive in England. Much to Cheryl's surprise, Marlene gifted Cheryl the Print Pattern archive as a thank you for all of her work and drive back in 1998, which was a challenging time for Marlene. Marlene knew that only Cheryl loved and understood the Print Pattern Archive as she had and wanted Cheryl to have the archive and breathe new life into it.
A truly amazing experience visiting the archive.
Ethically sourced materials
We’ve sourced the highest quality PET yarn we could find and it is almost indistinguishable from wool. It’s soft the touch, easy to clean and in fact more light resistant than its counterpart. You would never know the difference.
But there is one huge difference between the two and that’s the rug industry’s dirty secret: animal cruelty.
Shearers are usually paid by volume, not by the hour, which encourages fast work without any regard for the welfare of the sheep. This hasty and careless shearing leads poor treatment and to frequent and painful injuries.
So owning a Knot Collective rug not only protects the life and welfare of sheep but cleans up the planet.
The Knot Collective mission is taking on the daunting reality of the continuous rise of plastic waste. Just one rug diverts recycles over 3,000 plastic bottles.
The recycled PET fibres within each rug are naturally stain-resistant and do not require the chemical treatments used on most nylon carpets, they also retain colour and resist fading from exposure to the sun or harsh cleaning.
Producing the yarn from an existing manufactured product means we do not need to use precious hydrocarbons to make the polyester material. Reducing energy consumption for manufacturing by 66%, reducing green house gas emissions by over 34% and reducing water consumption by nearly 50%.
We only work with the most prestigious mills in the world who employ the finest weavers.
Their rug making skill is steeped in ancient history and is a process that has not changed for thousands of years and passed down from generation to generation. Ensuring your rugs are of the highest quality.
We are a partner of Goodweave which ensures your rug is only made by adult artisans.
A portion of our profits from every rug sold is donated back into GoodWeave to create a market demand for certified child-labour free rugs, monitor supply chains and provide critical services for weaving families.
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