Make a bold statement and transform your floor into a work of graphic art with this beautiful handwoven flat weave rug designed by the artist Kate Moross.
Created using thousands of recycled bottles diverted from landfill sites and redefined and rolled out as beautiful art rugs. The recycled plastic yarn is created with care and attention to feel just as soft and luxurious to the touch as wool.
This flat weave kilim rug has been handwoven using ancient techniques handed down through generations of artisan weavers. Its durability and reversible nature means it can be flipped over to keep it looking bright and fresh ensuring it will last a lifetime.
Produced as a limited run, this rug offers a connected relationship with the artist and the value of knowing only a small number of individuals will be enjoying the same piece.
Every rug has the Goodweave Label, certifying your rug is free from child labour and has also donated a portion of its profits back into fighting child slavery.
Material: 100% soft recycled plastic yarn pile
100 Editions: in a choice of 5 sizes
Flat weave kilim: reversible
Made to order: 10 weeks ethical handmade production
About the artist: Kate Moross
Award-winning multi-tasking illustrator, art director, director and designer Kate Moross burst on to the creative scene back in 2008 when her love for colour and energetic squiggles caught the eye of anyone and everyone, spawning a host of imitators and propelling her to be one of the most sought after collaborators in the design world.
Kate’s work spans across artistic direction, moving imagery, typography and illustration. In 2012, Kate founded Studio Moross, a London-based multidisciplinary design company as an expansion upon her own work and a way to collaborate with other creatives.
PET Yarn Vs. Wool
PET yarn is created from recycled bottles and one of the biggest questions is about the quality compared to wool.
We’ve sourced the highest quality PET yarn we could find and it is almost indistinguishable from wool. It’s just as 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 animal cruelty. The rug world unfortunately harbours a dark and dirty secret and that’s how sheep are treated.
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 to frequent injuries, and workers use a needle and thread to sew the worst wounds shut—without any pain relief. Strips of skin—and even teats, tails, and ears—are often cut or ripped off during shearing.
So not only with the purchase of our rugs you not only addresses the problem of plastic, you are also making a stand against animal cruelty.
The Knot Collective mission is taking on the daunting reality of over consumption and a continuous rise of plastic waste, by turning discarded plastic into woven pieces of collectable floor art.
Owning just one Knot Collective rug comes with the knowledge that you have diverted over 3,800 plastic bottles away from being dumped into a landfill and ensuring your rug is made from 100% post-consumer material.
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 are now on a continuous journey to explore using different recycled materials for future Floor Art Collections.
Your rug will empower the fight to end child labour
There are currently 152 million children who are suffering due to enforced child labour. The choices we make as consumers help determine whether these children are free to have a real childhood or be forced into labour or slavery. Will their hands paint, draw and colour - or harvest, sew and glue? We hold the power to make a change.
As a partner of Goodweave, The Knot Collective is fully opposed to child labour of any nature. Being a member of GoodWeave ensures your rug is ethically made by adult artisans, not children.
A portion of our profits from every rug sold is donated back into GoodWeave helping to fulfil their mission to create a market demand for certified child-labour free rugs, monitor supply chains and provide critical services for weaving families.
Goodweave is dedicated to the rescue and education of every child, creating a safe and hopeful environment in which to thrive. Goodweave will exist until there are no more children to save.
Every knot, tuft and weave that goes into creating your work of floor art is done by the skilled hand of our artisan weavers.
Artists within their own right, they use ancient techniques passed on through generations and unchanged over time, and so the story of each rug is a complete circle of collaboration. From the graphic artists that use modern techniques to produce each design, The Knot Collective which guide the creative process and then finally the real magic when each design comes to life on the loom.
Reaching across the globe everyone involved in this story stays true to the mindset of slow design, creating our rugs from sustainable materials and using production processes that impact to create positive changes for the environment and human population.