Luke Insect - Magik Sunrise - 001
Luke Insect - Magik Sunrise - 001
Soft recycled plastic yarn pile
Made to order: 7 weeks
Transform your floor into a beautiful work of art and help clean up the planet by joining us in the fight against single-use plastic waste by rolling out a rug created from over 3000 recycled drinks bottles.
Designed by the UK based graphic artist Luke Insect and created by artisans in India using traditional techniques, these rugs are hand woven without a pile using recycled plastic yarn that’s been treated in the same way as wool to ensure its quality and softness to the touch.
The reversible nature of a flatweave kilim means it can be flipped over to be kept looking fresh and vibrant, and with a little care and attention will be enjoyed for many years to come.
You’ll find a Goodweave label attached to each of our rugs certifying them free from child labour.
About the artist: Luke Insect
Luke Insect is a graphic designer, illustrator & art director from London based in Manchester, UK. We even share our studio with him!
After studying graphic design at the University of Northumbria at Newcastle, he worked at various design studios in London before setting up cult design & illustration studio INSECT from The Old Truman Brewery, Shoreditch, in 1998.
He set up his own studio in 2007 and has been perfecting his oddball surrealism & psychedelic pop art for the music, youth, advertising & film industries ever since.
PET Yarn Vs. Wool
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.
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.
Recycled single-use plastic
The Knot Collective mission is taking on the daunting reality of the continuous rise of plastic waste. Owning just one Knot Collective rug comes with the knowledge that you have diverted well over 3,000 plastic bottles away from being dumped on planet earth.
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 or organic 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 and ensures your rug is ethically made by adult artisans.
A portion of our profits from every rug sold is donated back into GoodWeave helping to fulfill their mission to create a market demand for certified child-labour free rugs, monitor supply chains and provide critical services for weaving families.