Luke Insect - Magik Sunrise

Luke Insect - Magik Sunrise

from 435.00

The sun always shines even when it rains with this limited-edition flat weave rug designed by the artist Luke Insect.

Each rug is created from thousands of recycled plastic bottles and transformed with care and attention to feel just as soft and luxurious as wool.

Handwoven using ancient techniques passed down through generations of artisan weavers, its durability and reversible nature means it can be flipped over to be kept looking fresh for many years to come.

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.

The Goodweave Label attached certifies your rug is free from child labour.

  • 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

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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.


Craft

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.

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.


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Recycled

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.


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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.


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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.


 
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