Phil Goss - 002
Phil Goss - 002
Exclusive Zero Edition: Only 1 available @ £900
Main editions 1-3: £1500
Hand knotted: luxury weave
Material: 100% soft recycled plastic yarn pile
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Made to order: 16 weeks ethical handmade production
Only one ‘Zero Edition’ rug is available at an exclusive preview price of £900 before the main editions 1-3 are released at £1500 each.
Embrace rug art in the highest quality imaginable with a beautiful hand knotted rug by artist Phil Goss.
Hand knotted rugs are the very pinnacle of rug making craft. Each knot of wool is tied and then cut by hand allowing for highly detailed pieces that will last with care, well over a lifetime. Our skilled artisans weave up to 10cm per day using our special recycled plastic yarn which is treated just like wool to ensure its softness and luxury quality.
You’ll find a Goodweave label attached to each of our rugs certifying them free from child labour.
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About the artist: Phil Goss
Phil Goss is an artist who primarily identifies with drawing his work has an Impressionist feel to it capturing the moment with felt tip pens rather than paint though, he paints people and places, cafes and trips out, tea pots and ‘wobbly self-portraits’ there is a solid nod to expressionism as the figures and places are stylised rather than accurate, much like Van Gough’s drawings in his letters or Gauguin’s slightly symbolist compositions.
I really like the idea of taking an image made in a relatively spontaneous medium like drawing and transforming into a really slow medium like weaving. For me this transformation is magical.
I love the whole world of textiles, dyes and yarn. To have a design brought into this world is always exciting. The fact all the yarn is recycled is even better. if more companies looked out for these things the world would be better off.
Every knot, tuft and weave that goes into creating your piece of floor art is done by the skilled hand of our artisan weavers.
Artists within their own right, our weavers use ancient techniques passed on through generations and unchanged over time. Each rug we create is made using 100% Recycled plastic transforming mountains of unwanted plastic bottles from landfills around the world into a piece of limited-edition floor art. Plastic fibres are carded, threaded, spun and brushed in the same way as wool to create a luxurious and malleable yarn.
The story of each rug is a complete circle of collaboration. From the graphic artists that use modern computerised techniques to produce each design, The Knot Collective which guide the creative process to realise the artists work within the new medium of a rug 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.
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 almost 3,855 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
152 million children are currently the victims of child labour and 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? It’s up to us.
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.