time for change
In a world of over consumption we are giving people the opportunity to own a product that has many purposes. Our rug art allows people to own a beautiful handmade rug and a piece of limited edition art that will only ever exist in very small numbers. Every rug we create will be made using 100% recycled plastic yarn, turning a wasteful product into a thing of beauty. Its very existence shows a respect for the planet and the creative human collaboration that made this possible.
We are on a clear mission to use The Knot Collective as a platform to push the boundaries of rug art and explore the many ways we can turn wasteful products into beautiful spun yarn, beginning with our first sustainable collection focused solely on plastic.
It is a vital part to The Knot Collective DNA that everything we do has an ethical conscious which is why all of our mills are ethically run, as certified by Goodweave, our charity partner. Every rug sold plays a part in helping to rescue children which are put to slavery every day working long hours in dangerous conditions that are detrimental to their psychical and mental health.
We donate a portion of profits on every rug sold towards this vital organisation and will continue to do so until this mission has been achieved.
But this collective would not be complete without the creative brilliance and insight of the artists that we are lucky enough to collaborate with. This is a creative community that fully believes in every part of The Knot Collective mission and we are so glad they are part of it
The Knot Collective is taking on the daunting reality of over consumption and a continuous rise of plastic waste, by turning discarded plastic into woven pieces of collectible floor art.
Owning just one Knot Collective rug comes with the knowledge that you have diverted over 3,800 plastic bottles away from landfill sites 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.
The Knot Collective is fully opposed to child labour of any nature and are committed to creating ethical rugs and working towards a better future for the industry and carpet weaving families across the globe.
We are a full member of Goodweave and work with them to fully eradicate child labour in the carpet industry and create handmade ethical rugs.
Being a partner of GoodWeave ensures our rugs are ethical and made by adult artisans, not children. GoodWeave is ending child labor and offering educational opportunities to children in carpet weaving communities around the world.
GoodWeave fulfills its mission by creating market demand for certified child-labor-free rugs, monitoring supply chains, rescuing and educating child laborers, and providing critical services for weaving families.
The GoodWeave label is the best assurance that a rug is ethical and was produced free of child labor, and it also means that a percentage of the cost of the rug supports GoodWeave social programs in India, Nepal or Afghanistan.
Certified rugs are produced by licensed exporters, who have agreed to produce rugs without child labor, and allow unannounced inspections by GoodWeave.
Since GoodWeave’s founding, more than 20,000 children have benefited from the organization’s education and rehabilitation programs, including 3,800 directly rescued from the looms. GoodWeave works with 140+ global licensees, importing certified rugs into 16 consumer countries.
Each rug you buy from us is ethical and free from child labour.
Film: The price of free
Kailash Satyarthi is the founder of Goodweave and won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014 and through his tireless work thousands of children have been rescued from slavery.
The Price of Free is a thrilling look at Kailash Satyarthi's inspiring efforts to free every child from slavery. The film won the 2018 U.S. Documentary Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival.