Caroline Dowsett - Zero Edition - Slow
Caroline Dowsett - Zero Edition - Slow
Exclusive Zero Edition: Only 1 available @ £330
Main editions 1-6: £900
Hand tufted: soft and richly textured
Material: 100% soft recycled plastic yarn pile.
Made to order: 12 weeks ethical handmade production
Payment plans: 0% finance available - email us to find out more
Only one ‘Zero Edition’ rug is available at an exclusive preview price of £330 before the main editions 1-6 are released at £900 each.
Transform your floor into its very own gallery space with this special collectors rug by the artist Caroline Dowsett.
We invite you to become the owner of a rug which has a unique story of being. All pieces are first ever creations from artists the world over that have collaborated with us to offer a new way to enjoy graphic art as a soft hand-woven rug made from 100% recycled plastic. Transforming mountains of unwanted plastic bottles into limited edition floor art.
Computerised screen pixels are transformed into thousands of tiny individual tufts bringing to life the design, colour and flow within this limited-edition hand-tufted rug.
Produced in a limited run of 6, this rug offers a more connected relationship with the artist and the value of knowing that only a small number of like-minded individuals will enjoy that very same piece within their home environment.
Our hand tufted rugs introduce a more 20th century approach to production. Using a tufting gun to punch every strand of wool through a stretched canvas, the artwork appears in full glory on the other side. The recycled P.E.T yarn is treated in the same way as wool to ensure its quality and softness to the touch.
All our rugs come from a mindset of slow design, human creative collaboration and an ethically driven purpose. On every rug edition you will see the Goodweave Label the official stamp to certify your rug is free from child labour and has helped to donate profits back into such a vital organisation.
About the artist: Caroline Dowsett
Caroline Dowsett is a Manchester based illustrator & maker working from The Engine House, Islington Mill, whose work is inspired by movement, words, sounds and the everyday. Each piece is bold, fluid and playful, focusing on colours and shape.
Recent commissioned projects have seen her work projected onto a large Bee sculpture as part of the Manchester Bee trail 2018 which celebrated the work of over hundred artists within the city. Her work certainly crosses an eclectic range of mediums in paper, paint, ceramics and textiles, and now floor art.
Joining the collective has allowed her to explore her work further into the medium of an ethical piece of floor art that gives back to the global community which inspires her work.
I have admired Knot collective since spotting at a fair a few years ago and loved them even more when learning about how they use materials and sustainability. Being conscious about the planet and our resources, and within a creative space, is something I care deeply for. Being able to collaborate and have a piece of artwork made to adhere floors is something I'm excited about and love that nothing has been compromised with use of sustainable and ethical materials. The Slow design is a lil' reminder for us to take things a little slower, breathe and unwind in our spaces, whether it's your home or work place.
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.