Last month, one of our customers came and asked for an eco-friendly rug. Upon inquiring, she told us that she needed a floor covering for a playing area which she was planning to build for her baby. For babies, of course, one has to get more careful than usual. Well, at first it was difficult to explain it to her how our Turkish kilim rugs, vintage rugs, and bohemian rugs are environmentally friendly, but as she surveyed, I kept on telling her about the material and making.
Our goal of this post is to highlight some facts we told the lady. We told her how amazing our rugs are to our planet Earth. Following are some of the features about our Turkish Kilim rugs having the eco-friendly properties. Let’s learn about them, individually.
1. Free From Petroleum-Based Fibers
Previously, rugs and carpets were made out of petroleum synthetic fibers that contributed a great deal to the indoor pollution. These fibers were capable of releasing harmful gas into the air, which, in turn, caused respiratory problems. The same technique is followed nowadays in rug making.
Consider your baby spending hours in an environment where lethal gases are released. We know how perilous the thought is; therefore, we have kept our Turkish kilim rugs free from these fibers. Since all are handmade rugs, there isn’t the slightest chance of health hazards.
2. Use of Natural Materials
We use natural material rather than going for synthetic fibers. The materials we use are mostly cotton and wool that are free from all health hazards. We use the same material in our bohemian style rugs as well, just to keep them as environmentally friendly as the Turkish kilim rugs. All of our rugs are made from pure natural fibers and none of them has ever been treated with pesticides or the chemicals even once.
Furthermore, the plant-based materials can also be used such as bamboo, jute, and sea grass, but we have only used animal-based fibers so far. Both of these materials are recyclable and biodegradable; therefore, they won’t result in landfills.
We further highlighted the customer about the features of natural fibers we use in our kilim rugs. Let’s talk about them here, too.
Wool: We have found wool the best fiber for rug making. It is usually extracted from sheep; however, it can be made from another animal’s fleece as well. It is abundantly found, easily sustainable, and is renewable.
Wool is strain-resistant by nature, strong, and is capable of taking the color of any dye we apply. Therefore, we abundantly use wool in our kilim rugs and the results are just awesome.
Cotton: Cotton is a soft material that grows in a ball shape around the seeds and is later extracted out for cloth making. Furthermore, it gets spun into thread or yarn to adopt a soft texture. The basic purpose of using the cotton almost as frequently as wool in our rug making is that, it is quite environment friendly.
3. Looming Technique
Loom is basically a simple hand held weaving device used to give robustness and strength to our rugs. They are used in different weaving techniques; however, we use handlooms as we only sell handmade rugs. This simple device is more like some pieces of wood that are designed to hold the threads with a force so that hand interweaving could be made easy.
Again, this process is free of pollution and do not emit any gas; thereby keeping both our workers and customers healthy and happy. The Looming technique itself is the most eco-friendly, so we can confidently say that our Turkish Kilim Rugs are eco-friendly.