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RECYCLED PET YARN
PLASTIC PROBLEM SOLVED
Our new favourite raw material is recycled PET yarn.
Finally! A way to do something about the vast amounts of discarded plastic bottles. Apart from Western Europe, Canada, Australia and the USA, you generally can’t drink tap water, and used plastic bottles are polluting around our globe.
Our innovative business partners have found a technique to recycle these plastic bottles, creating hair thin threads of polyester yarn. The threads are supersoft and to our experienced eyes indiscernible from wool.
The designers were delighted, and have enjoyed their close cooperation with skilled, CSR-oriented craftsmen. They handmake the Formgatan PET yarn rugs for you.
HOW NATURE SHOWS US SUSTAINABILITY
When we research materials for Formgatan products,
we look for very high quality. We want them to be durable and beautiful - for items meant to last.
In Portugal we found partners with the same attitude. Cork products have been around for a long time, and often in less than superior quality. Take a look at our products - we'll bet you haven't seen this exquisite cork before! That's because our Portuguese partners have selected the very best cork grains for our use.
WHY YOU WILL LOVE RECYCLED PET YARN.
A 100% sustainable material that gives you the luxurious look and feel of wool with no synthetic coating. In addition, no animals are exploited or harmed in this process.
And it is still plastic. This means the rugs have a high durability and are easily kept clean. They do not absorb liquids, and any spilt substances, such as as coffee, red wine, or dirt from outside is cleaned off quickly by wiping with just a little water and a mild detergent. Just hang them to dry. Otherwise, frequent vacuum cleaning without a brush will keep your rug looking beautiful and new.
Many years, decades actually, from now, when your rug is worn out
- this material can be recycled once more.
Cork production is a delight to anyone interested in our environment. It is friendly to all surroundings and truly sustainable. Cork is carefully harvested from the cork oak, the only tree that can regenerate its bark. Harvesting the bark of a cork tree takes place every 9 years with a method that does not harm the tree.
Cork trees grow very old, and a glade of cork oaks can be more than 200 years old. Therefore, cork oak woodlands have been used for centuries, not only for cork production, but also to graze livestock - making them a haven for wild life.