Natural Fiber Rugs and Carpets
What if everything is an illusion and nothing exists? In that case, I definitely overpaid for my carpet - Woody Allen
All of us have moments in out lives that test our courage. Taking children into a house with a white carpet is one of them - Erma Bombeck
Bamboo, Just What the World Needs Now.
Bamboo is a remarkable and renewable resource. Depending on the species, bamboo can be harvested in one to five years. Hardwoods, like oak take at least 40 years to mature before they can be harvested. Almost 1 million acres of forests are lost each week worldwide to deforestation. Bamboo's versatility as a substitute for hardwoods offers a chance to drastically reduce that figure and protect the forests that we have left.
Bamboo absorbs carbon dioxide and releases 35% more oxygen into the atmosphere than an equivalent stand of hardwood trees. Some species of bamboo grow more than 3 feet per day! When harvested, bamboo will grow a new shoot from it's extensive root system and no need for additional planting or cultivation. Virtually every part of the bamboo plant can be used to make a wide variety of products: everything from soil-enriching mulch to beautiful furniture to chopsticks.
Bamboo can replace the use of wood for nearly every application. Paper, flooring, furniture, charcoal, building materials, and much more can be made from bamboo. What's more, bamboo fibers are stronger than wood fibers and less likely to warp from changing atmospheric conditions. No fertilizer, pesticide or herbicides are needed to grow bamboo!
The Anji Mountain Silky Bamboo Shag Rug Collection rug is the last thing you'd expect from wool for synthetic fibers. The uniquely luxurious look and feel of theis rug is due to a custom specified yarn blend with and exceptionally high quotient of bamboo fiber-50% bamboo and 50% cotton. Cotton and natural latex backing. And this is good news for allergy sufferers: bamboo yarn is naturally hypo-allergenic, and has minimal shedding. Furthermore, Anji Mountain uses only non-toxic, Azo-free dyes to produce these brilliant colors.
The Anji Mountain Paper Shag Rug Collection rug is ethereal, cumulonimbus cloud-like puffs of unbelievably soft fabric invite bare foot days and nights while maintaining a reﬁned, contemporary disposition. This marvelous balance of comfort and style presents an array of dazzling applications throughout the home. This rug also makes a compelling sustainability statement with its inventive use of recycled paper in its pile (50% recycled paper, 25% viscose, 25% polypropylene). This distinctive shag is hand woven on a loom and features a durable backing made of natural latex and cotton.