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December 18, 2015

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Recycled Sari Silk Rugs from Green Decore

Each Green Decore Recycled Sari Silk Rug is a one-of-a-kind bespoke piece of art; one that you will be proud to display in your home. Handmade using recycled sari silk, with a vibrant and unique colour palette, these rugs are a recycling success story. It's clear that that now is the time for these beautiful eco-friendly products. With a winning combination of social consciousness, practicality and accessible luxury and style; Green Decore recycled sari silk rugs have become one of the most desired pieces on the market today. 

Green Decore Silk Rug

Typically composed of hand spun silk, the demand for these one-off pieces means that women’s cooperatives in India have been able to develop viable industries to create the vibrant silk thread used in the composition of each piece; and also in the skilled artisan process of the hand-knotting methods and techniques. 

The weaving of the threads into unique patterns and designs result in individual pieces of art, where no one rug is the same as another. In addition, they are so soft that you may find guests enjoying the sensory experience of stroking these beautiful designs a little too much! Though of course – if your friends were to purchase a recycled sari silk rug themselves – theirs will not be as yours is. Each piece is utterly unique and beautifully bespoke.

Green Decore Recycled Silk Red Rug

These Indian classical designs are inspired by the use of fabrics that emphasize bright and saturated colours. Green Decore Sari Silk Rugs feature a flat woven finish with multi coloured strands of recycled silk to create a low level loop. Each rug is fully backed for strength and safety - and all edges are hand serged - which is to hand stitch via the overlock method; so ensuring that there are no fraying edges.

Available in two standard sizes, as well as  made to measure service, which is available throughout our recycled sari silk range; this is the perfect transitional rug that will look amazing in both a contemporary or traditional setting, across the seasons.

The Green Decore rugs are made out of 100% recycled Sari silk over a cotton backing. To create these beautiful silk rugs, the fabric remnants of the Sari-production are collected and sorted into colour groups. Therefore, the base colours consist of a variety of different shades, which create the one-off colour compositions of these colourful and bright rugs.

Green Decore Silk Orange Rug

Each carpet is a single masterpiece and is dependent on the saris collected. The combination from different saris and the luminous sheen from the silk is what makes these rugs truly special.

The combination of the classic designs with the bright colours of the Sari silk guarantees this remarkable collection's exclusivity. With a large number of different designs and colour combinations, the Green Decore collection provides that very special rug for you and your home, whatever your taste and interior style.

We also offer handwoven recycled silk and wool rugs - take a look at our latest designs. 

 Green Decore Multicolor Silk Wool Rug

 
December 05, 2015

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Why invest in a handmade wool rug from Green Decore?

Green Decore offers an exquisite range of high-end luxury handmade wool rugs, engineered with master craftsmanship, and quality that is second to none. 

It is natural to feel a little nervous about purchasing a wool rug, with such an investment piece. So it's important to do your research - and to know what you're getting from your purchase.

First of all, to point out the obvious: You get what you pay for. Whilst Green Decore handmade wool rugs are certainly not extortionate in price - they are more expensive than those products that you would find in a mass market commercial store.

Why pay a little more... 

If you decide to buy a rug from the kind of retailer that is in every town and city in the UK, don't expect your product to last - it won't. And do not expect high-end quality, because as we've said - you do get what you pay for. 

Buy from a quality experienced retailer: 

Buying from a quality, experienced, quality guaranteed retailer such as Green Decore means that you'll get a product that is unquestionably stylish and most importantly, handmade. The intricate weaving technique produces a hard-wearing product, yet one that is also beautiful in design, sensory in experience and with an aesthetic quality that will bring pleasure for years. 

Detailed handwork goes into all of our handmade wool rugs and due to the nature of weaving technique which Green Decore demands, the artistry of the process involves a high output of man-hours and special attention to detail.

Which fibre is best? 

it's important to ensure that your rug has excellent fibres and construction. The highest quality fibre for rugs is wool. Second to none. It is strong, vibrant, and resilient. Even a low quality wool rug will outlast the best synthetic fiber (nylon, acrylic, polyester) and the quality of Green Decore handmade wool rugs is of an excellent standard. 

Plus wool is fantastic at hiding dust and soil, so it also looks cleaner and better for longer than other fibers. Yes really! 

Handwoven, machine woven or tufted? 

At Green Decore each of our wool rugs is intricately hand-knotted to perfection by master craftsmen to make each piece unique.These highly textured rugs will add a uniquely modern and sophisticated look to your living space and are the perfect addition to any stylish modern home. If you have a handmade wool rug, you know that it is of a better quality than machine woven products. 

In addition, you will also find tufted rugs on the market. Basically you can think of these as the 'flat-pack' furniture of rugs. If you're looking for a highly practical (as well as beautiful and stylish) product - a tufted rug should be avoided at all costs. For example, pet smells, including those little 'accidents' are almost impossible to remove from tufted rugs. The same goes for the ups and downs of life with children (and the mischief and stains!) that they bring. So it's not a great idea to buy a tufted rug if there's little bodies in the house.

But hey if you levitate around the house on a higher plane - maybe a tufted rug is for you?! 

How sustainable are Green Decore products? 

Wool is the most sustainable of resources. It is the only 'green' choice - and as per our name - at Green Decore we like to think that we're working alongside our customers and suppliers to protect our earth.  

Wool is also safe for kids and pets - so it's perfect for family life.