Showcased at the ongoing Valencia Design Week Expo, these 100 percent naturally extracted and fairly woven GAN rugs will make any living space cozier without the nagging ethical concerns.
Few interior accessories come with the relatively gargantuan carbon footprint of modern rugs, whose production methods have hardly changed over the course of decades. Harmful dyes, poorly treated livestock and underpaid employees are the typical ingredients for a modern placemat. Luckily, GAN rugs supply an impressive alternative that draws from the knowledge of Japanese architect Nendo and of course Spaniard designer Gandia Blascos. Each of the carpets is made in fair-trade employment conditions and assembled by hand. The process involves hand-knotting both cotton and wool strands into a more durable, yet cozy rug.
If your new (or old) apartment requires comfortable furnishings, yet you're intent on reducing your negative impact on your environs, head over to GAN's official website!
GAN Rugs are a Cozy Alternative to the Persian Mats You've Been Buying
Omar Yusuf — September 24, 2011 — Social Good
References: gan-rugs & treehugger