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Sustainable Palm Leather Rugs

Tjeerd Veenhoven's Chic Handmade Rugs Boast a Cruelty-Free Material

— November 16, 2018 — Eco
Tjeerd Veenhoven is a Dutch designer who has been relentlessly experimenting with palm leather to provide a viable alternative to animal skin on the market. Although the leaves tend to be brittle, the creative treats them with glycerin and water to "make [them] nice and soft."

Tjeerd Veenhoven produces a series of rugs that are strikingly elegant and interesting in their minimalist appearance. While the material causes the floor covers to have a rustic style to a certain extent, the intricate texture will definitely cause consumers to do a double take.

For his palm leather rugs, Tjeerd Veenhoven lays strips of the fabric onto a woven base. The unique pattern of each piece is created from the inconsistencies and folds in the material itself. Each rug is handmade and one-of-a-kind.
Trend Themes
1. Sustainable Materials - Exploring the use of alternative materials, such as palm leather, for eco-friendly products can disrupt traditional material industries.
2. Handmade Products - Increasing demand for unique, one-of-a-kind products like Tjeerd Veenhoven's palm leather rugs, creates opportunities for small businesses and artisans to innovate in the handmade product industry.
3. Minimalist Aesthetic - Simple and elegant designs like Veenhoven's palm leather rugs can inspire product designers in the interior decorating and home goods industries to create their own minimalist aesthetics.
Industry Implications
1. Textile Industry - Manufacturers in the textile industry can capitalize on the use of sustainable materials, like palm leather, in their fashion and home goods products.
2. Eco-friendly Products - The market for sustainable and eco-friendly products continues to grow, providing an opportunity for businesses to differentiate themselves by using innovative materials like palm leather.
3. Interior Decorating - Designers and businesses in the interior decorating industry can offer unique and eco-friendly decor options such as Tjeerd Veenhoven's palm leather rugs to appeal to environmentally conscious consumers.
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