30 September 2008

Good Rugs by Nani Marquina

Today, we would like to tell you the story of our rug. It was love at first sight when we saw it at a Nani Marquina sample sale in Poblenou some 2 years ago. Its warm, bright yellow colour and its corn-on-the-cob-like texture make a great contrast with our lush tea-coloured cork floor. But there is much more to this Barcelona-based designer’s rugs than great designs that meet the eye (and toes). What we love about them are 2 more things: the fact that they are fully made from renewable and biodegradable materials, and, the social responsibility the products account for.

Nani Marquina rugs, hand-made in India, Nepal or Pakistan, carry the Care & Fair label, an organisation that since 1995 acts against child labour and helps improve education and health. All the carpets made in India also bear the label of KALEEN, issued but the council of India to guarantee again that no child labour was employed during carpet production. A great way to link East and West.

Our yellow rug is made from natural materials such as jute or wool, materials that are fully renewable unlike petrol-based materials, and fully biodegradable at the end of their lives. A good way to make sure your rug lasts you a long time is to clean it properly. On Nani Marquina’s web site (under Info > Looking after and cleaning) you have great (and very cute) tips on how to deal with different stains from coffee to wine.

You can see more gorgeous designs on the Nani Marquina web site and check out where to buy them near you.

1 comment:

India Whitehouse said...

Hi there, Finding a yellow rug is quite a challenge, I've been looking for one for the last few days. I LOVE yours. Have gone onto the nani website but can't find one. Are they still in stock? We live in New Zealand so would have to get it shipped out. Do you know if they are still available? Kind regards, India