Dec 19, 2007

Market Profile - Prairie Rugs

If you're looking for an area rug, whether it's for your living room, bedroom or kitchen, you might want to consider these environmentally friendly and extremely affordable rag rugs. They're hand-made from recycled cotton rags (pre-consumer) that were originally intended to make bedding and acquired from textile mills in India. The rags are sorted and the best grades are washed with a bio-degradable soap (no bleach). The rags are dyed using high quality low-impact organic dyes and the cotton strips are then rinsed three times in separate tubs of fresh water. This triple washing removes the residual dye and helps prevent color transfer. The residual dye water is used to irrigate vegetables and mango trees that surround the manufacturing plant. After drying in the sun, the colored rags are woven by hand on manual looms. No child labor is used and the workers are paid fairly with healthcare for their families. Knowing how responsibly these rugs are made just enhances their beauty!

A 6'x9'retails for $199
Available in 5 sizes and a variety of colors.
Contact www.PrairieRugs.com for local retailers.


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