This modern round rug has been ethically hand embroidered by artisans in Kashmir, India, using a traditional embroidery technique which is native to this region.
Having grown up in India and being surrounded by it's rich cultural heritage, and then moving to New York to study Industrial Design at the Parsons School of Design where she was surrounded by structured, minimal lines of Western architecture, it is no wonder Leah Singh's designs are full of such vibrant and eclectic vibes. As designer and founder of Leah Sing Inc, Leah's work mixes traditional Indian craft tecnhiques with unexpected colour combinations and modern, geometric forms. Her passion for colour, texture and print is clearly pronounced through her collection of rugs and pillows, all finely woven, embroidered and printed by artisans in villages across India. Leah works directly with these artisans as part of her philosophy to rejuvenate these age-old, traditional crafts by transforming them into modern objects. She is also committed to ensuring that these artisans receive fair wages, and that they are working in a clean and safe environment. That is why all of Leah's handwoven pieces from Rajasthan are GoodWeave certified. Leah is also committed to using only natural materials that are responsibly sourced and processed. All her rugs and accessories are packaged in the bare minimum - no tissue, no hang tags, no frills. Her products are shipped in poly bags made with rice and potato starch and are biodegradable
As you're probably aware, cotton is a natural fibre that comes from the cotton plant and grows commonly all over the world. It is a renewable and eco-friendly material that is easy to clean and maintain. Compared to wool, it is a less durable material due to its softer fibres and therefore, cannot take the pounding that wool rugs can. However, cotton rugs do offer an unparalleled feeling of softness, comfort and warmth.