This geometric area rug has been ethically hand woven in the finest wool yarns by artisans in Rajasthan, India, using a traditional weaving 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
Wool rugs have been much loved by consumers worldwide for centuries due to its many great qualities. From an eco-friendly perspective, wool is a renewable resource and is biodegradable making it a great choice for “green” households. Wool rugs typically have superior strength and durability compared to synthetic fibres. It is also naturally fire retardant and self-extinguishing.
You might have heard of lanolin? It is a natural substance found in wool that coats its surface making it stain resistant. This coating helps stop dirt and stains from actually penetrating the wool. That is why spills on wool is very easy to clean. Finally, wool is a healthy choice when it comes to a rug. Wool is a natural material that is hygienic and non allergenic, it has no harmful gasses and deters the growth of bacteria and dust mites.