When choosing a woven or hand-knotted rug, an astute buyer knows to turn the rug over—the view from the underside speaks volumes about its overall quality. But there are other, equally important indicators of quality. For example: Is the rug made of sustainable materials? Was the rug made without violating safe labor practices? Happily, many of the rugs produced today incorporate care for people and planet into the overall design.
Here are a few rugs we find beautiful inside and out.
Eco-Friendly "A" List
These hand-knotted beauties are made from un-dyed hemp, aloe, nettle and banana silk—a "who's who" of eco-friendly ingredients.