Rugs, Eco-friendly rugs. Sisal Rugs

Rugs, Eco-friendly rugs. Sisal Rugs

Bamboo Chair Mats

Bamboo Chair Mat Natural

Bamboo Chair Mat Dark Cherry

Haiku Designs is proud to introduce a our Eco-friendly lines of mats and floor coverings. We take pride in offering the finest quality rugs, mats and chair mats made from sustainable and renewable materials. Instead of synthetic polystyrenes and petrochemical-based fibers and dyes, we use natural materials such as jute, bamboo, wool, sea grass, and recycled paper.

These all-natural materials offer outstanding beauty and durability, and can be woven or formed into a variety of rugs or floor mats.  These floor coverings are not only good for us since they don’t off-gas toxic chemicals into our home environment, they are also good for the planet since they produce less waste and energy use in the manufacturing process.

PROTECT OUR PLANET

Synthetic fibers used in most rugs and floor coverings create a myriad of problems, both in their manufacture and in their disposal. Substantial amounts of carbon dioxide are also released into the atmosphere during their production, and materials with known carcinogens are used and produced in the manufacturing process. In addition, they release heavy metals and other additives into the soil and groundwater when they are disposed of in landfills.

In stark contrast, natural fibers are sustainably grown, often by small farmer co-ops and fair trade associations.  Most are hand woven on traditional looms in a manner done for hundreds of years, providing a good livelihood for thousands of farmers.  All of the natural-based fibers used in our rugs and floors coverings are easily decomposed with the help of universal fungi and bacteria. Natural fibers can also be composted to improve soil structure. Furthermore, one ton of jute fiber production absorbs as much as 2.4 tons of carbon dioxide, becoming a significant carbon sequester.

In addition, rugs and floor coverings are comfortable and attractive, and provide anti-static and insulating effects to your home.

HEALTHY HOME

Synthetic area rugs and carpets commonly off-gas toxic, harmful VOC’s (volatile organic compounds) into the air. These VOC’s can be emitted from both the synthetic fibers that make up the rug pile and the synthetic glues used in the backing.  VOC’s cause a multitude of unpleasant symptoms, including eye, nose and throat irritation, headaches, nausea and dizziness. Whether one suffers from allergies, has a sensitive respiratory system or not—choosing a natural fiber area rug which does not off-gas is a positive choice that helps create a healthier environment in your home.

Rugs, Eco-friendly rugs. Sisal Rugs

NATURAL FIBERS WE USE

  • Bamboo is remarkable material known for its hardness, durability and renewability. It can be harvested in as little as four years. 
  • It is the premier species for flooring and furniture due to its hardiness.   
  • Sustainably harvested in its native habitat in the Anji Mountains of China, Bamboo grows at an astonishing rate.  Some species of bamboo grow more than three feet each day!  No plant on the planet grows at a faster rate.  
  • When it is harvested, it will grow a new shoot from its extensive root system with no need for additional planting or cultivation.  
  • Virtually every part of the bamboo plant can be used to make a wide variety of products, everything from soil-enriching mulch to beautiful furniture to chopsticks.
  • Bamboo can replace the use of wood for nearly every application.  Paper, flooring, bamboo furniture. charcoal, building materials, and much more can be made from bamboo.
  • Bamboo fibers are far stronger than wood fibers and much less likely to warp from changing atmospheric conditions.
  • In addition, Bamboo is an excellent carbon sequester. Bamboo removes carbon dioxide, a global greenhouse gas, out of the atmosphere at a higher rate than almost any tree or plant.
  • Jute is a grass like plant composed of long, soft and shiny fibers.  
  • It is among the strongest, most flexible vegetable fibers on the planet.     
  • Nicknamed the “Golden Fiber” for its beautiful luster, Jute exhibits naturally anti-static, insulating and moisture regulating properties. 
  •  In addition, Jute is a completely renewable product, predominantly farmed by approximately four million small farmers in India and Bangladesh supporting hundreds of thousands of workers in jute farming, weaving and distribution.
  • Sisal is a tall grass plant that produces lustrous and creamy white fibers, measuring up to a little over 3 feet in length.
  • Exceptionally strong, durable and stretchable, Sisal is one of the most hardwearing natural fibers.  Sisal does not absorb moisture easily and resists saltwater deterioration.
  • Sisal is sustainably harvested in Southern China, where the hot, dry climate offers perfect growing conditions.
  • Abundant marine grass whose fibers are thick, flat and smooth
  • Extraordinary durability
  • Excellent stain resistance
  • Durable and resilient fiber
  • Helps regulate humidity in a room by releasing moisture in dry environments and absorbing moisture in humid environments
  • Naturally flame-resistant


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