When great design meets fairtrade and ecofriendly production my heart beats a little faster. That is why I had to share this project with you. I found out about it first through thehansenfamily, thank you!
NODE is a non-profit social business founded by Chris Haughton and Akshay Sthapit. They brought together some of the worlds best designers and illustrators (such as Donna Wilson or Sanna Annuka) and traditional Nepalese carpet makers.
The result is a beautiful collection of high quality rugs with 18 different designs. The wool used for the carpets is pure tibetan wool, hand spun into thread, hand dyed with natural and non-polluting dyes and then hand-knotted into carpets. In addition to fair wages for the carpet makers their work supports a school of 260 children and an orphanage of nineteen.
The collection will be lauched at the DESIGN MUSEUM in London on march 2nd and can be purchased there. So if you're anywhere in or near London: Mark that date. There will be an event for children a day later on march 3rd as well.
All images via madebynode.com