FAIRTRADE RUGS MADE BY NODE

 

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.

 

Design by Chris Haughton for node
Design by Chris Haughton for node
Design by Sanna Annuka for node
Design by Sanna Annuka for node

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.

Please hop over to the NODE website for more pictures, a really well made and interesting film with impressions of the production process - and even info how to design your own rug with node!

 

All images via madebynode.com

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Comments: 4
  • #1

    Doris (Tuesday, 12 February 2013 20:35)

    Lena, these rugs are beautiful. I've marked the date to go and have a look at the Design Museum. Thanks for sharing. I hope you are feeling better. xD

  • #2

    ilaria (Wednesday, 13 February 2013 14:22)

    beautiful carpets indeed! too bad I won't be in London then ... Doris, will you keep us posted of the event? a great afternoon to both of you :-) xxx

  • #3

    minamoka (Thursday, 14 February 2013 13:50)

    Doris, I wish I could join you! Check out the event on sunday for kids, they'll be reading children's stories. Maybe that yould be something for your little one, too!

  • #4

    geraldine (Thursday, 14 February 2013 21:03)

    Thanks for the reminder Lena- will definitely go for a visit. Love Sanna annukka. Hope you are having a good evening xx


 

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