Introduced in the 1960s, and wildly popular in the 1970s – wall to wall carpeting is enjoying a resurgence in popularity mainly because of its warmth and softness. Do you remember the 70s shag? Whole living rooms blanketed with avocado or tangerine shag floors that needed to be raked? Or perhaps like me, you grew… Continue reading Happy Feet – the case for Organic Wall to Wall Carpeting
Until 1996, there were no watchdog organizations to monitor child labor in India’s carpet industry. Some estimated that 1,000,000 children were weaving carpets in South East Asia. 1,000,000 kids. The work of agencies like GoodWeave and LabelStep have changed the handmade rug industry by monitoring looms for illegal child labor. These non-government agencies have been active… Continue reading Who Made Your Rug?
Nicolas Kristoff’s NY TIMES article, What Poisons Are in Your Body? made me pause. Kristoff was tested for “poisons” found in everyday products we use or consume including toothpaste and household cleaning products. The test results showed that Kristoff’s body had surprising levels of toxic chemicals. The rug and carpet industry has been widely criticized… Continue reading Is your home making you sick?