An organic rug is a rug made without harmful chemicals and certified by a third-party agency like GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard). Not only does GOTS certify the product, and every stage of its production, it also requires that workers, including farmers and fabricators, are treated fairly.
When buying home furnishings, please ask: Who made this? What is it made from?
When we walk on rugs, the abrasion causes small particles to enter the air. If the rug is made with, or treated with any harmful chemicals, these chemicals will enter the air. In addition, if we walk barefoot, or sit or lie down on our rugs, we may be exposing ourselves to harmful chemicals.
When you buy an organic rug, you are choosing a product that is better for your health, better for the environment, and better for the workers who made it.