Why should I purchase an ethical rug?

A forever rug

In this fast pace world of FOMO (fear of missing out) purchasing, buying ethical has become more and more important especially so in the world of rugs.

Choosing to shop slowly and make ethical consumer choices when buying a rug for your home allows you to make considered forever purchases and not just something that goes out of fashion in a few years and gets send to landfill.
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Forever ethical rugs vs throw away rugs  

So what is it that distinguishes a forever rug from a throw away rug? And what is it you should be looking for when purchasing an ethical forever rug.

Forever rugs are handmade rugs made from sustainable, renewable, and biodegradable fibers like wool, cotton and jute and should use little to no chemicals during their production.

Forever rugs are timeless designs that transcend era's and never go out of trend "timeless luxury'
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Throw away rugs are made from synthetic fibers these fibers come from raw materials such as petroleum-based chemicals or petrochemicals. Examples of synthetic fibers are polyester, rayon, spandex and acrylic fibers. 

Did you know?

Synthetic fibers can take over 200 years to decompose vs 100% cotton which in the right compost can decompose in 10 days to 2 months and wool 3 to 4 months!

Our goal at Oh Happy Home is simple to make products that are beautiful, magical and last the test of time. We only order in small batches to keep our weavers in work all year round.

   

 

By choosing ethical you are supporting those less fortunate than you.

We are incredibly proud to be accredited by Goodweave International and feel extremely passionate about the amazing work they continue to achieve in rescuing and educating children from forced labour. 

By choosing to purchase an ethical forever rug from Oh Happy Home you are helping end child labour in the supply chain. 

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