Marco Lawrence - 001
Marco Lawrence - 001
Soft recycled plastic yarn pile made from 1000’s of discarded drinks bottles
Made to order: 8 weeks
Only 100 ever made
Transform your floor into a beautiful work of art and help clean up the planet by rolling out a rug created from over 3000 recycled plastic bottles.
Designed by the US based artist Marco Lawrence and handwoven by artisans in India using traditional techniques. These limited-edition rugs are created without a pile using special recycled plastic yarn blend that’s as soft and luxurious as wool.
The reversible nature of a flatweave kilim means it can be flipped over to be kept looking fresh and vibrant, and with a little care and attention will be enjoyed for many years to come.
You’ll find a Goodweave label attached to each of our rugs certifying them free from child labour.
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About the artist: Marco Lawrence
Marco Lawrence is a British born print-maker and illustrator based in the USA. He honed his craft in the print studios of Madrid, London and New York City. He screen-prints commercially for an internationally renowned selection of artists, museums and institutions.
His work explores the power of colour and com-positional balance through pattern design. His omnivorous style draws from Central American weaving, Islamic geometry and early 90’s video game graphics to create bold and playful patterns.
Now his work is fully realised into the woven masterpiece of a limited edition floor art piece.
Now more than ever I think it is essential that we consider how we make something not just what we make. By using recycled materials we are able to produce beautiful items with minimal impact to the natural world. Just as important is that all those involved in the highly skilled production of these exquisite rugs is treated fairly. Beauty and respect is embedded in every thread.
I can’t believe how thick and luxuriously soft the pile is. I thought it was wool.
Every knot, tuft and weave that goes into creating your work of floor art is done by the skilled hand of our artisan weavers.
Artists within their own right, they use ancient techniques passed on through generations and unchanged over time, and so the story of each rug is a complete circle of collaboration. From the graphic artists that use modern techniques to produce each design, The Knot Collective which guide the creative process and then finally the real magic when each design comes to life on the loom.
Reaching across the globe everyone involved in this story stays true to the mindset of slow design, creating our rugs from sustainable materials and using production processes that impact to create positive changes for the environment and human population.
The rug arrived today and we absolutely love it. Quality, softness and colours are fantastic - it's beautiful!
Recycling single-use plastic into rugs
The Knot Collective mission is taking on the daunting reality of the continuous rise of plastic waste. Owning just one Knot Collective rug comes with the knowledge that you have diverted well over 3,000 plastic bottles away from being dumped on planet earth.
We’ve spent years sourcing the highest quality recycled plastic yarn we could find and it is indistinguishable from wool.
It’s soft the touch, easy to clean and far more light resistant than its counterpart and you’ll never have a problem with moths.
The recycled plastic yarn fibres within each rug are naturally stain-resistant and do not require the chemical treatments used on most nylon carpets, they also retain colour and resist fading from exposure to the sun or harsh cleaning.
Producing the yarn from an existing manufactured product means we do not need to use precious hydrocarbons to make the polyester material. Reducing energy consumption for manufacturing by 66%, reducing green house gas emissions by over 34% and reducing water consumption by nearly 50%.
Your rug will empower the fight to end child labour
152 million children are currently the victims of child labour and the choices we make as consumers help determine whether these children are free to have a real childhood or be forced into labour or slavery. Will their hands paint, draw and colour — or harvest, sew and glue? It’s up to us.
As a partner of Goodweave, The Knot Collective is fully opposed to child labour of any nature. Being a member of GoodWeave ensures your rug is ethically made by adult artisans, not children.
A portion of our profits from every rug sold is donated back into GoodWeave helping to fulfil their mission to create a market demand for certified child-labour-free rugs, monitor supply chains and provide critical services for weaving families.
Goodweave is dedicated to the rescue and education of every child, creating a safe and hopeful environment in which to thrive. Goodweave will exist until there are no more children to save.