Caroline Dowsett - Slow - 002

Caroline Dowsett - Slow - 002

from 600.00
  • Hand tufted

  • Soft recycled plastic yarn pile made from 1000’s of discarded drinks bottles

  • Made to order: 8 weeks

  • Only 100 ever made

  • Ethical

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.

This rug is designed by UK based artist Caroline Dowsett and handwoven by artisans in India using a more 20th century approach to production called hand tufting.

A hand operated tufting gun is used to fire every strand of wool through a stretched cotton canvas, with the artwork appearing in full glory on the other side. Our special recycled plastic yarn blend is as soft and luxurious as wool 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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Just this minute arrived. Wow! Wow! Wow! I'll get back to you when I've come down from the ceiling!

Jane Barnard-Smith


About the artist: Caroline Dowsett

Caroline Dowsett is a Manchester based illustrator & maker working from The Engine House, Islington Mill, whose work is inspired by movement, words, sounds and the everyday. Each piece is bold, fluid and playful, focusing on colours and shape. 

Recent commissioned projects have seen her work projected onto a large Bee sculpture as part of the Manchester Bee trail 2018 which celebrated the work of over hundred artists within the city. Her work certainly crosses an eclectic range of mediums in paper, paint, ceramics and textiles, and now floor art.

Joining the collective has allowed her to explore her work further into the medium of an ethical piece of floor art that gives back to the global community which inspires her work.

I have admired Knot collective since spotting at a fair a few years ago and loved them even more when learning about how they use materials and sustainability. Being conscious about the planet and our resources, and within a creative space, is something I care deeply for. Being able to collaborate and have a piece of artwork made to adhere floors is something I'm excited about and love that nothing has been compromised with use of sustainable and ethical materials. The Slow design is a lil' reminder for us to take things a little slower, breathe and unwind in our spaces, whether it's your home or work place. 


Amazing personal service. A beautifully soft and well made rug - and it was delivered by a nice man in a uniform!

Nia Perkins


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! 

Pete Mchugh


Recycled 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%.


I can’t believe how thick and luxuriously soft the pile is. I thought it was wool.

Lucie Flynn


Your rug will empower the fight to end child labour

There are currently 152 million children who are suffering due to enforced child labour. 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? We hold the power to make a change.

As a partner of Goodweave, The Knot Collective is fully opposed to child labour of any nature and ensures your rug is ethically made by adult artisans.

A portion of our profits from every rug sold is donated back into GoodWeave helping to fulfill their mission to create a market demand for certified child-labour free rugs, monitor supply chains and provide critical services for weaving families.

Caroline Dowsett - Slow - 002
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