Lesley Barnes - Tiger - 003

Lesley Barnes - Tiger - 003

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 illustrator Lesley Barnes and handwoven by artisans in India using a more 20th century approach to production.

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


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About the artist: Lesley Barnes

Lesley Barnes is a Glasgow based illustrator and animator that originally would only produce work in black & white, intimidated by the world of colour. ‘Once I was brave enough to actually incorporate colour into my work it was as if someone had opened a magic box inside my head.’

Lesley’s playful and uplifting work has seen her carve her creative journey to work across fashion, music, children’s literature and film for client commissions by Bestival, London V&A Museum and music masters Belle & Sebastian.  Her exclusive tiger rug series transcends her love of colour and joyful illustrative style.

When you are aware of the time and care that went into making a product, you are far less lightly to see it as disposable - it becomes special and 'valuable' - it has a soul. I absolutely love the fact that my big cats which I put time and love into creating can then be crafted into something really special from a material, like plastic, that is regarded as 'worthless' and 'disposable'. I like to think they will give someone pleasure for a lifetime.


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

Nia Perkins


Craft

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.


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The rug arrived today and we absolutely love it, quality and colours are fantastic - it's beautiful! 

Pete Mchugh


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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%.


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

Lucie Flynn


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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.


 
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