Buying a house is an exciting time for anyone, and we spend our precious time and money on making our house our cosy home. Whether you go for Modern, Scandi or Country vibe, you’re bound to choose your items carefully, based on their price, durability and most importantly appearance.
Everything I choose for my home will have a place here for years to come, so I have the choice to take a step back and explore my options. For a while now I’ve been looking at sustainable products made from recycled materials such as clothes or plastic bottles. I mean, we buy and throw away enough each year, let alone each day. Stats suggest we buy around 1 million plastic bottles per minute!!… And whilst you may think they will be recycled, over 90% of all plastic is not recycled, including billions of plastic bottles. We have rapidly created a world crisis, which isn’t going away any time soon.
Plastic water bottles are to most of us an easy, “clean”, helpful necessity when we are travelling around and haven’t got access to our own supply of fresh water. We could debate all day whether fresh water should be an over priced commodity or not, however, everyone has their preference of bottled water compared to tap, and people are willing to pay more for the seemingly nicer taste and the ease of bottled. That is not to say that bottled water is safer to drink than the water from your tap.
Either way, the world is paying for the mass consumption and waste created by single use bottled water… The oceans, rivers and natural environments can’t cope.
This is why I have been searching for an alternative to animal made textile products and looking towards recycled plastic bottles. It’s a two in one benefit:
- 1. Reduce the negative effects to the environment and killing of animals.
- 2. Reduce plastic waste, which would otherwise go to landfill.
I have seen many beautiful eco rugs and blankets in stores/online, however, Weaver Green’s textiles were by far my favourite. I was drawn in by the wide range of products that not only look beautiful, but the quality looks great to.
Having managed to get my hands on these gorgeous pieces, and the quality is way beyond what I expected. The blanket is so super soft and the rug is a flexible, soft and lightweight texture. Opposite to the coarse, plastic feel you might expect, the textures are much more than welcoming.
The Herringbone Chinchilla Blanket is a gorgeous light brown and white colour with a super soft feel. I use it over the sofa and as a bed throw on the colder nights. It’ll also make a great picnic blanket in the summer.
Made from nearly 3000 plastic bottles, The Medina Tangier Rug is my absolute favourite. It’s off white/cream with small grey streaks, with a light/dark grey crossed pattern. The rug I have is 170 X 240cm, which is more than big enough for our living room. It fits perfectly under the sofa with room for a coffee table/pouffe.
For items such as rugs, blankets, foot stools and any other textiles that are not meant for close skin contact, I couldn’t think of any reason not to choose these products to add to your home. They are both excellent quality and visually pleasing, with benefits that go beyond the home. We do have the choice to buy products that are both ethical and top quality. Luxury doesn’t need to to be at the cost of the environment, and Weaver Green show this in their gorgeous range.
Go and check them out!!! —> weavergreen.com
Beautiful Products, Practical Solutions
“The thing that we love best about our products is that people pick them up and fall in love with them long before they realise they are made from recycled plastic.
“We’ve worked hard to create a range of textiles that are beautiful in their own right and that we want to use in our own homes, it’s just an added bonus that they are great for the planet as well.
“All of our rugs and textiles have the same soft feel of wool or Jute but, thanks to being made from recycled plastic, everything we sell is machine washable, moth proof, easy to clean, mould resistant, UV stable and hard wearing.” – Weaver Green