Re-Rug. Explore the beauty of waste

Re-Rug emerged from the decision to use the leftover wool accumulated by our suppliers. This initiative is the result of a long research process, the challenge of recovering these wools to create a new yarn suitable for weaving.

Each Re-Rug uses 1kg/m2 of reprocessed wool, thereby directly helping to reduce unmanaged waste, as well as reducing CO2 emission, since no virgin material needs to be produced.

The leftover wool goes through the following stages to become yarn suitable for weaving:

Leftover yarn scraps

We separate the wools by color in order to develop two models of Re-Rugs: a colored one and a black and white one.

Cut off yarn

The yarns are manually shredded into small pieces before being mechanically opened and transformed back into fiber.

Re-used yarn

We make the yarn by hand from recycled fiber through a spinning and stretching process.

The hallmark of this collection is the intention to preserve the irregularity and tonal richness of the wool leftovers. This challenge led us to experiment with new processes through which we have managed to maintain multiple colors.

Instead of trying to sort the heterogeneous piles of unclassifiable wools, we have chosen to accept them as they are and shred them. The result is a rug with a unique vibrant marbling effect. 

– Nani Marquina  

The resulting five yarns range from the greyest to the most colorful. We achieved this color degradation by regulating the degree of wool shredding.

The more we shredded and mixed the colored wools, the greyer the fibers became; and conversely, the less we shredded them, the more tonal and random richness we achieved.

– Nani Marquina 

The Re-Rug collection is made using the hand-loomed dhurrie technique, resulting in rugs with a flat structure formed from the cross between the warp and weft. In the case of Re-Rug, in order to obtain greater strength and quality, the structural part of the rug, i.e. the warp, is made of New Zealand virgin wool dyed black and white, yellow or blue. And in the weft, the marbled recycled yarn of varying thickness and color.

The result is a unique collection that is composed of 50% virgin wool and 50% reused wool.

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