The fibers used in the production of nanimarquina rugs have been carefully selected considering the highest standards of design, quality, and sustainability. Each type of fiber possesses unique characteristics that provide them with different functionalities.
Not only are we concerned about our carbon footprint and climate change, but we are also concerned about preserving and protecting our natural resources.
At nanimarquina we remain faithful to using natural fibers to manufacture our rugs, carefully vetting extraction and transformation process. Likewise, we are working to closely control the water cycle and develop projects that will lead the company towards a zero-waste future.
A natural and durable fiber, known for its versatility and low environmental impact in production.
A soft and breathable fiber, whose production requires adopting sustainable processes to reduce its impact on the environment.
A fiber recognized for its strength and antibacterial properties, cultivated with low water consumption.
A natural fiber that offers excellent thermal regulation and exceptional durability, making up for its carbon footprint with its unique properties.
An exquisite and delicate fiber, obtained through methods that respect natural processes and minimize environmental impact in production.
A weather-resistant and waterproof fiber that promotes circular economy by contributing to the reduction of plastic waste.
A regenerated cellulose fiber, known for its softness and obtained sustainably from wood pulp.
Each rug requires a careful selection of fibers that suit its design and functionality.
Whenever possible, we prefer to use materials whose extraction site is as close as possible to the manufacturing site.
Water stewardship has become one of our main priorities as we gain more control over the entire water cycle. Nanimarquina rugs are handcrafted using traditional techniques that have been practiced for hundreds of years. At some points in the manufacturing process, the use of water is indispensable. However, over the years, we have implemented a number of strategies and improvements to reduce the amount of water used and enhance waste management.
Dyeing the threads
All the dyeing plants with which we collaborate, either directly or indirectly, have post-dyeing water filtering systems. Post-dyeing water filtering is a precipitation process that uses iodine, through which all impurities are extracted.
The post-dyeing water filtering system transforms water into three different physical states.
Collected and managed by specialized companies.
A harmless process for the atmosphere.
Reused as water
Irrigation for agriculture in rural areas.
Eco-sheen & Jutex created by Charmaine F. Sharma
We wash all rugs with a biodegradable and chemical-free product. This multi-enzymatic formula, created by Indian biochemist Charmaine F. Sharma, eliminates the need for chemical washes that weaken, degrade, and dull the color of the fibers.
The use of Eco-sheen & Jutex reduces water consumption by up to 70% during the washing process.
The impact on the water cycle is now at the core of our decision-making, as it is a fundamental element of the environment that must be protected.
Zero waste initiatives
Together with reducing our carbon footprint and responsibly managing water, waste reduction is one of the fundamental pillars of protecting the environment. We are working on actions to address the collection, sorting and reduction of waste generated directly and indirectly by our value chain. We are pursuing several circular economy strategies across the entire value chain to generate systems that help reduce the amount of waste produced. Our efforts in 2022 encompassed many of the R-strategies of the circular economy.
Re-Rug was born from the idea of reusing leftover wool that had accumulated over the years at our suppliers’ facilities. After a long research process, we redesigned a new yarn suitable for weaving.
Thanks to the Re-Rug sales in 2022, we have been able to give a second life to approximately 250 kg of wool.
1kg reprocessed wool × m2
Through quality control and especially through warehouse repairs, we have also managed to increase the circularity of our rugs. A specialized team is in charge of checking and correcting any damage the rugs may have suffered during transport, avoiding ending up in landfill.
All rugs that are irreparably damaged but still functional are sold at a reduced price in our yearly pop-up event held at our showroom. Prototypes, refurbished rugs and rugs from older collections are also given a second life at these events.
Rug recycling guide
When carpets reach the end of their long lifespan and become irreparable, it is important to dispose of them properly for recycling instead of ending up in a landfill. You can access on our website a rug recycling guide that includes the nearest recycling points in most of the countries where we operate.