Re Rag Rug started as an experimental design project that explores the social and ecological sustainability of the rug. Using material that is waste and excess from the textile industry and old clothes – in other words, fabric that would be discarded – Re Rag Rug is an example on how design is a way to work with sustainability, and that a seemingly worthless material can have added value.
Many of the rugs are made with craft techniques that do not require large spaces or machines and could therefore be manufactured as cottage industry in textile-producing countries. This means that using waste could be ecologically sustainable and socially sustainable at the same time.
You can check the stylish rugs out in person if you happen to be near the Textile Museum in Boras, Sweden, where Re Rag Rug is being displayed May 9 to the 30th.