What are the advantages of a rug made of natural fibres?
Do you have an environmentally conscious mindset? For many people, this is the main reason for choosing a rug made from natural fibres. Because the knowledge that you are bringing a sustainable, healthy material into your home is a major advantage of all natural fibre carpets. Moreover, every natural fibre is a renewable raw material.
If nature is important to you, then pay attention to how the raw materials are obtained and processed. Because even in further processing, often not too few chemicals are used, or questionable methods are used to obtain the raw material. In the case of coloured wool, make sure that the dyeing process used is as harmless as possible. Of course, this does not matter for carpets made of undyed wool.
When buying a rug made of virgin wool, you should also pay attention to the origin of the wool. Avoiding too long transport routes is also an important environmental aspect. If the wool used is mostly European wool, this is a good sign.
Pure new wool rugs are natural fibre rugs that are very durable and often even last for generations. Should you ever have to dispose of a sheep's wool rug, you can do so with a clear conscience, as sheep's wool can be 100% recycled back into the biological cycle.