Finarte (India) Oy

Play carpet

Finarte (India) Oy
Play carpet
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    General Information

    On the road in Finland

    Children can make a toy out of almost any object. Often all it takes is a little impulse, and the wooden cheese box becomes a car, the shoebox the garage, and off they go - on the floor, of course. Playing on a carpet with a pre-painted road network is twice as good. Especially since it not only protects the floor from the cold, but also the floor itself (sometimes the ears of the occupants under the nursery) and brings color into the room. And since there may be an aesthetic one in addition to early musical education, we particularly like the few quiet, muted colors of this play rug. The simple landscape on it, inspired by the manufacturer's Finnish homeland, cuts a fine figure in both children's and living rooms, leaving enough room for play and imagination. The play rug is woven in a resource-friendly way from recycled cotton and - for more durability and thus longer life - a proportion of synthetic fibers. For its part, the dense, strong rep weave helps the rug take a lot of everything for a long time. The pattern is printed by hand, differences in color intensity are therefore possible.

    Finarte. Inventor of a classic

    Who doesn't know the colorful Finnish patchwork carpet - less well known, however, is its inventor Eija Rasinmäki. Ever since she was given a loom by her mother, herself a weaver, at a young age, she has been passionate about carpet weaving and later turned her passion into a profession. From the beginning, as early as 1970, she used recycled cotton or wove from scraps - long before the term upcycling was coined. With her husband, she founded Finarte in 1985 to offer affordable, yet high-quality and sustainably produced rugs. While she initially designed all of the rugs herself, she now collaborates with a number of diverse designers. The common thread in her designs is the combination of traditional Finnish weaving with modern Finnish design.

    Saving water through upcycling

    Since the 1990s, Finarte has had its carpets made in India, a conscious decision for the production location: where the cotton grows, is processed and upcycled, it should also be woven. The company obtains selvedge remnants, production surpluses and cuttings from the textile industry, recycles them and finally weaves carpets from them. This saves around 11,000 liters of water per kilogram of recycled cotton - the amount that would be needed to produce one kilogram of fresh cotton. In upcycling, a wide variety of cotton scraps, mostly from the clothing industry, are shredded into fibers and spun into new yarn. In addition to recycled and upcycled cotton, Finarte uses other sustainable materials such as virgin wool, jute and leather scraps, and since 2018 they have also been making rugs from PET material obtained from recycled plastic bottles.

    Product Information

    Article Number 24857

      80% cotton, 14% polyester, 6% polyamide (basis weight 1 kg/sqm), origin India. Hand printed. Pattern may wear off with heavy use. Made in India. Dimensions may vary slightly due to hand weaving process. W 140 × L 200 cm. Weight 2.8 kg.

      Care instructions textile

      wash by hand, maximum temperature 40°C
      do not bleach
      do not tumble dry
      Iron at maximum, sole plate temperature (110°C) without steam
      professional wet cleaning very mild process
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