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10 Sustainable & Non-Toxic Rugs for the Eco-Friendly Home


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The Best Eco-FriendlY, Non-Toxic & Sustainable Rug Brands

There is just something about a rug that pulls a room together. Some of the rugs in my home inspired the rest of the room and are the main focal point. Since I try to be as conscious as possible when purchasing big items for my home, I look for rugs made of sustainably- sourced natural materials like jute and cotton, and we also have a great second-hand and vintage collection. I also like my rugs to be easily washable in rooms where we spend a lot of time playing and working.

What makes a rug sustainable?

Quality is an important characteristic of a sustainable rug because they see a lot of foot traffic. You want a rug that can withstand all the walking and dirt for many years. Another thing to look for is the type of material used. Having a non-toxic rug helps create a healthier home environment. Most rugs we have listed in this post are made from natural fibers, with exceptions like recycled synthetics.

Why Purchase From a Sustainable Brand?

Did you know the majority of rugs made today are created with toxic plastics in unsafe working conditions? By purchasing a rug from one of the listed brands below, you guarantee safer working conditions for makers and receive a better quality product. The point is to buy less, buy better, and settle on a rug that you know will spend many years in your household. With the amount of waste and unethical treatment in the fashion and home industry, it is more important than ever to support brands that consistently take care of the planet and its people.

Now, our top picks for sustainable rugs:

1) Made Trade

Price | $68-1900

If you are looking for several different sustainable and fair trade options, this is your place to go! Made Trade is one of my favorite online marketplaces that houses hundreds of ethical brands under one roof. Their rug collection is impressive and features brands like Kiliim, Zuahaza, MINNA, and Leah Singh. The one pictured here is from the beautiful Kiliim—you can read more in my blog post from a few years ago here.

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Price | $139 - 2,199

CICIL is a women-owned and operated, sustainability-focused home goods company. Their approach to creating truly sustainable products for the home includes using only natural, renewable materials (which means ZERO synthetic or petro-chemical based fibers) and making products in the USA with a traceable, localized supply chain. CICIL's unique, modern reimagination of braided rugs brings joyful warmth and grounding foundation to any room. You can have solace knowing the product uses clean, natural, and non-toxic materials, made in harmony with the environment.

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3) Oh Happy Home

Price | $29 - $527

Oh Happy Home has a great collection of rugs for the living room, bathroom, hallway, and nursery. They use eco-conscious materials like 100% cotton or wool, and many are machine washable.

Each rug is ethically handmade and accredited by Goodweave International, which means no forced labor or child labor has been used in the process.

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4) The Citizenry

Price | $255-2175

Their artisan rugs are absolutely gorgeous! The team at The Citizenry personally travels to each country where their goods are made so that they can use only local materials and establish sustainable relationships with artisans. But doing this themselves and cutting out the middleman, they’re able to offer high-quality, handmade goods at more reasonable prices than traditional luxury boutiques.

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5) Parachute

Price | $89-1299

Parachute’s artisanal hand-woven rugs are sure to bring character to any room of your home. Their neutral tones are perfect to fit in anywhere, and all are made from natural materials like jute and wool. Many of their rugs are ethically manufactured by expert craftspeople in Panipat, India – known as “The City of Weavers” at an 80-year-old heritage textiles factory - a factory committed to social & environmental responsibility.

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6) Lorena Canals

Price | $95-845

Since 1998, Lorena Canals has been designing rugs with sustainability in mind. She founded her own artisan factory in India and has offices in Barcelona, New Delhi, and New York. Their rugs are washable, handcrafted, and absolutely beautiful! You may have even seen their infamous Leaf Rug or Nature Path Rugs. If you are updating your child’s room or nursery, we highly suggest you take a look at their designs! They have many options for the home, as well.

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7) Loomy

Price | $228 - 548

Loomy’s elegant and stylish designs just scratch the surface of what this brand is all about. Each rug os ethically crafted and sourced from artisans all over the world making for many different styles & designs. Not only are these rugs handmade and eco-friendly, but they are durable for all of life’s mess. They are made from naturally sourced, eco-friendly man-made, or recycled materials.

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8) Ruggable

Price | $80-579

This brand is the winner when it comes to price and practicality, especially if you have a busy home full of kids and pets! I bought one of their rugs for my office, and it's been fantastic. We recently purchased one for the living room, and because it has a unique pad (made from recycled polyester), you can switch the top rug out for holidays and seasons. Also, I love that you can throw this in the wash because it is not so simple for my other rugs. So for busier rooms, I tend to gravitate towards these!

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9) Pottery Barn

Price | $39-5,999

You may be shocked to see me putting this brand on this list, but Pottery Barn has actually been doing a lot in terms of ethical production and sustainably-made products. They also tend to have more accessible pricing, and the fact you can visit their store in person doesn’t hurt either. When looking through their rugs, make sure to find the tiny symbols for Handmade, Fair Trade, and Sustainably Sourced, so you are buying their more conscious products.

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10) West Elm

Price | $25-3,685

It’s hard to not add this brand into many of my home posts. Like Pottery Barn, not everything they have is sustainable, but they have a pretty good amount. I’ve linked this up to all of their sustainable rugs, and they have some beauties! The one pictured has a recycled cotton backing, and is handmade in India. While not all of their rugs use natural materials, many of them do and are created in a Fair Trade factory.

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Content Creator: Natalie Kay Costello


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