These pieces are flatwoven with a soft blend of yarn made from recycled plastic bottles, which are sorted, washed, crushed, and melted into fibers.
Classic plaids, expanded to a point of near-pixelation. Reminiscent of the lawn sports they’re named for, but with a clever, updated twist.
The Weaving House
We partnered with a small, family-run company who put their flatweave expertise to use on majestic looms made of hundred-year-old timber.
A 5'x8' rug contains about 460-500 recycled plastic bottles.
How could yarn this soft come from recycled plastic bottles?
Plastic containers are collected at recycling centers; then sorted by color and treated to remove any harmful particles.
Caps and labels are removed. Bottles are washed, crushed, and chopped into flakes.
Plastic flakes are melted into small, uniform pellets.
Pellets are melted again and extruded into fibers, which are cut, stretched, bonded together into longer strands, and then compressed into bales.
Fibers are removed from bales, spun into yarn, and sent to textile mills.