Washable flatweave rug handwoven of recycled denim

Rug Type:
  • Flatweave Rugs

    Reversible rugs without pile, also known as kilims, made by hand-weaving horizontal weft yarns through vertical warp yarns

Age:
  • New

    Recently woven and never used in a home

Main Color:
  • Black
  • 100% cotton
  • Flatweave (about 8mm thick)
  • Machine washable, hang dry. Slight shrinkage to be expected.
  • Slight variations in size due to handmade nature
  • Color palette: inky black, cream

The Collection

Handwoven flatweaves of recycled denim, the Denim Collection drapes beautifully—like your best-fitting pair of jeans. And just like your favorite jeans, they're washable. Woven in a melange of blues, their simple geometric shapes have a faint 1920s influence; a little bit of art deco meets Georgia O'Keefe's Abiquiu casita. There's a reason denim is a wardrobe staple: it's affordable, durable, good-looking, and versatile, and these rugs are no exception. Plus, textile remnants which would have ordinarily languished in a landfill are given a new life.

The Design

This collection was constructed with a rag rug technique, which is an age-old method of transforming textiles into something new. Available in both blue and black, Lee's classic checkered ground is framed by a border of slightly wider checks, adding subtle visual interest.

The Material

Denim is a sturdy cotton fabric whose twill weave creates a subtle diagonal ribbing, which sets it apart from other strong woven cotton textiles. In this piece, the weft is made of upcycled denim remnants left over from fashion industry production houses, and it's handwoven onto a cotton warp. Cotton is a vegetable fiber widely used across rug traditions because of its strength and longevity—it gets softer and more lovely with every wash.

The Maker

Our partner in Bhadohi began as a small weaver 40 years ago, and today they focus on sustainable, durable products, as well as creating and maintaining a healthy working environment for their artisans. Many of their processes involve handiwork: hand-picked fleece, handspun wool, hand-knotting, hand-carving and embroidery.

The Designer

Our in-house, all-star design team works across Los Angeles, Istanbul, and Mumbai. Starting with the weave itself, they determine the collection material, technique, and mood. When designs are finalized, they collaborate with the supplier on an extensive sampling process, perfecting each style and hue before it goes to production.

  • When it's time for a deeper clean, machine wash your rug with like colors on delicate with 1 TBSP of gentle detergent. Line dry afterwards, and iron if you wish.
  • For sizes 6x9 and above, we recommend using a 60-lb washing machine—the large kind you find at a laundromat—rather than a home washing machine, which is usually 20-25 lbs. Line dry afterwards.
  • If your rug is heavily soiled, we suggest you dry clean it instead
  • As with most non-synthetic textiles, natural fiber and color softening will occur after washing, as well as slight shrinkage. We prefer this lived-in look, but if it's not your thing, we recommend dry cleaning.

Washable flatweave rug handwoven of recycled denim

Rug Type:
  • Flatweave Rugs

    Reversible rugs without pile, also known as kilims, made by hand-weaving horizontal weft yarns through vertical warp yarns

Age:
  • New

    Recently woven and never used in a home

Main Color:
  • Blue
  • 100% cotton
  • Flatweave (about 8mm thick)
  • Machine washable, hang dry. Slight shrinkage to be expected.
  • Slight variations in size due to handmade nature
  • Color palette: navy, cadet blue, periwinkle blue, powder blue

The Collection

Handwoven flatweaves of recycled denim, the Denim Collection drapes beautifully—like your best-fitting pair of jeans. And just like your favorite jeans, they're washable. Woven in a melange of blues, their simple geometric shapes have a faint 1920s influence; a little bit of art deco meets Georgia O'Keefe's Abiquiu casita. There's a reason denim is a wardrobe staple: it's affordable, durable, good-looking, and versatile, and these rugs are no exception. Plus, textile remnants which would have ordinarily languished in a landfill are given a new life.

The Design

This collection was constructed with a rag rug technique, which is an age-old method of transforming textiles into something new. Available in both blue and black, Lee's classic checkered ground is framed by a border of slightly wider checks, adding subtle visual interest.

The Material

Denim is a sturdy cotton fabric whose twill weave creates a subtle diagonal ribbing, which sets it apart from other strong woven cotton textiles. In this piece, the weft is made of upcycled denim remnants left over from fashion industry production houses, and it's handwoven onto a cotton warp. Cotton is a vegetable fiber widely used across rug traditions because of its strength and longevity—it gets softer and more lovely with every wash.

The Maker

Our partner in Bhadohi began as a small weaver 40 years ago, and today they focus on sustainable, durable products, as well as creating and maintaining a healthy working environment for their artisans. Many of their processes involve handiwork: hand-picked fleece, handspun wool, hand-knotting, hand-carving and embroidery.

The Designer

Our in-house, all-star design team works across Los Angeles, Istanbul, and Mumbai. Starting with the weave itself, they determine the collection material, technique, and mood. When designs are finalized, they collaborate with the supplier on an extensive sampling process, perfecting each style and hue before it goes to production.

  • When it's time for a deeper clean, machine wash your rug with like colors on delicate with 1 TBSP of gentle detergent. Line dry afterwards, and iron if you wish.
  • For sizes 6x9 and above, we recommend using a 60-lb washing machine—the large kind you find at a laundromat—rather than a home washing machine, which is usually 20-25 lbs. Line dry afterwards.
  • If your rug is heavily soiled, we suggest you dry clean it instead
  • As with most non-synthetic textiles, natural fiber and color softening will occur after washing, as well as slight shrinkage. We prefer this lived-in look, but if it's not your thing, we recommend dry cleaning.

Lee Washable Rug

Natural Fiber
Washable
Handmade
Color:
Black
Black
Blue
Size:
2'6" x 9'
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You do need a rug pad
Here's why

Why You Need a Rug Pad

While we recommend a rug pad for all rugs, they’re especially important for flatweaves, whose slim profile requires extra padding.

A rug pad prevents unwanted bunching and sliding, adds a subtle lift, and gives your rug a more cushioned feel underfoot.

Our rug pads are made of recycled felt and natural rubber, whereas lesser rug pads’ thin, sticky web can damage your flooring.

Moisture and mildew resistant, a rug pad stops dirt and grime from settling in your rug’s fibers.

The right rug pad

A must-have for flatweaves and other lower-pile pieces, a rug pad is the secret ingredient to maintaining your rug’s appearance and longevity. Width-wise, you’ll want to trim your rug pad so it’s 1-2” shorter than your rug on all four sides. Height-wise, we offer two premium rug pad options, both made of cozy recycled felt and natural rubber.

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Thickness 1/8" 1/5"
Best For

Light cushion for high traffic areas, layered rugs, and under doorways

Extra padding for playrooms, cozy living spaces, and kitchens

1/8" thick; 100% recycled felt and natural rubber. Trim with scissors for the perfect fit.

1/8" thick; 100% recycled felt and natural rubber. Trim with scissors for the perfect fit.

1/8" thick; 100% recycled felt and natural rubber. Trim with scissors for the perfect fit.

1/8" thick; 100% recycled felt and natural rubber. Trim with scissors for the perfect fit.

1/5" thick; 100% recycled felt and natural rubber. Trim with scissors for the perfect fit.

1/5" thick; 100% recycled felt and natural rubber. Trim with scissors for the perfect fit.

1/5" thick; 100% recycled felt and natural rubber. Trim with scissors for the perfect fit.

1/5" thick; 100% recycled felt and natural rubber. Trim with scissors for the perfect fit.

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