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National Wool Week - Fair Trade Rugs & Cushions

Monday, 9 October 2017

National Wool Week

It's National Wool Week, so we're taking the time to enjoy the fantastic collection of wool rugs, kilims and cushions at Myakka. Being so hardwearing, wool is an ideal material for making rugs and upholstery, whether on its own or combined with other materials such as cotton or jute. It has withstood extreme elements on a sheep over many months. It's this durable attribute that makes it perfect for rugs in active homes in high traffic areas. Wool is also excellent at taking on a dye, allowing for a rich variety of colours and patterns. These colourful, highly patterned rugs, cushions and upholstered products are so popular with our customers whether they enjoy a Bohemian décor or a traditional home style.

Ooty & Red Tribal Footstools

Myakka Rugs, Kilims & Cushions

Our rugs, kilims and cushions are primarily woven in India by skilled artisans using traditional skills passed down the generations. All of our woven products are Goodweave-certified. Goodweave is a pioneering charity which works to stop child labour in the carpet and rug industry in countries such as India and Nepal. Since it's National Wool Week, we wanted to share some of our favourite woven wool products... Kilim Wool Cushions from £29 Our Navajo Kilim Cushion is a lovely addition to your living room, floor or even outside on the patio. Handmade using a hard-wearing wool and cotton mix, these traditional kilim cushions have a natural texture. A matching Navajo Kilim Rug is also available from only £125. Alternatively, if you're looking to add a burst of colour to your home, try our Alhambra Wool Kilim Cushions which are available in 3 colours. Printed in an exotic tuile pattern, they're perfect to add an accent to your favourite chair or sofa. Similarly, pair them with the matching Alhambra Wool Reversible Kilim Rug, from only £64.

Flatwoven Wool Kilims from £64

The Red Tribal Wool Kilim Rug is a real Myakka favourite and is hand-loomed in India using traditional techniques. The rich and vibrant colours bring warmth to any room that is lucky enough to be home to this rug! Complement with matching Red Tribal Wool Kilim Footstool and Red Tribal Wool Kilim Cushion One of our newest rugs this Autumn is the stunning Orrin Kilim Rug, filled with rich yet muted earth-tone colours. Its incredibly hardwearing quality makes it ideal for even the busiest areas of the home. Finish the look with matching Orrin Kilim Cushion from only £35.

Berber-style Wool Tufted Rugs from £349

With the winter slowly creeping in, there's nothing quite like a thick rug under bare feet. A treat for your feet with a warm, wool and cotton pile, the gorgeous Casablanca Berber Rug is a colourful reinterpretation of the original Berber style. It enriches any room as it feels so soft underfoot. Hand tufted, it is perfect for a bedroom or living room. For a more muted tone, why not check out the Marrakech Diamond Berber Rug? Another new addition to the ever-expanding Myakka rug family, its on-trend design will liven up your living space as it brings comfort and warmth to wooden or tiled floors. Made in India and fairly traded, this lovely shaggy rug has fringe trims and is only £349.

Casablanca Berber Rug

Kilim Wool Footstools from £99

Being that we all need somewhere to put our feet up, your feet deserve something as beautifully crafted as the Ooty Stripe Wool Kilim Footstool. Featuring hard-wearing kilim fabric set upon a solid mango wood frame, this footstool is very comfortable. You may find yourself fighting other members of the family for it! A matching Ooty Stripe Wool Kilim Cushion and Ooty Stripe Wool Kilim Rug are also available.

For more inspiration, check out our Fair Trade Rugs & Kilms board on our Pinterest page. Furthermore, to find out more about National Wool Week, head to the Campaign for Wool website.

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