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Rug | Sand | Tibba
£798.00 – £1,198.00
Made in India
- Curator Notes
Dimensions: - 300 × 200 cm | 240 × 170 cm
Ingredients / Materials: - Recycled plastic bottles
Tibba Sand Rug is a neutral colour recycled rug, handwoven from 100% repurposed plastic bottles. This recycled grey rug is also helping to combat plastic waste by using hundreds of recycled plastic bottles for each rug. The recycled plastic bottle yarns are incredibly soft and they look and feel just like wool. This yarn has a beautiful texture that will add a welcoming layer of comfort to your home. The subtle weave pattern and pale grey neutral colour will create a comforting and cosy contrast with other hard surfaces. The hand-loomed character and herringbone style of this rug fits well into modern or traditional interiors.
Plus, as it is washable, it can be used indoors as well as outdoors.
Claire Gaudion recycled plastic bottle rugs are made in collaboration with Momo Rugs and every rug is handwoven by craftsmen and women in India and endorsed by Care & Fair. Care & Fair certifies that you are buying fair trade, responsibly made rug.
Recommend using a rug underlay for all indoor rugs.
- Additional Information
Dimensions N/A Origin India Designer Claire Gaudion Composition Recycled Plastic Sustainability Values Better Supply Chains, Community Support, Handmade, Recycled Materials
- Care Instruction
Want to rejuvenate your rug and give it a new lease of life? Sometimes a light clean doesn’t do the job, so a deep clean is in order. Where do you start? Don’t worry, take a look below for a guide on how to help you get your rug flourishing again no matter what room it’s in.
- Shake or vacuum your rug to remove as much dust and debris as possible.
- Find a suitable carpet shampoo for your style of rug and follow the manufacturer’s instructions. We always recommend testing a small patch of the rug first. Mix up the solution and apply to an inconspicuous area. Allow it to work and check for any discolouration. If you’re happy, apply to the whole rug.
- It’s often easier to clean a rug outside, but if the weather isn’t on your side, you can always do this in the bathtub to avoid mess and any possible dye transfer to your carpets/flooring.
- Allow it to fully dry outside or in a well-ventilated room.
- If the material allows, add a fabric spray to keep the rug fragrant.
How to remove stains from your rug
Unfortunately, our hectic households are full of children, pets, guests and more alongside our everyday lives. Inevitably there are going to be spillages and accidents. Carpets and rugs usually take the brunt of it, but there’s no reason why everyday spills and stains should cause lasting damage. In this section, we look at some of the most common accidents and how you can remove stains from your rugs.
How to remove red wine from your rug
The trick with red wine on the carpet, or any liquid for that matter, is to deal with it quickly. Using a clean white cloth, blot the wine up straight away. Once done, mix 3 parts baking soda to 1 part water and blot the stain with the solution, do not rub, alternate with a dry cloth to avoid getting the rug too wet. Once it’s dry, vacuum it up.
An alternative is to mix equal parts white vinegar, washing up liquid and warm water to blot the stain with.
How to remove tea and coffee stains from a rug
Fortunately for your rug, coffee and tea stains are fairly easy to remove, and you don’t even have to buy any special cleaners. To remove a coffee stain from your carpet or rug, first blot the area with a clean, dry towel. Don’t Scrub it!. Then, simply mix 1 part vinegar with 1 part water and blot until the stain has gone.
How to remove nail polish from a rug
Nail polish or paint can be harder to remove from a carpet or rug, but there are still a couple of methods. The first and most obvious is to use non-acetone nail varnish remover. Blot the stain with a clean, wet cloth to keep it damp. Then, using a new cloth, blot nail varnish remover on it and lift as much as you can from the rug.
Window cleaner can also be used in place of nail polish remover, as can hair spray and a clean sponge. Always test on a small area first to minimise discolouration.
If the nail polish has dried, then you need a different approach. Mix 1 part non-acetone nail varnish remover with 1 part rubbing alcohol and use an old toothbrush to gently rub the mixture into the fibres, being careful not to damage the pile. Vacuum up the loosened nail polish.
How to remove pet stains from a rug
Our four-legged friends are part of the family, but they can sometimes have accidents, especially when they’re young. Blotting any stains with a mixture of white vinegar, baking soda, and water should lift them right off your rug.
How to remove mud and dirt from a rug
With mud, it’s best to let it dry and then brush or, if suitable, vacuum as much off as you can. If needed, you can remove mud stains from your carpet or rug by creating a mixture of 2 tablespoons of salt in half a cup of white vinegar, blotting the area, and then vacuuming once dry. If the stain is really stubborn, use a stain remover best suited to the pile type.
How to remove paint from a rug
If you’ve spilt paint on your carpet or your rug, the best way to remove it is with the Hot Water Extraction Method a specialist rug or carpet cleaner will inject hot water at high pressure into the stain to restore your rug back to its original appearance.
Removing smells from a rug
Our rugs can easily trap smells over the years. Whether it’s from pets, spillages, smoking, or just general usage, keeping your rugs smelling fresh is just as important as looking fresh. Fortunately, there are several different methods for removing smells from your rug:
One of the most common and effective ways to keep your carpets smelling fresh is by using baking powder. Making sure it’s dry, sprinkle the baking soda all over the rug. It pays to be generous with the amount you use, and if it’s a shaggy rug, use your hands to work it into the pile. Now, just wait a couple of hours (or ideally overnight) and simply vacuum it back up. If it’s a really persistent smell, repeat the entire process.
If your rug can be steamed, this can be a very effective way of removing smells. Simply follow the instructions on your machine, and if the smell is really pungent, then add some white vinegar or a cleaning product into the mix as well. Allow the rug to dry fully before putting it back.
Pets can leave unfortunate and pungent smells on your rug. To begin, follow the same steps we outlined earlier. While the rug is still wet, add baking soda to it and allow it to sit overnight. Before removing the soda, spray white vinegar onto the rug. It will bubble and foam as it reacts, but this is normal. Allow the mix to work for 5-10 minutes, and then, using a clean cloth, blot it dry. Make sure to keep your furry companion out of the way while you do this!
- End of Life
This product is part of The Restore Program. That means you can send it back to us if you don’t want it anymore. Simply check the following form pre-populated for your convenience and send it to us. We will arrange a return for your product so it can have a second life, and you will be rewarded with points that you can redeem on your future orders.
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- Standard Delivery – Within 1 – 2 business days (in-stock)£5.99
- Delivery to a UPS Collection Point – 1-3 working days£4.99
- Special home delivery for large volume orders with assembly - 7-14 business days£14.99
- EXCHANGES AND RETURNSYou can attach the pre-paid shipping label to your return package and leave it at our courier’s nearest drop off location. You can find additional information about the Exchange and Return Policy or your right to withdrawal in our FAQ .
Claire Gaudion’s rugs, fabrics and soft furnishing designs take inspiration from nature’s colours, patterns and textures, and are designed to help you create a feel-good home.
Growing up on the island of Guernsey, Claire was surrounded by nature’s colours and textures.
“Nature has always been my biggest inspiration. Observing its rhythms of light and shadows, its ever-changing colours and textures, and recognising its impact on mood and emotion has always fascinated me.” Claire Gaudion
Their textile collections take inspiration from nature’s colours, patterns and textures. Biophilic design is multi-faceted – there are many ways to ‘bring nature indoors. From greenery and indoor plants to fresh air and views onto nature, through to using naturalistic colours, textures and patterns that mimic a sense of nature in our homes. And, decorating your home with nature’s colour palettes, natural materials and layered tactile textures are some of the easiest and most accessible ways to refresh your home with a natural look.
Where biophilic design is about nature looking after us, sustainable design is about us looking after the natural world. They work with respect for both of these.
Since the beginning in 2013, they have been committed to working as sustainably and responsibly as possible and are continually reviewing how to improve on this.
Claire Gaudion values skilled craftsmanship and collaborative partnerships. They recognise and celebrate the craft skills of the specialist weaving mills that weave fabrics, the artists and makers that craft rugs and all those who contribute to the products journey.
They work with the best manufacturers to make the collections and all the rugs are created in collaboration with Momo Rugs and are endorsed by the Care & Fair label. The Care & Fair certificate confirms that no child labour is used, the weavers enjoy good living conditions and fair wages.
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