Our Rating: 5 / 5 (See: How Leaf Score is calculated)
- Rugs are soft, cozy, and stylish
- Wool carries GOTS and GoodWeave certifications
- Every Organic Weave rug is certified free of illegal child labor by GoodWeave
|Country of Origin:||India|
|Materials:||Organic wool (and FSC certified natural rubber and organic cotton for handtufted rugs)|
Organic Weave are arguably the best company around when it comes to eco-friendly rugs. They make safe, sustainable, and socially-conscious rugs using wool and cotton that carry GOTS and GoodWeave certifications. Every Organic Weave rug is certified free of illegal child labor by GoodWeave, and the company only uses GOTS certified organically grown natural dyes to create the wide variety of patterns and colors available.
Organic Weave’s organic wool rug collection includes handwoven and flatweave rugs that are reversible and durable. They are made by skilled women artisans in a cooperative environment in rural India and are soft, cozy, and stylish. Organic Wool and Cotton Shag rugs are also available.
The collection also includes handtufted rugs which are not reversible. Organic Weave uses FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified natural rubber (or latex) in the manufacture of these rugs to secure (or glue) the pile of the rug to the organic cotton canvas backing.
Delivery can take approximately 2 weeks, depending on the destination, for rugs already in stock or 8-12 weeks for custom orders handmade to order. All made-to-order items are non-refundable.
The sheer variety of styles available at Organic Weave is quite incredible, especially considering that most other manufacturers can barely scrape together one lackluster eco-friendly jute rug. They even offer organic wool and/or cotton personalized monogrammed rugs and word art rugs that are ideal for a kid’s bedroom or indulgent home office.
Organic Weave vs. Earth Weave vs. Hook and Loom
Organic Weave are easily the best in class for wool rugs. They not only use GOTS certified organic wool, FSC natural latex (where needed), and GOTS certified organic cotton, they are also GoodWeave certified to ensure no child labor is involved in the manufacture of their rugs. Organic Weave are committed to sustainability, safety, and social fairness, and have demonstrated this right from the beginning by never selling a rug that doesn’t meet these standards. While other companies produce the occasional eco-friendly and/or Fair Trade certified wool rug, if you’re looking for a top-quality rug from a company with a solid set of ethics, look to Organic Weave.
Earth Weave are also an excellent option for eco-friendly wool rugs, offering a variety of pile weights, colors, and designs. They have been in business as an environmentally sustainable carpet and rug manufacturer for more than two decades and have long led the field. That said, they’re oddly devoid of third-party certifications, so we’re going largely on reputation and trust. Again, Organic Weave carry serious third-party eco-credentials you can trust.
Hook and Loom get third place in this category for their undyed, handwoven, and hand-bound rugs (View Prices on Hook and Loom) made without glues, bonding agents, latex, dyes, or other chemicals that can be harmful to human health and the wider environment. Hook and Loom also claim to make rugs free from child labor, but they lack certifications. They do, however, ship their rugs in minimal packaging to reduce environmental impact and they carry the Green People seal of approval, which is one of the less weighty eco-certifications but does help to weed out companies simply ‘greenwashing’.
All in all, Organic Weave are the best choice for eco-friendly rugs and have enough variety in colors, patterns, and styles to satisfy almost every demand. And, if you don’t find what you need, they are very open to custom orders.