Last week we told you to look for natural fibers when shopping for an environmentally-friendly rug. If you're in Australia, you could pick up one of these modern utility rugs handwoven from 100% pure hemp from independent fabric company Cloth. Hardwearing and unprocessed, I love the bold shapes and earthy colors.
Cloth specializes in making fabric "the old fashioned way, screen printed by hand on a long table in a tin shed in the country." They work almost exclusively with natural fabrics, including hemp, linen and organic cotton, and use only water-based, non-toxic inks and dyes. They also make fabric, lamps, rugs, wallpaper, art, and furniture, all of which they sell in their Sydney store. They also have stocklists all around Australia.
Buy It: Hemp rugs, $920 AUD from Cloth