SolidWool are a brilliant young company making beautiful items from Herdwick wool. Hannah and Justin Floyd do an amazing job of designing, manufacturing and marketing their products made in England from British Wool. Recently we have been working with SolidWool to help find a second life for wool carpets… Full story below.
The SolidWool story is at SolidWool
400,000,000kg of carpet fibre is disposed of each year in the UK! Carpet recycling UK have done a great job of diverting almost 1/3 of this into recycled products like Crumbwool carpet underfelt. But we still have a long way to go and we are not even touching post consumer wool carpets.
Recycling is good, but up-cycling is better. By creating added value, sought after products from rescued wool fibre we hope to inspire more investment in up-cycling.
We asked SolidWool to help us on our recycling challenge and they made us these amazing chairs and a coffe table from post-industrial rescued carpet fibre, seen here on the Wools of New Zealand stand at Domotex.
Thanks to Carpet Recycling UK, Anglo Recycling and SolidWool for helping us ensure wool fibre has a second life.
more detail on this story on the Great Recovery website.