|Nest Weave - Awning Stripe in Celadon/Natural and made in hemp.|
I had the pleasure of being introduced to Armadillo & Co rugs last week. While I was already aware of this range and had recommended these rugs to several clients, it wasn't until last week where I met with Jackie, state manager for New Zealand and parts of Australia, that I really 'got' Armadillo & Co. I am now a fan.
There are three main collections - Junior, Earth and Designer (there are more collections on the way next year - I managed to squeeze a few secrets out of Jackie!) and all rugs are woven from sustainable natural fibres, mainly hemp or New Zealand wool, by artisans in India.
Armadillo & Co was founded four years ago by friends Jodie Fried and Sally Pottharst and this company has gone from strength to strength within a short time. What I like is the philosophy of Armadillo & Co - they believe in combining aesthetics with ethics, so every rug embraces Fair Trade practices and all purchases benefit the local schools in the weavers' villages. "We aim for our rugs to lie lightly on this earth." Top marks.
Here are some rugs from the Junior collection - beautifully styled from the Armadillo & Co catalogues.
|Flower Weave - Daisy|
|Flower Weave - Marigold|
|Stratum Weave - Carnival Stripe in Pirate/Eggshell made in wool.|
|Stratum Weave - Carnival Stripe in Frog/Eggshell|
Photographs via Armadillo & Co.