“Our artisans put true passion into making each one of our rugs and accessories. If you look closely at one of our pieces, you not only see originality and design – you aldo discover endless, carefully handmade details. That is why each piece is one-of-a-kind”
Lorena Canals – Founder & Designer
+20 YEARS CARING FOR THE PLANET
We believe that we can all make a difference if we choose natural, sustainable, handmade products with quality such that they last almost a lifetime.
We care for low environmental impact. We care about our planet. We care about offering truly sustainable coziness.
THE WORLD'S FIRST WASHABLE UPCYCLED RUG
Rugs are an essential piece in decoration—they provide coziness, protection, and definition to a space. At Lorena Canals, we believe in being able to offer much more than a beautiful, cozy, and quality rug. We believe in a sustainable and eco-friendly rug.
That is why we have created our RugCycled® product line, the first to give a second life to the cotton leftovers from our productions. Because when we use waste as raw material, we not only reduce the impact on natural resources, but we also save on energy and water. NO to waste. YES to saving!
IF YOU BUY A LORENA CANALS, YOU HELP SAVE 90% ON WATER
You save on energy and 90% on water. Our commitment to the planet and people makes us seek continuous improvements in our manufacturing processes to achieve maximum sustainability.
To dye the cotton of our rugs, we recycle water continuously. This way, we avoid unnecessary costs and contribute a little more to preserving our environment.
OUR COLORS HELP PRESERVE THE PLANET
Our rugs have color—lots of colors! But our dyes have no comparison with those used in the rest of the market—they are non-toxic, natural powder dyes that go diluted in hot water. Once the dye is ready, the cotton fibers are rolled on a stick and repeatedly dipped in the tinted waters until acquiring the desired shade. Afterward, they get dried in the sun and, once dry, they get taken to the factory to make the cotton bobbins.
But we are not satisfied with just using natural dyes. We go even further and seek new ways to be sustainable. For example, in our Sheep of the World collection, we have chosen to avoid using dyes and show the natural colors of wool. Similarly, many of our cotton rugs feature the natural shade of their fibers.
WE MANUFACTURE—WE CONTROL
With our own factory in India, sustainability has been in our hands since 1998. It explains how we control the entire manufacturing process from start to finish—from cotton picking to creating our washable rugs and decor accessories.
Our factories do not pollute when producing our products. Not only do we save 90% on water in the making by continuously recycling it, but we do not use any synthetic fibers—our products are all made from natural fibers.
TRANSPORT WITH A FUTURE
Our products travel by sea from India in containers, thus reducing our carbon footprint. The cargo ship is our mode of transportation.
In addition, the bags you receive at home with our rugs are made of plastic that is 100% recycled and 100% recyclable. A double sealing system makes its size adaptable to the size of the product, differentiating it from the traditional closing system. The result? No tape, smaller shipping volume, less fuel used, and as a consequence of this—less carbon footprint!