GREEN STYLE; Hemp Area Rugs

Eco friendly decorating that’s stylish, practical, and innovative has finally hit the floor. Eco sensitive rugs made from diverse materials ranging from: natural fibers like wool to upcycled poly-silk blends to recycled nylon fibers to repurposed bicycle tires are fashioned into creative and innovative forms that will have you taking a second look at what lies beneath your feet.

Inspired by nature, Verde is a completely organic collection of rugs hand-knotted of 100% hemp and colored with vegetable dyes. Part of the "Naturally…Momeni" group of products, Verde is completely eco-friendly and will offer a environmentally conscious touch to your home.

Hemp makes sense ecologically and aesthetically. In fact, hemp fiber is stronger than cotton, and its dense heavy weave lays flat. Hemp Area Rugs have a naturally course texture, and will soften somewhat with time and actually become stronger as it wears. Hemp is also naturally resistant to rot and mildew.

Hemp Facts:

  • Hemp grows without pesticides and chemicals fertilizers. It actually outruns weeds.
  • Nearly every part of the hemp plant --from the stalk to the seeds--can be utilized for products such as cosmetics, textiles, and fiberboard.
  • Hemp grows up to 150 times faster than trees and yields four times as much fiber per acre.
  • Consumption of hemp products conserves oil and timber resources.

Momeni’s Verde Collection of organically hip rugs are hand-knotted from 100% hemp and colored with eco-friendly vegetable dyes. Decorating divas with chemical sensitivities will love this Momeni rug since it is free of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) which are known to aggravate respiratory conditions such as Asthma and allergies.

Caring for Your Hemp Rug:

When cleaning your hemp rug it is best to first start with using water and a toothbrush or a scrub brush depending on the size of the area you want to clean. If the area is large, we advise taking the rug outside and hosing it down. It can be left outside to dry in the summer, or hung to air dry inside. Occasionally, water is not sufficient to clean the hemp rug. In this situation, we advise using a very mild dish soap or detergent along with a toothbrush or scrub brush to clean the area. After using the mild soap, it is important to rinse the area thoroughly as any residue left on the rug may give it a powdered appearance.

Use white vinegar mixed with a mild dish soap to protect colors when cleaning. 1 cup vinegar to 1 gallon water, or stronger, is recommended. Rinse thoroughly on both sides and make sure all soap residue is gone before drying. The use of a wet-vac is ok, but hot water is strongly discouraged (luke-warm to cold water is best). Colors should be expected to fade somewhat even with these precautions. Minimum soap and maximum white vinegar (only) is the best advice against color fading. These rugs are not machine-washable. Please note that naturally dyed products may fade when placed in direct sun.

See the entire Verde Collection from Momeni at any one of our seven showrooms or call if you have questions.