The Century Area Rug by Linie Design in Sand is a handmade, hand-knotted, non-reversible wool rug made out of old Persian rugs. Each Linie Design Century Rug is made of pieces of 6 different vintage Persian rugs. The pieces that are incorporated are sanded down and stained as needed to create a more cohesive color palette. That being said, each Century is one of the kind. The Century area rug comes in two sizes and various patch-work patterned, neutral colors. This is an indoor use only rug that does require our Prima Luxus rug pad for solid surfaces, item sold separately. Product care includes vacuuming and using mild soap with a damp towel.
Linie Design is a Danish design company founded in 1980. All rugs are designed by acknowledged Scandinavian designers and handmade by Indian master artisans.
WE USE BOTH NATURAL AND SYNTHETIC YARN IN OUR RUGS. EACH TYPE HAS ITS OWN ADVANTAGES.
Wool – many qualities = many different expressions
Advantages of synthetic yarn:
Very durable and often shiny, clear colors.
THIS IS OUR PRODUCTION PROCESS:
Spinning the yarn
Coloring and drying the yarn
Lengthways yarn is stretched at the loom
Weaving the rug
Checking the rug
Binding and backside are made, if wanted
Rug is packed
Producing a hand-knotted rug is a long and complex process, requiring skilled craftsmanship and years of experience.
The entire weaving work is carried out by hand with the traditional Tibetan knotting system on a vertical loom. The yarn is looped around a rod, woven through two warps and hammered into rows. After washing and drying, the rug is stretched in a metal frame to maintain a perfect rectangular shape.
After this, the surface using hand scissors, and the borders are bound.
Are deviations in sizes and colors to be expected?
Yes, minor deviations are normal, because all rugs are
handmade (+/- 3 % in size).
Is it normal, that the rug produces fluff?
Balls of fluff may appear on the surface, especially at hand-tufted rugs. It stops after a couple of months.
all materials used in our rugs are at highest quality and not hazardous to health.
To ensure, that all relevant environmental laws are fulfilled, we have worked out a ‘Product Environment Guideline’ in corporation with a consulting chemist.
The purpose of the Product Environment Guideline is to ensure, that products manufactured for Linie Design are done according to local laws and regulations in the country of production, as well as laws based on regulations in EU, the laws of USA and the laws of Canada.
All our products live up to the EU Directive REACH (Registration, Evaluation and Authorization of Chemical Substances).
CARE & FAIR is a worldwide industry initiative of the European carpet trade. Being a member of the organization we help fighting illegal child labor and improving the living conditions of carpet knotters and their families in India, Nepal and Pakistan.
At present, CARE & FAIR supports 13 schools, 7 adult education centers and 6 day care centers in India. Since the middle of 2008 we have fully sponsored one of the schools – thereby named Linie Design School. We pay all running expenses to ensure, that more than 350 Indian pupils can go to school every day. This way, we give the next generation a safer future.
Furthermore, the Women Empowerment Program is part of the activities in CARE & FAIR. Since 2002 mothers and elder sisters of schoolchildren in some of the CARE & FAIR schools (inclusive Linie Design School) have been given the opportunity to acquire basic knowledge in reading, math and writing. In addition they are taught in sewing and stitching, so that they can produce things, sell them on the market or use them for their own families.
Code of conduct
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Our Code of Conduct expresses our attitude towards human rights, human safety and health as well as the local environment. It applies to all production sites – below you find an extract.
Taking care of people
Part of our Code of conduct says, that we will not do business with anyone using child labor. All children should be protected from economic exploitation. We want them to be educated and not exposed to anything, which can harm their physical, mental, spiritual, moral or social development.
Nor do we accept forced labor or any use of illegal restrictions. People need fair and clear contracts, and corporal punishment, mental or physical coercion or any kind of abuse or humiliation of employees are of course not allowed.
Among all our ethical standards, we also stress avoiding engagement in any kind of discrimination on the grounds of sex, religion, race etc. People should be hired based on their working capabilities and skills.
Taking care of people engaged in our production means securing a healthy working environment, too. Our Code of conduct dictates appropriate sanitary facilities, access to drinking water, and a constant focus on the workers’ safety.
Taking care of environment
We want the climate gasses to be reduced to a minimum. Therefore, we expect our production sites to produce according to environmental laws and in consideration to the local environment. Production waste must be handled in an environmentally good and safe manner, and discharge from production to the outer environment must be subject to controls.
To ensure, that all relevant environmental laws are fulfilled, we live up to the EU Directive REACH.
The nature and purpose of business
First of all, beautiful things obsess us. Nordic roots define our design thinking. Quality and aesthetic simplicity are fundamentals for everything we do, and constantly we explore new materials, methods, patterns and ideas.
We are nothing without our in-depth knowledge of weaving, materials and market. We work together with high-skilled production sites, some of the best Scandinavian designers and qualified dealers around the world. Together we create dynamic products followed by growth and success.
Our vision is to fill homes all over the world with beauty. Therefore, our beautiful rugs are characterized by aesthetic charm, high quality and great functionality. Professionalism, honesty, unpretentiousness and customer focus are keywords of our business.