On the heels of a pandemic-fueled surge in the demand for home goods, rug collaborations and launches have been everywhere lately. The DTC furnishings company Floyd is the latest to hop on the bandwagon, having launched itds first rug, a wool-and-cotton design, earlier this month.
Kyle Hoff, Floyd’s cofounder, with Alex O’Dell, says there’s a good reason the rug market is thriving: “Rugs are such an essential piece of every room in the home—and yet are so often an afterthought in the design process.” But sourcing a rug doesn’t end with considerations of aesthetics or sizes: It also involves looking behind the scenes and vetting materials, treatments, and production.
AD PRO turned to a few experts in textiles and interior design for their advice on how to smartly source carpets. Here are the tips they shared.
Look for “GoodWeave” labels
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