by Claire Gaudion
Why is it sustainable?
Tibba is a handwoven rug made upcycling plastic waste.
Recycled plastic thread is obtained shredding plastic trash and spinning it into a yarn that feels as soft as wool and is suitable for both indoor and outdoor use.
Each Tibba rug gives new life to at least 12kg of plastic waste, contributing to tackle plastic waste. It also embraces a circular economy mindset, proving how trash can be turned into valuable sustainable design products.
Claire Gaudion rugs (created in collaboration with Momo Rugs) are all handmade by skilled artisans and Care & Fair certified.
Care & Fair is an organization that works towards improving weavers’ living conditions. The certification ensures that weavers receive fair wages, live and work in good conditions and that no child labour is used.
In addition, Care & Fair offers free education and primary medical care to weavers’children and gives women a chance to improve their life by learning basic notions (reading, writing, maths…) and practical skills (sewing and embroidery).