Whittington Hemp Rug, Natural

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A closer look at Whittington

Woven from hemp, Whittington is a sustainable and incredibly practical rug – hemp is stronger than even wool, and its variations in tone mean that marks are hard to spot, so it’s perfect for hallways and busy homes. It’ll also bring lots in the way of texture to a room and helps pull other natural materials, like timber and linen, together with its earthy colours.

The material

Hemp is one of the strongest natural fibres out there, which is why we’ve chosen it over jute (more usually used to make carpets). Like other bast fibres such as linen, it grows without the need for chemicals, making it a more environmentally-friendly choice than cotton. And, as it’s extracted from a plant, it’s a vegan-friendly alternative to wool (if a little bit more rugged in texture).

The weave

Whittington has a simple loop pile weave, which feels firm underfoot and is easy to clean with a vacuum. It’s relatively fine (chunkier than Cullingworth but less so than Elgin), which is both a practical, as it won’t catch easily, and aesthetic choice, making Whittington less of a statement rug and more of a background design that you can easily layer onto with sheepskins or patterned textiles.

The colour

Not too light, not too dark and, most importantly, not too yellow, Whittington is a subdued mid-honey colour with slightly silvery tones, a little like the natural oak pieces in our collection. It pairs well with just about any colour scheme.

Design details

The edges of this rug are very simply finished with overcast (or serged) stitching – hemp yarn tightly wrapped around the sides to stop fraying. It leaves Whittington with a slim, neat and discreet border. We haven’t added a backing to this rug so you can flip it over if you like, but we’d recommend you use it with a separate non-slip mat, which are readily available.

  • Length :240cm
  • Width :170cm
  • Weight :10.20kg
  • Made From :100% Hemp
  • Backing material :No backing

Taking care of your rug

You want: easy-to-care-for pieces that you don’t need to tiptoe around. We’ve got: easy-to-read-through care guides that give you just that.

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