The textile industry generates an enormous amount of contamination and waste, which are getting more visible and problematic in the modern world. That issue was an inspiration for Tartaruga Studio to work on a WASTEWORLD project. It’s a collection of hand woven kilims made in over 90% of woolen yarns recycled from mass carpet production. These yarns come in the full spectre of colors, but can’t be reused in the industry anymore, due to the low beam mass. Nevertheless, they are still an excellent material with the ultimate properties to use in weaving craft.
Kilim itself is a kind of textile which is fully usable, reversable, very dense, and it improves the acoustics of any interior. It can be used as a wall decoration, but also as a space divider or a floor rug. Kilims are always hand made because there’s no technology yet to replace a human’s hands work in the kilim technique.
Due to the limited availability of yarns, every product from the WASTEWORLD collection is unique and made only in one copy. All the kilims are signed; bear a serial number and names of designer and maker. 2% of income is intended to charity.
This set of kilims was designed as a composition, which could work as three different carpets, but if you put all of them together they look like one huge kilim.
large: 150×220 cm
medium: 100×150 cm
small: 100×70 cm
whole set: 250×220 cm
warp: 100% cotton
weft: 100% recycled wool
Product handmade in Poland