"Back in 2009, I saw a documentary about how we humans threaten the Earth's ecological balance.The documentary made a big impression on me and so I subsequently thought about how I was part of that consumption.
When I founded Rug Solid, most ‘sustainable products’ were marketings gimmicks, the odd ball in the collection. It was a statement to own a sustainable product in a hippie kind of way. I call this sustainability 1.0.
I want it to be attractive and convenient to have sustainable design in your home. I believe in designing beautiful products that people like you and me want to own for their beauty, and can also buy with a peace of mind as every rug is made responsibly. That is what I call sustainability 2.0.
Lastly, I hope Rug Solid can help show how a design brand in 2020 can show responsibility without compromising on design and quality and thus inspire others to do the same. I always say ‘every step counts’ and this is to encourage everyone to make changes, no matter the size, for the better of our future climate."
- Tina Steneman
“I believe in designing beautiful products that people like you and me want to own for their beauty, and can also buy with a peace of mind.” - Tina Steneman, founder of Rug Solid
"Creating a sustainable tomorrow, I know you cannot do it all at once, but you can start small. In everything we make, we consider the environment. That's why we print everything on recycled paper, our website is CO2 neutral, we ship all of our parcels CO2 neutral and in recycled boxes."
- Tina Steneman
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World leaders came together in 2015 and agreed to 17 goals for a better world by 2030. Following these goals we can end poverty, fight inequality and stop climate change.
At Rug Solid, we are committed to the goals. We want to do our part and hope that we can inspire others to make every step count as well. Our primary focus is on the following 10 goals, but you can read more about all of the goals at globalgoals.org.
By being sustainable by heart and therefore thinking alternate materials into everything we make, we are constantly promoting inclusive and sustainable industrialization and supporting innovation.
For us responsible production is the foundation on which we base our company and responsible promotion is what we try to promote to everyone with our mantra: Every step counts.
We are taking small steps where we can to minimise our carbon footprint. Our website is carbon neutralised, our shipments are carbon neutralized, all of our rugs are naturally colored and dried in the sun, the water from coloring is filtered and reused, our warehouse uses light dimmers that activate only whenever there is activity and turn completely off when the daylight is sufficient, we offer reusable packaging from RePack and everything we print is on recycled paper.
Through the various carbon neutralization projects we support in connection with parcel shipments and neutralization of our website, we invest heavily in protecting, restoring and supporting the sustainable use of ecosystems on land, promoting sustainable forestry, combating desertification, halting soil depletion and biodiversity loss.
We have acquired the Global Recycled Standard certificate, the worlds leading certification standard for recycled textiles including both ecological and social criteria. This means that our production is continuously controlled by an external partner to ensure good conditions for both people and the environment from start to finish.
The main goal of GRS is to increase use of Recycled materials in products and reduce the harm caused by production.
GRS certified products must contain at least 50% recycled material but we always strive to use as much recycled material as possible. Our leather and cotton rugs eg. contain 100% recycled material.
The certificate also ensures good working conditions, in terms of wage, working hours, health and safety and ensures that no child labour is used.Show certificateRead more
With every delivery carried out by UPS and PostNord we donate a small fee towards sustainable climate projects being realised by UPS’ Carbon Neutral Shipment program and PostNord Green Delivery. You also have the option to have your package shipped in reusable packaging from RePack.
When choosing UPS you counterbalance the impact of your delivery through carbon offsetting and help fund environmental projects around the world that reduce carbon emissions like the sustainable conservation of the Garcia River Forest.
The projects that PostNord climate compensates through are Sri Balaji, a biomass project in India and Yangjiayao, a wind farm in China. Both projects are certified by the UN and are Gold Standard certified, the highest quality of climate compensation in the market.
The reusable packaging is made from recycled materials and protects the rugs better than any other single-use packaging. Packaging is adjustable and does not ship any air, saving money and nature. All reusable packages are designed to fold into letter size when empty and are simply returned to a postbox, anywhere in the world, free of charge.
We know you cannot do it all at once, but you can start small. In everything we make, we consider the environment. Our warehouse uses light dimmers that activate only whenever there is activity and turn completely off when the daylight is sufficient, ensuring maximum use of light and minimum electricity waste. We also print everything on recycled paper, ship in recycled boxes and our website is CO2 neutral. Every step counts.