Recycled Newspapers Wrapped with Cotton Become Rugs
Apparently the folks at Blue Dot did. They’ve taken cores of recycled newsprint and wrapped them with colorful coats of cotton yarn to create visually delicious floor-coverings that consumers want in their homes.
“Last Newspaper” rugs are available in three sizes (4’ x 6’, 6’ x 9’, and 9’ x 9’) and three colors (grey, purple and slate).
These aren’t the sort of rugs that are tossed into a washing-machine for laundering. In fact, it’s not quite clear how owners are to care for them, but one company recommends that paper rugs only be used in dry, well-ventilated or climate-controlled environments away from direct sunlight. They also suggest vacuuming twice a week, immediate removal of spills, and professional dry-extraction cleaning.
This may be too much effort for some, but for those who are up to the challenge, the Blue Dot Last Newspaper rugs have a coolness factor that merits a hearty WOW!
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