Why Earth Rugs™?
Earth Rugs™ are the best braided rugs on earth! They're green! Jute fiber is cultivated from the earth. It is possible to cultivate three jute crops annually in the fertile delta soil of Bangladesh! Earth Rugs™ organic, natural jute fiber is a sustainable resource with a smaller environmental impact than other types of natural fibers and, of course, is biodegradable. Plus we offer prices that are "down to earth"!
What are Earth Rugs™?
Earth Rugs™ are made from 100% organic, natural jute fiber. Jute fiber is harvested from the bamboo-like Jute plant. Earth Rugs™ are products of the weavers art practiced for centuries by the native craftspeople of Bangladesh and India. Our rich colors and authentic designs are rooted in American tradition. Jute Rugs date back to the very beginning of rug weaving. Jute Rugs were used extensively in the 17th through the 19th centuries throughout the old British Empire. Earth Rugs™ are eco-friendly and jute is naturally biodegradable!
What is Jute?
Jute is a reed, like bamboo, that grows best in fertile delta soil. The jute plant is harvested then split open to expose the inner fibers. The inner fibers of the jute stalk are very soft and after retting, cleaning and combing they are spun into yarn.
Once upon a time, jute fiber was a relatively unknown material. It was only grown in certain parts of the world, and its uses were limited. However, all of that began to change in the 19th century.
Jute fiber was first discovered in the Indian subcontinent, where it had been grown for centuries. It was used primarily for making ropes and twine, but it had a number of other applications as well. However, it was relatively unknown outside of India.
That all changed in the mid 19th century. The Industrial Revolution was in full swing, and demand for raw materials was increasing rapidly. Jute fiber was discovered to be an ideal material for a number of industrial applications, including the manufacture of burlap sacks for transporting goods.
As demand for jute fiber increased, so too did the demand for land to grown it on. This led to the expansion of jute cultivation into new areas, including what is now Bangladesh. By the early 20th century, jute had become a major industry, with millions of people employed in its cultivation and processing.
Jute fiber continued to be an important material throughout the 20th century, although its importance began to wane as other materials became more widely available. However, it remains an important material in many parts of the world, and its history is a fascinating reminder of the ways in which human ingenuity can turn a relatively obscure material into a vital component of modern industry.
Jute is both a sustainable resource & biodegradable.
Are Earth Rugs™ durable?
Jute is one of the strongest fibers known to man! It was used on seagoing ships before the invention of steel cables. Woven into rugs, jute fibers provide lasting beauty and strength. They withstand commercial use and can last a lifetime in the home. Reverse rugs and table accents for durability and versatility.
What if Earth Rugs™ get wet?
Jute has natural water repellent characteristics. Remember, it is a reed that naturally grows in water. Water cannot damage a rug woven from jute fiber.
How are Earth Rugs™ cleaned?
Step 1: Blot the Spot
Immediately upon spilling or spotting a stain, grab a dry cloth (a kitchen towel or any other kind of towel will do) and gently blot at the spot, get up as much of the liquid as you can. Do NOT rub; rubbing will push the liquid further into the braided jute fibers and may make it worse. Blot until the spot is completely (or almost completely) absorbed.
Step 2: Clean the Spot
Do not use traditional spot removers on braided jute tabletop—they may be too harsh. Instead, use a diluted 50/50 solution of warm water and gentle laundry detergent (without bleach like liquid Woolite) or dish soap. Dip a clean cloth into the solution, and blot at the spot again, gently rubbing but do not scrub. Dab at the area with a cloth and clean, warm water to remove soap. Repeat as needed for stubborn spots.
If you’ve spilled something acidic like red wine or tomato sauce on your braided jute tabetop use club soda instead of a soap solution, and follow the same Clean the Spot procedure above.
Step 3: Dry the Spot
Water can also cause stains on braided jute tabletop, so once it’s clean, dry the braided jute tabletop item with a blow dryer, or place a portable fan near the site of the spill to help your braided jute tabletop item dry quickly and without damage.
To clean a liquid mess off of a braided jute tabletop item, follow the same instructions as above, but use a 50/50 mixture of white wine vinegar and water after you’ve gotten the liquid up with a dry cloth. Alternate between dabbing with the white wine vinegar mixture and a clean, dry towel until the stain is reduced. If an odor remains, sprinkle a bit of baking soda on top and leave overnight to neutralize. Use a blow dryer or fan to dry the spot.
To clean a solid or semi-solid mess off of a braided jute tabletop item, remove the solids from the tabletop item, spot clean it using the same instructions above. For solids that have dried onto the braided jute tabletop item, use a dull butter knife or spoon to remove as much of the solid material as possible, and then mini-vacuum excess debris. If you do not have a mini-vac, use a whisk broom or a crumb sweep. If a spot remains, treat it using the same Spot Cleaning method above.
Are Earth Rugs™ fire-safe?
Yes! Earth Rugs™ meet the Consumer Products Safety Commission Standard FF-2-70 for flammability. What this really means is Earth Rugs™ will not ignite. Earth Rugs™ are absolutely perfect near the fireplace or beneath a live Christmas Tree!
Are Earth Rugs™ a safe alternative to other types of rugs?
Yes, because Earth Rugs™ are 100% natural and made from organic jute fiber. Natural jute fiber is safer to use in any home with children or pets than synthetic rugs constructed with man made fibers of petrochemical sources. Other natural fiber braided rugs like wool are often treated with chemicals for moth proofing. Jute rugs are naturally moth proof and create a more allergen free home.
How are Earth Rugs™ dyed?
They are yarn dyed with the highest quality chemical dyes available. The dyes used in Earth Rugs meet the same quality standards as those used for garment dying. Throughout history jute fiber has been treasured for its capacity to take and hold beautiful colors. Brilliantly dyed jute fibers have been found in Neolithic remains dating back thousands of years. The natural sheen of jute fiber retains the look of fine silk.
Where can Earth Rugs™ be used?
Anywhere in your home! Use them as throw rugs, accent rugs or as a room size rug.Kitchens and baths are great because Earth Rugs™ naturally repel water. This means water and most liquid spills will bead up to the surface first, allowing for quick clean-up.Fireplaces are great because Earth Rugs™ are naturally fire Retardant. Earth Rugs™ meet the Consumer Products Safety Commission Standard FF-2-70 for flammability. This means, if a spark lands on an Earth Rug® it will not ignite but rather will smolder. Earth Rugs™ are safer than synthetic rugs and other natural fiber rugs.Entryways, Hallways & Mudrooms make use of our unique sizes and shapes designed to fit entryways in homes, boats, or RV's! Our shapes and sizes make perfect area rugs and throw rugs around the house!Dorms are a natural for Earth Rugs™. Students need rugged durability. Earth Rugs™ are available in vibrant colors and are terrific on campus! You name it, Earth Rugs™ are the natural, organic source for rugs+!
Can I adhere Earth Rugs™ stair treads to my stair steps?
Many people use carpet tacks or double sided carpet tape, available at your local hardware store to adhere them to their floors. However, there is not adhesive backing on our rugs. Therefore, you can flip them over and double their wearability.
What if I don't own a store, where can I buy Earth Rugs™?
Many retailers throughout the USA carry Earth Rugs™, ask for them by name. If you do not have a retailer in your area, we recommend buying from an on-line store that carries Earth Rugs™ exclusively: TheBraidedRugPlace.com
What if I am not completely satisfied with any Earth Rugs™ item?
Earth Rugs™ offers exemplary customer satisfaction. Contact us if you are not 100% satisfied with any of our products. We offer unparalleled personal service.
Does Earth Rugs™ have a minimum order quantity?
No minimum order quantity is required.
What is Earth Rugs™ turnaround time?
While Earth Rugs™ is committed to shipping your order within five business days of receipt (under normal circumstances and provided all items are in stock) this is not possible right now. We are experiencing delays in our current shipping time due to the covid-19 pandemic, as are most reputable suppliers around the world. We expect to resume more timely delivery in the months ahead. We are happy be working with you during this time of uncertainty and shipping delays are beyond our control. Be assured, we are striving to accommodate your shipping needs.
Does Earth Rugs™ offer custom sizes?
Yes! Earth Rugs™ offers custom rug sizes, given a four and a half month lead time.*some restrictions may apply.
Does Earth Rugs™ drop ship?
Yes! Earth Rugs™ drop ships to customers anywhere in the continental United States, Canada and to APO PPO addresses. A $3.00 drop ship fee will apply per order.
How do I make payment to Earth Rugs™?
Contact us toll-free with your credit card number:1-800-562-1885Or send your payment to our physical address for processing:
Capitol Earth Rugs, Inc.8001 Assembly Court, Suite #21-24Little Rock, AR 72209
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What about extra fees, duties or taxes on International Shipments?
Customers purchasing Earth Rugs™ items may be required to pay fees, duties and occasionally taxes imposed by their country of residence. They are not included in the freight we charge to our customers. Earth Rugs™ charges the freight amount we are charged by the freight company, only. International customers may be responsible for fees, duties or taxes that the Earth Rugs™ team is unaware of. Please ask your sales representative if you have any questions about exporting Earth Rugs™ anywhere in North America outside of the continental United States. We are happy to check and verify this for you.
Prices shown are in U.S. dollars. If you are paying for your order with an international credit card, the purchase price may fluctuate with exchange rates. In addition, your bank or credit card issuer may also charge you foreign conversion charges and fees, which may also increase the overall cost of your purchase. Please contact your bank or credit card issuer regarding these fees.