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Product Spotlight: Carpet of Life

Using authentic crafting techniques handed down through generations, women from rural villages in the oasis of M’hamid El Ghizlane in the Sahara Desert transform cast-off textiles and donated clothing into each "co-designed" Carpet of Life. This unique recycling concept is based on traditional Moroccan carpets called Boucherouite or Boucherwi, typically made by families from nomadic backgrounds. Each piece is totally one-of-a-kind and created intuitively by the artisans in response to donated materials provided by clients for commissioned carpets.

Clients who commission one-of-a-kind pieces by Carpet of Life often provide clothes from their own personal wardrobes and/or household tea towels, bed linens, heirloom stashes, and even recycled plastics. Designers have even been known to recycle a previous season's collection or graduate thesis project to celebrate and experience their former creations underfoot. Image courtesy of Carpet of Life.

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