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Materials used to make Rugs

NITYA EXPORTS | Sun 27 Aug 2022

First Series on the many materials used to create rugs and carpets. 

The materials used to make rugs and carpets often fall into one of Five Categories:
1) Wool 
2) Silk 
3) Recycling Plastic Yarns 
4) Hemp 
5) Jute 

We'll talk primarily about Wool in today's topic, including its several varieties and how to pick the ideal kind for your environment while choosing or creating a unique carpet.

In constant use for carpets, wool is among the most expensive and lavish fabrics. The finest wool is thought to come from New Zealand. Goat, llama, or alpaca fur is occasionally used to make wool rugs. Being robust by nature, The spiral growth model of sheep's hair gives the strands when braided into tufts an extraordinary "memory". If maintained properly, carpets made with wool can last up to 60 years. Wool is a hardy fabric. Rich hues are available in the material, which is simple to dye. 

Another benefit is wool's resilience to fire. Wool attracts but does not burn, in contrast to synthetic carpets, which can melt and burn. If cigarette burns are a concern, it can be a wise choice. Wool is a resource that is sustainable because it is a natural fiber. It has effective insulating qualities. It acts as a natural humidifier by absorbing and releasing moisture. Dust mites, which aggravate allergies, don't like it. 

More people prefer wool for rugs than for wall-to-wall carpeting because rugs only cover a portion of a room. A formal space gets an opulent accent from a wool area rug.

Cashmere Wool:- A form of wool known as cashmere is produced by pashmina and cashmere goats. Kashmir, an area in Northern India that still produces cashmere, is how the word was once spelled. Compared to sheep's wool, it is substantially warmer and lighter. By the 19th century, the manufacturing of cashmere wool was a significant industry across all of Europe, and the trading of this wool product benefited economies in numerous places. 

What makes cashmere wool stand out? 
● Softest and most luxurious type of wool in existence . 
● Elasticity 
● Breathability & moisture wicking 
● No Scratchiness 
● Fire Resistant 
● Hypoallergenic

Mohair:- Mohair, a fabric or yarn created from the tough and tenacious hair of the Angora goat, is well known for its high luster and sheen and is frequently used in fiber mixes to give textiles this sheen and luster. Mohair is a particularly good dye-taker. It has good insulating qualities that make it feel toasty in the winter, and it has moisture-wicking qualities that let it stay cool in the summer. It resists creases and burns and is resilient and naturally elastic. 

Merino:- Australian Merino wool is the world's finest and softest wool in the world. Merino sheep that graze in Australia's and New Zealand's highlands produce it. The sheep have created the softest and finest fur since the breed's inception in the 12th century. They are capable of withstanding temperatures in the range of -20 C to +35 C. Merino wool also produces exceptional fabrics that excel on every level above commodities like cotton or synthetics, thanks to contemporary spinning technologies and fiber treatments. Merino wool combines fashion, comfort, and performance in seamless harmony. 

New Zealand Wool:- New Zealand wool, a naturally durable fiber, springs back, reducing flattening and wear of your handmade rug. New Zealand wool is very flexible, sustainable, and natural due to its strength and flexibility. The finest wool carpets in the world are those made from Laneve and wool from New Zealand. The items must pass over 20 demanding tests, including topics like fiber composition, durability, color fastness, and appearance retention, in order to achieve strict performance criteria. Each sheep in New Zealand produces a fresh fleece each year, making the wool completely natural and renewable. It has important nutrients that are good for plant growth and is biodegradable and recyclable. 

Alpacas :- The fibers that naturally grow on alpacas are the source of the wool known as alpaca wool. Since they resemble camels and alpacas are indigenous to South America, these creatures are referred to as camelids.This type of wool has minuscule air pockets built into the fibers that comprise it, and these air pockets improve breathability. Alpaca wool is regarded as one of the warmest types of animal fibers, and these fibers are also quite insulative. This particular wool is also extremely water-resistant and difficult to ignite.Wool manufactured from alpaca fibers is hypoallergenic because it lacks lanolin. 

Angora:- Angora fiber originates from a particular breed of rabbit. This breed comes in a variety of forms, each with unique traits and qualities such hair length and color. They are shaved down to their skin once their fur has grown quite long, and the hairs then are collected. After becoming spun into yarn, this hair is subsequently weaved into a cloth. The smaller the yarn, the smaller the finished fabric will be, according to the micron theory. 

Rugs made of wool are a wonderful way to soften and relax your space. Due to its stainand water-repellent properties, this rug material is suitable for usage in dining rooms and living rooms. Furthermore, you can go barefoot on it. 

Wool rugs are sturdy, so they'll last for a while, often 20 to 30 years on average. Remember that the lifespan of your rug will vary depending on how well you care for it. Consider getting your wool rug professionally cleaned every few weeks if it is a handwoven rug. 

Check out our Gallery section to view some of our pre-existing inventory for any rug or carpet needs in wool/bamboo silk from the link below, or you can email us personally at info@nityaexport.com for custom orders. 

https://www.nityaexports.com/gallery.html 

We shall discuss Silk Carpets & Rugs & Its Types in our upcoming series. 

Stay tuned for more details :)