As a grounding statement piece or a soft and subtle furnishing underfoot, a rug is a hard-working addition to the home. It’s often the element that ties everything together – we like to think of it as the anchor of a room.
We are all familiar with the aesthetic value of woollen rugs, but you might be surprised to learn that Pampa rugs can also positively impact your home and your well-being.
1. Our rugs are made from soft wool, a natural and effective insulator
There is nothing like the warmth of natural fibres. Wool is thermally efficient and resistant, meaning it captures and holds warm air in cold environments. Rugs not only make a room more comfortable in cool weather, but they also reduce the need for heating, minimising your environmental impact. All Pampa rugs are made from 100% pure sheep’s and llama’s wool, so you can be sure you’re getting the best-quality natural insulation available.
A Pampa rug can add instant warmth to a space, especially when laid over floorboards to eliminate drafts or to take the chill off tiled or concrete floors. Woven wool fibres also have soundproofing qualities, absorbing ambient noise within a room and acting as a sound barrier
2. Rugs can improve health and well-being
Natural fibres don’t just hold warm air; they also trap dust particles. In acting as a natural filter, a Pampa rug can improve air quality by reducing the number of airborne particles in a space – and they also require minimal maintenance (see detailed Care Instructions here).
Woollen rugs also introduce a comforting sensory element to a room and can contribute to feelings of overall well-being. When fitted with an underlay, rugs are especially beneficial for preventing slips, too.
3. Pampa rugs preserve ancient techniques and create fair employment
Pampa rugs are the product of direct partnerships that ensure everyone in the production chain gets paid a fair and honest wage. By creating sustainable opportunities for expert artisans, Pampa is helping to preserve traditional techniques and knowledge that have been passed down for generations.
Pampa weavers often form cooperative groups so that they can weave together, work more effectively, share materials and maintain a sense of community. From their humble and beautiful beginnings, you can feel even better about choosing a Pampa rug for your home.
4. Pampa rugs are made for durability and longevity
Pampa rugs are woven from pure sheep’s wool, a naturally durable material. Wool fibres are extremely flexible. They are tough to tear and resistant to erosion, giving our rugs a long lifespan.
When you buy a Pampa rug, you’re buying something to live with for years to come.
5. Pampa rugs are biodegradable
From carding the wool to finishing the final textile, all Pampa products are made from 100% natural materials. Pampa rugs are environmentally friendly and completely biodegradable. Unlike synthetic rugs and carpets, a Pampa rug leaves no lasting mark on the planet at the end of its lifecycle.
Words: Elisha Kennedy
Photos: Victoria Aguirre
Thanks to Lara Fells for the location.