Grain is a design practice dedicated to social and environmental responsibility. Our work unites current manufacturing technologies and age-old craft techniques. Goods are produced in small batch runs at our island studio or through special collaborations with expert artisans in the US and abroad.
THOUGHTFUL DESIGN AND CLIMATE NEUTRAL COMMITMENT
A braided wool rug composed of a simple circle and oval shape bound together. Each shape explores a subtle contrast in braiding technique with the circle made of a flat braid coil and the oval made of cable lock braided rows with a contrasting zig zag stitch.
Height: 96 in / 243.8 cm
Width: 129 in / 327.7 cm
Custom colors and materials are possible. Contact email@example.com for more information.
Natural wool is highly durable and naturally stain resistant. Vacuum using the hard surface attachment. Spot clean with soap and water. Professionally rug clean as needed.
Exchanges & Refunds
Because Grain's work is made to order, all sales are final. They are happy to repair or replace any item that is found to be defective in its material or workmanship. This does not include regular wear-and-tear. The choice of repairing or replacing an item is at Grain’s discretion. Please contact them with any issues and they will work with you to resolve them as soon as possible.
Please inspect all shipments for damage on receipt. Contact us within three business days to report any damage. Retain the Grain item and all of the original packing and shipping materials for possible inspection as part of our carrier's claim process.
How did we curate this product?
While there’s no universal standard for sustainable manufacturing, Living Deep is committed to supporting brands, makers and manufacturers that are on a ‘deep green’ path, making progress towards positive environmental and social benefit. As we consider how this product impacts our health and the health of all species, you can learn more about how we evaluate products, or keep reading below for our curation of this specific product...
Where does the product come from?
What is it made of?
100% undyed Canadian wool.
Where does it go at the end of its life?
Unwanted wool can be donated to local charity shops, textile recycling shops or community groups for re-sale and re-use. When wool is disposed of, it will naturally decompose in soil in a matter of months or years, slowly releasing valuable nutrients back into the earth.
About the Partners
James and Chelsea Minola met during a Wintersession course in Guatemala while studying at the Rhode Island School of Design and quickly learned that they had quite a bit of personal history in common: Both grew up in Southern California and had family living on an island in the Puget Sound. The pair also shared an ambition to make a positive impact with their design educations by dedicating their practice to social and environmental responsibility.
Grain is a design practice dedicated to social and environmental responsibility. Their work unites current manufacturing technologies and age-old craft techniques. Goods are produced in small batch runs at their island studio or through special collaborations with expert artisans in the US and abroad.
As a full service design consultancy and studio, they offer expertise in research, strategy and design for companies interested in uniting sustainability and business through design. Their clients include companies such as Design Within Reach, Hem, Trina Turk and Anthropologie.
In 2008, they began to design and produce a line of in-house products for wholesale and retail markets that are created as sustainably as possible in the Pacific Northwest or in collaboration with artisan communities in Guatemala. Our first product, Ty, a recyclable shower curtain that does not off-gas, remains our best selling design to date and is available from retailers throughout North America, Europe and Australia.
Their designs have been sold in hundreds of shops across the US and abroad and have been published in a wide variety of magazines and blogs.