Affordable and Sustainable: Flokati Rugs

Here's another in our series of products that are a compromise between affordability and sustainability. (If you know of something less expensive and just as sustainable, feel free to comment.) This Flokati rug is hand-cut from 100% New Zealand wool, using a centuries-old process imported from Greece. The manufacturer claims the rugs are washed in waterfalls scattered throughout the Pindus mountains, creating a fluffy softness. Apparently, the 5th century Vlachs who lived in Samarina, the highest village on the Pindos Mountains, were the inventors of the Flokati Rugs. The women of the village, having access to the wool, would weave Flokati rugs to be sold at bazaars during the winter. This 8' x 11' rug is available for $269 from Flokati Rugs.