Hug at Home is a collection of mats and rugs made by British Company Phoenox Textiles in Huddersfield West Yorkshire.
A true British manufacturer, 80% of their products are made in house in Yorkshire mills. Hug at Home have been using recycling cotton and plastic bottles in their products for over 10 years! Their Hug Rug was designed to be sustainable and environmentally friendly from the outset.
A zero to landfill company, Phoenox Textiles is based in West Yorkshire with a large local workforce that can walk to work.
They have several different products under the Hug at Home umbrella including Hug Rug, Hug Rug Woven, Rug Guru, Origin ( Made in India), My Mat, My Rug and Howler & Scratch.
The waste materials they have used for their Hug Rug include:
- Over 5.9million T-Shirts to use in the cotton tufting
- Over 7.5million plastic bottles to create the extra tough membrane
- Over 2.5million litres of water to run the mills
- Over 100 tonnes of recycled industrial plastics to use in the backing
Packaging – The rugs come wrapped in recycled plastic and cardboard.
Awards and accreditations: A Sedex Member & Made & Designed in Britain Badge
What I like: The use of recycled materials, that they are made in the UK, the company transparency, the companies eco-policy and their vast range of rugs and cushions all with a traceable production.
What I did not like: Most Rugs state that they are recyclable after use, which is excellent, but there are no details on how to do this. I know of nowhere that would take my old mat for recycling.
My hero products: For me its the Hug Rug floor runners! With 3 big dogs, they need a big doormat otherwise only one paw hits the mat and the rest of the floor gets covered in mud.
I have several rugs from a competitor that sells a floor rug similar to the Hug Rug. I have been happy with these over the years. Still, when researching a replacement on their website, I find they do not appear to use recycled materials, and there is minimal information on their manufacturing process and environmental impact. Hence why I came across Hug at Home. With the information above and the customer reviews, I feel confident in ordering.
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