A couple months ago the girls were playing on our rug and I asked my husband, “How do you wash a rug? Wait, why has no one made a washable rug?!” We had one 5×7 rug and an entire house of hardwood floors, yet somehow the girls really only seemed to spill stuff on this rug! Ok, the Mr. and I have spilled many a cup of coffee as well.. But! The idea of a washable rug seemed so genius to me! I ended up googling washable rugs and found Lorena Canals! I had actually seen some of their lovely rugs on instagram, but wasn’t aware of their quality, their social mission or that they were WASHABLE!!! With a 4 year old, a 3 year old, an almost 1 year old, and a mom & dad prone to spilling many a beverage, this was like, YAAAAASSSS!
Rugs that make sense
Lorena Canals rugs undergo an extensive handmade elaboration process based on the selection of the best raw materials, the use of natural dyes, the control of non-child labor in the production process and the compliance of quality and safety regulations for children when creating their products!
Lorena Canals provides schooling for children in northern India
When someone purchases one of their rugs, they’re not only getting an awesome washable rug, but they’re also helping a child attend school! Lorena Canals believes that education is the key to mobility and is vital in breaking the poverty cycle.
Lorena Canals Sakûla project
In 2008 Lorena Canals built a Nursery in Haryana, the North of India, in order to help children who are in the streets without protection and security, create a safe place for them to be, and to provide one meal a day and the education they need. Right now, they are serving 104 children in their nursery and are hopeful to increase this number more and more every year!
Baba Jodh Sachiyar public school
Lorena Canals has started collaborating with the Baba Jodh Sachiyar Public School, giving some of their benefits from product sales to finance the education of their students. Thanks to this, more than 10 children are schooled every year!