Laurine Seymour's Profile

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"You must be the change you wish to see in the world." - Mahatma Gandhi

Hello, My Name is Laury and I have been sewing for over 25 year. I started out making rugs from recycled t shirts. After a while I could not find enough in a 60mile radius and was forced to find new sources. AT this point my rugs are made from USA organic cotton fabric and factory 2nd t shirts.
The rugs have become popular and I have about 40+ orders at any given time. The rugs are made from recycled t shirts that are purchased from local Charities, like churches and Salvation Army. The shirts are washed and cut in my home. About 1/3 of the shirts have to be dyed. I use a water based dyes. I also have added more and more organic fabrics. I prefer using USA organic cotton, if I can get it.
The shirts are cut into strips and braided by hand. I then sew them together with…

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  • Joined November 15, 2009

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Recycled cotton t shirt and dyes, organic fabric, I really prefer USA organic cotton, if I can get it

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greenatheartrugs
Hand made eco-friendly cotton braided rugs

About

"You must be the change you wish to see in the world." - Mahatma Gandhi

Hello, My Name is Laury and I have been sewing for over 25 year. I started out making rugs from recycled t shirts. After a while I could not find enough in a 60mile radius and was forced to find new sources. AT this point my rugs are made from USA organic cotton fabric and factory 2nd t shirts.
The rugs have become popular and I have about 40+ orders at any given time. The rugs are made from recycled t shirts that are purchased from local Charities, like churches and Salvation Army. The shirts are washed and cut in my home. About 1/3 of the shirts have to be dyed. I use a water based dyes. I also have added more and more organic fabrics. I prefer using USA organic cotton, if I can get it.
The shirts are cut into strips and braided by hand. I then sew them together with super strong thread. The rugs are machine washable.
My goal is to produce a beautiful, useful and earth friendly product, that you are proud to have in your home! :)
My rugs reflect our simple environmentally friendly lifestyle.
Our home was built by my husband and is super efficient.
We heat solely with dead/down fire wood that is harvested off our property.
This is a carbon neutral fuel source. We shop locally for our produce. Almost all our clothing comes from thrift stores. I also use a scooter to purchase t-shirts (weather permitting) in the summer. The scooter gets 100mpg.
We also grow vegetables in a small garden, in a family shared lot next to our home.

Most of all we try to be Green at Heart, and we hope you are too!

Thanks for coming, Laury

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