When holding in hands a rug or other handmade textile item, it is hard to imagine, how much time, patience and love is put in each such product. At social enterprise Lude we create up-cycled design rugs and allow you to have a sneak peak in our production process: from preparing the threads and installing the weaving loom, to the weaving itself and sophisticated post-production. All of these processes involve lots of cuddling, fondling and palming the material, threads and the end product, so you can just imagine, how much warmth such hand crafted design items contain in themselves. A true design with good karma.
Lude rugs are created out of recycled material: t-shirts and production leftovers from various textile brands. 15 to 20 t-shirts are needed to produce one 70x120cm Lude Uno runner rug. Special edition Lude Lace rug consumes more than 50cm of lace – leftovers from lingerie production at Rosme and LAUMA Lingerie factories. It takes up to 2 days to install a weaving loom and it requires 2-3 persons working on it. Whereas preparing up-cycled material and weaving a rug for our senior employees takes from 3 to 4 days.
Lude is a trademark for social enterprise that employs senior citizens and utilizes potential textile waste creating design rugs and other home textile items. It gives reason for retired people to get up in the morning and look forward to something, thus also saving a little bit of our green planet.
Video by Janis Klimanovs and Karlis Ratkevics
Music by Jahzzar Chiado