Another Earth Day has come and gone, but every day is a good time to prioritize our planet’s health. The small changes you make each day can greatly reduce your carbon footprint for years to come.
And Enkay can help you with that. When you buy one of our hand-woven rugs, you can be sure that our sustainable manufacturing practices impact every aspect of our business.
Let’s start with energy. Enkay’s production facilities and warehouse use 80% solar electricity. When it comes to your home, you probably have given your energy use some thought. Maybe you turn off your lights when you leave the house or drive a hybrid car, but you haven’t had the time or funds to invest in solar panels. Choosing one of our natural rugs for your home means supporting a company that prioritizes renewable energy. We not only will go to the moon and back for our customers, we’ll harness the sun for you, too.
If you want to be eco-friendly, you know that material matters. Wool is our most used raw material, which is 100% biodegradable. Our growers share our values and our wools are hand-selected and hand-spun with great care. We know you are thoughtful about the materials in your space, taking great care of what you already own, and buying second-hand when you can. But when the time comes to invest in a new piece, choosing an eco-friendly label or raw material is the way to go. Wool rugs are long-lasting, soft, and earth-friendly, and we’ve got a lot to choose from.
What about water? The looms our weavers use are hand-fitted at their doorsteps, which greatly reduces the amount of water used. All the water from our dyeing unit is treated and made safe for reuse before it leaves the facility. You may already take shorter showers or turn the faucet off while you brush your teeth. Individual efforts do make a difference, but we believe that businesses need to prioritize water conservation for the planet to truly see results. Enkay is leading the way with its water use practices. With our handmade rugs, your water conservation efforts can pack more of a punch.
Let’s talk toxins. Enkay’s colors are all made from raw materials and meet the Global Organic Textile (GOTS) Standard. You may know to avoid certain household chemicals in your cleaning supplies or beauty products. But what about the colors and dyes used in your home decor? If you want to rid your home of extra chemical inputs that negatively impact our health and our planet, Enkay’s catalog of handmade rugs can help you do just that.
We don’t plan on stopping these practices anytime soon. We know that true sustainability is not stagnant. At Enkay, we are ready and willing to continue to improve our sustainability standards and encourage other businesses to do the same. When you buy one of our quality rugs, you can rest easy knowing we are doing our part too.