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eye heart hand
eye heart hand

eye heart hand

Bridgeport, CT

"Field-to-fiber rugs – sustainably sourced, ethically made and 100% origin-verified."
It’s a big, beautiful world, and in our small way, we’re out to make it better.

What if you could bring a beautiful, durable, luxurious rug into your home and know who actually made it?

What if the fair treatment of people and NO child labor, in every step of the process, was assured?

What if you could know the origins of the wool down to the farm, shepherd, and the sheep in the mountains of New Zealand, and have scientific proof that all the wool in your rug is traceable to that one and only source?

What if model animal welfare practices and boosting native biodiversity were the routine standards on the farm where the wool in your rug is sourced?

We wondered if anyone was doing anything like this in the rug industry?

Yes. We are.
Q&A

How do your pieces come to life? Tell us one interesting thing about your creative process?

"My creative process starts with a pencil and paper and then lifts off the page to be carefully translated with our special wool into a beautiful rug. I’m continually surprised by what can be achieved with this medium depending on how the wool is spun and whether it’s looped or cut. In the end, it’s such a joy to see the energy of my original drawings, somehow preserved after passing through the hands of our artisan collaborators in India."
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What do you want people to do or feel when they encounter your creations?

"When people see one of our rugs for the first time, we hope they’ll walk on it. Preferably barefoot."
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What funny moments, unexpected surprises, or obstacles have you encountered?

"During one of our Skype calls with Hamish and Gemma at High Peak Estate in New Zealand, we were surprised when Gemma disappeared off screen for a moment and popped back in with a young sheep in her arms!"
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What is your favorite material to work with?

"Our least favorite material to work with is anything that’s harmful to the Earth. Our goal is to create closed-circle, zero waste rugs in the future."
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What motivates and inspires you?

"This quote reminds us of our responsibility to the earth and guides many of the decisions we make: "Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together, all things connect." ~ Chief Seattle"
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What makes a space special?

"A special space is one that brings you peace and comfort, where you're surrounded by beauty and positive feelings. Our rugs are made for these personal spaces. I like to think about a person waking up in a new day and taking their first steps out of bed, onto the soft cushion of our rugs."
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What’s unique about your work?

"What is common to each of our rugs is a strong, bright, resilient and lustrous wool fiber like none other. We verify the origin and purity of the wool we start with to ensure it is the only wool that ends up in our rugs. Each rug is its own work and has a label that’s hand signed by me, the designer (eye); by Hamish, the shepherd in New Zealand (heart); and by Firoz, the rug maker in India (hand). We combine the strengths of each collaborator and know everyone involved in the process from start to finish."
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