Jute Product Care

All about Earth Rugs™ and how to care for your jute products

SAFE & RESPONSIBLE

Our flat braids have no inner core and can easily be placed near an entry without slippage where doors open and close over them and beneath a table, safely place them under chairs. Fire retardant and moth proof, these rugs and table accents are safe near a fireplace, under the Christmas tree and used beneath candles. These braids need not be treated with harsh chemicals like some natural fibers. Earth Rugs™ meet the Consumer Safety Commission Standard FF-2-70 for flammability. Each of our products are eco-friendly, handcrafted, and designed by American artists. Since 2006, we have been your first choice in braided rugs.

 

FAQ

What are Earth Rugs™?

Earth Rugs™ are made from 100% natural jute fiber. Jute fiber is harvested from the bamboo-like Jute plant. Earth Rugs™ are products of the weavers art practiced for centuries by the native craftspeople of Bangladesh and India. Our rich colors and authentic designs are rooted in American tradition. Jute Rugs date back to the very beginning of rug weaving. Jute Rugs were used extensively in the 17th through the 19th centuries throughout the old British Empire. Earth Rugs™ are eco-friendly and jute is biodegradable!

 

What is Jute?

Jute is a primary resource fiber, produced directly from the earth and is a sustainable resource! Jute is a reed, like bamboo, that grows best in fertile delta soil. The Jute plant is harvested then split open to expose the inner fibers. The inner fibers of the Jute stalk are very soft and after retting, cleaning and combing they are spun into yarn. Jute is biodegradable.

 

How durable are Earth Rugs™?

Jute is one of the strongest fibers known to man! It was used on seagoing ships before the invention of steel cables. Woven into rugs, jute fibers provide lasting beauty and strength. They withstand commercial use and can last a lifetime in the home.

What if they get wet?

Jute has natural water repellent characteristics. Remember, it is a reed that naturally grows in water. Water cannot damage a rug woven from jute fiber.

 

How are Earth Rugs™ cleaned?

Just like other fine rugs, they can be cleaned with mild soap and water, a mild carpet shampoo or commercially dry-cleaned. Cleaning enhances the beauty of these rugs. Vacuum normally. Do not machine wash.

 

Are Earth Rugs™ fire-safe?

Yes! Earth Rugs™ meet the Consumer Products Safety Commission Standard FF-2-70 for flammability. What this really means is Earth Rugs™ will not ignite. Earth Rugs™ are absolutely perfect near the fireplace or beneath the Christmas Tree!

 

Are Earth Rugs™ safer than other braided rugs?

Yes, because Earth Rugs™ are 100% natural. Natural jute fiber is safer to use in any home with children or pets than synthetic rugs made with man made fibers. Other natural fiber braided rugs like wool are often treated with chemicals for moth proofing. Jute is naturally moth proof!

 

How are Earth Rugs™ dyed?

They are yarn dyed with the highest quality chemical dyes available. Throughout history jute fiber has been treasured for its capacity to take and hold beautiful colors. Brilliantly dyed jute fibers have been found in Neolithic remains dating back thousands of years. The natural sheen of jute fiber retains the look of fine silk.

 

Why Earth Rugs™?

Earth Rugs™ are the best braided rugs on earth! They’re green! Jute fiber is cultivated from the earth. It is possible to cultivate three jute crops annually in the fertile delta soil of Bangladesh! Earth Rugs™ natural jute fiber is a sustainable resource with a smaller environmental impact than other types of natural fibers and, of course, is biodegradable. Our prices are “down to earth”!

 

Where are Earth Rugs™ used?

Kitchens and baths are great since Earth Rugs™ naturally repel water. This means water and most liquid spills will bead up to the surface first, allowing for quick clean-up.

Fireplaces are great because Earth Rugs™ are naturally fire Retardant. Earth Rugs™ meet the Consumer Products Safety Commission Standard FF-2-70 for flammability. This means, if a spark lands on an Earth Rug® it will not ignite but rather will smolder. Earth Rugs™ are safer than synthetic rugs and other natural fiber rugs. Entryways, Hallways & Mudrooms make use of our unique sizes and shapes designed to fit entryways in homes, boats, or RV’s! Our shapes and sizes are perfect all around the house!

Dorms are a natural for Earth Rugs™. Students need rugged durability. Earth Rugs™ are available in vibrant colors and are terrific on campus! You name the room, Earth Rugs™ are the natural choice!

 

How do I adhere Earth Rugs™ stair treads?

Many people use carpet tacks or double sided carpet tape, available at your local hardware store.

 

What if I am not completely satisfied with any Earth Rugs™ product?

Morning Star Home Accents offers exemplary customer satisfaction. Contact us if you are not 100% satisfied with any of our products. We offer unparalleled personal service.

 

Does Morning Star Home Accents have a minimum order quantity?

No minimum order quantity is required.

 

What is Morning Star Home Accents turnaround time?

Morning Star Home Accents is committed to shipping your order within five business days of receipt, providing all items are in stock.

 

Are custom Earth Rugs™ sizes available?

Yes! Earth Rugs™ now offers custom braided rug sizes, given a four and a half month lead time.

*some restrictions may apply.

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