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BEHIND THE DESIGN PERENNIALS RUGS
A cutting-edge coloring technique, combined with a fervent attention to detail, have made Perennials textiles designer favorites for more than a decade. That’s why we chose to collaborate with the textile company for our latest outdoor rug collection.
The design of a rug begins with selecting a color – the Perennials team spends months, even years, scouring natural and man-made pigments to find the perfect hues.
Our design team wanted nature-inspired shades of blue, grey and green. Each color is tested for performance and colorfastness before being added to the fibers.
While other outdoor rugs use fibers with color applied as an exterior coating, each Perennials rug begins with 100% solution-dyed acrylic fibers that are injected with the color pigments. This unique dyeing process is what ensures the colors stay vibrant season after season.
The solution-dyed acrylic fibers are then wound onto spools and taken to a weaving loom, where colors are selected based on the pattern each artisan will follow on their weaving map.
Our rugs are woven at a weaving workshop in India on traditional Punja looms, which allow the artisans to weave and precisely control the fibers and create detailed patterns.
The hand-weaving technique takes more time than other methods, but transforms the durable acrylic fibers into a weave that re-creates the beauty and softness of natural cotton.