Lorena Canals - The Most Beautiful, Dog-Friendly Decor
We’ve all been there. Spilled drink, puppy accident, muddy paw prints, baby food RIGHT in the middle of your beautiful area rug or on your favorite throw pillow. You rush to the sink to grab cleaner and a hand towel but the damage is already done. That stain just won’t come out and well, those things aren’t washing machine compatible. Well, DON’T WORRY LADIES!!! I’ve found the most beautiful home accessories that are machine washable. That’s right! Beautiful AND washable!! *Loud gasps from entire audience.*
Take a quick look at this video (seriously, less than 2 minutes) of their handmade rugs!
Lorena Canals’ rugs are handmade with natural dyes and raw materials of exceptional quality. This means it’s safer for your fur babies and human babies alike! Lorena Canals puts their heart into every detail, to deliver a product that makes your life easier while adding a touch of glamour to your home decor. They nailed it, don’t ya think?!
For 25 years Lorena Canals, designer and founder, has been focused on the design, manufacturing and commercialization of products for decorating children's rooms. 12 years ago they decided to specialize on children rugs, offering their customers all the essentials to enjoy elegant and cozy spaces with all requirements a mother needs for their kids. And this is no exception for fur babies! Lorena Canals rugs undergo an extensive handmade elaboration process (as seen in the video above) based on the selection of the best raw materials, the use of natural dyes, the control of non-child labor in the production process and the compliance of quality and safety regulations for children. Lorena Canals is truly making the world a better and more beautiful place. How so? If it’s not obvious already, LC feels a social responsibility to people of the world.
Lorena Canals provides schooling for children in northern India. With the purchase of one of their rugs, a customer helps a child attend school. LC believes that education is the key to mobility and vital in breaking the poverty cycle. So their customers not only help children to get an education but also the opportunity to live a better life. My heart is full!!!
Lorena Canals Sakûla project
In 2008 Lorena Canals built a Nursery in Haryana, the North of India, in order to attend children who are in the streets without protection and security, have a place to be, receive one meal a day and the education they need. They currently have 120 kids in their nursery and they hope to increase this number more and more every year!
Baba Jodh Sachiyar public school
During the last years they also started collaborating with the Baba Jodh Sachiyar Public School, giving a part of LC’s benefits of all the products to finance the education of these students. Thanks to this, more than 10 children are schooled every year.
Lorena Canals decided to dedicate their new washable Mix Collection to these children. The Mix Collection has 6 different designs with the names of 6 children who can go to school thanks to the benefits: Ritika, RamLal, Daksh, Aarty, Nancy and Arian.
From the hands of the artisans who spin and dye the cotton fibers, to the hands of those who weave the rugs, each Lorena Canals item has been handmade by artisans in the north of India, using ancestral manufacturing techniques. This is the reason why their products are unique and original, so you won't find two of the same items in the world!! How amazing is that?!!
The Lorena Canals company has chosen to use raw materials with a natural origin, and these are mainly cotton and wool. These materials are environmentally friendly without sacrificing the excellent quality that defines the brand. Their cotton plantations are situated in the northeast of India, which is one of the regions where this plant has been traditionally gathered for centuries, and where the artisans hand select the best cotton fibers to make the washable rugs and accessories.
Applying natural dyes, which allows LC to achieve the best results, and be respectful to the environment, produces the beautiful colors of their rugs and accessories. This process concerns mixing natural dye powders with very hot water. Once the dye is prepared, it is placed in a stone bath filled with water and the mixture is diluted. The cotton fibers are then wrapped around a stick and submerged in succession until the desired color is obtained. These fibers are then hung in terraces to dry in the sun. Once dry, they are taken to the factory in order to make the cotton reels. AREN’T YOU FALLING IN LOVE WITH THIS PROCESS?!! I’m seriously in love!
Lorena Canals is not just concerned with designing phenomenal rugs, but they are also highly concerned for Mother Earth, our home and our future. This is why LC helps to reduce CO2 emissions by promoting the use of natural resources and traditional means of production, in the same way that we are responsible for waste treatment.
Here’s a few of the celeb who also love their Lorena Canals decor!
Boo, Michael Phelps, Jessica Simpson, The Kardashians, Coco Rocha, Emma Heming Willis, Tiffani Thiessen, and now Gal's Best Friend!
These rugs are extremely soft, durable, and absolutely jaw-dropping beautiful. I can’t get enough of the Summery feeling I can have in my office year-round thanks to my Botanic Plants rug! The matching ombre throw, botanic cushion, and toy basket are just as gorgeous and high quality! I love that I can bring beautiful pieces into my home and know that I’m purchasing from a company that cares about children, animals, and the earth. These products are made with safe materials that I can trust! If we start shopping with responsible companies, we will all make a difference together!
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