Meet Our Maker: Berit, Master Weaver
by Sofia Deer
This is Berit— pronounced "Barrett"— the genius behind our 100% recycled cotton rugs that only get better with age. She started weaving as a young adult, earning her Associate's Degree from Sätergläntan in Dalarna, Sweden in 1994. Since then, she's owned three looms, raised two kids, and weaved many, many rugs.
She founded her recycled rug business on a few principles: it needs to be practical, use materials that already exist, and be machine-washable. Enter: the recycled cotton throw rug. Every material is hand-picked and washed before she manually weaves on her loom. To finish up, she knots each end strand to prevent any unraveling.
Berit is a collaborator based in Colorado.