Established in 1990, Lorena Canals is the designer and producer of children’s & home rugs, baskets, blankets, wall hangings and cushions that are both stylish and practical. Distributed in South Africa by Clever Little Monkey.
Everything began when the founder asked, “Why can’t we wash our kids’ rugs at home?” With no suitable solution on the market, she set off to make her own. Today, Lorena Canals rugs are available in more than 40 countries.
The brand prides itself on quality in every aspect of production, from the finest raw materials to socially responsible labour practices. Its rugs are available in a wide variety of designs, colours, sizes and thicknesses—making them suitable for any room.
Lorena Canals launches new ranges twice a year, such as the lovely new Oh Joy range…
WHAT MAKES LORENA CANALS RUGS SO SPECIAL?
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 our artisans in the north of India, using ancestral manufacturing techniques. This is the reason why our products are unique and original, so you won’t find two of the same items in the world.
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.
Our 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 allow us to achieve the best results, and be respectful to the environment, produces the colors of our 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 round a stick and submerged in succession until the desired color is obtained. Theses 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.
Cotton, wool, natural dyes… we take care of the environment together! We are not just concerned with designing exceptional quality rugs, as we are also highly concerned for Mother Earth, our home and our future. This is why we help 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.
Our factory in India is ISO9001, 14001 and 18001 certified. The washable, acrylic and wool rugs are certified by AITEX (Textile Technological Institute), which authenticates compliance with the European regulations for products intended to be used by children.