In The Green Room with Matthew Wailes
In the Green Room is the Ateliers Verts series of short interviews with our partners. We ask them for one eco-conscious idea that they'd like to share with you. This week we spoke with Matthew Wailes.
Matthew Wailes of Matthew Wailes Carpets fame, has a passion for recycled and sustainable carpets.
Matthew has over 30 years experience in the design, production and installation of the finest hand & machine made carpets and rugs for both residential & commercial applications.
He works closely with his hand tufting manufacturer in Thailand, with whom he has worked for many years, and visits regularly. He is a member of GoodWeave which protects workers rights in Nepal and elsewhere and prevents children being forced into labour.
(Matthew Wailes Sciamano Design Rug 2023)
This Stunning hand tufted Scaimano rug designed by Matthew Wailes and Ilaria Perra is part of their collaborative brand Stilelibero which focusses on sustainable upcycling and recycling.
Furthemore, Matthew has identified a fantastic opportunity for circularity in the yachting sector:
He has an impressive range of products called Matthew Wailes LuxuryEco which are up-cycled rugs made from plastic that has been cleaned out of the ocean. We defy any customer to close their eyes and feel the difference between one of their ocean plastic rugs and a luxury silk & wool woven rug!
Really it beggars belief that luxury interior designers don't factor these into their designs.
Matthew rightly says "How amazing would it be for luxury yacht and boat builders to specify ocean-plastic based rugs and carpets. That would mean full circularity of plastic waste being taken from the ocean and repurposed for a yacht which the sails the oceans having played a part in cleaning it."
Matthew has highlighted a fantastic opportunity for circularity in the maritime boating sector.
So any boat interior specifiers and designers out there, please do contact us!
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(Header Image: Matthew Wailes)
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