Cleaning out your closet is one of the best feelings in the world, but what if (selfishly) there are a few clothing items you just can’t let go of? You can’t wear them, you can’t throw them out… but you can weave them into a beautiful piece for your home.
Hear us out.
Or rather, hear out “Carpet of Life,” a company that will make you a personalized carpet from pieces of your wardrobe. While the customer provides the general outline — like color, style, size and some of the materials for the rug, like an old pair of jeans — part of the process means the design isn’t totally predictable.
Though Circle of Life is based out of Amsterdam, all the work is done by a group of women from villages in M’hamid El Ghizlane, Morocco. There, women weave the carpets by following the Moroccan “Boucherouite or Boucherwi” concept, which the company describes as a craft “relying on instinct and experience rather than set design rules.”
Weaving your memories together won’t come cheap, however, with prices ranging from roughly $457 to $1,648. (If that’s too steep, though, you could attempt to make one yourself with this two-step tutorial.) Ordering is also a bit difficult, as all carpets are shipped from the Sahara to Amsterdam and you’ll have to arrange pickup from there.
All that aside, it’s safe to say you’ll probably never see another carpet as beautiful as this one, with all your memories and life experiences rolled out into one.
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