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11 Non-Toxic Rugs & Carpets For a Toe-Tally Organic Home

The SJ Team

Playing tag around the eco-friendly coffee table, stretching out for movie night, playing twister on the floor—all fun activities made even more so when done on non-toxic rugs.


Because rugs are typically made of synthetic materials notorious for leaching VOCs and other toxic chemicals. 

But it’s not all bad news. 

Making your home non-toxic top to bottom is easier than you might think. All you need is a solid foundation in the form of an organic rug and non-toxic rug pad.

Which rugs are non-toxic?

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Have Some Floor Time With Our Favorite Organic Rugs

Fhygge’s organic cotton rugs will imbue every room in your home with hygge, both thanks to natural fibers and a clean, Scandinavian appearance.

To add a little more flair to your floor, Leah Singh creates non-toxic wool rugs featuring bold colors and patterns.

The colorful, abstract designs from Cold Picnic can add some flavor to your floor while simultaneously keeping your home safe and toxin-free with natural materials.

But how can you tell if a rug is non-toxic?

We unravel our process at the end of the article.

The Best Non-Toxic Rugs For Your Home

1. Kilim

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About Kiliim

Price Range: $79–$4,950

Kiliim is a Cairo, Egypt-based social enterprise that partners with the nearby town of Fowa, once a hub for kilim weaving until cheaper machine manufacturing created a major decline in the industry.

Kilim’s mission is to return to these hand weaving roots and “put Fowa back on the local and international map for authentic craftsmanship” through fashion, furniture, and home decor.

Each design bears a unique blend of art deco inspiration with pharaonic forms, both of which are found in their all-natural rugs.

Kiliim’s Ethical & Sustainability Practices


Fine quality wool, Egyptian cotton, and jute are the three different sustainable fabrics found in these organic rugs, each one set atop a non-toxic cotton rug base.

The beautiful colors come from natural dyes that will stand the test of time.

Supply chain & labor practices:

Every piece is handcrafted and flatwoven in Fowa Egypt, supporting not only Egyptian cultural heritage, but also local artisans, who are paid fair wages.

Green business practices:

Kilim partners with both Made Trade and Etsy, ensuring their rugs ship carbon-neutral regardless of shopping platform.

Kilim is also available on Etsy

2. Cold Picnic

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About Cold Picnic

Price Range: $150–$1,950

For a toxic-free carpet so colorful and whimsical it will make you feel like you’re picnicking in a field of wildflowers, check out Cold Picnic.

They offer a complete range of home textiles, including throw pillows and blankets.

But their modern organic rugs are all the rage, whether you’re in need of something small like door mats and runner rugs or want to outfit your entire living room with the Outback organic wool area rugs.

Cold Picnic’s Ethical & Sustainability Practices


You’ll find 

These OEKO-TEX rugs are made of either New Zealand ethical wool, bamboo silk, or hemp (if you want an outdoor-friendly option).

Regardless, you’ll find no flame retardant chemicals, in either the eco-friendly dyes or yarn.

Supply chain & labor practices:

Products are made at one of two factories in India.

Each one bears certifications from either GoodWeave and Care & Fair (C&F) or SA8000, GOTS, and GRS.

Green business practices:

Between manufacturing rugs using 100% solar power and reusing the packaging used in rug transport, they’re trying to keep emissions smaller than their compostable-packaged bath mats.

Community & charitable giving:

Cold Picnics rug factory in Indian funds a local school, and the brand itself donates proceeds from certain products to numerous nonprofits.

Some of their current collection features pieces from a contest for Black art and design students. The winners keep all profits.

3. Fhygge

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About Fhygge

Price Range: $85–$900

Art, creativity, and sustainability: the trifecta behind Fhygge designs.

Based in Barcelona, Spain, the lifestyle-centered eco-friendly brand has a range of kilim-style woven tapestry rugs. 

Choose from area rugs, runners, custom sizes, round rugs, and several Multicolor non-toxic kids rugs.

Your home won’t just be clean of harmful chemicals and flame retardants, but will look clean thanks to their ivory-based color palette.

Fhygge’s Ethical & Sustainability Practices


In addition to making blended wool and organic cotton rugs, Fhygge offers hemp or organic jute rugs, too.

Vegetable-based sustainable dyes are the foundation for their color schemes.

Unfortunately, their PVC rug pad isn’t suitable for those seeking non-toxic rug pads, so we recommend finding this elsewhere.

Supply chain & labor practices:

Though we have reached out, Fygge has not confirmed wool sourcing policies or supply chain details with us.

4. Parachute

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About Parachute

Price Range: $129–$1,799

Parachute is here to save your home from free-falling into a toxic stew with a complete range of textiles and decor.

Like everything they sell, this woman-founded brand’s rug collection is full of subtle neutrals, soft textures, and safe materials.

Shop round rugs, kilim rugs, and statement rugs, and chunky rugs—which are like organic shag rugs, but don’t scream “That 70s House”.

Parachute’s Ethical & Sustainability Practices


Natural fibers like stain-resistant jute, wool (sourced from mulesing free farms in New Zealand), and cotton round out Parachute’s toxic-free rugs.

All rugs bear OEKO-TEX certification, ensuring they’re free of harmful chemicals.

Add a non-toxic rug pad made of recycled materials and a natural latex backing.

Supply chain & labor practices:

Rugs are handwoven by expert craftspeople in Panipat, India—otherwise known as the “city of weavers”—and some bear Craftmark certification.

Artisans are supported not only with fair wages, but with educational programs for their children. 

Green business practices:

Renewable energy projects help to keep the already-minimal footprint down in the 80-year-old factory.

Rugs are sent in 80% recycled eco-friendly mailers, but to prevent shipping waste from something you’re not 100% sure on, they offer sample swatches, too.

Community & charitable giving:

Through the Home For Dreams initiative, they offer professional training and grants for black-owned businesses.

Safe rugs aside, Parachute also helps keep people safe from malaria by donating to the UN’s Nothing but Nets campaign.

5. Leah Singh

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About Leah Singh

Price Range: $250–$1,700

Leah Singh is bringing back some of India’s age-old, traditional crafts “by transforming them into modern objects”.

They’re doing so by partnering with fair trade artisans across six regions of India to create runner and area rugs, small mats, and other decor.

Leah Singh’s Ethical & Sustainability Practices


Choose between a handwoven wool rug or jute rug.

If you love the bright, fun colors, know they’re a result of AZO-free dyes.

Supply chain & labor practices:

All rugs are designed by Leah herself and her team in New Delhi, India. To make designs tangible, they partner directly with village artisans across India.

GoodWeave certification means the rugs were made without forced or child labor, and every purchase supports programs that provide respectable work for adults and education opportunities for children.  

Green business practices:

The organic jute rugs and wool rugs are sent in biodegradable poly bags made from rice and potato starch. 

6. Loomy

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About Loomy

Price Range: $348–$10,500

Woman-founded Loomy is all about non-toxic rugs.

Natural rugs, performance rugs, pet-friendly rugs, indoor/outdoor rugs, vegan rugs, vintage rugs, you name it. There’s a rug for every room, including non-toxic nursery rugs—like the adorable Zebra Rug.

While we wouldn’t judge adults for also digging these cute organic kids’ rugs, their “adult” options come with no fewer varieties’ of sizes, designs, fun prints and patterns.

While not all the most affordable non-toxic rugs, these investment pieces will keep your home safe, warm, and joyful for years and years to come.

Loomy’s Ethical & Sustainability Practices


Loomy uses either natural or recycled materials, all of which are OEKO-TEX certified.

These include cotton, ethically-sourced New Zealand wool, jute, sisal, hemp fabric, viscose, and banana silk, as well as upcycled plastic bottles.

While the latter option doesn’t make for any organic area rugs, it does make for some more durable outdoor varieties.

Only low impact dyes are used.

Supply chain & labor practices:

“Loom to room” is their motto, which reflects their desire to achieve full traceability for all their rugs.

By working with indigenous communities and artisan weavers far and wide, they’re helping to preserve traditional skills and provide meaningful livelihood opportunities.

Green business practices:

Loomy’s non-toxic carpets are made by hand, in small batches, which not only ensures you get a high-quality piece that will grace your halls for decades, but reduces the amount of rug waste in landfills—which they say accounts for 2% (!) of all landfill waste in America.

Each one is made in a closed-loop manufacturing process, too.

7. Rawganique

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About Rawganique

Price Range: $140–$970

A sustainable rug brand run by off-grid homesteaders?

No wonder Rawganique has us floored.

Catering to all sustainable home needs, you’ll be tripping over their stylishly simple collection of non-toxic washable rugs, available in three fabric blends and various sizes.

If you enjoy appropriately named products and hemp fabric, be sure to check out the HOMESTEAD rug.

About Rawganique

Rawganique’s Ethical & Sustainability Practices


The rug company sources its sustainable fibers from Europe, which includes organically grown hemp, cruelty-free wool, and organic cotton. 

They’re free of chemicals like formaldehyde, fire retardants, dioxins, heavy metals, GMOs, bleach, and PFAS.

Many styles are available in natural colors (unbleached and undyed), or dyed with fiber-reactive dyes.

Supply chain & labor practices:

These affordable organic rugs are made in-house at the Rawganique’s own European atelier.

Green business practices:

Specializing in minimalist processed, plastic-free, and toxic-free textiles means no PVC, VOC, or any other chemicals that might make you say “OMG”—like formaldehyde, latex, and dioxins.

No wonder you’ll find totally 100% safe products, whether that means rugs, organic curtains, or another of their home textiles or fashion goods.

Being machine washable rugs means you can keep them clean and in good condition.

8. Grund

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About Grund

Price Range: $40–$138

“Live Green. Live Grund.”

Though they specialize only in organic cotton bath rugs, we shouldn’t forget the importance of products that keep us healthy as well as clean.

Plus, while designed for the bathroom, we think there’s no reason why these natural wool rugs couldn’t be used anywhere in your home.

They come in several different styles and colors, but all have that foot feel-good “ultra-soft high pile plush” texture.

Grund’s Ethical & Sustainability Practices


As with their organic bath towels and most other products, 100% organic cotton is the material of choice in all of these organic bath rugs.

For non-reversible styles, this is paired with a rubber non-slip backing, though we’re not sure if it’s natural rubber or synthetic rubber.

Supply chain & labor practices:

Grund is originally a Czech company, but now operates out of America.

As a member of Textile Exchange, products are made under safe and fair labor conditions in either India or Czech Republic.

Green business practices:

Grund backs the quality of their products with a 5-year warranty.

9. Zuahaza

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About Zuahaza

Price Range: $198–$690

Zuahaza is a Colombia decor brand offering geometrically-inspired blankets, throw pillows, rugs, and more.

Their colorful yet earthy range of non-toxic area rugs, runner rugs, and doormats will bring a splash of Colombian style to either indoor or outdoor spaces.

Zuahaza’s Ethical & Sustainability Practices


These all-natural rugs utilize the unique fique fiber. 

Fique being a straw obtained from the leaves of a tropical succulent plant. Often used in basket weaving, it doesn’t require a lot of water, fertilizers or pesticides.

Only natural materials and dyed are used.

Supply chain & labor practices:

Zuahaza works with a group of talented women artisans in Charalá, a rural village in Colombia’s Andes mountains. 

All artisans are paid fair, living wages that nearly double Colombia’s minimum wage.

While products are made from 100% Colombian-grown materials and Zuahaza hopes that all stages of the supply chain will remain there, for now, they also partner with a company in Lima, Peru to dye their yarns.

Green business practices:

Starting with watercolor sketches made into reality on vertical looms by hand-knotting efforts, everything is done 100% by hand, a process that takes up to three weeks per rug.

Their weavers employ water and waste-saving principles.

10. Organic Weave

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About Organic Weave

Price Range: $1,500–$10,800

As their name suggests, Organic Weave creates entirely organic rugs for anywhere in the home, from a non-toxic rug for nursery 

Their selection is large, featuring organic area rugs, shag rugs, statement rugs, circular rugs, accent rugs, and non-toxic rugs for nursery or kids’ rooms.

And that’s not all that’s large; their rugs are available in sizes up to 12 x 15 feet.

If you can’t find the perfect rug, they offer custom options, too. 

Organic Weave’s Ethical & Sustainability Practices


Sprawl out with your favorite sustainability book in peace knowing you’re doing it on GoodWeave and GOTS-certified rugs, whether you chose wool or cotton rugs.

Only organic fibers are used in their non-toxic cotton area rugs and non-toxic wool area rugs, so you won’t be resting in the company of pesticides, flame retardants, toxic detergents, and harsh chemicals. 

They use plant-based non-toxic dyes (and do not bleach their fibers prior to dyeing) and wash them using non-toxic soap.

Supply chain & labor practices:

This “farm to floor” eco-friendly brand partners with talented artisans in India, who handcraft each and every rug. 

Organic Weave was founded with the goal of helping fight the blatant child labor in India’s rug industry. From the beginning, this female-founded brand has and will only ever work with child-labor-free rug makers.

Green business practices:

Organic Weave rugs are entirely handmade, using either hand-tufting, hand-knotting, or flat weaving techniques. Their hand-knotted wool rugs are heirloom quality.

11. Hook & Loom

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About Hook & Loom

Price Range: $42–$1,965

For Hook & Loom, our planet comes first—but human health is a close second. They write:

“Just as our workplace will be safe to weave in, our products will be safe to roll around on.”

Choose between any size—door mats to non-toxic area rugs—and different traditional techniques, including loom-hooked, flatweave, and braided. 

You can peruse their guide to help you find the right one for your home.

Hook & Loom’s Ethical & Sustainability Practices


Hook & Loom rugs are sans flame retardants, harmful detergents, pesticides, off-gassing latex, plastic backing, or finishing sprays.

What you will find is eco recycled cotton, undyed natural wool, and GOTS-certified organic rugs made of cotton.

Because their eco cotton rugs are made of recycled materials (and recycled cotton often has synthetic materials blended in) they may contain minimal percentages of polyester.

The organic wool rugs are extra special because they use “No dyes. Ever.” This is because “green alternatives like vegetable dyes require chemicals and detergents”. But undyed wool doesn’t mean white. Instead, colors come from the natural color variants in different coats.

Supply chain & labor practices:

The rugs are made by fairly compensated employees, never with child or forced labor. Their workers are also not bound by unfair contracts and are treated with dignity and respect.

Green business practices:

In place of backing and adhesives, all rugs are handwoven and hand-bound. 

This also makes the flatweave rugs reversible, so you get two rugs in one. Instead of buying an extra rug when you feel the need to switch things up, just flip it over.

Community & charitable giving:

A portion of all sales is donated to Water For People, which ensures Indian communities have access to clean, potable water. 

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Why Choose An All Natural Non-Toxic Rug?

The vast majority of conventional rugs are made with plastic, releasing toxic chemicals into your personal sanctuary. 

That’s not even to mention the other chemicals, like toxic dyes, endocrine disruptors, flame retardants, and backing adhesives that contain formaldehyde…


Finding chemical-free rugs and organic carpets is all well and good in theory, but how do you actually do it? 

With all the greenwashing out there, how can you know you’re actually getting a safe rug?

For instance, the popular brand Ruggable claims to make 100% non-toxic rugs, but given they’re made of nylon or polyester, how true can that be? How toxic are Ruggable rugs?

Well, the pads are coated with a waterproof PVC film, and given the numerous health hazards associated with PVC, that’s enough for us to rag on these rugs.

Then there’s another common confusing rug material: polypropylene. Are all polypropylene rugs toxic?

While the EPA considers it safer than other types of plastic, a polypropylene rug may still contain trace amounts of BPA. What’s more, studies have shown polypropylene can affect androgen hormones, which causes a cellular toxic or stress response.

So how did we find better options?

How We Found These Non-Toxic Natural Fiber Rugs

While organic wool area rugs certainly aren’t as sexy as sustainable lingerie (oh-la-la!), we should still give them as much thought as we do sustainable and ethical fashion

That’s why the same criteria laid the groundwork for us to assess these rugs for even the most sensitive areas of our home, like organic nursery rugs.


Instead of plastic, we wanted to stomp, sit, sulk, or stretch out on natural materials: organic cotton, recycled cotton, wool, hemp, jute, fique fiber, and sisal.

Fabric is only as good as its finishes, however, so we made sure to look for rugs that contained AZO-free or natural, non-toxic dyes (or no dyes at all).

We also wanted to see no or low-VOC rugs, meaning no harsh chemicals will leach out and degrade your indoor air quality.

The most nontoxic rugs are without backing, but those with a non-slip backing should be made of either natural latex or natural rubber.

We didn’t find any truly organic rug pads, but we did at least find rug pads made of recycled materials.

Supply chain & labor practices:

Child labor is rampant in the rug industry, so we wanted to make sure these rugs were made by willing adults who are treated and compensated fairly for their enormous efforts.

Sourcing also matters. For instance, if you’re choosing a non-toxic wool carpet, you want to make sure the wool is ethically sourced from cruelty-free farms.

Green business practices:

The brands on this list all created handmade rugs using traditional, hand techniques, which not only helps preserve these ancient cultural skills but reduces the need for machinery and the carbon footprint associated with it.

The few that did utilize weaving machines used renewable energy to power them.

We also like seeing carbon offset programs to account for shipping, especially since rugs are large and heavy.

Community & charitable giving:

A dream to improve the world at large lays the groundwork for an ethical brand. While not all are big enough to be brands that give back, we were happy to see some allocating profits to charity.

Final Thoughts On Non-Toxic & Organic Rugs

How often do you come into contact with your rug?

Probably more often than you think. 

You can’t sweep toxins under your synthetic rugs, but you can keep them from dirtying your home by choosing safe and non-toxic rugs and using eco-friendly carpet cleaner.

Home should feel like “home”—not a lab experiment.

If you have friends or family members who might agree, gently pull the rug out from under their feet by sharing this list of brands that are creating organic and non-toxic rugs for a healthier home.

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