Sunweave is a Living Product Challenge Petal certified woven broadloom carpet collection that merges the time-honored craft of woven construction with today’s desire for artisanal materials, authenticity, and warmth in contract spaces. This new carbon-neutral collection builds on the rich manufacturing heritage within Mohawk Group’s Karastan mill in Eden, N.C., the largest woven plant in the U.S. Inspired by women weavers of indigenous cultures around the world, Sunweave evokes natural patterns found in baskets, blankets, and textiles realized in two biophilic styles.

Shadow Pass features a grand linear ombré shadow that transitions along the floor plane. Threaded Shade, a block ombré pattern, is inspired from shadow blocking as light hits objects to cast new shadow forms. Both styles derive inspiration from the notion of shadow being nature’s handcraft. Subtle color and value shifts mimic the sun’s daily progression. To create these effects, Mohawk Group utilizes traditional Wilton wire looms that use pile wires horizontally across the loom to accentuate the look and feel of weaving on a hand loom. The three-frame Wilton loom gives a flat weaving aesthetic that allows for a tight and sophisticated visual most closely associated with hand-woven textiles and objects.

Red List-free Sunweave is available in broadloom and as a bound area rug and features Mohawk Group’s new innovative yarn system, Heathered Hues. This fiber’s natural texture and blending provide a variegated wool-like appearance as Mohawk Group’s most natural looking nylon fiber to date. The yarn is dematerialized for a low environmental impact and no water is used in its production.

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