SUSTAINABLE | GIVES BACK | ETHICAL | ARTISAN | VEGAN | NATURAL
The LAFIKE Rug is a gorgeous statement piece that is also easy to integrate in most decor styles thanks to its neutral tones. The hero of a modern and sustainable home.
The natural wax of the raffia fibre makes LAFIKE soft underfoot and durable. In contrast with jute or sisal rug which tends to unravel/fluff quickly, raffia rugs can easily last decades with a 20 minutes yearly maintenance.
Tanora collections are all designed in Sydney then handcrafted from scratch in their family workshop in Madagascar.
This timeless circular rug has been hand-braided using sustainably pruned raffia from the region Mahajanga, Madagascar. That is where the highest grade of raffia originate from. This place is special to us as it is where TANORA's founders grew up and where Tanora's reforestation partner, Eden, operates.
Useful tips: Double the life span of the rug by flipping it.
Craft technique: Flat braids | 10 to 20 days
About The Brand
Raffia is one of the most sustainable materials in the fashion industry, which makes every piece in Tanora’s collection an eco-friendly and stylish addition to your home. Created by a Madagascan couple living in Australia, Tanora is the celebration of Madagascan ancestral artistry with a modern Australian aesthetic.
Every item in their collection is handcrafted from scratch in their workshop in Madagascar. The weaving and crocheting of raffia is a key part of the traditional Madagascan handicraft culture and so, to keep this tradition alive, Tanora ensures all employees are respected and paid a fair wage in accordance with Fair Trade conditions.
Shipping + Returns
Ships from: Australia
Australian Shipping: Nash + Banks charges a Flat Rate of $10 per Order Australia-wide. Free Australian Shipping is available for orders over $150.
International Shipping: $30 to the rest of the world.
Delivery Time Frames: 1-7 business days within Australia;
4-17 business days to the rest of the world.
We are pretty confident that you'll love this product but if you are not satisfied with your purchase, we are happy to process a refund for the items as long as we are notified within 14 days of you receiving the goods subject to the conditions set out in our Returns Policy - please read here.
SUSTAINABLE + NATURAL
Raffia is one of the most sustainable materials in the fashion industry. The cultivation of raffia involves only the careful hand-pruning (rather than cutting) of the raffia palm, that way Tanora's footprint on the environment remains as minimal as possible. Whatever goes into their products is obtained responsibly and with a conscience. Tanora's raffia is pruned at a minimum of 1.2 metres, ensuring that harvesting is non-disruptive and that the health of the palm is preserved.
ETHICAL + ARTISAN
Today, Madagascar is one of the poorest countries in the world. Tanora commits to an ongoing effort to make sure that employees in their workshop in Madagascar are well-respected, fairly paid and over the age of 18. Tanora actively encourage Fairtrade work conditions in an effort to help the people of Madagascar find their own financial independence.
The weaving and crocheting of raffia is part of the traditional Madagascan handicraft culture. These ancestral techniques utilising traditional looms have become increasingly rare in the face of globalisation, as it has become cheaper to outsource and mass-produce products through modern machinery. An integral part of Tanora's mission is to maintain the human side and artistry of a craft native to Madagascar.
Tanora is much more than buying and reselling in Australia. All their products are handcrafted from scratch in their workshop in Madagascar. They commit to a direct effort in keeping all aspects of production in Madagascar, not only out of fairness but with respect to customs and laws.
Since 2020 for each item sold, 10 trees will be planted! Read more about Tanora's wonderful planting partner: https://edenprojects.org/