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  • Writer's pictureBal Arisi

Sustainable Area Rug Cleaning

Updated: Mar 31, 2022

In 1970, 20 million Americans mobilized to call for greater protection for our planet. Earth Day is born. Earth Day 1970 gave a voice to an emerging public consciousness about the state of our planet. Fast forward to 2021, over 50 years later, an estimated 1 billion individuals will be mobilized for action on this day, and over 190 countries engaged. But what about businesses?

The term sustainability is increasingly popular, but how is it being carried out in the rug industry? Real environmental concerns have forced many industries to look at the processes and products that they use. The handwoven rug industry is no different. The industry has changed substantially to address environmental concerns. Most area rug cleaners are no longer cleaning regularly with toxic chemicals and are filtering wastewater.

Bal Arisi is an environmentally conscientious company. We initiated responsible ‘green’ cleaning as our policy long before it became the watchword of the industry. Our regular cleaning solutions are non-toxic and bio-degradable. We often use household products such as vinegar over industry manufactured products. Where cleaning agents are used, we choose them based on MSDS rating factors that are safe for people and animals.