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Natural materials have had a comeback the past few years, led by the interest in reducing carbon footprints and using healthier products in our daily lives. One of the most overlooked products for the home is the common household rug. In the past few years, shag rugs have made a comeback, and shag wool rugs and shag bamboo rugs are leading the pack in terms of natural, eco-friendly, modern rugs.Shag rugs gained in popularity in the late 1970s and then again in the 1990s. Now they are back once again in the 21st century to compliment the rising contemporary and modern designs that incorporate sustainable materials. Bamboo products have become a fan favorite for those really into obtaining renewable and sustainable furniture. Bamboo has been used in traditional rugs, shag rugs, and even office chair mats. Bamboo is one of the fastest growing plants in the world, as well as one of the strongest. Its fibers can be manufactured in many ways, allowing this resource to be used often. As for bamboo rugs, they offer many benefits beyond their innate strength and durability. Softer than wool, cotton, or synthetic blends; bamboo shag rugs have found interest in modern homes because of its unique softness that out softened the other popular rug materials. Guests and those sensitive to allergies will be releived with bamboo rugs because they naturally have hypoallergenic, antibacterial, and antimicrobial properties. The health benefits of bamboo shag rugs are tremendous.Shag wool rugs are also a popular choice for modern and contemporary rugs, in both warm and cold weather locations. Wool naturally insulates well, meaning that during the summer wool can remain cooler longer, and in the winter it can stay warmer longer. Wool also has a higher ignition temperature and small flame spread in case of fire. Wool is also resistant to static electricity, making them less-likely to spark or cling to the body. This is especially useful as walking on rugs typically creates a static charge. A shag wool rugs may resist those annoying and partially harmful electric sparks.When choosing a shag wool rug, be sure that the wool has been extracted from humanely treated sheep. Most premium and humanely shaved wool products have been exported from New Zealand. Most sheep farmed in New Zealand live free-range and a part of non-intensive farming systems. Shag wool rugs from Anji Mountain Bamboo Rug Company and Surya are often from New Zealand to ensure top quality.