This Product of the Month has been nearly two months in the making but I’m so unbelievably excited to share it with you all! Back in August, my mother and I spent the weekend on Grand Manan Island, one of our favorite destinations on the East Coast. You can read more about our adventures here and here. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, if you ever have the chance to visit this magical island, you simply must!
While I always bring home a few treasures (normally of the nautical variety) it wasn’t until I returned home and shared my adventures here on the blog that I discovered the ultimate Grand Manan treasure that I’d yet to hear about during my many visits. I received a comment from one of the lovely islanders (they’re all amazing, trust me) which led to a lengthy email thread about the island and his business – 30 Fathom.
These beautifully handwoven door mats are made from reclaimed fishing rope sourced right on the island and each reclaimed rope doormat keeps approximately 25 to 30 fathoms (150-180 feet) of rope out of landfills or incinerators. How amazing is that? 30 Fathom also offer doormats made from new rope giving you a greater selection of colors to choose from, in case you’re looking for something in particular!
It should come as no surprise that I needed to get my hands on the aqua and it has become a staple part of my apartment since its arrival earlier in the month. It’s so pretty, I still haven’t had the heart to really brush my shoes on it BUT on the rare occasion I have, this is the door mat for you if you love all things nautical and have people (or pets) with messy footwear coming into your home.
Above all, it’s an amazing conversation starter when visitors spot it in your doorway!
To purchase your very own, visit http://30fathom.com/ and if you have a nautical lifestyle enthusiast in your life, might I add that these would make a wonderful Christmas gift? You can also check them out on Facebook!
Disclaimer: I was gifted this beautiful doormat to review, however all opinions are my own. Truth be told, I probably would have bought about 10 of these if I had seen them in Grand Manan while I was there :)