Alyssa Riphon. Vintage rugs sold at a fair price and intentionally sourced to fill your home with 💕! https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheEthicalHome
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How gorgeous does this #theethicalhome rug look in @kismet_house ‘s stunning living room?! 😍 LOVE how she mixed the vintage rug with those modern camel leather chairs and the indigo ottoman! Absolute perfection! 👏🏻 .
Just added a small batch of rugs to the shop this evening! Link in bio to shop! 💕
162243 days ago
I don’t know about you all, but this week has been crazy busy for me! Work in the civil rights field tends to ebb and flow in reaction to what’s happening in the community, and right now it’s flowing! I don’t even care what day it is, just give me all the coffee so I can keep slaying ☕️☕️☕️ .
I’ve had some folks ask me if it’s hard running a little business on the side of a full time (and sometimes more than full time) career. Honestly, it’s not too bad! The key is to be patient through the building phase, have a good support network, and be kind to yourself when you need a break. This little shop is my creative outlet and I have big dreams for it’s community impact, which keeps me motivated! If you’re thinking about starting a small shop on the side of a busy life, I say create a plan and go for it! .
The vintage rug pictured is one of my favorites in the shop right now! I love it’s neutral field with that pop of navy blue. Measures 3’10”x11’1” and is listed in the shop for $489 with complimentary shipping 💕 Link in bio to shop! #theethicalhome
92226 days ago
I get a lot of questions about how I source rugs for the shop! There are a lot of boring technical aspects to stocking a small shop with vintage rugs, such as quality control, making sure the rugs were ethically made, and staying on top of trends. I sift through over a thousand rugs each week that meet these standards, but I end up choosing the rugs that just make me happy (kind of like a gut intuition). I can’t measure it, but I just know when I come across the right rugs!
For example, this tiny Turkish rug reminded me of a sunset photograph by @sambatothesea - the colors are so pretty and calming just like her work, so I had to stock it in the shop for you all! 😍 What are aspects do you look for when shopping for rugs?
(Rug pictured measures 1’5”x2’8” and is listed for $139 with complimentary shipping - link in bio to shop 💕)
144218:38 PM Jul 9, 2018
Hi everyone! 🙋🏼♀️ The 4th of July flash sale was a big hit and I wanted to pop in and say THANK YOU for supporting my little business and my big dreams! I so appreciate each and every one of you following along with me on figuring out this small business journey. I’m working hard on getting your rugs shipped, and I have some fresh rugs hitting the shop tomorrow! 💕 #theethicalhome
181209:55 PM Jul 6, 2018
Happy Independence Day! 🇺🇸I want to give a big shout out to all the folks who serve, or have served, in our armed forces and ensure our freedom every day - THANK YOU ♥️
In rug news, the shop is running a 20% off FLASH SALE on everything in the shop today! 🙌🏻 If you’ve had your eye on a rug, today is the day to #treatyoself. Free US shipping always, no coupon code needed. 😎 Ends at midnight CST! Link in bio to shop.
Rug pictured measures 2’9”x12’5” and is marked down from $369 to $295.20 with the sale! 💕
Hold up, lemme pick my jaw up off the floor! 😱 @kelli_e_collins is killin’ it with this bedroom! 😍 Just goes to show you don’t have to sacrifice quality, style, or your mortgage payment to incorporate ethical pieces into your home! 👌🏻 I think this #theethicalhome rug was destined for this space, don’t you? .
Just stocked a few vintage rugs into the shop today (link in bio)! Aaaand I’m partnering with a bunch of small shops to bring you all something special tomorrow, so stay tuned! 💕
192191:26 AM Jul 1, 2018
*SOLD* Hi everyone! 🙋🏼♀️ Just want to welcome all my new friends and introduce myself! My name is Alyssa and I’m the one-woman show who owns and operates the #theethicalhome. Maybe I’ll show my face one of these days but I’m camera shy 🙈
I was born and raised in Madison, Wisconsin (woo! 🙌🏻) and I work for a Civil Rights agency. I started The Ethical Home because I believe if businesses and consumers work together to sell and buy products that do good, we can all be leaders of change.
Right now, The Ethical Home focuses on the first pillar of ethical consumerism: to repurpose or reuse. I source vintage rugs handwoven by Persian and Turkish artisans who have perfected their craft through the generations. These rugs are not only culturally rich, but take also stance against machine-made rugs that use environmentally harmful chemicals.
My long-term goal is to introduce more ethical products for you and to eventually transform the business into a non-profit that invests in solutions to human rights issues.
Tell me something about yourselves! I’d love to get to know you all and what kinds of products you’d like to see in the shop! 💕.
(Rug pictured measures 3’8”x10’8” and is listed in the shop for $489 with free shipping - link in bio 😍)
148184:16 PM Jun 27, 2018
I will be forever swooning over this beautiful bathroom renovation by @blissfully_eclectic ! 😍 I LOVE how she added a little pop of color with her #theethicalhome mini Turkish rug! 👌🏻 Everything about this bathroom is just too cute!
If you’re looking for a fairly-priced vintage rug to tie in your space, check out my little curated collection on Etsy! Each rug is hand-picked with love by yours truly 💕 Link in bio to shop!
192218:26 PM Jun 26, 2018
*SOLD* Happy Monday, friends! 💕 I just arrived in San Antonio, Texas and will be here through Thursday for work. Tell me, what are the best restaurants? Thrift shops? Give me aaalll the recommendations! 🤗
I’ve been holding this gorgeous vintage Persian rug hostage in my own collection for about 6 months now, and alas, having no space in my condo for this stunner, I’m ready to part with it (😢). Her colors are insanely gorgeous; a blush and navy color field that goes perfect with a couple of indigo mudcloth pillows! Measures 3’8”x7’9” and is listed in the shop for $429 with free US shipping! Link in bio to shop 💕 #theethicalhome
127418:34 PM Jun 25, 2018
*SOLD* Today is the last day of our Summer sale! 15% off the entire shop, including the listings added this weekend! Ends at midnight (CST). Free US shipping with a 30-day return policy on all items, always 👌🏻😏
This rug was just listed in the shop yesterday! I love its geometric design and its color palette is the perfect balance between masculine and feminine ✨ Measures 4’7”x7’9” and is on sale for $381.65 🙌🏻 Link in bio to shop! #theethicalhome
2073010:11 PM Jun 24, 2018
*SOLD* Hi everyone! 🙋🏼♀️ Thank you so much for participating in the sourcing survey! I’m going to get the shop stocked up with some gorgeous textiles for you. In the meantime, the Summer Sale is still going strong! 15% off the whole shop with free shipping (no coupon code needed) 😉 This lovely vintage rug is still up for grabs! Measures 4’3”x9’2” and is listed in the shop for 296.65 with the 15% off discount 🙌🏻 www.etsy.com/shop/TheEthicalHome or click the link in bio to shop! #theethicalhome