Recycled Lobster Rope Doormats from Maine
Woven from Recycled Lobster Rope
Crafted from rope that once tethered lobster traps in the sea, plus upcycled scrap rope.
Recycled Lobster Rope Outdoor Mats
The original since 2009 - our Recycled Lobster Rope Doormats are handwoven in Maine. We pair recycled lobster rope that once tethered lobster traps to their buoys using leftover scrap rope. The result is stunning - colorful, eco-friendly, and extremely long-lasting. Your Recycled Lobster Rope Doormat is guaranteed to be one-of-a-kind.
The Story Behind Recycled Lobster Rope Doormats
Not only are these colorful, durable recycled rope doormats a unique way to grace your front door, they also have a historical background.
In March 2009 a federal law banned the use of floating lobster rope used by fishermen because of a concern that North Atlantic Right Whales could become entangled. The float rope connected thousands of lobster traps at the bottom of the ocean, creating a spider web of line.
With only 300-400 whales remaining in the sea, even the loss of one of these majestic whales was a threat to the entire species.
When they turned in the used float rope, fishermen received credit vouchers to help purchase new, safer sinking rope that did not pose a threat to the marine wildlife.
However another problem arose - tons and tons of leftover, used floating lobster rope that had no home. Instead of sending it to landfills, it was woven into these authentic and colorful rope doormats that are a true piece of nautical history.
Beyond the initial effort to clean up this leftover rope, Lobster Rope Doormats are an everyday solution as fishermen turn in their rope even today, offering an outlet for this still-useful, repurposed rope rather than contributing to the ongoing problem of ocean pollution.
We now pair this authentic, recycled lobster rope with leftover scrap rope resulting in a vivid, one-of-a-kind doormat.