I have been seeing reviews for Dorm.Co popping up everywhere. I was instantly interested, so I decided to contact them. I was so excited when they emailed me back: I got to choose a rug from their Eco-Friendly collection! I decided to go with the Multicolor Woven Veracruz College Rug. The colors and style fit my personality, and I couldn't wait to receive it. This rug is made with 100% recycled materials, and woven with recycled straws (so awesome!) I was so excited when it finally came!
On the first day it came, my boyfriend and I took it out with us on a nice picnic. Since it is made of plastic I feel safe having it outdoors. Heck, even the label says indoors or outdoors! But I tend to be a little paranoid when it comes to using/damaging new things. The plastic seems to be of high quality, and I wouldn't be afraid to leave it out in the sun or rain.
|A picnic of "leftovers"|
This rug has now been with us on several outings, and has quickly replaced the quilt I used to use for picnics. I love how easy the rug is to clean and how it folds up super easily when not in use. I was tempted to keep the rug on the floor in my camper, but it will get trampled constantly. I love it too much. Seeing it nice and neat sporadically is better than seeing it everyday while it gets junked up. I have also discovered how awesome this rug is for yoga. I can place my yoga mat right on top of the rug to prevent it from getting damp or dirty while doing yoga in my backyard or at the park.
Overall, I am pretty pleased with the rug. I don't care for plastic, but the fact that it is made out of upcycled straws is great! It was a bit bumpy the first time I took it for a spin, but that is to be expected as it was rolled up. I was a bit disappointed that it didn't come with the cute Jute bag it was advertised as coming with. Bummer. The bag would make this rug a lot easier to carry when I take it on picnics. I contacted them about it, and was simply told that there are slightly more rugs than bags, and it may have just been left off. :( The rugs usually come with the Jute Bag, so don't worry about it if you place an order!
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