Svenskt Tenn’s cotton rugs are woven with cotton rags on linen yarn. In the beginning, the cotton rags may shed threads. This is part of the rag rug look and character and will stop after a times use. The rug is woven from rags of coloured cotton, they may fade, especially if the rug is placed in direct sunlight. It is recommended to rotate and turn the rug over in order for it to fade evenly.