A RUG business is looking for natural solutions to tackle climate change.

The Woolly Rug Company in Ambleside manufactures highly-prized hand-made rugs and wall-hangings from a small workshop in the heart of the Lake District.

Owner Jane Exley turned to Eco-Innovations for help when she wanted to explore developing a manufacturing technique using natural rather than chemical dyes.

She said: “We’re very proud of our sustainable process but wondered if there was even more we could do.

“This might include potential CO2 reduction if we could source local natural products with a shorter distance for transport.

“We’ve begun a very interesting investigation into how we might become even more sustainable.

"We had ideas which this project allowed us to explore fully.”