Robert & Anita Shane are the owners/artisans that founded Alaska Rug Company. Alaska Rug Company is an Eco-friendly company that uses 100% authentic Alaskan fishing line & rope to make beautiful handwoven durable doormats, throw rugs, pot holders, signs, baskets, bowls, curtain tie backs, trivets, letters and so much more.The Shane's own and live year round at a remote 100 year old decommissioned cannery on Kodiak Island, Alaska. Their home, Port Bailey Cannery, is on the NW side of Kodiak Island Archipelago and can only be accessed by plane or boat. In the winter of 2010, Robert and Anita decided to quit smoking and knew they needed a more focused approach to their creativity. With warehouses full of discarded fishing line, they soon filled the long winter days and nights learning new designs and knots to create a variety of nautical rugs. Their love of the beauty and challenges that living remote presents to them has expanded their artistic vision. This style of living has taught them to be creative in re-purposing forgotten items into unique one of a kind art.The Shane's are committed to up-cycling as many materials as they can into beautiful handcrafted art.