The problem: Float-rope, a rope used by lobstermen to tether traps together on the ocean floor, can entangle and kill whales. The solution: The Maine Float-Rope Co. makes doormats ($50) out of them, while providing the Maine lobstermen with money to replace the float-rope with a new silk rope. I love these doormats, and they're completely indestructable, weatherproof, easy to clean and quick drying. They'd be great at a summer house or on a boat. Hand made in Maine!