From Rags to Righteous

Ramsay, Gary
November 2006
Sustain' Magazine;2006, Vol. 7 Issue 6, p26
The article explores the challenges being faced by the textile industry in an effort to use more environmentally-friendly fibers such as eco-polymers and organic and recycled materials. It also discusses the objectives of the Cool Carpet program, one of the projects of InterfaceFLOR in its commitment to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions and boost its use of renewable energy. In addition, the problems and issues associated with the use of polyester as a carpet and carpet backing are also detailed. The benefits of using organic Banana fiber or abaca are also presented. Finally, the environmental efforts of textile companies are mentioned.


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