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Net effect. Interface.


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Interface is a global leader in the development and production of carpet tiles with a focus on sustainability–one of the first companies to commit to eliminate its negative impact on the environment by 2020. their mission zero® philosophy influences every aspect of their business model, driving them to push the boundaries of production and manufacturing in order to reach this goal, of which they have more than half way reached to date.

Interface’s newest carpet collection ‘Net Effect‘, continues to address issues of environmental and social responsibility. the line of flooring was born out of net-works, an innovative and global business and green partnership between Interface and conservation charity, the zoological society of london (ZSL). the net-works organization was launched in the danajon bank area of the philippines in 2012 to address two distinct issues: the first relating to the growing environmental problem of discarded fishing nets in some of the world’s poorest coastal communities; and second, to assist in solving the matter of finding a viable waste stream for post-consumer nylon recycling. INTERFACE saw the net-works initiative as an opportunity to design a new way of sourcing fishing nets for aquafil–one of its major suppliers who have refined the technology of recycling nylon waste into new carpet fibers–as well developing an inclusive business model that would benefit vulnerable coastal areas.

‘this collection connects people with the emotions and memories associated with the beach, but their enjoyment is its most superficial benefit. what’s beneath the surface—including the product’s ties to the good work net-works is doing—is what makes it extraordinary’. The modular carpet tiles employ end-of-life fishing nets collected from the industry’s supply chain which comprises some of the world’s cleanest and most abundant stock of post consumer nylon. the salvaged raw material is then sent to aquafil to be mixed with other nylon waste, including Intareface’s own carpet fluff, and ultimately processed into 100% recycled nylon yarn, reusing the otherwise discarded polymers into new products; thus bringing INTERFACE closer to its mission zero® goal.

The ‘Net Effect‘ collection has been developed with a purpose. while addressing the world’s declining environmental state by working together with initiatives to maintain an ecological, social and economic balance to make a positive change, Interface continues to provide leading products which give consumers smart design options, to enhance their lives and the world around them.

– Modular, 50 cm x 50 cm: 126670250H
– Backing System: GlasBac ® RE Tile
– Yarn Manufacturer: Aquafil
– Yarn System: 100% Recycled Content Type 6 Nylon
– Color System: 100% Solution Dyed
– Construction: Tufted Pattern Loop
– Preservative Protection: Intersept ®
– Soil/Stain Protection: Protekt 2®
– Pile Thickness: 0.155 in., 3.9 mm
– Pile Density: 6,039
– Total Recycled Content: 80% (35% Post-Consumer)
– Indoor Air Quality: CRI Green Label Plus #GLP0820

producer: interface
period: 2013

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