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A Guide to Selecting Sustainable Textiles

Textiles’ good looks hide an ugly environmental legacy, but there are five straightforward ways to make responsible design choices.

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Textile Choices: Cleaner Options for Every Application

Standard textiles can have a toxic, devastating impact on our environment. Your project can do better.

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Three Hazardous Textile Treatments and How to Avoid Them

You can avoid the most toxic textile treatments with proper fabric selection and maintenance.

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Four Credible Certifications to Aid Contract Textile Selection

Textile standards and certifications look at fiber production, life cycle, chemistry, and more, but in the U.S. they are just gaining traction.

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Latest Stories

The Big Materials Dream Needs to Include Climate Change and More

Two Manufacturers Offer Greener Rubber Flooring

Rubber Flooring: A Good Use for Old Car Tires?

The High Price of Stain Resistance: Environmental Persistence

Textile Choices: Cleaner Options for Every Application

Three Hazardous Textile Treatments and How to Avoid Them

Four Credible Certifications to Aid Contract Textile Selection

A Guide to Selecting Sustainable Textiles

Green Building News

Phthalates Absorbed More Readily Than Previously Thought

SVOCs like phthalates are released into the air, according to a new study, so you’re breathing and absorbing them, not just eating them.

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Product News & Reviews

Rubber Flooring: A Good Use for Old Car Tires?

Rubber flooring is getting greener overall, but tire-derived products are still an iffy proposition.

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Two Manufacturers Offer Greener Rubber Flooring

Is rubber flooring sustainable? The jury is still out on most products, but nora and Artigo offer the best on the market.

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Op-Ed

The Big Materials Dream Needs to Include Climate Change and More

BackPage Primer

The High Price of Stain Resistance: Environmental Persistence

Perfluorochemicals increase product longevity. Though these PFCs don’t last forever on our textiles and carpets, they do stick around in our bodies

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February 2016

Volume 25, Number 2

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