Seminar highlights benefits of sustainable materials to London designers
In October, Carpet Recycling UK member Wools of New Zealand ran its first CPD (Continued Professional Development) seminar for members of the Society of British International Design (SBID) at the New Zealand High Commission in London.
Presenting to leading architects and designers, the seminar focused on fibre content as a key element of carpet design and how wool as a natural, recyclable fibre offers significant benefits to human and environmental habitats. The presentation highlighted the Laneve Wools of New Zealand brand, which identifies products rich in New Zealand wool and made from 100% natural fibres. Wool content must be traceable through transparent supply chains back to farmers, who are audited for traceability, Environmental Standards, Best Farming Practice, Animal Welfare and Stringent Quality.
Crumbwool, a 100% recycled carpet underlay, the result of a partnership between Wools of New Zealand and fellow CRUK member Anglo Recycling was also brought to designers' attention. Crumbwool is made from wool carpet off-cuts and discarded car tyres and proceeds are donated to the Woodland Trust.