Partying in sustainable style: Cannes Film Festival

August 1st, 2019

The “after party” for the colorful, sustainable carpet used at a Cannes Film Festival event includes being reused before being recycled. The worn part will be regenerated, and the rest will be repurposed. Photos: Aquafil. Since 1998, Swiss jeweler Chopard has been an official partner of the Cannes Film Festival. The luxury house crafts the […]

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Tuft love for natural carpets

December 1st, 2018

Industrial textile designer Liset van der Scheer enjoys the challenge of taking traditional materials and using them in an innovative way. For a recent collection of carpet and poufs for Casalis, a Belgian designer and producer of contemporary interior textiles, van der Sheer explored the idea of bringing the outdoors inside. As she imagined the […]

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Carpet recycling gains a stronger foothold

August 1st, 2008

Carpet re-use technologies have given new life to old carpets, spurring growth in recycling after a plateau of several years. In recognition of this breakthrough, two developers of carpet fiber recycling technologies received a World Global Energy Award in Brussels, Belgium, in May 2008. Frank J. Levy, president of Stellamcor Inc., Quogue, N.Y., and Sergio […]

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