Healthy Homes from the Ground Up
You might have heard of ‘material health’, a term used to describe how healthy a building product is for you and the overall environment. When it comes to material health, it’s what’s on the inside that matters most.
Leading the way in healthy and environmentally conscious flooring, our triexta , solution dyed nylon and wool carpets are the first residential carpets in Australia to be officially certified Declare® Red List Free.
What’s the Red List?
The LBC Red List is a register of manufacturing ingredient ‘worst in class’ such as BPA, PVC, fluorocarbons, added formaldehyde, VOC’s and phthalates. Going further than just the health of your own home, buying a Red List Free product has a positive effect on the greater environment. Chemicals on the Red List have been found to:
- Pollute the environment.
- Bio-accumulate up the food chain until they reach toxic concentrations.
- Harm construction and factory workers.
Achieving the Red List Free certification guarantees that a product does not contain Red List chemicals.
Why it’s important?
Interior finishes and furnishings can contain Red List pollutants. Acting as a ‘nutrition label’ for building materials, Declare® Red List Free is the gold standard of environmental certification and product transparency. Carpets with the Red List Free certification offer absolute peace of mind for anyone looking to create a healthier, safer and more sustainable home.
How did we achieve certification?
To achieve this, we worked with our entire supply chain to identify, source and utilise healthier manufacturing ingredients. The entire chemical composition of the carpets were scrutinised to a threshold of 100-parts-per-million (100ppm); essentially creating a ‘nutrition’ label of ingredients. The result? A Declare™ Red List Free certification on all triexta, solution dyed nylon and wool carpets, the highest and best rating available for material health.
The nutrition label for building materials
Declare® Red List Free certified products offer full transparency, providing you with peace of mind that you are selecting a healthy building product for a healthier and safer home. With the transparency of the Declare® Red List Free program, you can make an informed decision to select a floorcovering that creates a safe and healthier home environment.
The label addresses key concerns:
- Where does a product originate?
- What is it made of?
- Where does it end up at the end of its life?
- Does it contain toxic ingredients?
- Triexta Residential Carpet (A001) Declare label
- Triexta Residential Carpet (A002) Declare label
- 100% Wool Broadloom Carpet Declare label
- Wool Broadloom Carpet Declare Label
- Wool Blend Broadloom Carpet (80/20) Label
There are three levels of certification:
Declared (good) This base level of transparency, while revealing a product’s ingredients, will nevertheless contain some Red List ingredients, which will be highlighted.
Red List Approved (better)
Where chemicals or product ingredients have no available public information, or a manufacturer is unable to publicly identify an ingredient due to proprietary registration. Products may potentially contain Red List chemicals, which, if identified, will be highlighted in orange.
Red List Free (best)
Complete ingredient disclosure revealing no Red List chemicals at levels at or above 100ppm or 0.01 percent. Our triexta, solution dyed nylon and wool carpets achieve the highest and best Declare® Red List Free certification.