|Coir fibers are found between the husk and the outer shell of a coconut. In Kerala, India where most Coir is harvested, fully grown coconuts are split on spikes to remove the nutritious layer of fruit. The remaining shells are soaked in fresh water rivers until the husks deteriorate, leaving the golden brown fiber., which is sun-dried and hand-spun into yarn. With care and attention, Coir fiber can be harvested for years from the same coconut tree. Highly prized for it's strength and durability, Coir has long been a favorite for hard wearing rugs. The fiver which has naturally elasticity can be twisted with out breaking and holds a curl as though permanently waved. These unique characteristics blend themselves to beautiful textures that look good in any style home. |
EVERYDAY COIR SECTION
Wool, along with specialty fleeces like Alpaca and Mohair, are completely natural, renewable and biodegradable fibers. Noted for their luxurious feel exceptional strength, these carpet fibers make an excellent environmental choice. New Zealand sets the standard for carpet wool. The fleece from this Eco-friendly country has a strong legacy of being the cleanest and whitest in the world. New Zealand farmers also raise their sheep with exceptional care, following strict animal welfare and land management techniques. Alpaca which originated in South America, are the only fiber producing animals 22 recognized natural colors. The cashmere-like fleece is known for it's fineness, light weight and luster. These luxurious qualities are also inherent in Mohai fleece. The angora goats that produce this long, silky fleece are primarily farmed in the United States.
TRUE WOOL: CRI's Green Label Plus certification sets the highest standard ever set by the carpet industry for indoor air quality. The program uses an independent testing program to measure the total volatile organic compounds (VOC) emissions as well as individual chemical concentrations in a rug.
To receive Green Label Plus certification, carpets must undergo a 14-day testing process that measures emissions for a range of chemicals and is administered by an independent laboratory. The test methodology was developed in cooperation with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
With the Green Label Plus certification Pure can contribute one full Indoor Environmental Quality Credit to the LEED ratings of the U.S. Green Building Council.
CRI Green Label Plus Certification
PREP WOOL: is committed to pollution prevention and environmental protection. We aim to achieve thehighest standards of environmental performance in the interest of all our stakeholders: -
employees, suppliers, customers, and also the local society in which we operate and the global
society from which we draw our raw materials and into which we sell our products.
We are committed to complying with all environmental legislation and regulations that may apply to
the industry and we will make every effort to comply with the requirements of our Integrated
Pollution Control License Reg. No. 510. We will adhere to the principles of responsible care and we
strive for continuous improvement in its implementation. Raw materials are sourced from suppliers who share our commitment to environmentalresponsibility.
We have prepared and implement an Environmental Management System to continuously ensure
that the products which we manufacture will not compromise nor damage the environment.
Our Environmental Management System and Environmental Aspects Register are reviewed
annually and environmental objectives and targets are set accordingly in order to promote continual
We will examine and evaluate the environmental implications of any processes and products and
cleaner technologies will be investigated and utilised where possible. We will encourage and
actively pursue waste avoidance, reduction, re-use and recycling in the activities of the company
and throughout the life cycle of our products.
We will continuously examine, evaluate and review energy usage in our manufacturing process and
implement an energy conservation programme. We will ensure that adequate operational
procedures and emergency plans are implemented and reviewed on an on-going basis. We will
ensure that our employees receive adequate training in relation to our environmental policies and
procedures and we will review these training needs as may be required.
We are committed to continuous improvement of our Environmental Management System and we
will ensure that it shall be integrated at all levels within our organisation. We will strive for everimproving
So far we have well exceeded the requirements of current legislation and industry standards. Our production is energy efficient, we purchase the best possible raw materials from leading producers, our products do not contain hazardous substances and they can largely be recycled.
Any material that at present cannot be recycled is sent to energy recovery facilities that we have approved. To sum it up; we are in control of our processes and assume responsibility throughout the product cycle.
We have caught a glimpse of a Bolon whose impact on the climate is completely neutral and whose recycling practices are environmentally sound. Our vision is of a future where our floors do not leave any negative footprints on the environment, where they can be recycled and reused, over and over again. The journey ahead of us will not be easy. We need to think in new ways, roll up our sleeves, find greater expertise and more determined partners; but if anyone can accomplish such a task, it's Bolon.The name of our journey is Bolon® Green and it defines our sustainable future.
We are committed to using all natural, sustainable and renewable fibers, such as sisal, seagrass, jute, paper and wool. All of our sisal weaves in our Premium and Everyday Collections use natural latex backing. We are mindful of the environmental impacts of our raw materials and manufacturing processes, and we do our best to minimize these impacts.