Gold Collection nominated in the environmental and sustainability category
The prestigious Mixology Awards, held by Mix Interiors, the leading magazine for the UK office interiors market, celebrate dynamism and innovation in the interior design community. The winners will be announced at a ceremony in London on 23rd June.
The Gold Collection is one of just a handful of products or product groups to have been awarded the Gold Cradle to Cradle® certificate. The collection offers many benefits, including: 100% positively defined materials1; 100% regenerated ECONYL® yarns; an average of 80% reusable2 materials; an average of 52% recycled material; very low VOC emissions3.
First carpet in the world to achieve Gold Cradle to Cradle® certificate
Desso is the first carpet manufacturer in the world to be awarded a Gold Cradle to Cradle® certificate for a complete carpet tile collection - a result of seven years of work. To reach this golden milestone, Desso has had to fulfil a broad range of tough environmental and human health criteria, as defined within the Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Product Standard. This framework for innovation highlights that 'designing with purpose' makes good business sense and at the same time positively impacts the environment and human health.
Gold Collection was shortlisted after meeting the environmental and sustainable criteria
The Gold collection is made up of existing Desso designs: Tweed Gold, Sand Gold, Reclaim Ribs Gold and Fields Gold. These collections were the most suitable for an upgrade to Gold in aesthetic terms, but also in view of the yarn composition and backing, which had to be recyclable according to Cradle to Cradle® principles.
The Gold Collection was shortlisted after meeting the environmental and sustainable criteria in several categories, including material health and reutilisation, renewable energy, water stewardship and social fairness.
 Positively defined = all the ingredients are classified as Green (optimal) or Yellow (acceptable) according to the assessment criteria of Cradle to Cradle®. As described in the Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Product Standard, version 3.1.
 Compliant with the Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Product Standard
 Compliant with the Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Product Standard. This standard specifies: TVOC must be < 0.5 mg/m3. Individual VOC < (0.01) x [the lower value of the TLV or MAC value]. The used time point is 7 days.