InterfaceFlor, the company responsible for Flor, the popular modular floor tiles, has long been known as a “green” business. In 2006 it launched Mission to Zero, a seven-step plan to sustainable flooring with a goal of achieving zero environmental footprint by 2020 by reducing waste, gas emissions, and energy consumption. Now they’ve taken things a step further with a range of socially responsible flooring options.
FairWorks was first conceived in 2004 and launched in Berlin in January ’08.
By sourcing natural local materials, such as coir, banana bark or river grass,
using traditional artisans, incorporating their techniques and patterns into a 21st century product,
and working closely with local support groups to increase economic opportunities for local communities, FairWorks hopes to develop new products in the most sustainable way possible, environmentally, socially and economically. Look out for further information in the coming month.