Environment

Textile Mania’s commitment to the environment began many years ago, with the selection and establishment of its fabrics. Natural Australian wool was their first consideration for corporate interiors, to ensure the fabrics maintained their appearance well beyond the normal 7-10 year commercial lease cycle. Soft hand Australian polyester was added to their collection for corporate interiors, due to it’s low maintenance and high performance, which extended the longevity of the fabric, making it a viable option for environmental projects.
Textile Mania’s ESD Label set a new industry standard for easy identification of fabrics suitable for environmental projects. With Health and Wellbeing an emerging trend in corporate offices, Textile Mania’s HPD Membership was essential to show the transparency of their fabrics.

Environmentally Sustained Design Label

The ESD (Environmentally Sustained Design) label has been developed by Textile Mania to identify fabrics in our range that meet the criteria for the environmental standard, taking into consideration the current guidelines of third party authorities; the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA), Woolmark, the US Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), Health Product Declaration® (HPD) Collaborative, the European Union EU Eco-label.

Health Product Declaration® Collaborative

As a pilot Member of the Health Product Declaration Collaborative HPD, we have spent a considerable amount of time researching and money testing, to help develop health, environment and wellbeing through product transparency of our fabrics. All of our fabrics come with an HPD document, that designers can access through the HPD website, or simply click on the PDF’s at the bottom of this page. None of our fabrics contain harmful chemical finishes, or flame retardant chemicals.
All our Health Product Declarations are Pre-checked for LEED v4 Material Ingredients, Option 1 and Option 2.

Wool Properties

Wool is naturally flame resistant, difficult to ignite and has low flame spread and heat release properties.
Wool does not melt or drip and has superior self-extinguishing properties.
Wool has an ability to shed water, yet readily admit water vapour.
Wool can absorb up to one-third of its own weight in vapour depending on relative humidity.
Wool fabrics use dyes that chemically bond inside the wool fibres where they hold fast.
Wool is the preferred choice for Health and Well Being in offices, due to wools natural benefits in managing VOC’s. Australian wools do not emit VOC’s, from the wool or the finishing process; they actually absorb VOC’s from the office air, making for a more hygienic environment.

Source IWTO International Wool Textile Organization

Wool for Interiors

Wool is the natural choice for office interiors because of its comfort, warmth and long-life performance ratings.
Wool fabrics will stand up to years of everyday wear and tear and still bounce back.
Wool maintains a clean and ‘as new’ appearance for much longer than any other fiber type fabric.
Wool has the ability to resist soiling and shed soil during cleaning allowing it to retain their appearance.
Wool’s inherent resistance to flame and heat make it one of the safest of all upholstery fibres.
Wool readily absorbs and dissipates the body’s perspiration, preventing the build-up of heat and dampness.
More than any other fabric on earth, wool combines more luxury and fabric performance due to its appearance retention and tactile properties.

Source Interior Textiles Division of The Woolmark Company