Creative Matters mills meet or exceed the highest standards - from fair labour standards to environmental protection to production quality. Below is a list of some of these standards organized by production style. Please contact us for further details and specifications on each production style.
Handknotted Carpets (India, Nepal and Afghanistan)
As a licensed Label STEP partner, Creative Matters is fair trade certified which means we are committed to fair trade throughout our handmade carpet supply chain. Our handknotted rugs and carpets are produced by adult artisans earning a living wage under safe working conditions and using the best ecological practices possible. Learn more about Label STEP.
Dye Injected Carpets (Denmark and U.S.A)
Dye injected broadloom sources go above and beyond federal standards by having such certifications as the following (many more certifications available upon request):
ISO9001 - Quality management
ISO14001 - Environmental Management System (EMS) Standard
LEED - Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design
IMO - International Maritime Organisation
CRI - Green Label Plus (Registered)
Machine Tufted Carpets (U.S.A)
Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Products Program
Woven Axminster, Handtufted, Machine Tufted Carpets (China and Thailand)
CRI - Green Label Plus® - for woven Axminster
ISO14001 - Environmental Management System (EMS) for woven Axminster
ISO9001 - Quality Management System (QMS) for woven Axminster
Handtufted carpeting from Thailand follows the 5S working principles
100% wool and 80% wool, 20% nylon handtufted carpet from Thailand has passed the VOC Emission test report – Indoor Air Comfort GOLD certification.
80% wool, 20% nylon woven Axminster from China has passed the French VOC Regulation, and the French CMR components.
Needle-felted Wallcovering (China)
Passed Azocolourants Content Test (Health Hazards Test - Detects the Amines derived from Azocolourants and Azodyes)
Printed Wallcoverings (U.S.A.)
Vinyl wallcovering manufactured using eco-solvent dyes
Non-PVC options meet stringent design and performance standards
Wool is the ultimate in sustainable fibre! It is the fibre of choice for many of our carpeting applications because of its very high performance and ecological benefits. Wool is:
A renewable resource
Manufactured efficiently - new technology allows control and management of environmental considerations
100% biodegradable - in its pure form decomposes without causing harm to the earth
Long-lasting - one of the most durable carpet fibres; retains its good appearance for many years resulting in less frequent replacement and waste