Our edit of sustainable design solutions aims to highlight the actions being taken by some of our favourite brands at Aria, in the collective mission to lower carbon emissions and combat climate change.
Founded in Merano in 1962, FLOS continue to produce their collections entirely in Italy, to this day. In their continued mission “FLOS for the planet” the company has published its annual sustainability report since 2015.
- FLOS production facilities are powered by electricity from renewable resources.
- 80% of material used within FLOS packaging is recyclable, with recyclable cardboard replacing polyurethane foam.
- FLOS offset their carbon emissions with credits to support environmental projects, including the Great Bear Forest Carbon Project in Canadian British Columbia and the Guatemalan Conservation Coast Project.
- 90% of FLOS lighting fixtures are made from fully recyclable aluminium.
- Ligne Roset exclusively uses Bois d'origine PESC European wood, originating from ecologically-managed forests.
- 92% off waste from cabinet production is recycled & 56% of waste from textile production is recycled.
- Solvent-free UV acrylic varnishes are used, in the pursuit of clean air.
- All upholstery fabrics are OEKO-Tex certified
- Bolia are collaborating with MÅLBAR, to develop a screening tool which calculates the total CO2-e emissions of each product, through its production, lifetime and disposal.
- A 10-year guarantee is included on all products.
- Wood used in Bolia collections is all FSC-certified.
- Products are rigorously tested in collaboration with Bureau Veritas, the world’s leading quality certification agency.
Based in Portugal, Colorful Standard create eco-friendly wardrobe essentials with sustainable materials. All of their collections are produced locally in Portugal.
- All of their dyes are Oeko-Tex Certified, meaning they’ve been thoroughly tested for harmful chemicals.
- They exclusively use 100% organic cotton (grown with GM free seeds) and 100% recycled merino wool in their collections.
- Garments are dyed after stitching – reducing the consumption of water and dye used in their production.
- Precise laser cutting techniques reduce textile waste to a bare minimum and use significantly less energy than more traditional cutting tools.