As a US Green Building Council LEED AP I often find carpet mill representatives a bit too eager to call their product “green.” It only takes a question or two to get beneath any green-washing, but in this case it was not necessary. We deal directly with the good folks at Earth Weave and they know their “green.”
First, look at the construction:
Don’t be alarmed by the use of hemp in the backing (I’m sure you aren’t, but there may be one out there). Thomas Jefferson said, “It is the duty of every American to plant hemp.” The “hemp” he was referring to is perhaps the most-useful fiber around and he knew what he was talking about.
If you are trying to de-tox your home (wool carpet naturally absorbs impurities as well) this line of carpet is perhaps your single best step. Feel free to email any questions and we will work with you on finding the right answer.
All the best,
Chris Moline, LEED AP
Residential Group Manager
Commercial Carpets of America
Alexandria Carpet One Floor & Home