Material Category:
Fabrics
Price:
N/A
Lead Time
N/A
Abrasion Resistance
50,000 Martindale cycles
Color
21 Shades
Flammability Rating
BS EN 1021 - 1:2006 (cigarette), BS EN 1021 - 2:2006 (match), BS 7176:2007 Low Hazard, BS 5852:2006 Section 4 Ignition Source 5, BS 7176:2007 Medium Hazard (Note: Flammability performance is dependent on foam used.)
Material Composition
67% Virgin Wool, 22% Flax, 11% Silk
Recycled Content
11%
Warranty
5 year guarantee
Washability
Vacuum regularly. Professionally dry clean or wipe clean with a damp cloth
Weight
535g/m2
Color Fastness
Light Fastness - 5 (ISO 105 - B02:2013), Fastness to Rubbing - Wet: 4, Dry: 4 (ISO 105 - X12:2002)
Width (mm)
140cm
GIGA Rank:
5th of 2533
RESET™ Points:
5
Total Points:
31
Certification:
ISO 14001OHSAS 18001
Green Claims:
= Verified
= Unverified
  • Recycled Content
  • Biodegradable
  • MR-4 Recycled Content
  • MR-6 Rapidly Renewable Materials

Description:

Silk is a beautifully constructed dobby weave fabric created with a three tone tweed effect, rich with rustic charm. Made from a blend of three natural fibres, silk, flax and wool, this product has a fantastic eco-story, a luxuriously soft handle and is inherently flame retardant. The silk element is recycled content derived from ‘noils’ which are the short fibre waste remnants from the combing process before spinning.

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Projects (0):

No projects in GIGA currently use this material.

RESET™ Ranking Criteria:

SCORING LEGEND

MNIRESET™
C = +1B = +2A = +3
R1 = +5R2 = +6R3 = +7

SOURCING

S5 Toxicity of sourcing

Chemistry: Toxicity of Sourcing

Summary: Above all else, chemistry defines the environmental and health impact of materials. Disclosure is the first step to producing healthy products and is within reach of all manufacturers and suppliers. This criterion highlights Manufacturers who require their supply chain to disclose their chemistry.(View Criteria)
  • Auditor Organization:Self report for Material Chemical
  • Audit type:Self Reported
  • Audit No: Not Applicable
  • Audit Result: Material chemistry is fully known but only self-documented.
  • Date Awarded: 2014-09-05
  • Valid Until: 2015-09-05
  • Documented By: GIGA

PRODUCTION

P11 Ecology info loop

Ecology Information Loop

Summary: The impact of production cannot be improved if it isn't measured. This criterion recognizes manufacturers who document and communicate the environmental impact of their material production.(View Criteria)
  • Auditor Organization:BSI
  • Audit type:Third Party Audited
  • Audit No: EMS 35118
  • Audit Result: ISO 14001 is implemented, certification is achieved and submitted.
  • Date Awarded: 2013-05-12
  • Valid Until: 2017-03-02
  • Document Type: ISO 14001
  • Documented By: GIGA
P12 Toxicity of production

Toxicity of Production & Installation

Summary: Above all else, chemistry defines the environmental and health impact of materials. Disclosure is the first step to producing healthy products and is within reach of all manufacturers and suppliers. This criterion highlights Manufacturers who disclose their material chemistries.(View Criteria)
  • Auditor Organization:Self report for Material Chemical
  • Audit type:Self Reported
  • Audit No: Not Applicable
  • Audit Result: Material chemistry is fully known but only self-documented.
  • Date Awarded: 2014-09-05
  • Valid Until: 2015-09-05
  • Documented By: GIGA
P13 Radiation / EMF

Radiation / EMF

Summary: Radiation can mutate our bodies' cells, damaging their ability to operate normally, repair themselves, or can cause mass cell multiplication. This criterion prioritizes working environments that are free of or radiation and electromagnetic fields.(View Criteria)
  • Auditor Organization:Material Components
  • Audit type:Self Reported
  • Audit No: Not Applicable
  • Audit Result: No radiation is emitted from the materials or manufacturing processes used.
  • Date Awarded: 2014-09-18
  • Valid Until: 2015-09-18
  • Documented By: GIGA
P14 Factory safety

Safety of Factory

Summary: The health and safety of factory workers is an important part of a material's life-cycle impact. This criterion considers the safety standards that are practices at factories.(View Criteria)
  • Auditor Organization:BSI
  • Audit type:Third Party Audited
  • Audit No: OHS 539494
  • Audit Result: Factory has achieved OHSAS 18001 Certification and results are reported.
  • Date Awarded: 2012-01-30
  • Valid Until: 2015-01-30
  • Document Type: OHSAS 18001
  • Documented By: GIGA
P23 Biotech. vs. Geotech

Biological Nutrient / Technical Nutrient

Summary: Raw materials come from one of two cycles: biological nutrients or technical nutrients. Waste occurs when these cycles are combined. Ideally, materials are purely made from either cycle. If these cycles are mixed, it is critical that they can also be disassembled.(View Criteria)
  • Auditor Organization:Material Components
  • Audit type:Self Reported
  • Audit No: Not Applicable
  • Audit Result: Material can be entirely classified as an optimized biological nutrient.
  • Date Awarded: 2014-09-18
  • Valid Until: 2015-09-18
  • Documented By: GIGA

USAGE

U7 Toxicity of use

Human Health and Toxicity of Use

Summary: Above all else, chemistry defines the environmental and health impact of materials. Disclosure is the first step to producing healthy products and is within reach of all manufacturers and suppliers. This criterion creates leverage for materials with transparently communicated chemical hazards.(View Criteria)
  • Auditor Organization:Self report for Material Chemical
  • Audit type:Self Reported
  • Audit No: Not Applicable
  • Audit Result: Material chemistry is fully known but only self-documented.
  • Date Awarded: 2014-09-05
  • Valid Until: 2015-09-05
  • Documented By: GIGA
U9 Safety of use

Safety of Use

Summary: Materials should be safe to use. This criterion helps ensure that they are by recognizing materials that meet industry safety standards.(View Criteria)
  • Auditor Organization:West Yorkshire
  • Audit type:Third Party Audited
  • Audit No: 61482
  • Audit Result: Meet the requirement of Flammability BS 7176 Medium Hazard
  • Date Awarded: 2013-08-19
  • Valid Until: 2015-09-18
  • Documented By: GIGA

RENEWAL

R1 Water quality

Water Quality

Summary: When materials are left in the biosphere they impact groundwater quality as they degrade. Their chemistry determines if this impact is positive or not. This criterion creates leverage for materials with transparently communicated chemical hazards.(View Criteria)
  • Auditor Organization:Self report for Material Chemical
  • Audit type:Self Reported
  • Audit No: Not Applicable
  • Audit Result: Material chemistry is fully known but only self-documented.
  • Date Awarded: 2014-09-05
  • Valid Until: 2015-09-05
  • Documented By: GIGA
R4 Biodegradability

Soil: Biodegradability

Summary: Global topsoil degradation is the least talked about (though massive) environmental problem we now face. This criterion recognizes materials which can degrade into organic topsoil.(View Criteria)
  • Auditor Organization:Self report for Material Chemical
  • Audit type:Self Reported
  • Audit No: Not Applicable
  • Audit Result: After analysis the fabric was found to be 67% wool, 22% flax and 11% silk, which are 100% biodegradable.
  • Date Awarded: 2014-09-18
  • Valid Until: 2015-09-18
  • Documented By: GIGA
R6 Toxicity of renewal

Human Health and Toxicity of Renewal

Summary: Above all else, chemistry defines the environmental and health impact of materials. Disclosure is the first step to producing healthy products and is within reach of all manufacturers and suppliers. This criterion creates leverage for materials with transparently communicated chemical hazards.(View Criteria)
  • Auditor Organization:Self report for Material Chemical
  • Audit type:Self Reported
  • Audit No: Not Applicable
  • Audit Result: Material chemistry is fully known but only self-documented.
  • Date Awarded: 2014-09-05
  • Valid Until: 2015-09-05
  • Documented By: GIGA
R7 Appropriate durability

Appropriate Durability

Summary: Durability coefficients are calculated for materials to determine the appropriateness of their lifespans.(View Criteria)
  • Auditor Organization:Self report for Material Chemical
  • Audit type:Giga Reviewed
  • Audit No: Not Applicable
  • Audit Result: Material contains 67% wool, 22% flax and 11% silk, which needs 1 year growth time. It has 5 years guarantee, thus the appropriate durability is: 1/5= 0.2
  • Date Awarded: 2014-09-18
  • Valid Until: 2015-09-18
  • Documented By: GIGA

SCORING SUMMARY: 5 RESET™ + 26 MNI Points = 31 Total Points

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