Material Category:
Fabrics
Price:
N/A
Lead Time
N/A
Origin in:
United Kingdom, New Zealand
Assembled in:
United Kingdom
Type
Seating/Upholstery
Abrasion Resistance
50,000 martindale cycles
Color
31 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
60% Virgin Wool, 40% True Hemp
Warranty
5 year guarantee
Washability
Vacuum regularly. Professionally dry clean or wipe clean with a damp cloth.
Weight
460g/m2
Color Fastness
Light Fastness: 5(ISO 105 - B02:1999), Fastness to Rubbing: Wet 3, Dry: 4 (ISO 105 - X12:2002)
Width (mm)
140cm
Dye Method
Non metallic dyestuffs
GIGA Rank:
1st of 2533
RESET™ Points:
5
Total Points:
35
Certification:
ISO 14001OHSAS 18001
Green Claims:
= Verified
= Unverified
  • Radiation/EMF Free
  • Sustainably Harvested
  • Biodegradable
  • MR-6 Rapidly Renewable Materials
  • Known Chemistry

Description:

We've created a fabric of natural beauty. A heady mix of nature's cleverest renewables, Hemp & wool have been blended together to create a fabric with unique performance, appearance and environmental properties.

Hemp is a rapidly growing bast fibre that's been used in a multitude of products for thousands of years. Our Hemp has been grown as an agricultural crop under licence from the UK Government on farms in Leicestershire. It's been blended with pure new wool, spun into a 60-40 wool hemp yarn and woven into a classic plain weave fabric with character. When piece-dyed, only the wool portion becomes coloured, bringing out the raw beauty of the natural Hemp.

The entire colour palette is naturally inspired with a good mix of soft neutrals and earthy tones found in the colourful british farmland.

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RESET™ Ranking Criteria:

SCORING LEGEND

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

SOURCING

S4 Regional sourcing

Regional Sourcing

Summary: As supply chains stretch across the globe, their energy consumption stretches proportionally. This criterion evaluates the embodied energy of sourcing and underscores manufacturers with the most regional supply chains.(View Criteria)
  • Auditor Organization:Raw material purchase invoice
  • Audit type:Giga Reviewed
  • Audit No: Not Applicable
  • Audit Result: 40% of raw materials are regionally sourced.
  • Date Awarded: 2013-05-30
  • Valid Until: 2014-05-30
  • Documented By: GIGA
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:Giga Reviewed
  • Audit No: Not Applicable
  • Audit Result: Material chemistry is fully known and includes Benchmark I chemicals and above
  • Date Awarded: 2014-09-05
  • Valid Until: 2015-09-05
  • Documented By: GIGA

PRODUCTION

P6 Biodegradability

Biodegradability / Contamination

Summary: Global topsoil degradation is the least talked about (though massive) environmental problem we now face. This criterion recognizes manufacturers who help regenerate topsoil as a byproduct of production.(View Criteria)
  • Auditor Organization:Camira Wastes List
  • Audit type:Self Reported
  • Audit No: Not Applicable
  • Audit Result: 56% of raw materials, component materials, and solid byproducts are biodegradable.
  • Date Awarded: 2013-05-30
  • Valid Until: 2014-05-30
  • Documented By: GIGA
P9 Upcycling

Upcycling: Production Waste as Resource

Summary: We have made enough materials to produce new materials entirely from reclaimed material sources. This criterion creates leverage to eliminate waste by recognizing manufacturers who use pre-consumer waste to product materials.(View Criteria)
  • Auditor Organization:Camira Recycled Content List
  • Audit type:Self Reported
  • Audit No: Not Applicable
  • Audit Result: According to Camira Recycled Content List, the pre-consumer waste is 94.7%.
  • Date Awarded: 2013-05-30
  • Valid Until: 2014-05-30
  • Documented By: GIGA
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:Giga Reviewed
  • Audit No: Not Applicable
  • Audit Result: Material chemistry is fully known and includes Benchmark I chemicals and above
  • 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:Self report for Raw Material List
  • Audit type:Self Reported
  • Audit No: Not Applicable
  • Audit Result: No radiation is emitted from the materials or manufacturing processes used
  • Date Awarded: 2014-09-05
  • Valid Until: 2015-09-05
  • 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:Camira Wastes List
  • Audit type:Third Party Audited
  • Audit No: Not Applicable
  • Audit Result: Material can be entirely classified as an optimized biological nutrient.
  • Date Awarded: 2014-09-05
  • Valid Until: 2015-09-05
  • 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:Giga Reviewed
  • Audit No: Not Applicable
  • Audit Result: Material chemistry is fully known and includes Benchmark I chemicals and above
  • 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:Intertek
  • Audit type:Third Party Audited
  • Audit No: LEHTX00593683R
  • Audit Result: Meet the requirement of Flammability in accordance with BS 5852 ignition source 5 (Wood Crib)
  • Date Awarded: 2010-12-22
  • Valid Until: 2012-12-22
  • Documented By: GIGA
U10 Local market

Local Market

Summary: As supply chains stretch across the globe, their energy consumption stretches proportionally. This criterion prioritizes materials with regional supply chains.(View Criteria)
  • Auditor Organization:Camira annual distribution locations and distribution volumes
  • Audit type:Self Reported
  • Audit No: Not Applicable
  • Audit Result: Minimum 45% materials are sold locally (within 800 kilometer radius).
  • Date Awarded: 2013-05-30
  • Valid Until: 2013-05-30
  • 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:Giga Reviewed
  • Audit No: Not Applicable
  • Audit Result: Material chemistry is fully known and includes Benchmark I chemicals and above
  • 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:West Yorkshire
  • Audit type:Third Party Audited
  • Audit No: 56766-09
  • Audit Result: After analysis the fabric was found to be 73.6% wool and 26.4%Hemp, which are 100% biodegradable.
  • Date Awarded: 2013-02-18
  • Valid Until: 2016-02-18
  • 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:Giga Reviewed
  • Audit No: Not Applicable
  • Audit Result: Material chemistry is fully known and includes Benchmark I chemicals and above
  • 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:West Yorkshire
  • Audit type:Third Party Audited
  • Audit No: 56766-09
  • Audit Result: Hemp contains 73.6% wool and 26.4%Hemp, which needs 1 year growth time. Hemp has 5 years guarantee, thus the appropriate durability is: 1/5= 0.2
  • Date Awarded: 2014-09-05
  • Valid Until: 2015-09-05
  • Documented By: GIGA

SCORING SUMMARY: 5 RESET™ + 30 MNI Points = 35 Total Points

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