- McDonough Carpets
- The William McDonough Collection of fabrics for DesignTex is part of
the "Portfolio Series," which consists of designs by respected
architects such as Robert Venturi and Denise Scott-Brown, Richard Meier
and Aldo Rossi.
- For his fabrics, William McDonough, in collaboration with chemist Michael
Braungart, designed not only the appearance of the cloth, but also its
chemical content and process of manufacture. The fibers are a combination
of wool and ramie, a natural linen-like textile and an effective substitute
- Out of the over 8000 commercially available, the dyes are limited to
16, selected because they are entirely free of carcinogens, mutagens, persistent
toxins, heavy metals, endocrine disrupters and bioaccumulatives. As a result,
the fabric is a completely compostable "organic nutrient," capable
of safely returning to the Earth at the end of its useful life.
- Telephone: (804) 979-1111
- Fax: (804) 979-1112
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