Before a wool carpet ends up in a hotel or in an office environment, it has already been on a long journey, and it has undergone many different processes and treatments. At the quality and environment department in Herning, we work consistently to find new methods to minimise the impact of our products and production on the environment. From yarn to carpet.
We make demands on our wool suppliers
We use sheep's wool in our production. We buy wool from New Zealand and the UK. We buy nylon yarns primarily in Europe. We make stringent demands on the suppliers we deal with. In 2010 we signed the UN Global Compact and the Dansk Fashion & Textile Code of Conduct. Among other things, we are committed to ensuring and verifying that the sheep are fed and treated with dignity and respect.
Wool carpets in your home
Once the carpet has been manufactured, it is sold and subsequently fitted. It is important to us that our carpets contribute to a healthy indoor environment in the home. That's why all our carpets are tested and approved according to the Danish Indoor Climate Labelling.
A carpet can be composed and constructed in many different ways depending on where it is needed and how it should look. Carpet pile is the yarn you can see in the carpet surface. The pile can be both short and long, cut or loop. Most carpets today are tufted. Tufting is a technique, where an industrial sewing machine stitches the yarns into a carpet base. The carpet's performance depends on how close the pile is. If the pile is very close, the carpet will be more durable and easier to clean. A cut pile carpet has a nice soft surface and an elegant look, but is also more delicate.
When the pile has been sewn into the carpet base, it is glued to a backing. The backing may be made of foam, textile or felt. The backing is very important for carpet durability and comfort.