Sustainable Maritime Interiors - 2022 Report

164 Facts and Cradle to Cradle are two certification systems to look out for in fabric production, along with the Oeko-Tex 100 and Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS). The Nordic Swan label covers manufacturing of textiles and leather and requires a range of actions including use of organic or recycled fibre and management of chemicals, as well as the implementation of a ‘best available technology’ approach to water and energy use. The CDPH Standard for VOC emissions is another important resource, as is the EU Ecolabel for textiles, which guarantees that efforts have been made to reduce substances harmful to the environment and human health or those causing pollution. Floor coverings Hard flooring Products containing PVC (vinyls) have become popular in recent years due to their low cost and the availability of increasingly high quality designs. However, their high carbon impact and disposal issues mean that durable natural options such as linoleum and rubber are more sustainable choices. The CDPH standard should be applied to reduce risks from VOCs. Nordic Ecolabelling also offers advice on selecting durable, sustainable floors. PRODUCTS AND MATER I ALS Emissions are divided into three different scopes Source: ClimatePartner, Available, Reliable and Comparable