Sustainable Maritime Interiors - 2022 Report

99 Construction materials: trusted standards “The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is a sustainability standard for organic textiles, based on the use of certified organic fibres. Approved certification bodies verify compliance to the standard, which covers clear environmental and social criteria. Only products that are properly certified and labelled are permitted to use the GOTS logo and other words, as specified in the Conditions for Use of GOTS Signs. All steps in the supply chain are subject to the certification requirements, only the final retailer (B2C) is exempted from the requirement to be certified.” – Christopher Stopes, Global Organic Textile Standard “MindfulMATERIALS is developing a Common Materials Framework that will make it easy for designers and specifiers to find materials that align with the five pillars of sustainability as defined by the AIA Materials Pledge: Human Health, Climate Health, Ecosystem Health, Social Health and Equity, and Circularity.” – Laurel Christensen, MindClick “It is important to know how the materials used to produce products are sourced – are they sustainable? How can you tell? If you don’t know where and how they are sourced, you could unwittingly be supporting unsustainable practices. Credible certification, such as Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), is a tool that businesses and individuals can use to ensure that the products they choose are responsibly sourced in line with appropriate standards. When sourcing forest products, be they timber, paper, rubber, cork or something else from the forest, FSC certification can provide assurance that they are sourced in a way that supports responsible forestry, helping to ensure forests for all forever.” – Olivia Bargman, Forest Stewardship Council “Forest Trends is a research non-profit writing for policy makers. Sourcing wooden or wood based interiors, examples of how to approach sourcing sustainably certified timber products like flooring and cabinets can be found at The Ultimate Guide to Sustainable Interior Design.” – Marigold Norman, Forest Trends