NATURETEX creates and manufactures Sustainable Wallcoverings which use natural and renewable materials manufactured in accordance with accredited and certified Environmental Standards. In addition to high environmental standards for our products content, our Mills use management practices that operate in an environmentally sustainable manner.
NATURAL FIBERS / All of our woven textiles and woven grass cloth wallcoverings are created with natural fibers, recycled paper backing and water based inks and finishes.
RENEWABLE MATERIALS / Our Natural Wallcoverings use Rapidly Renewable fibers. These fibers breathe and will not aggravate the environment, either in manufacturing or disposal.
RECYCLED CONTENT / 90% of our Wallcovering meet the Recycled Content percentages for LEED credit. The Post-Consumer recycled content, produced from materials that have fulfilled a consumer purpose and would otherwise be disposed as waste are used in the wallcovering backing. These come from recycled newspapers and magazines. This both saves energy and reduces waste.
RECYCLED PACKAGING / Recycled, sustainable packaging is used to ship our products, as set forth by the Sustainable Forest Initiative and ANSI accreted program product certification.
Third Party Verification - Conflict free material sourcing; Certified Wood (FSC)
All our Wallcoverings with wood pulp and cellulose come from certified sources which include Smart Wood, Rainforest Alliance and SGS. The sustainable forestry techniques used to harvest the wood pulp make it a renewable resource. Under the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), the third party organizations listed above certify that forest management practices of our sources adhere to strict environmental and socioeconomic standards. Each of these sources has a Chain -of - Custody Certificate number (available upon request).
FREE FROM HARMFUL CHEMICALS / Our products are free of PVC, chlorine, heavy metals and urea formaldehyde. Only water based inks and coatings. Since there are no chemical additives, the VOC level falls below the limit set forth by the Adhesive and Sealant Rule # 1168 requirements of the South Coast Air Quality Management District in California.
LEED, HPD, & EPD / NatureTex wallcovering products supports the criteria set forth by the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Rating System set forth by the US Green Building Council (USGBC).
For LEED-certified projects, wallcovering manufactured by NatureTex is an excellent choice. Our NatureTex team provides the information needed to complete Sustainability & LEED Data forms, HPD forms and EPD forms in order to document compliance with leading green building rating systems.