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NEOCON: HAND DRAWN

Intrigued by the simplicity of hand drawn lines, this collection examines line widths, irregularities and imperfections – along with various techniques that capture intimate glimpses of the artist’s personality.  Here, we grant ourselves permission to return to the sketch.  Putting computers and devices aside, we re-engage our instincts, which shaped the design industry before technology.

Hand Drawn

Experimenting with a variety of tools, techniques and papers revealed all pattern inspiration within the collection, which will boast a wide cross-market appeal.  The collection includes three 18×36 tile options and two coordinating broadlooms.  All styles are available in 12 colors.

Product Detail:

Fine Point Tile: small/medium scale and multidirectional

Lineweight Tile: sends large-scale pattern in a new direction.

Stipple Tile:a sophisticated, organic aesthetic and a sense of imperfect variation.

 Broadloom styles:

Conte – small scale pattern/injects movement

Erase – small scale pattern similar to conte but with portions ‘erased’ for added interest

Environmental

Hand Drawn goes beyond Declare & HPDs. Cradle to Cradle Silver & assessed for human health. Made with recyclable EcoSolution Q nylon & EcoWorx Tile, these products contribute to LEED & offer an environmental guarantee. All styles in this collection provide superior durability, style and recyclability. Shaw Contract Group’s lifetime commercial warranty covers abrasive wear, tuft-bind, edge ravel and delamination.

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A Better World for the Cradle to Cradle Generation

The Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute has come out with a new video describing the benefits of Cradle to Cradle and how it can change the next generation to come. The non-profit organization is created to bring about a large-scale transformation in the way things are made. Cradle to Cradle certification brings customers products that drive innovation and redefine product quality. This rethinking of how we design, manufacture, use and reuse materials is underway and has become the new standard of quality. Like many did last week at Greenbuild, join the “I prefer” Cradle to Cradle certified revolution and be a part of the change.

Shaw Contract Group has hundreds of products that are Cradle to Cradle certified including our EcoWorx backing, Eco Solution Q fibers and LokDots installation system. Visit our website to learn about more about the good our products and Cradle to Cradle can do.

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PVC-Free EcoWorx: What Goes Around Comes Around

Shaw leads the industry in carpet reclamation, collecting more than 90 million pounds annually including reclamation of our EcoWorx products. With proven performance across the globe, and recognition from the Environmental Protection Agency for its environmental leadership, EcoWorx is tried, tested, and truly remarkable.

In August 2010, we installed our one billionth square foot of EcoWorx, just 11 years after its release. When EcoWorx has reached the end of its useful life, we want it back. Just call Shaw, we’ll pick it up and recycle it into more EcoWorx, preparing it for the next billion square feet. EcoWorx is unique because, through our Environmental Guarantee, those products are reclaimed from across the globe and recycled at our facilities in Cartersville, Georgia. Recycling EcoWorx is hassle-free, making it easy for our customers to recycle their used carpet, saving valuable time and money on landfill fees. Our Environmental Guarantee proves its worth with EcoWorx because the product holds value as raw material for next generation of products.

With EcoWorx products being completely recyclable and PVC-free, this provides a model resource to buildings, including schools and hospitals, while contributing toward LEED certification. The University of California system chose Shaw Contract Group for its frequent purchasing and recycling needs across 10 campuses. Since then, over 90,000 square yards of carpet has been collected from UC campuses and recycled into new carpet.

In 2004, Shaw ceased production on PVC products altogether. Compared to traditional PVC, EcoWorx has superior performance with 8x greater tear strength, 5x greater tensile strength, and 2x greater delamination strength, all while ensuring safety for human health and the environment.

Learn more about EcoWorx in our interactive brochure.

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