Through both design decisions and business practices, Knoll Textiles strives to minimize the use of textile production and processes that can negatively affect human and ecosystem health. Wherever possible, we utilize recycled content and rapidly renewable fibers; eschew chemicals of concern including antimicrobials, flame retardants, phthalates, and PFAS; and in partnership with our resources, seek third-party certifications that confirm best manufacturing practices.
Prioritizing fibers with reduced environmental impact, the design studio incorporates as much recycled and rapidly renewable content in our textiles as possible.
We continue to proactively remove harmful and/or unnecessary chemicals often used in textile production. We have eliminated flame retardant chemicals in 97% of our upholstery offering and are prioritizing antimicrobial, phthalate, and PFAS removal from all products in our line—efforts that will culminate at the end of 2024.
We partner with resources who share our dedication to promoting ethical, fair, and sustainable business practices. We work with resources whose goals align with our own—preserving natural resources, preventing pollution, and striving for continual improvement.
Third-party product certifications provide independent assessments of textile production processes. 97% of standard Knoll Textiles products are indoor air quality-certified and several of our textile lines across upholstery, wallcovering, panel, and drapery hold additional third-party certifications that verify the absence of chemicals of concern and/or bolster optimized product content.
In our ongoing effort to better understand and reduce the environmental impact of our textiles, we routinely measure and track our products and processes to allow for continuous improvement. Our commitment to reducing environmental impact is reinforced by our passion to engage with the communities we serve.