True Textiles, formerly known as Interface FABRIC, is the first commercial textile manufacturer in North America to be awarded CarbonNeutral electricity certification. True Textiles achieved this through measuring and reducing the carbon emissions produced by the electricity used in the production of Terratex products to net zero.
Introduced in 1995, Terratex is the most widely recognized brand for increasingly sustainable textiles and is marketed extensively by customers of True Textiles as well as the companies’ Guilford of Maine collection. Terratex-classified fabrics play a key role in reducing environmental impacts because they meet all four of the following criteria:
- Made from 100% recycled or renewable materials;
- Manufactured using increasingly sustainable processes;
- Made to meet or exceed industry standards for quality and performance;
- Recyclable or compostable at the end of its useful life.
To achieve the CarbonNeutral electricity certification, True Textiles utilizes a process which involves:
- Measuring electrical energy usage and establishing a benchmark for yearly reductions in consumption at all locations;
- Converting electrical energy consumption to CO2 emissions using the most current local emissions factors;
- Allocation of the resulting emissions according to the percentage of Terratex unit sales;
- Immediately reducing the associated CO2 emissions to net zero through carbon offsetting.