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Redefining the role of flooring in the built environment at Neocon 2017

Jun 12, 2017 / by Mollie Williams posted in Design, Performance, Sustainability

Innovative soft and resilient flooring solutions set new design and functionality expectations in NeoCon showroom 11-1149

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Ethics in Interior Design & Architecture: A Discussion-Driven CEU

Nov 17, 2016 / by Mollie Williams posted in Design, Sustainability, Inspiration

“We have a responsibility that is proportional to our power. Being sensitive to the human considerations is crucial in making ethical decisions. It’s not what you can do, it’s about what you should do.” - Damon Horowitz

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Milliken Publishes Second Annual Sustainability Report

Nov 1, 2016 / by Mollie Williams posted in Performance, Sustainability

Annual report reveals resource reduction, material transparency as driving factors to Milliken’s sustainability efforts

We are proud to announce the release of the Milliken floor covering division’s second annual sustainability report. As an extension of our commitment to transparent practices and products that ‘do good’ in the world – the report gives insight into our global operations, product offering, and overall impact on the environment. Our hope is that it will inspire you to create more sustainable spaces. 

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20,000 Feet of Repurposed Yarn Cultivates New Agents of Inspiration

Oct 19, 2016 / by Mollie Williams posted in Sustainability

Every day, Milliken is driven to 'do good' in communities around the world. While our processes, products and people regularly influence lives spanning the globe, we are keenly aware of the opportunities to foster growth, promote sustainability and inspire excellence right in our own backyard.

Discover how our partnership with the Chapman Cultural Center has resulted in repurposing 20,000 feet of excess yarn from manufacturing floor covering, not only diverting waste from landfill, but also creating new agents of art inspiration throughout our headquarter community.

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Leading LEED Material Transparency: Milliken Pilots a New Credit

Oct 5, 2016 / by Mollie Williams posted in Sustainability, Health & Wellness

Green building today encompasses a myriad of product certifications, building standards and manufacturing processes. Transparency tools range in focus, from environmental impacts to potential risks to human health – and it is no surprise either. People spend more than 90% of their time inside, where the EPA estimates that pollutants are between two and five times higher than those outdoors. 

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4 Practical Ways for Facility Managers to be More Sustainable

Jul 8, 2016 / by Michael Eckert posted in Sustainability

For many companies, sustainability simply means doing enough to hit their LEED targets. But a work environment which prioritizes sustainability can have many benefits: improved indoor air quality; happier and healthier employees; and a better reputation compared to competitors.

To help you take advantage of the benefits of a more sustainable workplace, today I’m looking at 4 practical ways facility managers can improve sustainability in their company.

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Organic Valley: A Workplace Flooring Case Study

Jun 29, 2016 / by Mollie Williams posted in Design, Performance, Sustainability, Health & Wellness

Health and well-being at Organic Valley go beyond the organic dairy, eggs and produce from the cooperative. They are vital components of its workplace and of all company initiatives. This case study highlights how Organic Valley partnered with Milliken for the first time to create two brand-centric offices in Wisconsin – the company’s headquarters in LaFarge and a new location in Cashton. The resulting spaces not only inspire, but also deliver sustainable workplaces where employee creativity, productivity and well-being thrive.

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Songs of the Sea

Mar 22, 2016 / by Mollie Williams posted in Design, Sustainability

From steady bass tones to sweeping crescendos, the ballads sung by whales guide and connect us to another world of communication in the depths of the ocean. Milliken’s Whale Song collection captures the behemoth mammals’ musical spectrum and illustrates the melodic beauty and complexity of the sea’s oldest composers.

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The Importance of Being Ethical

Mar 15, 2016 / by Mollie Williams posted in Design, Sustainability

To those outside the architecture and design industry, the field might seem limited to creating beautiful things and cultivating habitable spaces. But in fact, A&D is about much, much more.

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A World’s Most Ethical Company: 10 Years Strong

Mar 8, 2016 / by Mollie Williams posted in Sustainability, Inspiration

A century and a half ago, Milliken & Company was founded on the basis of family values, a dedication to ethical practices and a commitment to ‘doing good.’ This year, that core mission was once again recognized by the Ethisphere® Institute, which designated Milliken as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies® for the 10th year in a row.

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