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“Green Carpet” Takes Center Stage at 13th Annual Global Green Pre-Oscar® Party

Mar 3, 2016 / by Mollie Williams posted in Sustainability

With the shared mission of merging beauty and sustainable design, Aquafil and Milliken partnered to create and debut a custom-designed green carpet that graced the step and repeat at Global Green’s 13th annual Pre-Oscar Party in Los Angeles on Feb. 24, 2016.

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Five Fresh Spaces with Fixate

Feb 11, 2016 / by Mollie Williams posted in Design, Sustainability


The versatile Fixate collection lays line after line of vibrant hues in dynamic parallels, each delivering movement and energy to the floor plane. The stripes, which vary in width, add a chic, modern element to any space. With a diverse color palette and a range of carpet tile sizes, the collection’s versatility is evident in the following five unique office environments.

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Why There’s More to Sustainable Flooring Than Recycled Content

Feb 5, 2016 / by Michael Eckert posted in Sustainability

When most flooring manufacturers talk about sustainability, they focus on what happens to their flooring at the end of its life. This means your flooring purchase becomes shaped in terms of what will happen to your carpet when you’ve finished using it, rather than the use you’ll get from it during its lifetime.

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Design In Good Taste at Diamond Foods

Jan 8, 2016 / by Mollie Williams posted in Sustainability

Sustainability and health have become increasingly popular across industries. Companies are prioritizing transparency when it comes to how their products are made, as well as what goes into them. In the architecture and design industry, there are hosts of third-party certifications that inform consumers of product ingredients and how it could potentially affect their health.

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A Case Study: Milliken & marquardt+ inc Modernize Merchandise Mart

Jan 5, 2016 / by Mollie Williams posted in Design, Installation, Performance, Sustainability

Since 1941, the Merchandise Mart in Chicago, Illinois, has been a creative mecca. The art deco landmark is a distinct mainstay of the Chicago landscape. Today, it is the largest commercial building in the world, operating as a wholesale design center and hub of international business. The epic building, which spans 4.2 million gross square feet, sits on two blocks and stands 25 stories high. For the last 47 years, thousands have flocked to the iconic building, brimming with customized showrooms, for NeoCon – the largest design event in North America.

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Top Milliken Milestones From 2015

Dec 30, 2015 / by Mollie Williams posted in Design, Sustainability, Inspiration

The past year has been full of many milestones at Milliken - from celebrating our 150th anniversary as a company and introducing innovative color- and art-inspired collections to enhancing our sustainability efforts. Here are a few of our favorite moments as we reflect on an exciting 2015 and look forward to the New Year ahead.

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3 Tips For A Green New Year

Dec 28, 2015 / by Mollie Williams posted in Sustainability


Over the last year, Milliken celebrated a host of milestones in our sustainability journey, including introducing our inaugural sustainability report and increasing the recycled content of our standard modular carpet collections by 8 to 10 percent. As we embark on the New Year, we are excited to continue that journey and extend our commitment to environmental stewardship. Collective efforts, big and small, matter. Here are a few tips to help you embrace greener living in 2016.

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‘Doing Good’ Around the Globe

Dec 16, 2015 / by Mollie Williams posted in Sustainability

At Milliken, our driving purpose, to ‘do good,’ extends to our associates, our communities, and the people who comprise them. In October, Milliken & Company’s headquarter community, the cities and counties neighboring Spartanburg, South Carolina, found themselves in need when a record-breaking flood struck the entire state of South Carolina. Countless families were affected by power outages, flash floods, and rising water levels that threatened their safety as well as their homes and possessions. Milliken donated $100,000 to the American Red Cross to aid in flood relief and recovery efforts. In addition, employees at each of our 37 U.S. facilities collected supplies to deliver to the Red Cross. 

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Sourcing Sustainability: Supplier Requirements to Create Green Flooring

Dec 7, 2015 / by Mollie Williams posted in Sustainability

Creating sustainable floor covering solutions extends beyond green operations of a manufacturer. It encompasses the activities of suppliers who provide various materials used to construct the flooring – from recycled content in cushioning to the yarn face fibers.  

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The Road To Reducing Resource Consumption

Nov 20, 2015 / by Mollie Williams posted in Sustainability

The preservation of our environment hinges on conserving finite natural resources, like water, while minimizing outputs that do not breakdown naturally, like waste.

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