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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.