ECOSPECIFIER ISSUES OF CONCERN /
Wool has specific environmental concerns, however the impact is
minimised by sourcing wool from holistic managed farms and provided
the fabric is fully recycled as fabric (and not composted), this
investment in resources will be partially off-set by reduced
material use in the future. See Glossary for full details.
Red Light Comment:
Fabric is coloured by a wide range of dyes. Instyle fabrics in
their purchased form are unlikely to cause any harmful effects.
However, components within the insecticide and
dye treatments used during manufacturing may cause harmful and long
term effects on the marine environment and have an impact on human
health if appropriate precautions are not taken. Precautions
for workers such as reducing exposure to chemicals and using
appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) mitigate potential
health issues to low risk in accordance with an
ecospecifier Risk Assessment.
Provided that strict safe work practices are
implemented and personal protective equipments are used, risks
related to dyes should be minimised.
Information last verified on 18/08/2011
Other wool and wool-synthetic blend
Fabric, Furniture, Interior &
Fitout, Interior Décor; Shop Fittings and Retail;
Vertical surfaces; Wall Coverings;